Recommendations for this week

By: Lauren Grace WORD : drapetomania - (n.) overwhelming urge to run away QUOTE: All we have is now – unknown EXERCISE: Bouncing on a trampoline APP: Houseparty- just because we are at home doesn’t mean we can’t socialise. This app allows you to chat up to eight people at one time! SONG: Sunday best… read more

Coping during quarantine   

Holly Hutchinson So Covid-19 has completely shut down Ireland now, the 30th of March, and so we are all stuck home. TY is flying past and I know I’d much rather make the most of these last few weeks of academic freedom with my friends than be stuck at home… read more

A word from one of our International Students

Victoria Sevillano The coronavirus is a virus that affects every country. This virus affects elderly people and people with underlying health conditions in particular. Unfortunately, this virus started in China, and we didn’t think it could come to Europe. COVID-19 came to Italy, causing many deaths and then spread all… read more

Carrot Cake

Ella Hogg I found this recipe in Mary Berry’s Fast Cakes. Her recipes are always so easy to follow and work every time. I have always been a fan of the carrot cake but never made one myself until I had all of this time on my hands (with school… read more

How to stay positive during self-isolation

By: Molly Rice Stay informed but set limits for news and social media The news and social media sites can bombard us with a stream of bad news,which can leave you feeling anxious and worried.  It would help if you choose a single news source and decide how much limited… read more

Comórtas an Phiarsaigh – Díospóireachtaí Gael Linn

   By: Jim Parmeter This year Kilkenny College entered Comórtas an Phiarsaigh (the All-Ireland senior Irish debating competition) for the second time, following our win last year. The team consisted of Jeff Duke, Cameron Murphy (both Form 6) and myself, coached by Iníon Ní Riain. After three victories, the team made… read more

Are TY Coping?

Alex Wolfe I’ve lost count of how long we’ve spent social distancing. Not that it’s been that long, I just haven’t bothered counting. I feel that if I make this longer for myself by saying “It's been 10 days already, how long left”, this whole-time frame will be a lot worse.… read more