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18th October

  • Best wishes to Our Leaving Certs and TY’s who are visiting UL, Limerick IT  and Mary Immaculate College today Thursday 18th.

16th October

  • Ms Corley is attending the Seminar for European Parliament Ambassador School’s Teachers in the European Parliament, Brussels. See Gallery

15th October

  • A Silver medal for LC1 Student Sinainn Glynn in the European Junior Boxing Championships in Russia.  What a brilliant achievement! Heartiest Congratulations Sinainn, we are all so very proud of you. Semi Final Results

12th October

  • Banagher College Students presented with LOETB Academic Excellence Awards tonight. Comhghairdeas libh agus Maith sibh. See Gallery.
  • Banagher College had 2 teams representing BCCNS  at the Credit Union Quiz in ArdScoil Chiarán Clara. Well done to all who participated. Click here to see Gallery.
  • TY@ News Crew students have produced their first weekly news update. Click here to view.

10th October

  • Our TY students enjoyed a German movie, “Mountain Miracle”, at the Offline Film Festival in Birr.

  • Rang Ms McNerney.  Leaving Cert Irish Students attended “An Triail” in The Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway.
  • One of our LCA2 students is doing a project on Animals Rights and is collecting food to bring to an Animal Shelter later in the month.  There will be a donation box outside Ms. Hassett’s Science Room if anyone would like to bring in an item of animal food.  Thank You

  • Our Leaving Cert Higher Level Irish Students are travelling to Galway  to view a stage version of the L Cert play “An Triail”

9th October

  • Lisa Doody from University of Limerick spoke to our Leaving Certs this morning.
  • Bon Voyage to our 70 Second Year Students and Seven dedicated teachers who are heading off on the school tour to Barcelona tonight. Enjoy!!! Click here to see pictures of the tour.
  • Geography: Our LC2 Geography Class trip to the Burren. See Photos here
  • School Mass: The Flags of the Twenty Nationalities represented in our school community were presented at our School Mass in St Rynagh’s Church Banagher.







8th October

  • All the L Cert Physics Students went to the Birr Arts & Theatre Centre  for a talk given by Dr Geraint Morgan from the Open University UK. The Talk was mainly on Space Research and Offshoot Industries.


5th October

  • Our LC2 Ag Science Class are visiting Richard Fryday’s Pig Farm today followed by an ecological visit to Ms Hassett’s Farm in Kinnitty. Later they will visit a Robotic Milking Parlour in Mannion’s of Rath.
  • Our TYs are attended an open day in NUIG

4th October

  • Top Oil North Leinster Junior Hurling Round 2 Result: Banagher College 3:10(19) Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar 2:13(19) Well done lads . Next game is at home v Coláiste Choilm Tullamore.

1st October

  • This week is Road Safety Week. This year our theme is # Keep on moving, # go with the flow.
  • Transition Years have decided to highlight the use of junction boxes and keeping left on the road.

A Quiz was held for first years on Thursday morning.

27 September

  • Holocaust Talk: Sincere thanks to Ms. Brennan, Ms. Weir and Ms. Mc Daid for all their efforts on organising the Holocaust talk by Toni Reichental yesterday, extremely informative and thought provoking. Very well done to our senior student cohort for their excellent attentiveness and participation.
  • County Sports:  Congratulations to all the athletes who represented the school yesterday at the County Sports in  the Harriers  Tullamore also Mr Lonergan, Ms Kilkenny and everybody that assisted, students plus teachers. Special word of congratulations to the Intermediate team on winning their category. Well done to all.

Click here to see Photo Gallery of County Sports

24th & 25th September

  • Learning & Study Skills- Super Generation for 6th Years on Monday 24th September and Tuesday 25th for 3rd years.

17th September

  • TY First Aid Programme- 17th and 24th September. Red Cross Certs will be awarded upon completion.

12th September

  • Congratulations to all our students receiving their exam results today.
  • LC1s Thomas Daly & Brendan Brogan receiving our 3rd Cycle against Suicide Ambassador Schools Award in Kings Inns today from Dr Harry Barry.

11th September

  • Thanks to Coláiste Phobail Ros Cré for two Camogie Challenge games today at Senior and Junior Level.

5th September

  • Teachers in Banagher College all set to roll out the TY Programme after meeting with our tutors.






  • Our careers department are off to a very busy start for the year. Leaving cert students have received our newsletter detailing what we do, important dates and useful websites for career research. This is definitely one to stick on the fridge!


4th September

  • Our TYs went to Bay Sports Athlone for a Team Building Day.

