Geography visit to the Burren

Hazelwood College Sixth Year Geography students are pictured showing their support for Hazelwood College Paralympian Bronze Medallist Noelle Lenihan while on their trip to the Burren as part of their Laving Certificate studies. Despite being miles from home, completing their Leaving Certificate Geography Investigation, they took time to celebrate their fellow Hazewood College student’s amazing success. Pictured are (back row left to right) Ciara Ahern, Jack Hennessy, Patricia Galvin, Caoimhe Ryan, Chloe Reidy, Sean Madigan, Pierce Curtin, Micheal Begley, Keith Coughlan, James Guidera, Ronan O’Keeffe, Timmy Larkin, Damien Burke, Darragh Lane, Diarmuid Murphy, Aisling Cunningham, Eoin Considine, Mary Kate Sherlock, Enya O’Donnell and Ms Maria Curtin, Hazelwood College Geography teacher. Front Row: Jacqueline McCarthy, Micheal Nolan and Sean Twohig.

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Hazelwood College Geography students are pictured in the Burren in the course of their fieldtrip there as part of their Leaving Certificate studies. The students were able to use the knowledge they gained in the course of their field trip to prepare for the Investigation element of their Leaving Certificate studies. Pictured are the following ( from left to right) Ciara Ahern, Jack Hennessy, Patricia Galvin, Caoimhe Ryan, Chloe Reidy, Sean Madigan, Pierce Curtin, Micheal Begley, Keith Coughlan, James Guidera, Ronan O’Keeffe, Timmy Larkin, Damien Burke, Darragh Lane, Diarmuid Murphy, Aisling Cunningham, Eoin Considine, Mary Kate Sherlock, Enya O’Donnell and Ms Maria Curtin, Hazelwood College Geography teacher. Front Row (left to right): Jacqueline McCarthy, Micheal Nolan and Sean Twohig.

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Treks and Trails in the Burren

As reward for all their hard work over the year and to help some students attain their Gaisce Award, Transition Years recently went on a two day hike in the Burren in Co. Clare.

After a bite to eat after our long bus journey to Turlough in the heart of the Burren UNESCO World Hertiage Site we set off on what was to be 17km of spectacular walking. Despite the grey skies we held good hope for what was to come based on the mornings forecast and by the time we had reached the highest point of the day the sun began to shine.

That evening in the Burren Outdoor Education Centre under the watchful eyes of Ms Reily, ┬áthe students cooked themselves an especially tasty Spaghetti Bolognese, although our taste buds may have been distorted by hunger. A balmy evening was passed by probably the longest game of soccer ever played and some competitive table tennis. So competitive in fact the game wouldn’t even be interrupted by Aoife to blow out some birthday candles!!!

Next morning after a good nights sleep, a feed of almost 100 sausages prepared us for the day (Again cooked by the students and freshly prepared for us the day before by O’Connors, Dromcollogher, Thanks!!!). Eight more spectacular kilometers of walking in once again beautiful weather awaited us.

Here is a flavour of some of the more difficult sections of scrambling/walking enjoyed by the group.

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Burren Fieldtrip

The second year geography class recently visited the Burren in Co. Clare for a fieldtrip, below are some photos from the day

Picture 1: Hazelwood College 2D students pictured during their recent fieldtrip to the Burren.

Picture 2: Hazelwood College students pictured in the course of their recent guided fieldtrip to the Burren.

Picture 3: Hazelwood College students Darragh Ryan (left) and Connor Davy (right) at the Burren Interpretative Centre during their recent fieldtrip there.

Picture 4: Conor Stack (left) and Jack Pierce (right) at the Burren Interpretative Centre during the recent 2D fieldtrip.

Burren Visit

Sixth Year Geography students from Hazelwood College are pictured here on their visit to the Burren region in Clare, as part of their Leaving Certificate studies. They are pictured here receiving instruction on their Geographical Investigation of the Burren. Pictured are (from left to right) Alan Mc Aree, Mariah Culloty, Padraig Aherne, Alan Cronin, Ciara Mc Carthy, Kieran Guina, Aisling Stack, John Walsh, Shane Murphy, Roisin Noonan, Lyon Lenihan, Grainne Fitzgibbon, Lorriane Morrissey, Selina Kiely, Darragh O’ Brien, Sam Long, Bridget O’ Leary, Rachel Lane and Sophie Connelly.

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