The Feast of the Immaculate Conception and our subsequent College Feast day was celebrated in St. Clare’s Church in Graiguecullen yesterday, the 8th of December. The prayer service was led by Bishop Nulty, and was broadcast live using the Graiguecullen and Killeshin Parish webcam. The majority of our students watched the event from their classrooms, as due to to Covid restrictions, only members of the choir and prefects could attend. After the prayer service, Charlie Flannagan TD, former Minister for Justice, Foreign Affairs and Past Pupil, spoke to the school community about the fond memories and valuable lessons from his time in Knockbeg College.
Our Visual Art Department are creating a Covid Mural, with our school crest at its centre,
to promote resilience among the school community.
Photos from our Odd Socks Day initiative during Anti-Bullying Week, where students wore odd socks,
odd shoes and hats to acknowledge that we are all different, but are all equal!
Our Green Schools Committee has really kicked into gear in recent weeks by planting gorgeous daffodils
and tulips for the spring, completing waste audits and cleaning up litter as they go. Well done!
Child & Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the Irish Cancer Society will each receive over €1000 thanks to Oisín Byrne.
Set up during the Lockdown back in March, Oisin’s instagram based gaa clothing business “GAA Stock Shop”, recently raffled off sports gear in order to raise much needed funds.
Mr Conway has been an excellent servant to both Laois and his club Arles/Kilcruise down through the years.
He discusses his playing career with past pupil, Tomás Moore, on his podcast “Inside the White Line” in great detail.
You can listen to it here: