Parkside Sports 2012

href=””>Today, Feb 29th, is usually a lucky/unlucky day for many people. It is also an Olympic Year, so athletes were especially eager to be at their best. Many of our pupils have been training with Mary Mc Kenna’s Celtic Running Club, and the improvement in our performance was obvious. Congrats to those who did well, […]

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D7ET Archivist, February 29, 2012


Dublin football star Bernard Brogan visited the school today with the Sam Maguire Cup in hand. As this was Dublin’s first All-Ireland Victory in 16 years, it caused quite a buzz of excitement in the capital. This meant that D7ET had to wait in line with other schools for a visit, but it was worth […]

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D7ET Archivist, February 21, 2012

Irish Dancing

6th Class began Irish dancing lessons today, with the Siege of Ennis. There has never actually been a Siege of Ennis (perhaps it was meant to be Venice). The class started with basic steps: “Leimigi, casaigi, le cheile, ar aghaidh ar chle, arais ar dheis, aris.” The main steps were then used for the ensemble […]

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D7ET Archivist, February 9, 2012


NCAD students generously gave their time to 1st to 3rd classes on Wednesday, February 8th. Organising print workshops for the classes, pupils got a chance to make art, stamping peppers and palm-prints onto  pages. Here they are at work with Ruth’s 3rd Class.    

D7ET Archivist, February 8, 2012

Dublin Zoo Visit

On February 8th, a zoologist from Dublin Zoo came to talk to classes about the Zoos work. We learned that: The Zoo first opened in 1831; that snakes suffer intense stress when brought out from the zoo on visits; that a tiger can roam 150 miles from its home. Pupils got to stroke a tiger […]

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D7ET Archivist, February 8, 2012