Schools all across Donegal were brimming with emotion this Tuesday morning as the Leaving Certificate results were released.
It’s a momentous day for the 2,179 students and adult learners who are finding out how they did in their end of year exams.
The opening of those iconic brown envelopes is a moment that stands out in many students’ educational journeys.
Here are some of the celebrations around the county:
Coláiste Ailigh Letterkenny student Aisling Ní Fhearáin was congratulated by her Principal, Micheál Ó Giobúin on attaining 625 points in her Leaving certificate. Aisling intends to study Economics and Finance in UCD.
This year’s class attained the best set of results since the school was established in 2000 with over 34% of the students receiving 500 points or more. The Príomhoide, Micheál Ó Giobúin congratulated all the students on their results and acknowledged the support they received from their teachers and parents.
Scoil Mhuire Buncrana
Northwest Newspix was at Scoil Mhuire Buncrana this morning to capture the excitement with students and their principal Ms Rosaleen Grant.
Ciara Kelly, Ariana Sweeney and Ciara McLaughlin were all delighted with their results!
Crana College, Buncrana
There was great excitement, lots of nervous energy and tears of joy and relief this morning at Crana College.
Principal Kevin Cooley said: “I am extremely pleased and proud of the achievements of this year’s Leaving Certificate students, not to mention the hard work of their teachers, and the support of their parents.
“There are many excellent performances among our high achievers, several students have scored 500 points or more with Stephen Timlin achieving 601 points. I am equally proud of students who stuck with it and worked hard in a subject that they found difficult and succeeded, with the support of their teachers, in passing that subject. These are wonderful achievements and I congratulate everyone involved.
Mr Cooley added: “The most important thing for students today is to remain calm, not to panic or feel depressed or to compare results unfavourably with others. It is very important to remain optimistic over the coming weeks as offers for Third Level are processed and places become available. I am confident that there will be options for everyone so long as they are persistent, patient and flexible. The CAO will publish their first round offers on Thursday 15th August at 2pm and guidance will be available in Crana College on Friday morning.
“For now, it is important that students enjoy the moment, celebrate their success wisely and safely and look forward to the next stage of their career.”
Deele College, Raphoe
Principal Joe Boyle, Deputy Principal Danny McFadden and staff threw a morning results party for students collecting their results at Deele College. Student and parents were invited to enjoy tea and cake as they added up their achievements.
Mulroy College, Milford
The students and staff of Mulroy College in Milford welcomed a special guest today as Minister of Education and Skills Joe Mc Hugh TD called in to join their results celebrations.
Mulroy College was a hive of excitement this morning with students achieving great success in both the Leaving Certificate Programme and the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme.
There were tears of joy and a real atmosphere of excitement and success with everyone.
Minister Mc Hugh spoke with students, parents and staff, congratulating them on their achievements and hearing from them exactly what it was like to go through the process of the Leaving Certificate.
Principal Ms Temple added: “It has been another very successful year for our students, they have achieved great results and will continue on their road in education. Many will join LYIT and enter into the various courses and great opportunities there, some will travel further but all will find a place and a pathway to lead them onto their next stage in life.
“We as a school are very proud of them and I as Principal am very proud of the staff that have lead them on this journey.
“We wish them all well and would also like to thank Minister Mc Hugh for taking time out of his very busy schedule to be with us here today.”
See all the photos from the memorable morning at Mulroy College here:
Loreto Community School, Milford
It was a happy morning as the Leaving Cert class of 2019 were treated to some cake and sweets as they received their results. The staff team were on hand to support and celebrate with the students.
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