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Seachtáin na Gaelige, Chess, Drama and Pi.

It never slows down in Coláiste Mhuire. On top of our weekly commitments we also see annual events and celebrations pop up.

Thanks to our early return in September, students and teachers were had an extra long St. Patrick's weekend as the school remained closed on the 19th as well as the 18th. However not everybody got a lie in on the Tuesday. Thirty TY students and three of their teachers headed for Cork for to perform their short drama in the Everyman Theatre. The lads nailed the performance on the night and had the audiences in stitches, yet as the plays climax took a more serious tone the audience was reduced to a sobering silence. Unfortunately the lads didn't win an award but their ability to evoke such emotions in a strange audience was most impressive. To incorporate such comedy and tragedy in such a short production is no small achievement and the development on their onstage skills has been astonishing. The lads would also like to thank the Mullingar Arts Centre for all their contribution in the mastering of these skills.

Seachtáin na Gaelige was celebrated with classic board games and Bingo being held through the medium of Irish. Students got on board as we celebrated our culture and the music department weighed in with an traditional performance in the G.P. area during lunchtime. To add to the drama down in Cork, more of our TY's took part in the Scoil Drámaíochta a competition which saw us claim an All-Ireland in 2018.

Pi day clashed with Seachtáin na Gaeilge and Ms. McCarthy hosted a variety of events to mark the occasion, there are no excuses for not knowing what Pi equals now. Ms. Duffy's chess charges took to the road again and a number of lads, both junior and senior claimed silverware, continuing the great start since the sports introduction in September.

All said, its been pedal to the metal, and it shows no sign of slowing.

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