Sirius Science

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Members of the Sirius Science team were in Toraigh on Monday, 19 November as part of Science Week. Rob Hill gave a really interesting presentation about space, the planets and the International Space Station. Members of the audience wore 3D glasses during the presentation and it seemed like meteorites were coming towards them. Dr. Nóra Patten spoke as well and she was very interesting too. She is a member of the Possum Project which is training people to be astronauts and there is every chance that she will be the first Irish person to spend time in the International Space Station. Quite an achievement for a lady from Mayo. There is every chance that Dr. Patten will be in space before the Sam Maguire is back in Mayo (written by a Galwayman). We wish her the best of luck

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An Rí ar Shlí na Fírinne

Tá Rí Thoraí, Patsaí Dan Mag Ruaidhrí, tar éis báis. D’éag sé oíche Aoine, 19 Deireadh Fómhair tar éis tréimhse fada tinnis.Patsaí A

Is minic a deirtear faoi dhuine a bhásaigh nach mbeidh a leitheid arís ann ach, i gcás Phatsaí, tá sé go hiomlán fíor. Tá sé beagnach do-dhéanta Toraigh gan Phatsaí a shamhlú. Ba chroí an oileáin é. Ceoltóir, ealaíontóir, damhsóir, seanchaí agus trodaí ar son a phobail. Le linn a shaoil, b’iomaí bagairt agus dúshlán a bhí  ag Toraigh; achan uair, sheas Patsaí an fód; throid sé ar son a oileáin, ar son a phobail agus ar son a chultúir; níor ghéill sé ariamh.

Fear lách, cineálta, gnaíúil a bhí ann; dílis dá chlann, dá phobal, d’oidhreacht. Pearsantacht mhór agus croí mór.

Tá Toraigh uilig faoi bhrón. Ba mhaith le pobal na scoile chomhbhrón ó chroí a dhéanamh le bean Phatsaí, Kathleen, lena iníonacha, Breda, Majella, Christina, lena mhac, Seán Dónail agus leis an teaghlach uilig.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Dúirt Patsaí am amháin gurb é an scoil mhór an dul chun cinn ba mhó a rinneadh ar an oileán le caoga bliain anuas. Thug sé tacaíocht iomlán dúinn ón chéad lá agus bhí sé i gcónaí fial flaithiúil lena chuid buanna agus ama. Is deacair Toraigh gan é a shamhlú ach ba é a mhian go mairfeadh Pobal Thoraí, go rachadh sé i neart agus go mbeadh na daoine dílis dá n-oidhreacht agus dá dteanga.

Las tú lasrach an dóchais ionainn a chara – coinneoidh muidne lasta duit é agus beidh tú linn i gcónaí.

Suaimhneas síoraí do d’anam uasal, Gaelach.

                                                                                         Máire Clár Nic Mhathúna (Príomhoide)

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Coastal Watch

The students went down to the sea on Monday, 15 October, to conduct a survey as part of ‘Coastal Watch’. They selected a one-hundred metre stretch of strand below the sea wall for their survey.

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Corncrake Conservation Project (Part 2)

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Marie Duffy of the National Parks and Wildlife Service came to Tory in the beginning of May to work with our students as part of the Corncrake Conservation Project. Marie and the students planted potatoes to develop and maintain a suitable … Continue reading

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A Seismometer called ‘Allód’

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The College’s students  participated in a video conference with a research team from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies on board the marine research vessel, Celtic Explorer, which was south of Iceland at the time; The online meeting took place on Tuesday, 25th Sepember. The scientists are deploying seismometers around the Irish coast to monitor volcanic activity. The students had the opportunity to speak to the research team because one of them, Thomas Vance, won a competition to name one of the seismometers being deployed. ‘Allód’ (ancient Irish sea God) was the name Thomas gave to the seismometer that now lies on the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Cork. The students were able to ask members of the Sea-Seis team questions, all of which were willingly answered.

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