Parent Council 2022/23

Last update: May 2023


The Parent Council of Ardgillan College was established in 2009 and plays an important part in promulgating the ethos of the college through involvement in college activities and policy formulation.

Mission Statement

The Parents’ Council work in partnership with the school authorities and the other school councils to promote a happy and caring community where students are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.

Council Members 2022/23

Rachel Ayres – Secretary 

Susan Mullen – Chairperson 

Thomas Lynch – Vice Chairperson and Parent Representative on BOM

 Lorraine Jackson  Kevin Keoghan  Niamh O’Carroll
 Audrey Foran  Damian O’Nell  Grainne McKeown
 Siobhan Boyle  Edel Kenny  Helina Flynn
 Gillian Keoghan  Edel Farrell  Caroline Woodhead
 Pauline Feeney  Damian O’Neill  Beverley Grimes
 Tara Clarke  Rachael Ayres  




School Representatives

Ms. Ní Mhurchú and Ms. Deirdre Dunne


Achievements 2022 / 2023

  • 12 days of Christmas - One 4 All Vouchers
  • Selection Boxes
  • Teacher Feast
  • Additional Christmas Lotto Draw
  • Hampers for the talent show winners
  • Lotto
  • Speaker – Key Conversations
  • Graduation Pens
  • Graduation Night
  • First Year Parent Coffee Morning
  • Leaving Certificate Award
  • Career Fair

On October 13th the Parents’ Council held their career fair for the TY, 5th and 6th year students along with their parents and guardians. Unfortunately our 2020 fair was cancelled and we waited four years to host this event. In attendance we had 17 third level institutes and approximately 70 professionals. We had such a broad spectrum of professions represented on the evening and we had in attendance Trinity College, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dunlalk Institute of Technology, Drogheda Institute of Further Education and more.

The feedback received on the evening was extremely positive. The overriding response was how bright, interested, articulate and positive the students were.

The next career fair is planned for 2024.


Future Plans

  • 12 Days of Christmas
  • Selection boxes
  • Table quiz
  • School Musical – Foot Loose
  • Keep promoting the Lotto
  • Motivational speakers
  • Help the teachers and the students when it’s required
  • Christmas draw for lotto entrants


New Members

The Parent Council would like to invite parents / guardians to join the Parents’ Council.

We aim to:

  • Support the Students
  • Support the Teachers
  • Make a difference
  • Social night for council members

Please contact for more information



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