What's happening in the Royal School

CSPE Project – Visit to the Zoo

CSPE pupils had a super day at Dublin Zoo Wednesday 20th March where they adopted three animals: Giraffe, Snow Leopard and Red Panda.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

Céiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge sa Scoil Ríoga idir an 11ú agus an 15ú Márta, 2019.  I rith na seachtaine rinneadh an-iarracht an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn agus tugadh seans do gach duine páirt a ghlacadh sna himeachtaí a bhí ar siúl sa scoil.  Rinneamar cinnte go raibh deis ag na daltaí go léir blas den chultúr a fháil chomh maith.  Bíonn sé mar aidhm againn i gconaí sa scoil seo meon dearfach a chruthú i measc na ndaltaí, na múinteoirí ar fad agus na tuismitheoirí ó thaobh an teanga Ghaeilge í féin agus an chultúr Gaelach. Eagraíodh go leor imeachtaí i rith na seachtaine, Ceardlann rince, Tráth na gceist, Pop Up Gaeltacht, comórtaisí agus go leor rudaí eile.

Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine

Pop Up Gaeltacht

Comórtas na bpostaeir:

Buaiteoirí Tráth na gCeist

Winner of School Fáinne cup 2019 for excellence in Irish

Scoláireachtaí Gaeilge

Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine

Monthly Round Up – April 2019

Badminton Success:
The senior boys’ team of Adam Dunne, Andrew McNally, Nathan Clarke and Kelvin McNally, have had a remarkable run this year, beating schools from all over the province. The boys beat a very strong Royal Belfast Academical Institution Team and won the Ulster A Cup for the first time in the school’s history. Well done Mr. McHugh and Team!

Senior Badminton Team

Mini Company Success:
Well done to all RSC Mini companies on their success in the Cavan Student Enterprise awards. Phonics with Phoebe (Katie Dunne, Jamie Dugdale & Katie Griffith) claimed 3rd place in the senior category, while in the Junior category the school took 1st & 2nd place with Bear Creations, (Chloe Fannin, Farrah Hislop, Ruby Pringle & Jedidiah Okagbare) & Helpful Holders, (Nicole Cassidy, Abigail Cusack O’Reilly & Amy Byers) respectively. Bear Creations now travel to Croke park in May to represent Cavan in the National final.

Junior Category Winners

Holland Trip:
Our certified Irish Angus beef finalists took a trip to the Netherlands to visit the Albert Heijn headquarters in Zaandam (Holland’s largest supermarket chain). This company has working relationship with the Irish Angus producers’ group. Sophie Reilly, Rachel Alexander, Lloyd Hastings, Kelvin McNally and Barry Stratford presented their project in front of the senior executives of the company. The group also had a chance to visit some local farms in the area.

Junk Kouture!

Junk Kouture:
Well done to the RSC Junk Kouture team who qualified for the regional final of the competition held in Derry in March. Their entry, Queen Bovine (pictured) was very well received, but unfortunately did not progress to the national final on this occasion.

Christian Union Dinner Dance:
The RSC Christian Union were delighted to attend the annual dinner dance in the Hillgrove hotel, Monaghan 30 March 7th, along with pupils from Monaghan Collegiate & Royal School Armagh.

Bible Study:
We are very grateful to Rev. Nick Jones, Rev. Ali Calvin & Sarah Taylor who have led our bible study group over the last number of weeks.

Girls’ Rugby:
Well done to the Junior Girls’ rugby team (pictured) who came out on top as the over all winners of the Cavan Girls’ tag rugby blitz, held in the Peace Link, Clones in March. There were 8 schools competing with the RSC defeating Bailieborough in the final.

Junior Girl’s Rugby team

Music News:
The RSC Music Department will hold their Spring Time concert next Tuesday March 19th at 7.00 p.m. An invitation is extended to our whole school community. We were also thrilled to have performers invited to take part in the ‘Songs of Hope Concert’ hosted by Cavan No. 1 school at the end of March.

TY Community Care Module:
As part of our continuing focus on community involvement for TY pupils, the students have recently visited the residents of Esker Lodge nursing home & have helped out at the Cavan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. These have been valuable life experiences.

TD Visit:
The 2nd year Civic Social and Political Education class were delighted to welcome Deputy Niamh Smyth to the school in March as a guest speaker. She outlined her role as a TD, her life in politics & took several questions from the group.

Junk Kouture 2019

Our costume Queen Bovine has gotten through to the regional finals of Junk Kouture this year. A percentage of the voting goes to online votes so could we please ask you to vote via the facebook page or the app everyday day next week (17th – 24th Feb).


