Wednesday, August 27, 2008

'Dream' at the Peacock

The National Youth Theatre are putting on A Midsummer Night's Dream this week at the Peacock Theatre in Dublin, directed by Gyorgy Vidovszky. Read here an Irish Times article by Sara Keating on the work of the NYT. The production is a lively and enjoyable one, which gathers strength and pace through the evening.

Read Peter Crawley's review in the Irish Times here.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Leaving Cert results 2008

Congratulations to our candidates in this year's Leaving Certificate English exams, who again have performed very strongly. All figures below, for obvious reasons, are for Higher Level results :-
  • 97% took English at Higher Level (nationally, 64% do).
  • 17% got an A (nationally, 6%).
  • 25% got a B (nationally, 18%).
  • 48% got a C (nationally, 25%).
  • most outstandingly, 90% of all our candidates across both levels got an A, B or C at Higher Level (49% nationally).
Full details of general results on the College site here.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

George Orwell the blogger

One of the best examples of blogging, from one of the great writers of the last century : the Orwell Prize will, from Saturday 9th August, start putting on a new blog (here) the diary entries of George Orwell, each one 70 years to the day after he wrote them.