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The following ten students got excellent results in their Junior Certificate when the results were published in September, receiving 60As, 50Bs and 10c’s between them, all at higher level.

Gavin Duffy, entrepreneur from Dragons’ Den, presented bronze Gaisce Awards to the following twelve Coláiste Oiriall students at a ceremony in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Co. Westmeath in November. Áine Ní Fhlanagáin, Aoife Ní Chonraoí, Hannah Ní Longaigh, Conor Ó Maolfhabhaoil, Seán Ó Brogáin, Padraig Ó Muirí,

Conchur Mac Aoidh, former student in Coláiste Oiriall was awarded a UCD Bord na Gaeilge Scholarhship at the Entrance Scholars’ Ceremony in the O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Belfield in November and was accompanied by his mother, Grace Maloney and school Principal, Brendan Ó Dufaigh.

An Irish subject inspection was undertaken by cigire Oilibhear de Búrca on behalf of the Department of Education in April 2010.  The report was published in December 2010 and now appears on the Department’s website

The report is very positive, stating that the planning work presented was of high quality, that the quality of teaching and learning was very high in all of the five lessons observed, that good use as made of ICT resources and that good attention was paid to assessment of all the language skills.