Largy College offers a wide and varied range of programmes at both Junior and Leaving Certificate level. Alongside the traditional Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate, at which we excel, we offer both LCA and JCSP programmes to those who wish to pursue an alternative path.


Junior Cycle Wood technology aims to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills, and subject knowledge to investigate and solve real-life problems while progressing the development of a range of manipulative skills through processing wood and other materials.

For Junior Cycle, Wood Technology is assessed by means of a terminal written examination (30%), a practical project and portfolio (70%), along with two Classroom-Based Assessments (CBA’s):

CBA 1 - Wood science in our environment


CBA 2 - Self-analysis and evaluation


Teachers Names

Micheal Killen

Brian Duffy

Stephen Smyth


Subject Overview 

The study of Wood Technology at junior cycle aims to:

  • Enable students to develop the necessary conceptual understanding, disciplinary skills and subject knowledge to design and create artefacts of value
  • Empower students through designing and making, whilst developing an awareness of sustainability and the use of natural resources
  • Develop a range of core design skills and relevant manipulation skills through modelling and processing wood and other materials
  • Develop the confidence and resilience of students through engagement with the uncertainty of design challenges
  • Encourage students’ innovation and creativity through recognition and appreciation of their capacity to design and create.



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Leaving Cert Construction Studies:

Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology, construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes. Construction studies is assessed at both Ordinary level and Higher level in Leaving Certificate by means of a terminal written examination (50%), a student project with portfolio (25%) and a practical examination (25%) 

Construction Studies looks at the following content:

 Part I – Construction Theory and Drawing

Part II – Practical Skills

Part III – Course Work and Projects


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Career opportunities

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Building Surveying
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Property Valuation/ Auctioneering
  • Engineering
  • Animation


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In Largy College, Guidance refers to a range of Learning experiences that are provided in a developmental sequence in order to assist students to make informed choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent to these choices These choices may be categorized into three separate but interconnected areas:

1. Personal and Social

2. Educational

3. Career.


Follow the link below for the Largy College guidance page.


Guidance Counsellor:

Ms. Claudine Goff 

Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute

Thank you to Rynagh Williams and Karol Harvey who kindly met our sixth year students and spoke about the different courses, work placement options and educational pathways in Monaghan Institute. 

Reach Programme 

Reach + Programme

Our TY students are looking forward to starting their Reach + Programme this academic year. 

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 Past Pupil Visit

We were delighted to welcome back Eimear Deery who now works in the European Parliament in Brussels, for MEP Maria Walshe . She spoke to students about her pathway to her career and what life is like as an Irish person living in Brussels.

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Combilift Site Visit 

Fifth Year Engineering and Business students enjoyed a site visit to Combilift and learned about the company and careers here.

College Guest Speakers
 Orla Maguire Cavan Institute LCA 2 UL Dario di Ruzza HSE Nursing Talk Lorraine

Cavan Institute

 Orla Maguire, from Cavan Institute met our LCA 2 students to speak about courses and supports available.

University of Limerick

Dario Di Ruzza met our senior students and spoke about life in UL. 

HSE- Careers in Nursing

Thank you to Lorraine who spoke about careers in nursing/midwifery to our senior students in February.


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Apprenticeships CMETB

Apprenticeship Information Session

Thank you to Michelle Tilleson in CMETB for meeting with our senior students interested in learning about apprenticeships
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CMETB Careers Event 2023/2024

Sixth Year students enjoyed their morning in the Slieve Russell hotel, attending the CMETB Careers Fair

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Custume Barracks, Athlone

6th Year Students visited the army barracks and learned about careers, and training prospects.


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3rd Year Information Evening

6th years inform 3rd year students about  senior cycle optional subjects. 3rd year students and their [parents/guardians learn about the  different programs available in senior cycle.



We were delighted to welcome back a number of successful past pupils,

who spoke to our 6th year and LCA2 students. 


Leslie from McDonnell Commercials, Monaghan visited the school to speak about HGV maintenance apprenticeships. 


Adam Crowe, A tattoo artist met wit our senior art students to discuss his career as a tattoo artist/business owner. 





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Information Technology (IT) is an accepted element in all our lives and has a central role to play in the education of all students.


