2020 – 2021

Silver Medal for SGS Rowing

Posted on : December 22, 2020

The 2020 Sligo Schools Rowing Competition successfully went ahead in the week before Christmas, and SGS Rowing Club had a successful outing, with several top 10 finishes. The competition took on a ‘virtual’ format this year. Secondary School students from …




Christmas in SGS

Posted on : December 17, 2020

The festive season is upon us in SGS and the school has welcomed the festivities with open arms. The feel-good factor of Christmas has brought much needed diversion as well as cheer to what has been a difficult term for …




SGS Young Scientists

Posted on : December 7, 2020

This year SGS has been running a dedicated Young Scientist class and three groups have been accepted to compete in the BT Young Scientist 2021 competition. The competition takes place on 6th – 8th this year and due to Covid-19 …




Agricultural Science Field Work

Posted on : November 26, 2020

As part of the Agricultural Science programme for Leaving Cert., our Ag. students and teachers went on “walkabout” around the grounds of SGS. This year the theme they are to investigate and research is “Improving Sustainability in Irish Agriculture”. They …




Remembrance Service 2020

Posted on : November 21, 2020

On Friday 20th Nov. 2020 Sligo Grammar School held its Annual Remembrance Service. This year it was a pre-recorded Virtual Remembrance Service and reflected on the way our world has been turned upside-down by Covid19. Our headmaster thanked the students …




Adieu Mr Potter

Posted on : November 13, 2020

No sooner has Sligo Grammar School said goodbye to Mrs Lipsett and Mrs O’Donnell than we once again bid “Adieu” and “Happy retirement” to Mr Alfred Potter. After 35 years of teaching in SGS Mr Potter is bowing out and …




Irish Angus Project Ends

Posted on : November 11, 2020

On the 10th November the SGS Angus Girls said a permanent goodbye to their five angus calves. Named Ash, Midnight, Blair, Cheddar and Ermi, the calves – now yearlings – left Harte’s Farm for ABP Clones where they were slaughtered. …




Movember 2020

Posted on : November 10, 2020

Our senior Rugby Team took two minutes out of their socially distant training today to pose for this year’s Movember photograph. Team 2020-2021 continue the recently established tradition of allowing their facial hair develop for the month of November in …




Fond Goodbyes

Posted on : October 29, 2020

On Friday 23rd October SGS said goodbye to Mrs Lipsett, Mr Gavin and Mrs  O’Donnell. Collette O’Donnell taught at SGS for 33 years, retiring from full-time teaching in 2017 but continuing on a part-time basis until August 2020. She taught …




Fancy Dress Day

Posted on : October 22, 2020

On October 22nd, the Young Social Innovators group from TY organised a whole-school Fancy Dress Day. The day was a huge success with the students raising over €1000 for Pieta House. This very worthy charity works with people who are …






Latest News

  • TY Legal Eagle

    This week lucky Transition Year student Paul Daffy is taking part in the Law Society of Ireland’s “Solicitors of the Future” Transition Year programme. This project encourages TY students to consider a career in law. Participants are given an insight …

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  • A Day in the Life

    On Friday 12th February, just as the Mid-Term Break began, Staff and Students of Sligo Grammar School switched off the computer screens and wrapped up well to go out and take a walk – together, but apart. See some of …

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  • SGS Outside and Active!

    The New Year in SGS has seen a whole-school activity project pioneered by Mr. Cradock and Ms. McDermott. Students and Staff have registered on the Strava App and are undertaking to  build a regular walk or run into their daily …

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  • SGS and Birdwatch Ireland

    In October last Mr Michael Bell of Birdwatch Ireland came to the school to talk to the TY Sustainable Living class. He spoke to them about the richness of Irish wildlife and the many challenges our native birds and animals …

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  • SGS On-Line – Again!

    The New Year sees a new Lockdown, and SGS returns to on-line teaching. One week into the new term and the school is in full swing albeit on-line. Many lessons were learned in the first Lockdown and the school moved …

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