Cultural trips for International TY Students

Our International TY students had an action packed few days last week with various different excursions.

They had a day on an equine farm in Kilkenny, they got to feed the horses and take part in activities there. It was a good bonding experience for the students. There was a lot of history attached to the farm and the students got the opportunity to explore.

They also got to see a screening of ‘Jojo Rabbit’ in Portlaoise and thank you to Ms. Niamh O’Rourke for organising this trip. The transition year boys joined our first years and they had their own private screening of the film.

Our boys travelled to Newbridge Silverware on Wednesday. This business was originally set up as a cutlery manufacturing company in 1934 and it now offers a unique tourism experience. With one of the world’s greatest collections of authentic couture style, Hollywood glamour, music memorabilia and other artefacts, the Museum of Style Icons is a treasure that has to be seen to be believed. Highlights of the collection include one of the greatest private collections of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson. Our students were transported behind the scenes and immersed in the history and craft aspects of the business.

They also had the opportunity to visit ‘The Scullery’ in Nenagh. Thank you to Ms. Florrie Purcell for giving her time to the students and allowing them to see her business in operation. She is a successful artisan producer of finest quality relishes, pickles, sauces, Christmas puddings and cakes.

After a tour of the business they got to sample lots of different foods and they were delighted with the day. Thank you to Mr. Gary Halpin for accompanying our students to all of these activities.