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In search of excellence

This month’s Ignatian Identity Group (IIG) meeting in Coláiste Iognáid tackled one of the Characteristics of Jesuit Education, In Pursuit of Excellence. Chaired by Conall Ó Cuinn SJ, it featured presentations on the topic by a parent, Catriona Clear, a teacher, Steve Parkinson, and by two students, Eveanne Allen and Darragh O’Brien. Much of the discussion attempted to capture the unique ...

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Coláiste Iognáid welcomes government funding

Staff, students, parents, Jesuits and the Board of Management of Coláiste Iognáid have given a warm welcome to the news that the Department of Education will provide the funding for them to proceed with a substantial extension to the school.  This means that the school will for the first time have its own front entrance on Sea Road, through the ...

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Bringing ‘faith that does justice’ to school

Peter McVerry SJ spoke to a group of about 70 parents in Colaiste Iognaid last Tuesday night, 5 February. Organised by the school’s Ignatian Identity Group (IIG), formally known as the Ethos Group, Peter’s talk was addressing the ‘Faith that does Justice’ dimension of Ignatian pedagogy. The IIG group organises a number of activities, including welcoming new parents to the ...

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Bob McGoran Centre opens in Galway

Colaiste Iognaid’s new Bob McGoran Centre for special needs students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was officially launched recently. Dedicated to Bob McGoran SJ, a former headmaster who took a great interest in helping people with special needs, the new centre opened with two students. It is staffed by one full-time and one part-time teacher from the college and two ...

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Galway rows

A former student at the Coláiste Iognáid was one of the 14-man rowing crew which broke the record for the fastest transatlantic crossing. Ray Carroll has been rowing since he attended Galway’s Jesuit school and has represented Ireland in the World junior championships, the World University games, and won gold for Ireland in the European rowing championships. When his crew ...

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