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Literacy Quote of the Week: English Department


This week’s literacy quote comes from the English Department. They have chosen a quote from the famous Irish poet William Butler Yeats.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of world 20th century literature.

Yeats helped to found the Abbey Theatre, which remains Ireland’s foremost theatre for stage productions. He was also a school inspector and in his later years served as an Irish Senator for two terms.

The English department have also included a second quote from Plutarch that supports the sentiments expressed by W. B. Yeats.

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”  Plutarch

Plutarch (c.AD 46 – c.AD 120) was a Greek biographer, essayist, philospopher, priest, ambassador and magistrate. 

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Reading Week Poster Competition for 2023. The standard of talent and creativity was outstanding. Well done to everyone who entered a poster. The overall winners are Ellen Birnie (Junior) and Naoise Murphy (Senior). Congratulations!

Our Second Years are thoroughly enjoying their trip to Barcelona! Thanks to Ms McKelvey and the team of teachers who have travelled with over 140 second year students to give them this fantastic opportunity. @ddletb @LccAssoc

Ryan Lally from Grá Pizza ran a great workshop today on pizza making as part of a wellbeing promotion, and also talked about setting up your own business and all about buying good Irish ingredients. Staff and students were delighted with the pizzas! #wellbeing #buyIrish @ddletb

Thank you to our Parents' Association for the fabulous Easter treats which were kindly received by the teachers of Lucan Community College. We are grateful to have a fantastic Parents' Association who do phenomenal work behind the scenes for our school community. @LccAssoc

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