Ben Doran Mountaineer

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After all my months of training it came down to these final few hours on our summit push to the roof of Africa. My body was shaking with the cold, breathing was a huge challenge on its own with oxygen levels roughly half of that found at sea level. My legs were screaming at me to stop and as much as I wanted to call it a day I listened to that one little voice in my head that told me “you’re not finished yet” and pressed on through the wind and the cold. All the suffering was worth it when at 7:15am I reached a sign indicating that I had made it to the top of Kilimanjaro at 19341 feet. For that brief moment every ache and pain had disappeared. I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and pride. We spent 20 minutes at the top so we could take pictures and take it all in then made our way back down to camp. Going to Kilimanjaro was far more than a climb for me it was a life changing experience. Tanzania is a wonderful country but it was the people that made this trip what it was – our porters, guides and cooks but most of all it was our group members that made the trip special.

Prize-Giving 2016

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Deele College hosted a very successful prize-giving in the school sports-hall last Friday, with special guest, Ireland U-21 manager, Noel King in attendance.

Over 500 people attended the event, which is a celebration of the achievements of the students throughout the school year. Finn Harps’ players and former students, Kevin McHugh and Matthew Crossan were also present for the event, as was Captain Bridget Clarke of the Irish Armed Forces, who is also a member of the Deele College alumni.

Trash N Fashion 2016

Trash n Fashion entrants from Deele college along with their Art teacher Mrs Patrice Gallagher
Trash n Fashion 2016 was held in the Mount Errigal Hotel last Thurs 19th May. We had entries from 2nd yr, TY & 5th year. It was a fantastic night and we had the overall winner in the 100th Anniversary of Fashion (1916) section. Louise Brogan in TY won the prize for her creation. We had 2 runner ups-Rebecca Quinn & team from 5th year in the Trash n Fashion creation category and Laobhaise Wilson and team from 2nd year in the “Up- cyclying ” category. All proceeds from the event went to Jigsaw.

Fantastic day at Campsie Karting Centre

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With a large group of over 50 students, we couldn’t have had a more enjoyable experience. Fantastic facilities with superb staff. Definitely won’t be the last time students from Deele College will be paying a visit to Campsie Karting Centre.

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Raphoe Youth Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

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We would like to congratulate three fifth year students Nicola Bonner, Callum Toland and Ronan Kelly who are travelling to Lourdes on Sunday 22nd May as part of the Raphoe Youth Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.