Proclamation of Ireland

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 was Proclamation Day. This was the day when every school in the country reflected on the events of Easter Monday which led to the birth of the Republic. Below are some images from Hazelwood College’s participation in the day.

Picture 1: Hazelwood College students and staff who participated and organised Hazelwood’s commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Rising Pictured are (from left to right): Darragh Lane, Laoise Bennis, Jacqueline McCarthy, Mr. Danny Sheahan, Ellen Ryan, Aaron Walsh, Mr. Des Lambe, Megan Lenihan, Ms. Sinead Walsh, the Chairman of the Hazelwood College 1916 Rising Commemoration Committee, Ornagh Kiely and Brian Buckley. Missing from the photograph are Hazelwood teachers Ms. Sinead Clarson, Ms. Sarah Fogarty, Mr. Ronan Farrell and Matt Finn.

Picture 2: Hazelwood College students Brian Buckley (left) and Laoise Bennis (right) as they participate in the Hazelwood College 1916 Commemoration Ceremony, by reading the 1916 Proclamation in English and Irish, respectively.

Picture 3: Hazelwood College sixth year student, Aaron Walsh, who read ‘Mise Eire’ by Padraig Pearse in the course of the Hazelwood College 1916 Rising Commemoration Ceremony.

Picture 4: Hazelwood College fifth year student Darragh Lane reads Padraig Pearse’s poem ‘The Mother’ in the course of the Hazelwood College 1916 Rising Commemoration Ceremony.

Picture 5: Hazelwood College’s music group playing a selection of Irish traditional music as part of the Hazelwood College’s 1916 Rising Commemoration Ceremony.

Picture 6: Grainne Buckley (left) and Jack O’Sullivan (right) participate in the 1916 Rising Commemoration Ceremony in Hazelwood College.

Picture 7: Hazelwood College first year students Ornagh Kiely and Megan Lenihan who read a Prayer of Reflection at the ceremony which marked the centenary of the Easter Rising.

Picture 8: Noelle Lenihan, Cathy Foley, Leah Downes and Rachel Power are pictured participating in the choir which sang in the course of the Hazelwood College Commemoration Ceremony for the 1916 Rising.

Picture 9: At the Hazelwood College 1916 Rising Commemoration Ceremony, Derek Murphy (left) and Megan Boyce (right) raise the national flag.

Picture 10: Hazelwood College Principal, Mr Brendan Burke, is pictured at the close of the Hazelwood College 1916 Rising Commemoration Ceremony.

Picture 11: Hazelwood College students Nigel O’Callaghan (left) and Niamh O’Brien (right) pictured recently at Croke Park at a ceremony where they received the national flag from an army officer (centre) as part of the Easter 1916 Commemoration.


Hazelwood College Parents Association

Our Annual Hazelwood College 45 Drive Fundraiser, hosted by the Parents Association will take place in the College on Good Friday Night March 25th 2016 next @ 8.30pm.

This annual 45 Drive Card night is in its 27th year of continued success in raising funds which have been given back to benefit and add quality education to all our students over the years in Hazelwood College.

  • As a result of your continued support over the past year we the Parents Association recently hosted a visit from Mr Alan Quinlan Retired Rugby Union Player to speak to all students and staff of our College on Positive Mental Health. This unprecedented visit was greatly appreciated by Students and staff, and its aim was to remove the stigma attached to speaking out about mental health issues, and to get us all talking.
  • We were also privileged to host an excellent workshop for Parents of all students attending Hazelwood College titled ‘’ Supporting our children through second level Education’’ presented by guest speaker, Mr Noel Brosnan. This workshop was attended by over 120 Parents on the night who found it to be very beneficial.
  • We aim once again to provide Yoga classes to those who will be sitting their Leaving Cert exams in 2016 to aid and empower students in the fields of relaxation and breathing techniques which will help with coping skills required for destressing and exam pressure.

I hope we have provided you with an insight into how your continued support is utilised by our association in supporting Parents and Students of our School, and it is our aim to continue this work into the future.

Our School is the sole provider of second level education in this area where there are 350 families attending.

We ask for €20.00 per Family to purchase 4 tickets for the upcoming 45 Drive please, tickets enclosed, and all tickets returned will be entered by March 11th will be entered in a draw on the night.

Dates for your diary: Bag Packing Centra March 18th and 19th  Volunteers can contact myself on 087 7559667 or Helen Pierce 087 2126124

5 K Fun Run/Walk April 24th.

Your Support is greatly appreciated.

Yours Sincerely

Joan Twohill Secretary 087 7559667


Meet the Association:
Chairperson : Mr Pat Brennan, Secretary Ms Joan Twohill, Treasurer Mr Tom O Callaghan, BOM Reps: Mr John Molyneaux, Ms Betty Cotter, Committee members: Mr Dan Joe O Callaghan, Mr. Liam Reidy, Ms Carmel Walmsley, Ms Helen Pierce, Ms Maura Heenan, Ms Miriam Magner Flynn, Ms Fiona Dore Buckley, Mr Liam Quaid and Ms Mary Madden.