St Brigid's College, Loughrea



Teachers: Niall Canavan (Co-Ordinator), Marie Flanagan, Ann Gillard, Sinead Healy, Dolores Kavanagh, Gerard Lyons, Nuala Quinn.

English Mission Statement:

As a department we hope to foster the intellectual, imaginative and emotional growth of each student by developing his/her personal proficiency in the arts and skills of language.

Subject Aims:

The aims of the English Department in St.Brigid’s College are:

- To nurture a proficiency in all language genres

- To offer students a wide experience of literature, oral and aural skills, reading and writing.

- To enable students to interpret, compose, discriminate and evaluate a range of material so they can become independent learners who can operate beyond the school in a range of contexts.

Subject Objectives:

  • To fulfil the requirements of the syllabi as laid down by the Department of Education, in relation to both Junior Cycle English and Leaving Certificate English.
  • To foster, in all students, an appreciation of the subject.
  • To enable all students to interpret, compose, discriminate and evaluate a diverse range of material, so they can become independent learners in a dynamic world.
  • English is a compulsory subject. All classes and years receive the required allocation of class time allocation as stipulated by the Department of Education.
  • The English classes run concurrently.
  • The English Department has a policy of non-streaming at Junior Cycle. However, students who need additional support to reach their full potential are accommodated in a smaller class group.
  • First Years have a “Reading for Pleasure” class every Friday.
  • Students attend workshops in drama and poetry during the school year so as to aid in their understanding of the named genres.
  • English students participate in many competitions including “Poetry Aloud”.
23 2017
LCVP Work Experience
24 2017
Poetry Aloud
26 2017
First Year Camogie Blitz
27 2017
School Closes for Midterm Break
St. Brigid's College launch their Kids for Wish Kids Enterprise
St. Brigid's College Fashion Show, 2017
St. Brigid's College Prospectus for 2018 can be viewed / downloaded below
St. Brigid's College Fashion Show takes place tomorrow, Thursday 19th October
Contact Us
St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Co. Galway,

091 841 919

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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