Marketplace Results

On Friday last the Business and Enterprise department in Hazelwood held their Marketplace allowing Transition Years and other interested students from first and second year to put on an Entrepreneurs hat for the day and to turn their innovative ideas into reality. Judged by local business people and entrepreneurs, attached are some photos of the prizewinners on the day

Picture 1: Overall winners “Ceneletterart” Nikita Doonet, Chloe Farrell, Ellen Reidy and Evelyne Mancassola. Also pictured are judges L-R Anne O Dea-Buckley, Dromcollogher Credit Union, Maura Meaney of Meaneys Centra, Catherine Hayes of the AIB, NCW, Clint Sexton of Weener Plastics and Noel O Grady of Hazelwood College

Picture 2: Runners Up “Cruelty Free Chocolate” Sinead Wright, Sarah Enright and Emma Healy pictured with Catherine Hayes,AIB, Ciara Broderick, Hazelwood College, Anne O Dea-Buckley, Dromcollogher Credit Union and Margaret Griffen, Hazelwood College

Picture 3: “Best Junior” Evan Quaid of Quaid Candles

Picture 4: Highly Commended “Munchy Magic” L-R Aisling Brennan, Aine O Sullivan, Aoife Sheahan and Shauna Cnningham

Picture 5 Highly Commended ” The Bobblemen” Jack Pierce, Eoin Finn, James Molyneaux and Brian Ahern

Picture 6 Most Innovative ” Mobile Legs” Daniel Cunningham, Conor Falvey and Sean O Ceallaigh

Picture 6 Highly Commended “Pak Smart” Roisin Normoyle and Ciara Mc Carthy

JBM Sorts ” Best Stand” Billy Ryan, Jamie O Connor, and Michael Quinn

Best Business Plan: “Life Savers” Kieran O Flynn, Jack Walmseley and Darragh Ryan

Calendar Amendment

In an amendment to the school calendar 2017-18 Hazelwood College will be closed on Friday 16th March 2018.

This is to facilitate the Department of Education and Science sanctioned school closure for in-service on the new Child Protection Guidelines for all staff.

The month of March now reads as:


Thursday 8th March                  Staff meeting no homework or evening study

Wednesday 14th March                  Staff meeting no homework or evening study

Friday 16th March                           DES In-service Child Protection. School Closed for all students

Monday 19th March                        Bank holiday

Wednesday 21st March                  6th and LCA 2 Parent / Teacher meeting, no homework or evening study

Friday 23rd March                           Easter holidays


On Thursday next, March 8th, Transition Year and first year students from Hazelwood College will be displaying and selling their Mini Company products. These range from personalised gifts, candles, hlf-zips, bobble hats, cookies, sweets and lots more. A fantastic opportunity to plan ahead from birthdays…and of course Mother’s Day is approaching! This exciting event commences at 10.30 am and runs until 1.30pm..Spread the word.

All are welcome


School Opening

Hazelwood College would like to confirm, due to the improved weather conditions, classes will resume as scheduled tomorrow Monday 5th March 2018.

School Closure

In line with the instruction issued today by the Minister for Education, Hazelwood College will remain closed tomorrow Thursday and Friday.

All evening study and homework study is cancelled for this evening.

The school will reopen on Monday 5th March.

Weather Advisory

Hazelwood College would like to advise parents and students that in the event of the school closing due to adverse weather conditions the notification will be posted on the school website and on school Facebook page …here… and school twitter account …here…

Currently pending advice otherwise the school remains open.

Young Scientist 2018

Hazelwood College were back at the RDS for this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and were very well represented by two groups of students, with one of the groups scooping a highly valued category award. Second years Conor Heenan and Iain Kelly from Kilmeedy and Stephen Long from Feenagh were the team that clinched third prize at the glittering awards ceremony in the Intermediate Group category of the Technology section this year. Mentored, encouraged, and accompanied by their teacher Martina Matthews, the lads presented their project “No keys, no problem! An innovative key finder to aid individuals locate missing keys”. This project touches on the area of smart devices and the internet of things, and in this case the Hazelwood boys used direct radio communication between a locator device and an active fob attached to a key-ring. This innovative use of technology to address and solve a common issue caught the imagination of many that passed their very attractively presented stand, including the Six-One News team. The articulate way that the lads performed on TV carried on all during the exhibition and as well as contributing to their success it also accounts for their huge popularity among the other schools from all over Ireland.

Video Source: Limerick Leader

In the Intermediate Group category of the Social & Behavioural Sciences section Ellen Reidy and Aine O’Sullivan presented a project called “Subtle Manipulation: An investigation into people’s awareness if the discreet enhancement techniques used by advertisers”. The project sought to determine if people are aware of the subtle influences of advertising by investigating the impact of alterations made to advertisements. In conjunction with teacher Matthew Finn, the girls had a very well presented stand with graphs, charts, imagery and artefacts relating to the manipulation of advertising by marketing groups. Fully on top of their subject and obviously well prepared, Ellen and Aine also showed themselves to be excellent communicators, well able to engage with visitors and judges at their stand. In this particularly large section of the competition, Ellen and Aine must have come very close to a rosette. Both teams clearly enjoyed the whole experience and certainly did themselves, their families and their school very proud indeed.

Video Source: Limerick Leader

Article Credit: Ger Keyes

Receiving the award:

Taking to the big stage…

Posted by Hazelwood College Dromcollogher on Saturday, 13 January 2018

‘Alone it Stands’

The 3rd Year English class studying John Breen’s ‘Alone it Stands’, the new Specification for Junior Cycle English visited Thomond Park museum and stadium recently with Ms McLoughlin and Ms Ryan. The tour was guided by Rosemary from Thomond Park and Munster Rugby along with rugby legend Gerry Mc Loughlin who featured in the match and in the play.

Alone It Stands is a chaotic, hilarious, heart-warming play that appeals to the students whether or not they have an interest in rugby.

The hilarious play is about Munsters 1978 rugby match against the New Zealand All Blacks.

The main themes in the play are:
1. Community, Family and Friendship
2. Triumph over Adversity

The play has six actors playing 62 roles, from a pregnant woman to a mischievous dog. The dialect is from Limerick, the scenes are frantic often quite short and touch on numerous subplots.

The play uses rugby terms throughout and is steeped in local Limerick jargon!