TY Business class are currently half way through their share trading game which started in September. Players started with $100,000 and can make trades online at any time. In a fluctuating market Students are finding it a lot harder than last year to show good returns, a cooling of some of the more fashionable Technology stocks which are always popular with the students has seen returns well down on last year. Those students with a varied portfolio have performed well with David O’Brien leading the way with a very healthy €2,558 profit in current circumstances. Mr. Ashmore is making up for last years bottom of the table finish with a credible 2nd place, closely followed by Daniel Thompson only €28 behind in 3rd place. The rest of the top 5 is made up of Jack Foley and Susan James. The competition runs until the end of this term with many twists and turns to come. Click the read more buton to see a full league table.

Rinne breis is 240 dalta  ó gach bliain  i gcolaiste Chill Chainnigh a ndícheall leis an dúshlán Gaeilge 24 ar an Máirt 15ú de Shamhain. Bhailigh na daltaí airgead do Chonradh na Gaeilge,  eagraíocht  a chuireann an Ghaeilge chun cinn. Tugadh an t-airgead breise do charthanachtaí áitiúla. Comhghairdeas do na daltaí agus a muinteoiri a bhí páirteach. Bhí na tithe chónaithe geall le tithe Gaeltachta! Beatha teanga í a labhairt. 

More than 240 Kilkenny college students from all year groups completed the 'Speak Irish for a day' challenge on Tuesday 15th November. The students collected money for the Irish language organisation 'Conradh na Gaeilge' who endeavour to promote the Irish language. Extra money that was collected were given to local charities. Congratulations to the students along with their teachers who participated. The boarding houses were like houses in the Gaeltacht for the day! The life of a language is to speak the language! 

Attention of Students/Parents/Teachers. Are you looking to send students to study european languages abroad in 2017 with 'Stein Study' group? The European Language Fair is returning to Institute of Education, 85 Leeson St,Dublin 2 on the 20th October from @5:30 onwards which includes 12 different schools from all over Europe who will  present there school. Tickets are FREE, for more information and registration please click this linkhttps://goo.gl/G5R8a

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A Easpaig, A Chathaoirligh, Baill an Bhoird, pobal na scoile agus a dhaoine uaisle go léir. Is mór an pleisiúr é a bheith bailithe anseo inniu chun gach a bhfuil bainte amach againn i mbliana a chomóradh. Cuirim fíorchaoin fáilte romhat Easpag Michael, ní hamháin mar Ghobharnóir an Choláiste ach mar Cheannaire na nDeoise agus an pobal fairsing a dhéanann Coláiste Chill Chainnigh freastal air. Go raibh míle maith agat as an am agus an misneach a thugann tú dúinn i rith na bliana. Bhí sé iontach tú a fheiceail anseo sa halla céanna i mí na Márta le haghaidh Lá an Fhorógra nuair a cheiliúr pobal na scoile ár saoránacht Éireannach.

Bishop Michael, Chairperson, Board members, ladies and gentlemen it is my pleasure to address you at our Prize Day today. This day and this event holds a special place in the hearts of our College. Prize Day brings together young and old, those who have just moved on, those who have just begun and those who maintain a loyal and permanent affection for Kilkenny College. Our school Ethos is founded on an openness to God’s love as well as being open to the goodness in ourselves, others and all creation.

Some of Pat Moore’s photos of Junior Certificate Results Day.

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Two members of the Class of 2016 at Kilkenny College were awarded prestigious Naughton Foundation Scholarships by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD., in Dublin on Saturday 24th September. The awards, which are each valued at €20,000 are funded by the Naughton Foundation, were established by Dr. Martin and Mrs. Carmel Naughton to encourage and support students who are studying Science and Engineering at Third Level, having achieved outstanding grades in the Leaving Certificate.

Sophie Cairns and Scott Levie are commencing study in Engineering in UCD having sat the Leaving Certificate in June. Scott attained 615 and Sophie 595 CAO Points. 35 Scholarships were generously funded by the Naughton Foundation this year: Kilkenny College was one of only two schools in Ireland to have more than one Scholar.

Speaking after the awards ceremony Principal, Mr. Simon Thompson said, ‘Sophie and Scott both fully deserve these important awards. They have worked hard and to high standards throughout their education. They have both shown they possess complex critical and creative thinking capacities to bring to the important field of engineering. Ireland needs to see more young adults pursuing small and large scale creative industrial design. I am delighted for both Scott and Sophie and their families. I am particularly grateful to my teaching colleagues who mentored these two talented people, as they do all our students, to fulfil their potential during their education at Kilkenny College.’