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Junior Cycle Field Trip to Marble Arch Caves Co. Fermanagh

A group of 2nd and 3rd year Geography students travelled to the Marble Arch Caves Co. Fermanagh on Thursday 3rd April 2014. Students got real-life hands-on experience with different sections of the Junior Cert Geography course they are currently studying including weathering, glaciation and mapwork. The trip took them on a Limestone Trail along the lower slopes of the Cuilcagh Mountains (the source of the Shannon river). Students got to see features formed by chemical weathering of limestone (including a limestone pavement, a collapsed doline, a subsidence doline, and a sink hole); glacial erratics (huge boulders transported by glaciers during the last Ice Age over 10,000 years ago) and to study a peat landscape. The second part of the trip involved a tour of the Marble Arch Caves where students went into underground caves and got to see stalagmites and stalactites and how underground limestone features are formed. Students loved getting to experience geography in a real landscape in the great outdoors. Without a doubt, this beautiful landscape and all we got to see made it a trip to remember.

Remains of an old cottage along the Limestone Trail

Students looking down at a sink hole along the Limestone Trail

The stream flowing underground through a limestone sink hole into a cave beneath

Underground in the caves


Tommy Markham Cup Visits Moyne College

Enda Gilvarry, Cora Conlon and Darragh DevaneyEnda Gilvarry Cup & Students

Moyne College was treated to a very special guest last week when the Tommy Markham Cup was brought in by the All-Ireland Minor Football Team Manager Enda Gilvarry. Students of Moyne College got to chat the All-Ireland Winning manager about the jubilant scenes witnessed last September in Croke Park when the Mayo Minor Football Team won the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Title. Moyne College students also got a chance to have their picture taken with the Cup. This was all part of the recently held Science & Technology Day where all the local National Schools came to Moyne College to experience all that Science & Technology has to offer. The 6th Class National School pupils also got the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the Tommy Markham Cup. This was a fantastic experience for all the students involved. We would like to thank Mayo Minor Manager Enda Gilvarry for taking the time to come in to share his experiences with the students.