Students in 4th/5th year have the opportunity each year to participate in a language exchange programme with partner schools in Bergerac, France or Wiesbaden, Germany. The exhange alternates between France and Germany each year. Students have a visiting student from Bergerac or Wiesbaden to stay in their home for a week around October. A series of activities is arranged for the visitors and their host students to help the students learn about Irish culture and education. After Christmas the Scoil Chaitríona students spend a week in France or Germany and are treated to a similar experience, In 2011-2012 the exchange will be to Wiesbaden.

This is a long established and very successful programme in the school. It gives a great opportunity to the students to improve their language skills and experience another culture.


From time to time educational trips are offered to the students. Destinations have included: Rome, Paris, Prague,Vienna, Cracow, Manchester. These offer students an opportunity to visit areas of great historical interest.

Most recent trips

2012 Bliain 4 Manchester/Liverpool -Transition years visited Alton Towers, Manchester Cathedral, Old Trafford.

2008 Bliain 3 Cracow

Students visited the Old Town of Cracow, Auswhitz, Salt Mines.

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