"The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before" Bill Gates 

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Department Members 

Mr. Ronan Donnellan

Mr. Ciaran Curran

Ms. Marie Donoghue


Subject Overview


Computers has become a large part of our daily lives. We use them to calculate, listen to music, read the news, communicate with our friends and family, enjoy leisure time and share data worldwide. The IT department in Largy College realises the many uses and actively seeks to equip students with the know how and digital skills to be able to effectively use day to day technology. Under the CMETB, Largy college uses the Microsoft Package and teaches students digital litearcy through Microsoft Word, Outlook, OneDrive, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Teams and OneNote as well as educating students on internet safety. In Transition Year, students get the oppertunity to learning basic and more advanced coding while also giving students the oppertunity to praticipate in numerous competitions.   

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Career Opportunities

Database administratorInformation systems managerIT consultantIT technical support officerMultimedia programmerNetwork engineerSystems analystSystems developer


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Largy college Social, Personal & Health Education

Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) in junior cycle education supports the personal development, health and well being of young people and helps them create and maintain supportive relationships.

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SPHE Department

Ms. Rosaleen McGrory

Ms. Fiona McKiernan

Ms. Emma McBride

Ms. Colette Smith

Ms. Paula McGonnell

Mr. Dessie Mone


Subject Overview

The aims of SPHE are to enable students to develop skills for self-fulfilment and living in communities, to promote self-esteem and self-confidence, to enable students to develop a framework for responsible decision-making, to provide opportunities for reflection and discussion and to promote physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.


Career Opportunities

Social Worker, Healthcare, Nursing/Medicine


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Technical Graphics

Graphics involves students in the development of a range of skills associated with the management of spatial problems and the graphical communication of spatial ideas and solutions.

Graphics is one of the technology subjects offered at junior cycle. When studying Graphics you will learn how to represent 3-D and 2-D objects on paper in addition to the use of C.A.D (computer aided design) programmes. You will develop problem solving and creative thinking skills through the solution of graphical problems.

Teachers names

  • Brian Duffy
  • Stephen Smyth
  • Ronan Donnellan

Subject Overview 

 Junior Cycle Graphics aims to:

 • develop the student’s creativity, spatial ability, and capacity to reason and communicate ideas through engagement with abstract and applied geometric problem-solving activities

• encourage the development of the cognitive and practical dexterity skills associated with graphical communication

• instil an appreciation of the role of graphics in the world around them

• equip all students to make judgements on the best mode through which to represent their ideas and solutions

• encourage the production of drawings that promotes the skills of communicating through graphics

• develop students cognitive and practical skills associated with modelling and graphical communication



 Career opportunities in your subject.

  • Product Design
  • Computer Games design
  • Architect
  • Engineering
  • Website design.



Physical Education at Largy College

The PE department in Largy College offers students the opportunity to experience a diverse range of activities, which enables pupils to fully develop their range of physical, analytical and social skills.


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Our P.E Department 

Mr. D. Mone

Ms. E. McCarron

Mr. R. McAnespie

Mrs. C. Sherry

Mrs. M. Jordan


Over the course of their school life students will develop lifelong skills and a knowledge in all strands of PE.

These include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Dance,
  • Games
  • Athletics
  • Outdoor Adventure and Athletics
  • Aquatics
  • Health Related Activity

Students will get an oppurtunity to develop skills, tactics and learn how to take responsibility and ownership in all these strands throughout their physical education classes. 

Students get 2 classes of PE a week in all years

During this time students can utilise the state of the art facilities in Largy College - PE Hall, Gymnasium Suite, Outdoor Pitch, Outdoor Courts, Walking Track, Handball Wall.

Largy College offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include:

  • Gaelic Teams,
  • Athletics,
  • Soccer
  • Handball,
  • Basketball,
  • Badminton,
  • Volleyball,
  • Camogie.

Every Year the school runs two whole-school sports events. The Largy College 5k Run and the Largy College Sports Day.

In Transition Year students get to do two sports modules:

1) Outdoor Pursuits

Students get to go to try out various sporting activities such as horse riding, kanoeing, kayaking, climbing, banana boating, archery, nerf wars, bowling to name only a few.

Students can also compete in the Hell and Back Secondary Schools event which Largy College takes part in each year. 

2) Future Leaders Award.

Students get to experience 4 modules - Nutrition, Wellbeing, Coaching and Refereeing

Students get their GAA Foundation Coaching Badge, Go Games Refereeing cert mand Child Protection Cert. These are essential to coach in yur clubs and allow students the oppurtunity to seek employment at the Monaghan GAA Cul Camps at Easter and Summer.