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Some News from This Term!

Girls Football

Well done to the junior girl’s football team (pictured) who secured a 3-3 draw after a long trip to Stranorlar to play Finn Valley College. They now await other results to see if they progress from their group.

Girls Minor Football Team


The senior boys’ team continue their good form in the Ulster schools competition (Division 1) with a 6-0 win over Bangor Grammar School. They then faced Friends School, Lisburn in the semi-final and won 5-1. They are awaiting the Ulster final, best of luck lads.

Cross Country

25 athletes from the school attended the Ulster district cross country event in Irvingstown, Co. Fermanagh. We had some great performances with the intermediate girls & senior boys (pictured) qualifying for the main Ulster Cross country schools event.

Cross Country Senior Boys Team

Boys’ Football

The under 17 team progressed all the way to the Ulster B final this year where they came out on the wrong side of a 4-3 thriller against PCC Falcarragh, Co. Donegal. Well done to the team and coach Mr. McHugh. The U15 team have qualified for the Cavan Monaghan B final.

Table Tennis

Well done to all our table tennis players who represented the school in the Ulster schools competition in the Lisburn Racquet Club in February. A special mention for the U13 boys who managed to reach the semi-final on the day.

Girl’s Rugby

Our junior & senior girls rugby teams were very excited to attend the Irelands women’s 6 nations opening game against England in February in Donnybrook stadium. The result went against Ireland on the day, but our girls really enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Ms. Argue for organising this trip.

Hockey Update

Our hockey teams welcomed Wilson’s Hospital school for 4 games in late February. There were wins for the senior, junior & minor 1 teams. Unfortunately, the Minor 2 team were beaten on the day. Our teams are progressing well with the season finals approaching fast.

School Bank

The TY school bank, Connect 6 are continuing to prepare for their competition & fundraised for their partner charity, Pieta House. In February they were bag packing in Dunne’s Stores and organised a ‘Walk in my Shoes’ day in the school. They raised over €1200 from these two initiatives alone.

Irish Angus Schools Competition

We now have two simultaneous groups running in the Irish Angus Schools competition. Of course, last year’s TY came in the top 5 in the country and are currently raising their Angus calves which they received as the prize. To check out more of how they are getting on have a look here, We have a new group beginning the journey in TY 2018/19. They are focused on Farm safety & have organised several events to raise awareness of this issue. This group contains Ben, James, Katie & Ewan. They have already progressed through the first round of this competition.

TY Angus Group 19/20

Music Department

We were thrilled to have two of our talented solo artists, Christabel & Abbie invited to record at Cavan Institute in January. This recording will form part of a Schools Compilation album that will be made available to the public. The Senior Music pupils also enjoyed a trip to national symphony orchestra in Dublin in January.


The TY pupils took part in the Public Access to Law (PAL) programme in Late January in the school. This is a specially devised law programme which gives students a unique insight into law as seen through the eyes of a practising barrister or solicitor.

A Photo Round Up!

We had a very busy term, here at the Royal School, some highlights below. Click on the photo for more!

Carols by Candlelight
December 19th 2018

Carols by Candlelight

TY Photography 
Christmas Theme

TY Photography

Art/Music Module

Peace IV Sculpture

Irish Workshop

Irish Workshop


TY Adventure Trip

Killarh Harbour

Translation of Bible into

Bible Translation

For more albums check out our galleries.


Cyber Bullying

Free Cyber Bullying & Internet Safety Training Day

WEDNESDAY 17th October 2018

9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (Students)
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Staff )
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (All parents)  

Themed Weeks

Last week was Languages and Culture Week check out our photo gallery here showing some of the events that took place.

Languages and Culture Week

This week is Mental Health week there are many activities taking place throughout the school.

  • Random Act of Kindness
  • Tree of Gratitude
  • Worry Balloon Release
  • Music for Wellbeing
  • Art for Wellbeing
  • Pop Up Picnic-Form 5 P3 Friday

Next week is Maths week, again with lots of activities for students to take part in.

Students check out our events here!


After School Activities 2018 – 2019


Athletics & Cross Country (Boys/Girls)

Minor & Junior Girls Hockey



Junior & Senior Girls Rugby

Band (All Pupils)


Senior GIrls Hockey

U16 & Senior Boys Soccer

Form 1 and 2 Girls Soccer


U14 Boys Soccer & Futsal

Boys Basketball

Choir (All Pupils)