3rd September

  • Our 3B CSPE  students went on a tour to Ardnacrusha Hydroelectricity plant and Templederry Community Wind Farm today.

August 2018

Our New First Years enjoyed the Cairde Table Quiz  organised by their Cairde Teachers and LC1 Cairde students on their first day in Secondary School. Well done to the winners. Comhghairdeas libh.

Cáirde Quiz Winners 2018/19

CáirdeQuiz1 CáirdeQuiz2


School Re-Opening Dates  2018/2019

Monday 27th August:          1st Years Induction Day

Tuesday 28th August:          Leaving Cert 2, LCA 2, Junior Certs & JCA 3 return

Wednesday 29th August:    LC1, LCA1, 2nd Yrs & JCA 2 return

Monday 3rd September:      TY Students return



1st May:

Top Oil North Leinster Juvenile B Semi Final Result :Mountrath CS 1-22 Banagher College 2-8. Hard luck lads.

Our TYs will spent the day in Athlone in the Culinary Arts Dept in AIT. They cooked in all four AIT Kitchens with AIT Chefs. A guided tour of the AIT Campus followed in the afternoon.

Minor Camogie Leinster B Semi Final: Banagher College v Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Co Kilkenny in Banagher College at 1.15pm. Full time score- Banagher College : 4-9(21) Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown : 1-5(8)


30th April:

Boxing: Best of luck to our three students, Labhaoise Glynn , Sinainn Glynn and Clodagh O’Meara who have all qualified to compete in the All Ireland Finals in their respective weight divisions.

Congratulations to Labhaoise Glynn Lusmagh on winning the Schoolgirls Cadets National title at the weekend. Labhaoise has now qualified to represent Ireland in Bulgaria in May. A fantastic achievement , well done.

Well done to TY Student Chloe Reilly who played with Galway in the All Ireland Minor A Camogie Final on Sat 28th v Cork in Nenagh.

Banagher College hosted the Offaly County Fleadh Cheoil this weekend. Well done to all who took part.

26th April:

Our TYs heard Operation Transformation’s Karl Henry speaking about the importance of being active every day at today’s Healthfest in Dublin. They also heard 2FM’s Eoghan McDermott speaking about maintaining positive mental health.

First Year Boys Football Lge Semi Final in Ashbourne, Result : Banagher College 3-5. De Lacey College Ashbourne 5-6 Hard luck boys.

25th April:

JCA Horticulture class received their certificate of participation in the SEAI one good idea competition.

24th April:

Hard luck to our U-14 Ladies Footballers who lost out in the Leinster Blitz in Portlaoise today.

23rd April:

Our 3C Class are visited Kilmainham Gaol today as part of their CSPE Course.

19th April:

Well done to our U-14 Ladies Footballers who bt Our Lady’s Bower 3-3 to 0-1 in Kinnegad & qualified for next Blitz on Tuesday April 24th.

Banagher College Juvenile Hurling team played Heywood CS in the North Leinster B Quarter Final in Banagher College.

17th April:

Our TY students enjoyed a fantastic trip to Italy visiting Lake Garda, Venice, Verona, taking in all the sights.

12th April:

Congrats to Mollie, Karen, Rita & Shauna who represented the LCA classes at the regional semi final of Ecounesco young environmental awards.

6th April:

Congrats to past pupil, Mark Boylan, on being nominated for ‘Sports Writer of the Year’ at the 2018 National Student Media Awards for his work with the Racing Post. Best of luck to Mark at the Aviva Stadium representing the University of Limerick.


24th March:

Past Pupil Michaela Keenaghan perfored at the Darkness Into Light Midlands Region 2018 launch night in Banagher College last night.

23 March:

Galway All Ireland Senior Hurling Medal winner Conor Cooney addressed our pupils at today’s Bank of Ireland School Bank Launch.

Our LC1 Ag Science Class went on an Educational Trip to Gurteen Agricultural College today.

STEP UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME: Well done to all who participated on and helped to organize the awareness raising walk walk to raise funds for Offaly Down Syndrome yesterday. A special word of thanks to Gráinne and Ella for all their efforts to promote a very worthy cause.

22nd March:

Our EPAS Junior Ambassadors ran a very successful Table Quiz on Wednesday. # EPAS Ireland

16th March: SEAI- One Good Idea – Competition

The JCA horticulture class of Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna have progressed to Stage Two of the One Good Idea competition. It’s now time to launch our campaign. When people are buying fresh fruit and vegetables we want them to – STOP! THINK S.O.S.