The study of music offers numerous benefits beyond just learning about music itself. It helps students build independence and self-confidence, improves health and wellbeing, enhances memory and cognition, reduces stress and anxiety, and develops music literacy and language skills necessary for engaging with today's musical world.

Department Members: Ms. Chloe Heaslip

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Music is an optional subject in school, with opportunities for students to take music as a subject for the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate. In both exams, there are composing, listening and performing music elements. Students can learn various instruments in class (ukulele, tin whistle, recorder). The curriculum covers music theory, music history, music from around the world, technology in music, producing music and instrument tuition.

In the Senior Cycle, the Leaving Certificate music syllabus includes listening, composing, performing, and optional music technology components. Music education opens doors to diverse career opportunities such as music therapist, musician, teacher, arts administrator, event organizer, music producer, sound engineer and more.

There is no need for students to have prior knowledge or experience of music before beginning Junior Cycle music.

Students who decide to study music will be taught ukulele/tin whistle/recorder in class. Some students decide to take up an instrument outside of school after they chose music as a subject.

Even though students may not study music with the view to sitting the state examinations, there are several extra-curricular activities which Largy College encourages students to take part in, such as: Choir, Showtime, Religious services, Carol Singing, Ukulele Club.


Junior Cycle Music

First year music

In first year, students are given the basic grounding in music theory to prepare them for the junior certificate music.

Students study

· Music notation (how to read music)

· chord construction

· music history

· Irish music

· the orchestra

· technology in music

· classroom based instrument tuition

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o recorder

o ukulele


Second/Third Year Music

Throughout second- and third-year students’ study

· Songs and work from composers throughout the various eras in history

· A range of genres and styles of music (Jazz, Pop, Country, Rap, RnB)

· Further study on chord construction by adding backing chords to music

· Melodic and rhythmic dictation

· Music history

· Irish music

· Technology in music

· Continuation of classroom-based instrument tuition

Students who decide to study music will be taught tin whistle recorder and ukulele in class. Some students decide to take up an instrument outside of school after they chose music as a subject


Senior Cycle Music

The Leaving Certificate music syllabus is a continuation from Junior Certificate music.

The syllabus caters for the varying needs of all students including those who would like to pursue further studies in music

Leaving certificate exam:

1. Listening (25%)

2. Composing (25%)

3. Performing (25% / 50%)

and / or

4. Music Technology (25%) - optional

Career Opportunities

This subject opens the door to a huge variety of careers. Music graduates can go on to work in a wide range of professions inside and outside music. If you choose to follow a music career, be mindful that no two career paths are the same. Approach career planning creatively and be prepared to develop a portfolio of roles. You may want to combine teaching with freelance performance work, as well as doing contract/session work on particular projects. It is common for graduates to take several years to establish themselves in creative industries.

Music therapistMusicianPrivate music teacher Secondary school teacher Arts administratorCommunity arts workerCustomer service managerEditorial assistantEvent organiserRetail merchandiserSound technician, broadcasting/film/video


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History aims to introduce students to the process of historical investigation and to the sources and techniques which historians use to find out about the past. In history, teachers strive to provide students with a comprehensive overview of past events, issues, people and ways of life through which they may be able to both distinguish and understand concepts like causes, consequences, change and continuity, using a variety of historical sources in order to promote and accommodate this kind of learning.


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Teachers Names

Ms E Smith

Ms R McGroary

Ms J McGuirk

Ms J Acheson


Subject Overview

Junior Cycle History

The new Junior Certificate History programme was introduced for first year students in the academic year 2018/2019.  Its basic makeup is as follows:

  • A common level course
  • 38 learning outcomes spread across three equally weighed strands:
    1. The Nature of History
    2. The History of Ireland
    3. The History of Europe and the Wider World
  • Strand 1, The Nature of History seeks to get students to study the Strand 2 and 3 topics through the following elements:
    • Developing historical consciousness
    • Working with the evidence
    • Acquiring the ‘big picture’
  • Within Strands 2 and 3, students will have the opportunity to study elements of Irish, European and world history through:
    • Applying historical thinking
    • Recognizing key changes exploring people, cultures and ideas
  • The new Junior Cycle History course includes a mixture of formative and summative assessment, comprising:
    • Ongoing assessment across the three years of Junior Cycle
    • Two Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) in second and third year
      • The Past in My Place in Second Year
      • A Life in Time in Third Year
      • An Assessment Task (AT) based on the second CBA, marked by the SEC
      • A final exam at the end of Third Year, marked by the SEC

