Schools & Colleges
The Irish Society has always had an involvement in the management of schools in County Londonderry and continues to maintain its founder’s links with five primary schools in the County and a number of grammar and secondary schools.
The Governor, Alderman Ian Luder, led a formal visit to Northern Ireland in June 2013, attending prize-giving assemblies (part sponsored by the Society) at
- Ballougry and Culmore Primary Schools in Londonderry - where each pupil completing their primary education was presented with the Irish Society's DVD "If Stones Could Speake - A History of The Honourable The Irish Society" to mark our 400th Anniversary; and
- D H Christie Memorial, Millburn and The Irish Society's Primary Schools in Coleraine – where engraved watches and pens were also presented as Principal's and Irish Society Prizes.
In addition, the Governor planted 400th Anniversary oak saplings and presented especially commissioned slates to commemorate 400 years of shared history.
He also visited the Northern Regional College in Coleraine to award two outstanding students with Certificates of Merit recognising their hard work and committment to IT and Applied Sciences courses, together with cheques towards future studies in their chosen fields.
See the individual sections for each school or college for full details, and other associated news.