Click here to read more

See Photo Gallery


Seachtain na Gaeilge

Mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge, chuir ár ndaltaí taispeántas rince ar siúl sa cheaintín inniu. Maith sibh!

Ms McNerney’s 2nd years enjoyed some Céilí dancing today mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge.

Ms McNerney's class enjoying some céilí dancing mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge.
Céilí dancing






Winners of 1st year SnG poster competition were Maja, Megan and Paulina. Charlize de Jäger and Nicole Loughnane were winners of the 2nd year Poster competition for SnG.

Seachtain na Gaeilge-Poster competition winners

Seachtain na Gaeilge-Poster competition winners


2A Geog completed their Urban Functions of Banagher Task on March 16th.

2A Geography

Badminton: Some of our students competed in the U-14 Leinster Badminton Championships today.


15th March:

Bank of Ireland Representatives spoke to 1st and 2nd year students about Banking this morning.


13th March:

JCA2 and JCA3 presented their Food Miles Project to St Rynaghs Second Class today.  Thanks to the 2nd class who played our games, planted seeds, read our poem and coloured our worksheet.

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Microsoft Office Specialist: Well done to TY students receiving their Microsoft Office Specialist Certs in PowerPoint

Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates



12th March:

1st Yr Leinster Gaelic Football League Result: Banagher College 11-5 Ardscoil Phádraig Granard 1-6. Well done boys.

1st Yr Footballer


8th March:

2nd years about to enjoy some French croissants, pains au chocolat and brioche !


Our TY European Ambassadors presenting a PowerPoint to the second years about EPAS (European Parliament Ambassadors School Program).


7th March:

Well done to our Minor Camogie Team who scored their second win in the Leinster Minor B Championship today. Next game v Castlecomer CS away.


26th February:

Minor Camogie Leinster Championship: Banagher College played Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown in Banagher on Monday 26th February. Full time score Banagher College 6-03, Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown 3-00.

23rd February:

U14 Ladies Football: Banagher College played Fallen CS Forbade in a challenge game on 23 February.

Careers Department:

We recommend that students check out . We have negotiated a reduced sign on fee for any student interested.

6th Year HEAR & DEAR Applicants: DARE: Section A must be completed by March 1st 2018. HEAR: Complete all elements of the online HEAR application form by March 1. CAO sent an e-mail to all applicants on FEB 13th with some important information and reminders. Please check e-mails.

22nd February:

U17 Soccer West Leinster Final: Banagher College played Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Clara on 22 February. Final score Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa 2-1 Banagher College.  On the 8th February they played Strokestown, winning 5-1.

Juvenile Badminton Championships: On the 22nd February some of players participated in the tournament that took place in Banagher College.

21st February:

Juvenile Hurling: Banagher College played Mullingar CBS in the North Leinster B Championship on 21 February. Score Banagher College 2-7, Mullingar CBS 2-10.

Camogie: Congratulations to Louise Manion who is joint Offaly Minor captain 2018. She has already captained Banagher College to win both the Junior C and the Junior B Colleges Leinster Finals.

9th February:

#SchoolsGoOrange @CAS: Banagher College goes Orange today. Our TY’s headed off on a brisk nature walk this morning. Thanks to SuperValu Banagher for sponsoring oranges that were handed out to students after their nature walk today. All classes watched a school made video in roll call this morning to raise awareness about Schools Go Orange Day.

#SchoolsGoOrange @CAS
#SchoolsGoOrange @CAS






5th February:

1st Year Hurling: Our students played a challenge game against St. Raphael Loughrea on 5th Feb in Banagher.


31st January:

Bank of Ireland will be opening their bank in Ms. Hardiman’s Room every Thursday for students who wish to open a new bank account or for students who wish to lodge money to an existing Bank of Ireland Account.

Top Oil Leinster PP School SH “B” Rest of Leinster Semi Final today. Venue was Jenkintown, Co. Kilkenny against St. Mary’s CBS Enniscorthy. Full time score Banagher College: 1-05, St. Mary’s Enniscorthy 0-13. Hard luck Banagher! Thanks very much to Mr. Jordan and Mr. Whelan for their work during the year.

30th January:

Thanks very much to St. Raphael Loughrea for travelling over for a very useful Juvenile Hurling Challenge this morning.

29th January:

Banagher College was named as the most improved school in the country over the past nine years in a school league table article published by the Sunday Independent.


CAO: Closing Date for CAO Applications is 5.15pm sharp on Thursday Feb 1st. The cost is now €45 if you have not yet opened your account. If any advice is needed please contact your Guidance Counsellor.