History Leaving Certificate

  • The syllabus framework comprises of two interlinking parts:
    1. Working with evidence
    2. Topics for study
  • Each topic is studied from a number of perspectives:
    1. Politics and Administration
    2. Society and Economy
    3. Culture, Religion and Science
  • The listed ‘case studies’ involves an in-depth investigation of a particularly significant historical event
  • Topics for study: Students study a topic that has been prescribed for the documents-study and three other topics. Two of the topics studied relate to Irish history and two to the history of Europe and the wider world. The topics are arranged in two distinct fields of study: Early Modern, 1492-1815; Later Modern, 1815-1993. Within each field of study, there are six topics from Irish history and six from the history of Europe and the wider world.
  • Assessment: Leaving Certificate History is assessed at two levels – Ordinary level and Higher level. There are components:
    1. An examination paper (80%)
    2. A research study report - study of a subject of historical significance chosen by the student (20%)


History Trips

Read about our History trip here: 


Thomas Treanor Award

Kylah Gormley (4th Year Student) receiving the Thomas Treanor Award in recognition of her hard work and commitment to History throughout her Junior Cycle years. 
Thomas Treanor, a Monaghan native, had worked as assistant County Surveyor for the Clones No 1 Rural District Council. He participated in the 1916 Rising and was an active member in the War of Independence 1919-1921. The Thomas Treanor award recognises his contribution to the cause of Irish freedom.

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Career opportunities in your subject.

Leaving Certificate History prepares students for a range of career opportunities including:

  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Archaeologist
  • Historian
  • Academic librarian
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Heritage manager
  • Museum/gallery conservator
  • Politician’s assistant
  • Records manager


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Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places, and environments. The study of geography empowers students to explore and understand the world around them. Engagement with the subject promotes a deep understanding of people and place. Students develop the skills to read their environment, enabling them to interpret the physical landscape, observe climatic events with an informed eye and discuss world events in a knowledgeable manner.


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Fuair seachtar scoláireachtaí ón GRETB DEIS scéim an bhlian seo chaite. Ina theannta sin, fuair beagnach sé dalta dhéag eile Scoláireachtaí ón CMETB agus ceantar bardasach Cluain Eois Bhéal Átha Beithe. Míle buíochas do na heagraíochtaí seo.

D’fhreastal na daltaí ar choláistí ar fud na tíre, ach go háirithe Coláiste Bhríde, Rann na Feirste, Coláiste Gaoth Dobhair agus Coláiste na bhFiann. Tá an aiseolas a fhaighimid uainn ar fheabhas ar fad!

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 Comórtas Seanfhocail

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Is í aidhm Roinn na Gaeilge ná caighdeáin arda acadúla a bhaint amach mar a luaitear i Ráiteas Mhisean Coláiste Learga. Tá sí mar chuspóir chomh maith aird na ndaltaí a dhiriú ar a gcultúr agus ar a n-oidhreacht. 


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Is ábhar tabhachtach í an Ghaeilge i gColáiste Learga. Déanann daltaí an Ghaeilge ag ardleibhéal, ag gnáthleibhéal agus ag bonnleibhéal i scrúdú na hArdteistiméireachta agus sa Teastas Sóisearach. Déanann na daltaí san idirbhliain clár Gaeilge freisin. Déantar leibhéal comónta san Ardteistiméireacht Fheidhmeach. Leagtar béim ar an teanga labhartha i ngach bliain fosta. 


Clár na Roinne

  • Ardteistiméireacht
  • Ardleibhéal / Gnáthleibhéal
  • An Ardteistiméireacht Fheidhmeach
  • An Teastas Sóisearach 

Deiseanna Fostaíochta - Job opportunities;

Múinteoir Bunscoile /Meán scoile, Na Meáin Chumarsáide, Eagarthóir Nuachta, Oifigeach Forbartha, Innealtóir Bogearraí, Amhranaí, Láithreoir teilifíse, aistritheoirí, Na Meáin Shóisialta agus Blaganna, Teangeolaí Dlíodóra srl.


