Alex McNeill, Form 5, plays Rose Mundy. This is Alex’s first year doing a play. Her favourite line is, “I love you Aggie. I love you more than chocolate biscuits!”

Ellie Fogarty, Form 5, plays Chris Mundy in DAL. Her favourite line in the play, “B?st?rd!” Ellie played Cheswick in ‘Cuckoo’ last year.

Aidan Donohoe, Form 4, plays Michael the narrator. This is Aidan’s second school play. He played Ruckly and Turkle in ‘Cuckoo’ last year. Favourite line in Dancing at Lughnasa, ‘Give up!”

The annual Kilkenny College Transition Year Tractor Run rolled back into Kilkenny College last Thursday evening. This yearly fundraiser was organised by a small but hard working TY group headed up by Louise Tracey. The nominated charity was the Bishops’ Appeal and Bishop Michael Burrows was on hand to see the 40 tractors enter Kilkenny College and described it as “quite wonderful”.

 

Speaking at the conclusion of the run TY’s Louise Tracey said; “This would not have been possible without help from many people. JVW Transport have been very good to us for the last 6 years allowing us to gather safely and depart from their yard. Kilkenny Gardaí Community Policing Unit have again supported us. I like to thank  Garda Aidan Fitzpatrick and Garda Andrew Neill for their help”

The 40 tractors included a Marshall Steam Engine from 1912 as well as a variety of tractors of varying age. The convoy travelled the 16km in the Carlow Road along the hard shoulder before turning down the Ring Road. It was a short run along the Castlecomer Road before a noisy reception awaited the drivers in Kilkenny College. As well as the 435 boarders who were on hand, a large number of day pupils and members of the school community turned out to welcome the drivers back to school.

This years school play will take place next week. Tickets are available for sale in the front hall every lunchtime.