Student Council: The student council have been very active getting suggestions from students for school changes. New benches have been placed in various areas of the school including around the science  classrooms. The Banagher College Radio was launched on Friday 26th January playing a variety of music around the school over the course of break and lunch.

The Junior Footballers participated in a Blitz in St. Lomans, Mullingar with their coaches Mr. Boyle and Mr. Shanahan.

Junior Football Team

22nd January:

Click here to download our prospectus for 2018-2019.

19th January:

Some students participating on our German Exchange, travelled to the beautiful Alps and town of Füssen in southern Germany.

A great trip was had by all.

German Exchange 2018
German Exchange 2018


German Exchange 2018
German Exchange 2018

The nationalities of our students and teachers survey is now on display on our EU Infopoint Noticeboard. Go check it out!


18th January: 

LC1 Student Muireann Nolan introduced Trinity Musical Society live onstage in the 3 Arena for the Cycle Against Suicide Congress today.

17th January:

Congratulations to Andrea Tesarova on 2nd place in the 18+ category at the National Credit Union Finals with her fabulous drawing at the weekend. Andrea will be presented with her prize and a cheque for €400 at a ceremony in Croke Park later in the month.

Our TY’s taking part in the EU Junior Ambassadors Programme put together a new EU Infopoint notice board recently.


Christmas Variety Show: Congrats & well done to all involved with the Christmas Variety Show, staff and students. €720-00 collected on the day for local charities. A special word of thanks & praise to all who performed on stage and contributed to a very nice end of year occasion.

For a Finale all of today’s artistes combined for a smashing rendition of ” Fairytale of New York”.



21st November:

Thanks very much to Jeremy Pagden (from Schools Websites) for delivering a most important and valuable talk to our students  on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety.

LC1, LC2 and First Years went on an Art Trip to Newgrange.

Art Trip to Newgrange. Students at the entrance to the Newgrange Passage Tomb
Art Trip to Newgrange.
Students at the entrance to the Newgrange Passage Tomb







20th November:

Our Junior Camogie team played Loreto Kilkenny in Banagher College.

Junior Camogie Team played Loreto Kilkenny
Junior Camogie Team played Loreto Kilkenny







18th November: 

Well done to all The Credit Union Art Award Winners.

Credit Union Art Winners
Credit Union Art Winners






17th November: 

Great win today girls, hard earned but great finish. Leinster A Junior Camogie Championship Banagher College: 2-10 St Brendan’s: 4-03

13th-17th November:

Stand Up Week. Our School Hoisted an LGBT Flag. Stand Up week tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBTI students, by other students.

Stand Up Week

Stand Up Week

16th November:

3B CSPE Class visiting the Museum in Casement Aerodrome Baldonnell as part of their CSPE Course.

15th November: 

Our Second Year Home Economics Students were busy today making cakes and buns for tomorrow’s Cake Sale in aid of The Rutland Centre.

2nd Year Home Economics Cake Sale
2nd Year Home Economics Cake Sale

Well done to all our TY Students from last year who received their JP2 Awards in Longford last Sunday November 12th with Bishop Francis Duffy.

JP2 Awards
JP2 Awards
JP2 Awards
JP2 Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO CREDIT UNION ART COMPETITION WINNERS: Lisa Killeen, Megan Kinsella-Bergin, Ciara Clancy, Lauren Davis, Andrea Tesarova & Olwen Kenny PRIZE GIVING ON FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER IN THE CRANK HOUSE AT 4pm.

Our Junior Golf Team took part in the Junior Golf Competition in Esker Hills yesterday.

Junior Golf Team
Junior Golf Team

Well done to Kevin, Tara, Corie, Sinéad and Sasha who all travelled to Lourdes this year and worked as assistants to the pilgrims there.

Lourdes Pilgrim Assistants
Lourdes Pilgrim Assistants

Junior Ladies Football: Our Junior Ladies Football Team will play St Brigid’s College Callan Co Kilkenny at 11.30am this morning in Banagher College in the Leinster D Championship.

First Year Boys Football: Our First Year Boys Football Team will play ArdScoil Chiaráin Clara in The Brother Hubert Cup at 12.45pm today in Banagher College

Our Head Prefects for 2017-2018 are Brenda Wynne, Dáire Kelly, Louise Corcoran and Cillian Troy.

