SGS on RTE this Christmas

Posted on : December 9, 2019

On Sunday December 8th Sligo Grammar School Choir, musicians, Head boy, Head Girl staff, clergy and representatives of the Board and Incorporated Society travelled to RTE in Dublin to  record this year’s Christmas Day Carol Service. The group travelled by bus, arriving at Donnybrook at 1pm for the recording scheduled to begin at 2.30pm. Although the process was a long one, taking three-and-a-half hours in total, the experience of being in the National Broadcaster was great for everyone involved.  The choir was directed by Jonathan Carter, assisted and accompanied by Mr. Alf Potter. Piano accompaniment was also provided by our German Assistant Konrad Ilgner.  Traditional carols were sung as well as more unusual ones such as The Refugee’s Carol and The Wexford Carol sung as gaeilge by Kate Gavin accompanied on the harp by Eilis Needham. A medley of Christmas Carols were played by two of our trumpeters, Johannes Kavanagh and Nicodemus Milsch. The service was introduced by the Headmaster Mr. Michael Hall and led by Canon Patrick Bamber.  Lessons were read by students Darragh Lawley (1st yr), Saoirse O’Donovan (3rd yr),  our Head Boy, Adam Greer, and Head Girl, Grace O’Sullivan, as well as by Canon Noel Regan and Ms Fania Ellison (Board of Directors). Prayers were read by Fr. John Carrol, Mr. Jimmy Staunton (Deputy Head) and Dr. Ken Fenelly (Incorporated Society).  Staff members Ms. Grainne O’Neill, Mrs Eunice Hall and Ms. Máire Hynes also travelled to RTE and provided invaluable assistance and organisation for the event! The final result can be seen on RTE on Christmas Day. Set your TV to record! Photos are on the official Facebook page and HERE.

Latest News

  • Act of Remembrance & Reconciliation

    On Thursday 17th November Sligo Grammar School held its annual Service of Remembrance and Reconciliation. The whole school turned out to remember those who died in both World Wars. Also remembered were members of An Garda Síochána and the Irish …

    Read More »

  • SGS Sporting Stars

    The October mid-term break was a very successful one for both SGS hockey and SGS rugby players. We were very proud of our hockey girls who represented Connacht in the Inter-provincials in Athlone  and Limerick on both weekends of the …

    Read More »

  • Hallowe’en Celebration

    To mark the last day of a long half term the whole school got involved in a Hallowe’en Celebration. Organised as a fundraiser by the YSI (Young Social Innovators) TY class, the Hallowe’en themed events lent a feel-good atmosphere to …

    Read More »

  • Gaisce Award Winners

    Gaisce has been central to TY in Sligo Grammar School for many years. On October 26th Ger Daly, a Development Officer from Gaisce (The President’s Award), joined us at SGS to unveil our Gaisce Award Partner plaque. Present for the …

    Read More »

  • Prize Day 2022

    After a two-year Covid-induced pause, Sligo Grammar School held the traditional Prize Day today, Wednesday 26th October. This is the day we celebrate the achievements of our students across a huge number of disciplines. As well as rewarding academic success, …

    Read More »

  • View all Latest News »

Want to find out more about us?

Have a look at our online prospectus