Presentation Thurles New – Feb 2019


When Louis and Jane Grubb set out to make “Cashel Blue Cheese” in the early 1980s their ambition was to create a farmhouse cheese that “truly represents the outstanding quality of Tipperary grass-fed milk.” Today more than 30 years later, and in the hands of the second generation, Cashel Blue is still made by hand on the two hundred acre farm just outside Fethard. It was here that 5th year Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) students received a warm welcome. The purpose of the visit was to see how a business is run and to view the step by step production of different varieties of cheese. Sarah Furno, a member of the Grubb family and PJ Ryan manager, guided the girls through the factory floor where they picked up some key pieces of information on production, distribution and the financial aspects of running a business. Many thanks to Cashel Blue Cheese for facilitating this visit.



Our Transition Year and Leaving Cert Applied students completed their work experience recently. The girls embraced the opportunity to experience life in the work place. Work experience is an integral part of the TY and LCA programmes and is of great benefit to the students. The girls worked in hospitals, hotels, retail, hair and beauty outlets, veterinary surgeries and offices. We would like to thank all who welcomed the girls into their workplace and who facilitated this ongoing programme.



Congratulations to first year student Kate Ralph who finished second in the East Munster’s and twelfth in the Munster Cross Country Championship. Kate has now qualified for the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country events which take place on the 9th of March in Clane, Co. Kildare. We wish her the best of luck in this competition.



Our Minor hockey team had great success recently in Limerick where they overcame Mungret Community College. The Presentation girls came out winners with a final result of 4-0. Scores coming from Anna Finn, Lucy Doyle, Vicky Owens and Ulyanna Webster. Our Senior team followed this success with a decisive 5-1 victory in the Senior League match against Laurel Hill with Isabel Finlay scoring a hat trick, and Emma Dillon and Amy Kerr scoring a goal each. Congratulations to both teams and to their coaches Ms Flanagan and Mr McInerney.