Transition Year

Twelve Months of Irish Traditions and Superstitions

Twelve Months of Irish Traditions and Superstitions - a booklet compiled and illustrated by Amy Mc Gonigle TYB. A great read, a great gift and a great preservation of our past. Cost is €10 with proceeds being donated to local charities. 

Copies are available in Catriona's Newsagents, Centra and the Post Office (Clonmany).

12 Months of Irish Traditions COVER FB Page 1

TY Christmas Coffee & Crafts

TY Christmas Crafts 2019

TY Christmas Coffee & Crafts photo album

On Friday, 13th December, the TYs hosted a coffee morning in the Aras. As well as the tae, coffee and cookies, the pupils also had bucket loads of crafty Christmas ornaments for sale, along with rows of sweets and treats. With the Christmas tunes blaring and the Christmas jumpers flying about the place, it was the first real sign of Christmas in CCS. No one's complaining!

TY Rosscor Residentials

Rosscor Residenbtia lTY 2019

TY Rosscor Residentials photo album

The first TY cohort headed off to Rosscor on 21st October for their two-night Residential. Upon arrival the students were faced with their first challenge - making their bed, which required putting on a duvet cover and a pillow slip. Some were naturals while others were obviously first-timers. Beds made and it was off to get ready for activity 1 - kayaking and water trampolining. Day 2 Activity - bus drive to Mullaghmore where the TYs did pier jumping, swimming and jumping off a rather high platform. Ms. Farren was quite happy to observe and look after personal belongings. (Well someone had to do it!) Afternoon activity saw the TYs climb a hill although some did refer to it as a mountain - it was a small hill! After dinner all students gathered around the camp fire, singing, dancing and toasting marshmallows. The zipline in the dark through the forest was quite a scary experience, and one not to be repeated. Great bunch and a wonderful three days. Thanks to Sean, Shannon and Glenn. Also to the leaders in Rosscor and of course our wonderful chef.

TYs Visit European Parliament

Euro Parl Trip CCS

Trip to Belgium photo album

On the 19th and 20th November, 24 TY students accompanied by three teachers travelled to Belgium for a very bust two-day trip. On the first day we travelled to the historic city of Ypres and spent some time there exploring the city before visiting Tyne Cot Cemetery. That evening Luke Flanagan MEP, who had sponsored the trip, took our group for dinner in the Hard Rock Café in Brussels and presented one of the students (whose birthday it was that day) with a birthday cake.

The next morning we travelled to the European Parliament where the group had a presentation on the workings of the parliament. We had our lunch in the parliament before moving on to Concept Chocolate for a workshop. As part of this every student was given the opportunity to make and decorate their own chocolate.

TYC Tourism Module - Greencastle & Moville

TYC Tourism 2019

TYC Tourism Module photo album

Report by TYC

On Wednesday, 2nd October we all got on the bus to depart from the school at 10am. We headed to Moville then on to Greencastle.

The Foyle Hotel:
We arrived at the Foyle Hotel and met the owner and head chef, Brian McDermott. He gave us a talk about his experience in the food industry, the importance of food, food development and nutrition in the diet. He also mentioned how wellbeing and mindfulness is very important in everyday life. Brian is currently writing his third cook book. His last book 'Donegal Table' won the prize in China for the best cook book in the world in 2019. We then got back on the bus and made our way to the Moville Boutique Hostel.

Read more: TYC Tourism Module - Greencastle & Moville