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As Ireland is an active member of the European Union a foreign language is much needed in the 21st century..  French is the chosen language here at Largy College, taught to Leaving Cert level.

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Ms Goff

Ms Morrow


Subject Overview

The study of French enables students to build on their language learning and further develops their skills in and enjoyment of using languages. Language learning is accessible to all students and contributes to their cognitive, personal and social growth by enhancing their communicative and thinking skills, as well as their participation in a global society. Being able to communicate in the mother tongue and in foreign languages is also among the eight key competences for lifelong learning identified by the European Union and European Council.

When learning French students are actively engaged in activities and tasks which integrate the five language skills of listening, reading, spoken production, spoken interaction and writing.  As a result, they communicate with increasing independence, confidence and creativity. 

A fundamental feature of languages is that they give students access to new worlds and different ways of thinking.  The resulting development of socio-cultural knowledge and intercultural awareness also enhances students’ cognitive development while appreciating diversity.

Learning French also broadens students’ horizons and enables them to develop a lifelong learning skill for education, leisure and work, and to develop a positive attitude towards other languages and cultures. Modern technologies play a key role in making language learning and language use increasingly more accessible and enjoyable for learners, by facilitating access to information and communication with people at a global level.

Many studies attest to the benefits of learning French and students who have been exposed to language learning from an early age perform better than those who have not; displaying enhanced abilities in areas such as problem-solving, multi-tasking, creativity and pattern recognition.


French Breakfast 

Every year French Students in Largy College enjoy a French Breakfast. This allows students to get a taste of the French culture without even leaving the school.  

5th year students enjoying their French Breakfast 


Students Work

A selection of our first year French students singing the days of the week.

Two second year students made up their own French role play. Here we see a very hard-working waitress looking after a demanding customer. The girls came up with their idea, planned the dialogue, organised props and did a fantastic job!


Professions using French

  • Translator
  • Teacher
  • Civil Servant
  • Youtuber
  • Foreign Correspondant
  • International Sales Manager
  • Field Researcher
  • Customer Service
  • A Linguist in the Military
  • Children’s Book Writer
  • Air Traffic Assistant
  • Banking Correspondant
  • Tour Guide


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What is it about:

The aim of the English Department is to promote literacy specifically the ability to read, write and think critically. We offer our students a favourable learning environment in a subject area that is progressive in outlook, to foster a love of language and literature through reading, writing and critical assessment, which in turn promotes effective critical thinking. In this way, our students learn to achieve their own personal excellence t become self-directed members of society.


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Teachers Names:

Ms. Sascha Cumiskey

Ms. Claudine Goff

Ms. Geraldine Lyons

Ms. Rosaleen McGroary

Mr. Francis Ward

Mr. Ian Hogan


Subject overview:

English is studied at both Leaving and Junior certificate level. English is also taught in the Leaving Certificate Applied and the Junior Certificate School Programme.

The aims of the leaving certificate syllabus are to develop in students:

  • A mature and critical literacy to prepare them for the responsibilities and challenges of adult life in all contexts.
  • A respect and appreciation for language used accurately and appropriately and a competence in a wide range of language skills, both oral and written.
  • An awareness of the value of literature in its diverse forms for enriching their perceptions, for enhancing their sense of cultural identity, and for creating experiences of aesthetic pleasure.

In the Junior cycle syllabus, students are encouraged to:

  • Be creative through language and to gain enjoyment and continuing personal growth from English in all its forms.
  • Develop control over English, using it and responding to it with purpose and effect through the interconnected literacy skills of oral language, reading and writing.
  • Engage personally with and think critically about an increasing broad range of spoken, written and multimodal texts.
  • Develop an informed appreciation of literature through personal encounters with a variety of literary texts.
  • Use their literacy skills to manage information needs, and find, use, synthesise, evaluate and communicate information using a variety of media.
  • Gain an understanding of the grammar and conventions of English and how they might be used to promote clear and effective communication.


Largy Debate Teams.

Every year Largy Transition Year students participates in the concern debates. To date the school has had great success in this competition. In 2019, Largy won the All Ireland national concern debate.



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Teenage Tales

Click the image below to read some of our great stories.

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Career opportunities:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Writer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial Assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher/Teacher
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Web content manager
  • Publishing copyeditor/proof-reader


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Junior Cycle Engineering aims to develop the students' awareness of engineering principles and processes while developing the necessary subject knowledge with the disciplinary skills to engineer products.

