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Rockwell Residence Newsletter February 2023

Boarders weekend trips and activities. 

On Saturday, 4th. February at 17.00 four of our 7 day boarders went to Semple stadium after shopping in the Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre and LIDL to witness Tipperary’s demolition of Laois in the National Hurling League first round. Our overseas students, male and female, were intrigued by the intricate skills involved in hurling. On our return to the school we stopped off at McDonalds to eat. Hopefully, they will bring back some of the experience and knowledge gleaned and, who knows, maybe in time, set up internationals in our native sport. 

On Monday 6th. February, St. Brigid’s Day, we took a trip to Cork to the Mardyke complex and played pool and bowling, returning to Rockwell at 17.00, following a great day’s entertainment.* 

Monday, 16th. January was a Junior Cycle Cluster day where staff were involved in Junior Cycle in service. On this day, experienced staff member, Ray Merrigan, ran an archery day with 5 targets which allowed two students shooting at each target at a time. 

Previously, in December our boarders weekend trip involved ice skating in Fota Island, followed by Christmas shopping in Mahon Point to purchase items for their Kris Kindle. 

Earlier in first term our boarders went to Ballyhass adventure park near Mallow where they had fun on the water slides, high ropes and in the lake wearing wet suits. 

Back in September a barbeque was held in the Residence garden for 100+ boarders to help all new students integrate. This was a beautiful autumn night with music provided by the overseas students. 

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