Welcome to our TY Diary 2017/2018! On this page we will keep you up to date with all our adventures during the year!


The Transition Year class attending the M.O.G Car Safety Demonstration given by Mike Gleason.

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The Staff Christmas Dinner 

On the 13th of December the 4A class hosted the annual staff Christmas dinner in the library. They were preparing for it in their cookery and life skill classes. The learned how to set and serve a table correctly. All the students were involved in making the dinner and some were chosen to serve the tables. It was a success, all the teachers enjoyed their meal. 


The Christmas Market 

On the 15th of December 2017 some TYs travelled into the Milk Market in Limerick to sell their Mini Company products. There was a wide variety of stalls there. All the TY mini companies there had a successful day selling.



First Aid Module 

The TYs completed their First Aid Module. They were thought the basic first aid skills such as how to treat wounds, CPR, how to use a defibrillator and how to make a sling. These were valuable skills that the TYs may have to use in life. They enjoyed this module and learned a lot.


Sign Language Module

All TYs took part in the sign language module. They began it at the end of November and last 3 weeks. They learned how to spell their name and the alphabet, they also learned how to talk about themselves. All the TYs enjoyed doing their sign language module.



Comedy Show

On the 13th of November 2017 the TYs went to a comedy show in the Friars Gate, Kilmallock. The comedy was a one man comedy given by Ger Carey the comedian. The show was very entertaining and everyone found it very funny.


The Lifesavers Project

On the 14th of November 2017 the TYs attended a road safety demonstration and talk in the South Court Hotel, Limerick. A live demonstration was given, actors acted in a fatal car crash. The demonstration showed what happens at a car accident scene and how the guards, the fire brigade and the ambulance do their at a car accident scene. After the demonstration they were given a talk by the guards, an ambulance worker, a fireman and a car crash survivor. Upsetting videos and pictures were shown but the TYs learned the importance of road safety.

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The Cork Pops Concert

On the 10th of November 2017 all TYs travelled to the UL Concert Hall in Limerick to watch the Cork Pops perform. The Cork Pops are a full orchestra, they were joined by the Voice of Ireland winner Keith Hanley. The performance was excellent and it was enjoyed by everyone.



Self Defense Module

All Transition Year students took part in their self defense module with Martin from the School of Fitness Ireland. The module lasted 6 weeks, each week the TYs had an hour of learning self defense. At the end of the 6 weeks they all had an exam. The results of the exams were very good.

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The Claire Byrne Show

The TYs travelled to Dublin to be part of the audience for Claire Byrne Live. They left after school and arrived at the RTÉ studio in Donnybrook. Interesting topics were discussed on the show. They met Clare Byrne after the show for pictures. They arrived in Kilfinane late at night but they had a great evening in Dublin.

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The Transition Year Cake Sale

On Sunday the 24th the Transition Years held a Cake Sale in the school extension. We all made goods to bring in for selling. The cake sale was in aid for our TY fund. We all had jobs such as making posters, selling and dealing with the money. The cake sale was a great success and we are grateful for everyone's support.

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The Ploughing Championship

On the 20th of September Transition Year students travelled to Tullamore in Co. Offaly for the annual Ploughing Championships. A bus left Kilfinane at 6am carrying a load of tired but excited heads. It was a very wet day and we were all soaked but we had a great day going from stall to stall, meeting celebrities and collecting all the free things that we could. We all had a great day in Tullamore. We returned to Kilfinane tired and wet but we all had a great day in Tullamore together.

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Team Bonding at Ballyhass Lakes

Ballyhass Lakes On the 11th of September all Transition Years and LCAs went to Ballyhass Lakes near Mallow in Co.Cork. They took part in many activities such as the zip line across the lake, the gladiator challenge and the inflatable waterpark. This trip was our class bonding day, by the end of the day we all felt that we were closer as a class as many activities were team based and we all had to work together. We all had a great day in Ballyhass with our class, teachers and instructors.

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