Leaving Certificate Engineering is the study of mechanical engineering for students in the senior cycle of post-primary education. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical and design skills to execute solutions to engineering problems. Engineering is assessed at two levels, Ordinary level and Higher level, by means of a written examination (50%) a project (25%) and a practical examination (25%)


Teachers Names

John Deery

Ronan Donnellan

Aaron Gallagher

Subject Overview 

 Junior Cycle Engineering aims to:

  • develop an engineering mind-set through the exploration engineering principles, materials and manufacturing techniques.
  • enable students to develop the disciplinary skills and knowledge to engineer an end product.
  • enable students to engage in goal-oriented problem solving, creating an awareness of engineering processes.
  • develop the necessary skills and apply engineering processes to manipulate material to manufacture a product with efficiency, accuracy, precision and a high-quality finish.   





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Leaving Certificate Engineering


Leaving Certificate Engineering aims to:

  •  enable students to enhance their design and problem solving skills.
  •  develop a knowledge of engineering materials, their properties and applications.
  •  develop a knowledge and understanding of control technology.
  •  develop a knowledge and understanding of material testing, joining methods, heat treatment and finishing processes.
  •  promote safety awareness and practices.
  •  encourage sustainable use of resources.
  •  promote the development of high level skills in design and manufacture.


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Career opportunities:

  • Engineering
    • Civil
    • Mechanical
    • Electronic
    • Mechatronics
    • Biomedical
    • Polymer
    • Petroleum
    • Aeronautical
    • Agricultural
  • Coding and Software development
  • Web Design and games design
  • Construction
  • The automation industry
  • Sustainability


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 Design and Communication Graphics

Design and Communication Graphics for the Leaving Certificate provides students with the opportunity to visualise and comprehend information which can then be presented graphically. It also allows the development of CAD (computer aided design) skills through the use of industry leading package, Solid Works.

Construction Studies

Construction Studies introduces students to the knowledge and skills associated with construction technology and construction materials and practices. This is achieved through theoretical study and integrated practical projects which provide a basis for the thorough exploration of materials and processes

 Civic Social and Political Education

CSPE aims to develop active citizens with a sense of belonging. CSPE explores the world in which we live through a human rights and political lens.


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National ActionAid Speech Writing Competition final.The final competition was held in the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). Nine finalists delivered their speeches in front of judges including ActionAid Board Members and former broadcaster Rodney Rice; RTE News Journalist Sharon Ni Bheolain and White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador Tom Meagher. Pictured was Christy Biji from Largy College, Monaghan with Sharon Ni Bheolain RTE New Journalist and member of the judging panel for ActionAid speech writing final competition.  Picture Colm Mahady / Fennells Fennell Photography Copyright 2015  
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Teachers 2020/2021

Ms. Sascha Cumiskey

Ms. Emma Smith

Ms. Niamh Myers



Subject overview:

In CSPE student learn how to look after their world through good stewardship practice. They also learn how to look after the people of our world by examining the interconnected nature of humankind, exploring human dignity as well as the concepts of law and politics.

CSPE gives students the ability and confidence to participate in a democratic society. It develops the autonomous potential of students as a socially literate, independent and self-confident young people who can apply empathy and imagination in learning about and encountering other people and cultures. CSPE promotes a system of values based in human rights but also social responsibilities.


CSPE Projects:

Why not take a look at some of the projects that our students have undertaken recently. 

2020 CSPE Two Oriel project. Promoting positive mental health. Great Largy Bake Off in aid of Pieta House. 



2nd Year dance Promoting Mental Health 



Promoting the Rights of our LGBTQI+ community.  Stand Up Week 2020


Artwork promoting Positive Mental Health



Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities exist in politics, social science, youth work, community development, journalism.


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Religious Education at Largy Clones

Religious Education involves teaching about religions in general, and its varied aspects: its beliefs, doctrines, rituals, customs, rites, and personal roles. It is about appreciating the mystery of our lives and understanding our place in the cosmos.




Teachers Names

Mr. Ronan King

Ms. Mairead Fitzpatrick

Ms. Emma Smith

Mr. Shane Moran


Subject Overview 

Through the teaching of religion, we in Largy College attempt to explore how our students understand and experience the sacred, the self and the world around them. 

