Stars meet at the ‘Castleblayney celebrates Big Tom Festival’ – Our Lady’s Choir and Eamonn Toal!!

International Success for Our Lady’s at the Llangollen – Eisteddfod International Music Festival

 

Another superb musical extravaganza from Our Lady’s

 

Our Lady’s are crowned National Champions in Show Choir Ireland 2017

 

Drama Students getting in the mood for re-enactment of olden days for the Fair Day 2016

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 THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS

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Our Lady’s Secondary School were delighted to welcome Minister Heather Humphreys on Monday 11th April to a special ceremony to mark the culmination of a week’s activities of the school’s 1916 School Commemoration Programme.  During this ceremony the students participated in a drama extract where they highlighted some aspects of the 1916 story. The students wore football jerseys to represent different aspects of Irish culture and sport. They also portrayed an extract from ‘The Plough and the Stars’ as directed by their drama teacher Ms Tuomey. During her very inspirational speech, Minister Humphreys complimented the students on their dramatic accents and convincing portrayals of the 1916 era and completed her visit by viewing the many wonderful projects on display.

Drama students who entertained during the presentation are pictured here with Mr Eddie Kelly, Principal of Our Lady’s, Minister Humphreys, Cian McEneaney, Jamie Little, Conor Rice, Logan Mc Quillan, Josh Mone, Dean Rooney, Philip Mc Shane, Amy Mc Geough, Margaret Delaney, Kirstie Walsh & Ciaran Duffy.

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TY DRAMA COMMEMORATE 1916

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THE OUTSIDERS

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CHRISTMAS REFLECTION

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Grease is the Word

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Open Night 2015

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Some of the cast  of the re – enactment  of   the Hiring Fairs of long
ago pictured with  camera crew of Irish TV in Iontas and director of the play, Aiden Mc Quillan
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 Drama students providing entertainment on Transition Yar Awards Night

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David Maine, past pupil actor, was special guest on TY Awards night, pictured here with TY coordinator Mrs Brohan.

Romeo loves Juliet was performed by JCSP students for their parents on Wednesday April 28th, where they also displayed all their year’s work and baked refreshments for their invited guests.

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Our Lady’s Drama Group Performs Shakespeare

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On Saturday 18th April, a large cast of committed and talented young actors took their acting skills to a new level by performing the lyrical lines of the Great Bard himself, William Shakespeare, in an inventive and original take on the age old and popular “Romeo and Juliet”.  Directed by Gabrielle Tuomey and ably assisted by past pupil, Nyle Mohan, who also provided Sound and Lighting. Continuing the tradition of drama in the school, another past pupil, Shane Cumiskey returned to take a cameo role. Stage Manager was 5th year student, Jamie Mc Mahon,who himself is no stranger to working behind the scenes following his stirling work on the Wiz last year.

The young dynamic cast comprised of First, Second and Third Year students, with two roles being played by a TY and a  Sixth Year student. Their hard work during rehearsals over the last few months including during their Easter Holidays, was evident to the audience who enjoyed a lively and well paced show. The play is on the Junior Syllabus and this production should be of valuable assistance to them in their study of this famous tragedy.

Lead roles were as follows: Romeo (Micheal McMahon), Juliet (Aoibheann Maguire), Lord and Lady Capulet (Logan Mc Quillan and Emma Mc Mahon), Mercutio and Benvolio (Ryan Mc Mahon 6th Year  and Leon Campbell, Tybalt (Delvit George), Nurse (Ellen Quinn), Friar Laurence and Friar John (Jasmine Huang and Emily Duffy) ( also Gregory), Lord and Lady Montague (Oisin Hamill and Jessica Carragher), Prince Escalus (Neasa Boyle), County Paris (Dean Carragher), First Watchman and Rap singer (Emma Flanagan), Sampson and Balthasar (Zara O Gorman), Chorus( Kirsti Walsh). Rosaline and singer of Opening number (Lisa Rose Mc Mahon).     Other cameo roles were ably played by Adam Dolan, Anais McGuire, Megan Kelly, Frances Horgan, Caitlin Mulligan, Ryan Buckley, Shauna McMahon, Chloe MacDonnell and Natasha Brennan.

Choreography was devised by TY students Sinead Courtney and Michelle Forde. Set design was provided by Art Teacher, Susan Lynch, and her TY class, with contributions from the JCSP students. The latter are also performing a loosely adapted improvisation of “Romeo and Juliet,” at the end of April as part of the celebration of their year’s work.

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JCSP Drama class are a ‘Class Act’

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Mr Martin Maguire, Festival adjudicator at Castleblayney Drama Festival, holds a workshop in Iontas with the JCSP Drama group from Our Lady’s Castleblayney. This talented group of young students are sure to enthral their audiences over the coming weeks as they put on their version of “Romeo loves Juliet” under the direction of Ms Gabrielle Tuomey, teacher and accomplished stage performer herself.

JCSP students at Our Lady’s, had a special visitor to their drama class last Wednesday,  held in the Choral Suite in Iontas, Castleblayney. Castleblayney Festival Adjudicator Martin Maguire, took some time out of his busy schedule at the Castleblayney Drama festival to attend a rehearsal of the group. He watched the students rehearsing for their upcoming version of “Romeo Loves Juliet”.  Actor, director, and performer, Martin has appeared in many plays, films and television dramas, including The Tudors, and is performing in a one man show in Dublin next week. The advice and ideas of this gregarious professional delighted the students who really enjoyed his stories and appreciated his warm reception of their work to date.

This group of young performers, under the direction of teacher and local thespian, Ms Gabrielle Tuomey, are putting the finishing touches to their production of “Romeo loves Juliet”, which they will perform for their parents and invited guests in Our Lady’s  Concer t Hall in the near future.

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Pictured with Mr Martin Maguire, Festival adjudicator at Castleblayney Drama Festival, are Ciara McElroy and Shane McElwain, JCSP class Our Lady’s, at Iontas.

 

1A Visit Iontas Drama Feastival

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FIRST YEARS PERFORM SCENES FROM SCROOGE FOR PATIENTS AT ST MARY’S

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FIRST YEAR STUDENTS PERFORM SCENES FROM SCROOGE WHILE ENJOYING A COFFEE AT IONTAS

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AT DRAMA ANTICS HALLOWEEN

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 Our Lady’s Drama student’s perform at Fair Day in Castleblayney

These students from Our Lady’s took part in the reenactment of John Redmond and Home Rule for Fair Day in Blayney 27th September. They rehearsed with the Castleblayney drama players and did three performances . They really enjoyed working with these seasoned actors and it was really was a memorable experience for the students.

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Student’s perform at presentation for the Mercy Sisters

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The wonderful cast of Scrooge

 

TY students in drama class in the Well in Iontas where they rehearse and improvise scenes every friday

 

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