On Thursday the 11th of October, we visited James Stephens Barracks in Kilkenny. When we first arrived we were greeted by Captain Scallan and were told what we would be doing for the day. He also informed us about the Irish forces that were on peace keeping missions in Syria and how they were stranded there for 2 weeks at the time we visited. My group was brought to the weapons display and we got to hold various types of weapons such as snipers, assault rifles, mortars and machine guns. We were told that the mortar has a blast radius of 50M and a range of 8 KM. After this we were shown the Barracks mascot, an Irish wolfhound. Then we were given a talk on the different types of positions in the Defense Forces, such as Air Corps, Rangers and the Irish Navy.
We were later shown unarmed combat, they showed us how to disarm someone brandishing a weapon and how to defend oneself from unarmed attackers. We were also given a tour of the Barracks Museum where we learned about the Kilkenny men who fought for Irish independence the most important being James Stephens. I learned that the barracks is named after him in honor of his role as the founding member of the Fenian movement.
Hello pupils of CBS Kilkenny,
Welcome to the CBS blog.
Today we will be celebrating the 2018 October mid-term break. Tomorrow, Friday 26th October, the school will be closed for staff planning, commencing our mid-term break. School will re-open Monday 5th of November.
Have a Happy Halloween.
The annual CBS start of year mass took place on Tuesday October 2nd to mark the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
During the mass there was a variety of reading by students of all ages, and the sermon was given by school chaplin Fr. Jim. The reading were followed by hymns from the choir and performances from the trad band.
Recently retired teacher Mr Ahern was called up to give a speech in which he reflected on his amazing time and experiences in the school. The mass was concluded by Mr Clarke's speech, where he told us to remember those we had lost including student Colm Dunne. This was followed by the choir, that sung one last song as the students left the church.
it was a fantastic mass to start off the new school year.
Well done to the junior hurling team who beat St.Peters of Wexford yesterday.
The match took place in St Peters school pitch in Wexford. The final score was 3-19 to 0-11. The team gave an excellent performance throughout the game even with the windy weather.
The team would like to thank the teachers that helped them with their victory.
A massive thank you to the bloggers from last year who set a very high standard which we hope to maintain. As you know the aim of this blog is to keep everyone updated on all that goes on in TY. We will be updating you on the goings on of TY 2018/2019.
Now its time to meet the gang...
Rian Wall (Editor) -
Bringing his expert editing skills to the CBS TY Blog with the aim of making it a better read.
Luka Brennan (Editor) -
As part of the editing team his job is to make sure all spelling and grammar is up to scratch. He is delighted to be part of the blog.
Cian Dolan (Interviewer) -
Delighted to be part of the team, the first of our sporting interviewers’ hopes to interview sports stars both inside and outside the school.
Timmy Clifford (Interviewer) -
The second half of our sports interviewers’ team, aiming to contribute in a fun and vibrant way.
Eric Walsh (Interviewer) -
Keeping us up to date on all things CBS.
Brian Carrigan (Interviewer) -
Brian will bring us all the information on the goings on of TY life.
Tommy Docherty (IT Guy) -
Bringing a knowledge of IT and computers to the blog.
Michal Krupski (IT Guy) -
Michal would like to add his IT skills to the blog and help make the site interesting for all readers. He appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the blog.
Sam McKenna (Photographer) -
The first of our photographers hopes to bring fantastic photos showing what the TY group gets up to during the year.
Joshua Tallis (Photographer) -
The second half of our photography duo hopes to deliver amazing photos for everyone to enjoy.
We hope you enjoy the blog.
Dear faithful blog readers,
It is with great sadness that we post our final blog, in our final days of transition year.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who read the TY Blogs on behalf of the staff of the TY Bloggers. I would personally love to congratulate each member of the TY Blog staff for their hard work, commitment and success that they have achieved throughout this prosperous and triumphal year.
As for next years crew of bloggers, we wish them the best of luck in attempting to reach our high standards of capturing the hard hitting news of the TY course.
Also thanks to Ms. Kelly and Mrs. Staunton for their encouragement and advice throughout the year.
For now we bid you farewell, enjoy the summer.
Congratulations to TY2 who are now confirmed winners of Sports Day 2018.
A quick reminder to everyone in TY that they will be sitting a Paper 1 English exam. This will be similar to a Comprehending Paper 1 type questions.
This blog is maintained by TY students, and it is designed to give you an insight into daily life in CBS.