23rd March 2017

Pictured is Michael Lough of Roscommon Community College Debating Society who represents his province at the National Final of the Matheson Junior Debating.


23rd March 2017

On March the 22nd, TY students were invited to Roscommon Garda Station to learn more about the role of the Gardaí and the processes of arrest. These issues form part of their Law module in RCC. Students were brought on a tour of the station and spent some time in a holding cell, much to their surprise. Garda Collette O’Donnell kindly talked students through the process of arrest and encouraged students to engage with a role play that they devised. Students were given the opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day life of a Garda and the training which they undertake. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to take their learning into the community. We to would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all at the station and Garda Collette O’ Donnell and Garda John O’ Connor in particular for being so helpful, informative and approachable. 

Pictured are the TY students who visited Roscommon Garda Station last week.


Daniel Connaughton, Transition Year, feeling very comfortable in the Garda uniform.


Transition Year students, Sinead Dillion and Rebekah Daniels, enjoying their very educational and informative day out in Roscommon Garda Station. 


23rd March 2017

2nd Year Geography Field Trip

As part of our Geography course, our 2nd years visited Rosses Point, Glencar Lough, Glencar waterfall and we hiked into Kings Mountain on the Sligo-Leitrim border. We began our day on the beaches of Rosses Point led by our very knowledgeable local guide John Ryan. The day was extremely windy and as a result we were left in awe at the power of the waves crashing along the coastline. Led by John, we made our way to Glencar Lough and waterfall and enjoyed the stunning surrounding scenery. After a pit stop for lunch we hiked upwards into part of Kings Mountain and again the scenery was stunning. Exhausted on our return to the bus, everyone was in agreement on the amazing sites and beauty of the West of Ireland.



1st year Geography Field trip

Studying in a school that owns many surrounding fields is fantastic for would be geographers. As part of our study of Geology, our 1st years were able to visit a limestone quarry. So we put on our wellingtons and off we went. Pictured are some of our 1st years standing on Limestone layers many millions of years old.




The very best of luck to our Junior and Leaving Certificate students who are diligently preparing for their practical and oral examinations which take place this week. We wish them all the very best of luck and are sure that all the hard work will pay off. Good luck to all involved. 

23rd March 2017

On the 22nd of March our first year girls’ volleyball team travelled to Strokestown to play in their first every volleyball tournament. On the day they faced Strokestown, Drumshanbo and Convent of Mercy, Roscommon. This is a tournament for beginners with an emphasis on fun, participation and enjoyment.

Firstly, our girls played Drumshanbo and won comprehensively. Next they encountered Strokestown which was an excellent match that showed both teams ability, unfortunately in the end, RCC were narrowly defeated, 27-25. Lastly, the girls played Convent of Mercy who proved to be too strong for our ladies as they displayed great teamwork and skill.

Despite not making it out of their group, the girls thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our girls played some excellent volleyball and showed how far they had progressed since their Spikeball tournament earlier this year.

Very well done to all players involved.


Team Photo:

Back row (l-r): Mykah DuFrene, Elizabeth Eglite, Rachael Ward and Gabriela Majek


Front row (l-r): Ellen Hynes, Katie Cronin and Kirstin Cronin