Ursuline (Thurles) Musings

Cookery in Cloughjordan House

Cookery in Cloughjordan House

Transition year students were lucky enough to get the opportunity to participate in cookery classes in Cloughjordan House Cookery School last week. The students made delicious vegetable soup with vegetables they had gathered themselves from the gardens. They also made beautiful breads to accompany the soup. The students were then shown how to cook a herb roasted chicken dinner and finished off their mouth-watering dish with gooey chocolate brownies. Many thanks to the Baker family who made the students so welcome.

Positive Aging Week

A number of TY students participated in Positive Aging Week last week by going to The Anner to help with various activities that promote positive attitudes towards the older members of our community.

Concern debating

The debating team will be proposing the motion “Aid to the developing world is a luxury Ireland cannot afford”. The first debate will be against Abbey CBS Tipperary, the date has yet to be confirmed.

German debating

The Senior German debating team are also busy preparing for their first debate which is to take place during the week of Oct 14.

Gael Linn debating

The Irish debating team have also gathered to start their debating season, there was much competition for places on the teams and the teams are to be announced soon.


Rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar are in full swing. With little more than two weeks until the curtains open, students are focused on making this year’s production a memorable show.


The junior camogie team head for the 7s All-Ireland - Congrats to the team and to the coaches, Ms Eimear O’Friel and Ms Olivia Hogan.

Senior camogie - The team played their first match in the Intermediate A League against Colaiste Phobal Roscrea. Roscrea scored 3-10 to the Ursuline’s 1-10. Better luck next day girls!

Basketball league - Both the under-16 and Under-19 teams played against Portarlington last week. unfortunately the U-16 team was defeated while the U-19 team had victory.

Hockey - The hockey season is yet to start formally so this week the Ursuline played pre-season matches against Kilkenny College