16th February 2017

Huge congratulations to Ina Van Opstal, second year, who was part of the St. Dominic’s cast that were crowned All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Champions last weekend.  Ina was part of a large cast that created a sketch based on the tale of ‘Fionn McCool and the Salmon of Knowledge’. Very well done to Ina and St. Dominics GAA club from all at RCC.   

16th February 2017


Pictured are some first years students from 1B enjoying their final workshop with Pete from Poetry Ireland.


16th February 2017

Well done to Sean Egan, 3rd Year, who represented Roscommon Community College at the HCI Debating Championship held in the Library of Sligo Grammar School on Thursday, February 16th. Sean progressed to the semi-final after the Roscommon Herald County Schools' Debating Final held at RCC in November, which was chaired by Luke Flanagan MEP. Sean was accompanied by his English teacher, Ms. Cullen and competed against schools from all over Connacht on the motion 'That this house would introduce a basic common income'. Congratulations on a wonderful performance on the day! 



16th February 2017

On Monday and Tuesday last 26 Junior Cycle students who are currently studying Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice travelled to London to The Globe Theatre. The group were given a comprehensive tour of the theatre and engaged in sword fighting and costume workshops. The visit really brought Shakespeare’s plays to life and it was easy to imagine what it was like to be an audience member in the 16th and 17th centuries. Setting foot on the stage itself was a magical experience: this was an extraordinary view of the circular open air space that was painstakingly rebuilt using traditional techniques. As the new Junior Cycle English requires a more interactive approach to drama this visit will prove hugely beneficial for those students sitting the new exam structure next June.

The group also had the opportunity to visit some world famous sites, landmarks and museums across London such as The Imperial War Museum, Science Museum, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and The House of Commons. They were also lucky enough to observe the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.

The students had a brilliant experience and many thanks to Natasha Lavelle and Maura Connelly for organising this wonderful trip.


Some of the third year students outside Buckingham Palace in London, where they witnessed the changing of the guards.


Second year girls taking in the fantastic architecture and bulidings in London, including the famous Big Ben.


Second and Third year students who travelled to London last week to the Globe Theatre. 



16th February 2017

Well done to brothers Liam and Michael Egan, second and fifth year students, who reached the Colleges Intermediate Boys All Ireland Semi Final. The boys travelled to Kingscourt last Saturday where they faced Ciaran Cooney/Jamie Maher from Castlecomer Community School.

The RCC pair got off to a fantastic start, winning the first game with a comprehensive 15-6 finish. However, Cooney and Maher were not going to give up easily and took the second game 15-9 which led to a tie-breaker game. Unfortunately for RCC, despite their best efforts, the boys lost out on a score line of 15-12 in the final match. Hard luck to the boys but very well done on progressing so far in the competition.