Study of the world's religions creates unique cultural sensitivities among our students. Religious education is methodologically diverse, globally aware, and academically progressive. Religious education is respectfully open to a multicultural and intentional way of being that explores the boundaries of everyday life.

Religious education also develops the crucial aptitudes, of, critical thinking, communication competence, interpersonal awareness and intercultural literacy, which are necessary for success in our increasingly global society.

The aim of religious education is not only about the accumulation of knowledge, but primarily about gaining wisdom. Practically speaking, religious education can enable students to better practice the task of self-hood by both building self-esteem and making possible the acquisition of competencies crucial for one's wellbeing. To teach about religion, is to study the religions of the world in a manner that is factual and fair minded and avoids any bias or persuasion.

Finally, to teach about religion then is strictly and most importantly an educational effort that aims to give students ready access to the rich and exciting world of different philosophies, mythologies, moral-systems, and ritual practice that makes the deep understanding of world cultures such as stimulating subject of intellectual interest.

It is about celebrating the complexity and variety within religious life and religious thinking. It cultivates the skills of reading, discussing and writing. We share in the delight of asking and even risking answers to questions about the meaning of life, and the sources of human and social transformation. Students experience the knowledge that arises from an appreciation of the place of religion in human experience.


Career opportunities in your subject.

The study of religion can provide excellent preparation for a variety of careers such as law, teaching, counselling, business, journalism, politics, writing, medicine, and the arts.

Religion is one of the primary disciplines for investigating the questions of life and death, of love and hate, that characterize the human condition.

Religious education provides the opportunity to understand with depth and nuance the many beliefs and rituals, that move humans to appreciate the alternative world of the religious reality.


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Home Economics at Largy


At Largy college Home Economics is a subject choice at both Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate level.  The subject is taken up by a vast amount of the school community and is very popular with students. 


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At Largy College Home Economics is a subject choice at both Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate level. The subject is taken up by a vast amount of the school community and is very popular with students.

Department Members:

Ms. H. Dudgeon

Ms. A. Coyle

Ms. E. McBride 

Home Economics aims to develop students’ knowledge, attitudes, understanding, skills and values to achieve optimal, healthy and sustainable living for every person as an individual and as a member of families and society. The learning experiences in Home Economics develop flexibility and adaptability in students and provide a learning foundation for a wide range of careers in food, textiles, science, design, social studies, and tourism. It is concerned with the management of resources (material and human) to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and economic needs of individuals and families. It equips students with the life skills needed for an ever-changing modern world.

Junior Cycle Home Economics:

Junior Cycle Home Economics permits learners to achieve optimal, healthy and sustainable living for individuals, families and society. When studying Home Economics at Junior Cycle students are given the opportunity in a hands on manner to implement strategies which will deal with everyday issues facing individuals, families and society.  Learners are given the opportunity to develop vital life skills whilst having personal responsibility for same. Junior Cycle Home Economics provides an opportunity for students who have a critical and creative mind and allows learners to be ethical and responsible  problem-solvers. 

The Junior Cycle Course is composed of three strands:

  • Food, Health and Culinary skills,
  • Responsible Family Living
  • Textiles and Craft.

 To give further emphasis to the integrated nature of learning in Home Economics, the learning outcomes for each of the strands are grouped by reference to four elements:

  • Individual and family empowerment,
  • Health and Wellbeing,
  • Sustainable and responsible living
  • Consumer competence.
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CBA 1:Creative Textiles

CBA 2:Food Literacy Skills brief

Final examination

  • Practical food skills examination - 50%
  • Written examination in June – 50%


Leaving Certificate:

The core syllabus is based on three areas of study and one elective chosen from a choice of three.

Core Areas:

  • Food studies
  • Resource management and consumer studies
  • Social studies

Elective Options (one is chosen)

  • Home design and management
  • Textiles, fashion and design
  • Social studies




Assessment will be in the form of a written examination paper in June of 6th year (80%) and an assessment of practical coursework (20%) which is completed in 5th year. There will also be an assessment of practical work for those candidates who study the textiles, fashion and design elective.


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Career Options:

Leaving Certificate Home Economics prepares students for a range of career opportunities.

Possible career paths include:

  • Home Economics Education
  • Hospitality and catering Industry
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Healthcare
  • Textiles, Fashion and Design industry


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Junior Cycle: Home Economics (

Senior Cycle: Home Economics (

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