Day 4 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 10th – 17th 2016

The day started with beautiful clear blue skies and a very warm sun shining over a stunning Glenstal Abbey and everyone got ready for maths workshops, rounders, Music Technology in the morning sessions followed by a hike to the waterfall after another fabulous lunch. After everyone got back to the Abbey it was Chuck’s turn to go completely Chemical with a…

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Day 3 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp 10th-17th July 2016

Students today were Kayaking on the River Shannon, exploring flight related maths concepts, landing Boeing 737s at Atlantic AerVenture in Shannon Town, visiting the Aviation Museum, learning about flying and the aviation industry from Pilots and industry professionals, writing great music tracks with musician and producer Cian from CreateSounds.ie and playing football and basketball…all in one day! If you don’t…

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Final Day Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 3rd-10th

Its hard to believe that our last night on our summer camp for this week has finally arrived! What a week. Today was about learning how the magic of film lies in the lens and computer in your head. Imagination, discipline, editing, logging, planning and organising are key and students did themselves proud with two wonderful short films, full of humour, dark wit and…

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Day 5 Glenstal Abbey Summer Camp July 3rd-10th

This morning was all about film, lenses, virtual realities, 360 degree cameras (see above), graphs, sine waves, making waves swimming in lakes, ellipses and circles and Pythagoras among other things! Sinead Herlihy was on hand to explore coding to compose music and other scratch related innovations! Film maker Eamonn Dunne was with students this morning prepping for their movie production…

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Day 7 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp

As the mist rolled in over the mountains surrounding beautiful Kylemore Abbey after another packed day, there was a sense of sadness that we would have to say goodbye to such a wonderful group of students. The day began with the rain lifting as we headed off to the dining room for another one of Josie’s great breakfasts. The morning Film…

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Day 6 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

We all woke up to the news that the UK had voted to leave the EU. There was a stunned silence in the common room as we caught up with the BBC news. Our students from Belgium, Italy, France, Ukraine, Italy, Poland, UK and Ireland were all in agreement that something insane had just happened but life goes on and we…

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Day 5 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

After Ireland’s wonderful victory last night against Italy, what better way to celebrate than making some home made beats in Music Technology with Conan which was another thoroughly enjoyable workshop. Students explored frequencies and filters which they’ll look at again later with Mark and Caoimhe in the maths workshops. Here are a sample of the sound tracks students created… Sailing followed…

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Day 3 at Kylemore Abbey Summer Camp 2016

A bright enough start to the day, first up was using Boolean Logic and programming algorithms to control the robots students had built and ready to take part in the War of the Robots! Some very competitive stuff going on… After a hectic battle we retired to the dining room for lunch and then on to Mark’s brilliant Maths Workshops…

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6 Nations 4th Round – What Are The Chances?

  Robbie Henshaw scores a brilliant try for Ireland against England at Landsdowne Road in the previous round, showing what a tremendous talent this young Connacht Rugby man is. What a legend! Third Round – The Chances The Welsh have a decent chance at roughly 45% while Ireland are favourites to beat Wales with a 60% probability. I think most…

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New Summer Camp at Glenstal Abbey 2015

In addition to our Summer Camps and Programmes at Kylemore Abbey and Killary Adventure Centre, we are opening a new Summer Camp with a focus on Aviation at Glenstal Abbey in June. SUMMER CAMPS 2017     Connemara Maths Academy Summer Camp 2015 Glenstal Abbey, County Limerick June 28th – July 5th 2015 Ages: 13-17 Pricing & Bookings    Connemara…

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