Congratulations to Cara Clancy our 2019 Student of the Year and all our other 2019 Student of the Year Award Winners
As part of our Transition Year programme students experience a wide variety of educational activities.
In the 2018 – 2019 school year they enjoyed trips to Croagh Patrick, The Westport / Greenway, Paris & Euro Disney.
They also took part in the school musical “All Shook Up”
The Big Hello Project
Abbey Community College recently took part in the "Big Hello" initiative when we invited local eldery residents to join us in the school for some banter, craic, music, and fun. There was a brilliant atmosphere in the school and well done to all who took part and to Ms Kenny for organising. The students were amazing and we are all so proud of the efforts they made, and their engaging and positive approach. Well done all.
Connacht Colleges Junior Football Champions
On Tuesday March 5th a rain sodden Elphin GAA ground was the venue for an enthralling Connacht Colleges Junior Football Final between Abbey College Boyle and Strokestown. The proverbial game of two halves was certainly the case today with Strokestown dominating the first half and Abbey College the second. However, the outstanding individual performance of Daire Cregg who shot 1-9 was to be the ultimate difference between the sides and Abbey College prevailed to win the cup by two points.
Chemistry in Action Visit
Senior Chemistry students made a site visit to a drug manufacturing facility run by a local company called TopChem, in Ballymote. TopChem manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients which are the part of a medicine that has a therapeutic effect. In relation to a pain killer that would be the part of a pain killer that reduces pain.
The visit offered the opportunity for students to see first hand how Chemistry as a subject contributes to society both in terms of job creation and the synthesis of useful chemicals such as medicines. It also highlighted to students how in demand Science and Chemistry graduates are for the success of the pharmaceutical industry.