Head Prefects 2017-2018
Head Prefects 2017-2018

14th November:

SCIENCE WEEK All 5th years attended. This projection was facilitated by Tina Claffey & Caroline Conway in conjunction with Midland Science

10th November:

Juvenile Football Result: Banagher College 6-10 Gallen CS 1-6. Well done lads!

Juvenille Football
Juvenile Football


20th October:

Awards Day in Banagher College at 1pm. 

Congrats to our students who received LOETB academic awards in the Tullamore Court Hotel, supported by AIB.

To mark, Space Week, our First & Second Years, made many models in Junior Cert Science Class.

Over 30 of our L Certs went to Athlone IT Open Day, on transport provided by Athlone IT. Míle Buíochas.

19th October:

First video report from this year’s Banagher College TY MoJo team, reporting from the annual County Sports via

Over 50 of our Leaving Certs headed off to Limerick to attend the Limerick Colleges Open Day. A day to decide many students destiny.

11th October:

Our TY Students and their four teachers headed off to Killary Adventure Centre on this wet morning, for three days. Click here to see photos.

Kieran Clancy 1A played on our Junior Golf Team in the Leinster Schools in The Heath today.

10 October:

Best wishes to all our Second Year Pupils and the six teachers who set off tonight on their wonderful trip to Barcelona.

Senior Ladies Football Result: St Brigids College Callan 3-8 Banagher College 2-6. Hard luck girls.

09 October: 

Senior Hurling Challenge full time score -Banagher College: 6-22(40) St Raphaels Loughrea: 2-19(25) Referee:Simon Whelehan (Birr).

06 October: County Sports Competition in Tullamore.

02-06 October:

Road Safety Week in Banagher College. They devised a message for each day:

Monday’s Message: “Going too fast, you won’t last”.

Tuesday’s Message: Under the influence, Under Arrest (Drink or Drugs)

Wednesday’s message: “Dont drink and drive, stay alive”

Thursday’s Message: “Stop the texts, stop the wrecks”.

Friday’s Message: “Loose objects in the car should be in the boot”.

05 October:

Our “Beginning Of Year” School Mass takes place today Thursday in St Rynagh’s Church at 12pm.

03 October:

TY’s completed a First Aid course in school today.

3C Class went on their CSPE tour to the Air Corps Base Baldonnel today.

02 October:

LC2 LCVP trip to Butlers Chocolates in Dublin today.

August/ September 2017


26 September: LCA 1 and LCA 2 had a lovely morning on their Art Trip to Clonmacnoise.

Hard luck to our hurlers in the Leinster Junior Hurling B Championship against Mullingar CBS. Final score: Banagher College 3-12  Mullingar CBS 2-17.

25 September: LC1 and LC2 Art trip to the Hunt Museum & the Jack B Yeats & Paul Henry Art Exhibition. A very interesting trip for History of Art Exams.

This is the start of kindness week.

Thought for Monday: “One kind word can change someone’s entire day”

Thought for Tuesday: “Be kind because you never know how much the person beside you is suffering.”

Thought for Wednesday: “No act of kindness however small is ever wasted.”

Thought for Thursday: “A little more kindness, a little less judgement.”

Thought for Friday: “Leave a little kindness wherever you go.”

25 September: Well done to LC2 students Tara Kennedy,Corie Killeen, Sasha Connolly & Luke Hein who have just returned from a week in Lourdes as Assistants with Oblate Pilgrimage.

22 September: Hard luck to our Junior Hurlers who played against Naas CBS today.

20 September: JCT- Whole School CPD Day

19 September: National Ploughing Championships

15 September: Hard luck to our Junior Hurling team who were beaten 5-12 to 5-06 by Colaiste Choilm in Tullamore.

14 September: LC Agricultural Science students visited Tim Mannions farm. There they saw Lely Robots in action milking the cows. The students also did some ecology practicals at Ms. Hassetts farm.

Welcome to our German Teachers and Students from Bavaria joining us for a week as part of an exchange programme. They will take part in classes and go on some trips. The Cliffs of Moher and Galway City will be visited tomorrow.

13 September: Congratulations to Ms. Gleeson and her Cycle against Suicide team on achieving Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Status for 2017. Well done to Becky and Daniel for representing the group at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and congratulations to Muireann on being selected as a leader.  Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee was in attendance.

Well done to all students who received their Junior Certificate Results today.

8 September: TY Students had a great bonding day in Bay Sports, Athlone.

Well done to our 1st Year Boys who played the Marist, Athlone in a very good hurling challenge.

28 August: Well done to our 1st year tutors and our Cairde teachers who organised a most enjoyable table quiz for our new 1st year students.