March 2017

The Lusitania and Megan’s Story

March 28 in News by admin .

     

Lusitania: World War I (1914-1918) was a crazy four year long, trench conflict, in which neither side appeared to be able to break the stalemate. In the end, greater numbers won the war for the Allies, after the USA joined in 1917. There were a number of reasons for US joining the war. One of the chief reasons was the German torpedoing of the US passenger liner RMS Lusitania, on Fri. 7/May/1915, just 11 miles (18 Kilometres) off Ireland’s Old Head of Kinsale, with 1,198 passengers on board. This was all part of the submarine warfare. One of the 124 Americans, who drowned was Mr. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915), a millionaire sportsman, who gave his own life-belt to Alice Middleton, a young woman, before floating out to sea. His body, they say, was never found. Read on!  T.O’L.

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Senior Applied Maths Quiz Winners

March 22 in News by admin .

Leaving Certificate students Joseph Casey and Oisin Hodgins and 4th year Cathal Mahon won the Senior regional applied maths quiz hosted by NUIG against 28 other teams.

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Guidelines for subject choice

March 16 in News by admin .

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Cambridge Debates

March 8 in News by admin .

TY students Darragh O’Donohoe and Paraic O’Reilly have just returned from a wonderful weekend’s debating at Cambridge University where they competed against some of the top debaters in the world.

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Public Speaking Competition

March 8 in News by admin .

Congratulations to Sorcha Crumlish, Jessica McDonagh and Ailbhe-Lisa Hanney (2nd Years) who were runners-up in the University Women Graduates’ Association Public Speaking Competition last Wednesday in NUIG.

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