Great Comedy drama set in the beautiful city of Cork

Meet Conor and Jock, the delinquent stars of The Young Offenders film, are back on our screens – TV screens this time (RTÉ2, Thursdays, 9.30pm).

Click this link to see a trailer.

https://youtu.be/XBAuZZd5RHY

Written by Irish writer/director Peter Foott, the film has made a smooth transition from the big to the small screen. The characters and the tone and the Cork charm are just as clear in the TV show as in the film.

The two lovable offenders, Jock and Conor, who are supposed to be attending school, spend most of their time carrying out petty crime.

The rest of the cast including, the garda sergeant, Conor’s mum, the school principal, all add to the fun and to some moving exchanges between the characters.

The BBC have already commissioned a second series.

Click this link to follow a great interview with the director and the cast.

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/television/2018/0209/939519-behind-the-scenes-with-the-young-offenders/

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ACET Students Prepare for Upcoming Christmas Production

ACET students are busy preparing for an upcoming Christmas production due to take place in the school prior to the holiday break .

The first meeting took place at break time on Wednesday, and those in attendance were buzzing with enthusiasm and wonderful ideas. With such a great number of students involved, we have an ample supply of actors, stage assistants and set designers.

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The production ‘Twas the Night before Christmas in Cork, like’ is scheduled to take place on Thursday 10th of December. The play is based on the nativity but with a twist, and a prominent Cork slant. Further details will be announced closer to the date.

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Watch this space for further information in the coming weeks!

The ACET Easter Hunt

 

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The annual Easter Treasure Hunt took place at ACET today. Students arrived full of enthusiasm and were eager to earn the prestigious title of Winner of the ACET Easter Hunt!

With a mountain of chocolate, Easter eggs and treats to be won, there was certainly an incentive to get involved. Laura prepared challenging and witty clues and throughout the morning students set off in search of treasure.

Check out some of the photographs below!

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All of the team here at ACET hope that you have a relaxing and enjoyable Easter Weekend.

We look forward to welcoming back both our current and new students after the weekend.

 

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Momentum is building for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Cork city

The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations kick off in Cork city this coming weekend. Throughout 14th-17th of March the city is guaranteed to be a hive of activity and buzzing with culture.The organisers of the St. Patrick’s celebration in Cork city have prepared an excellent schedule of events that will appeal to all ages. We encourage our students to take part in the festivities and to check out the many free events that are taking place.

A full programme of events is available on the following website link

http://www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie/

 Our pick of all the activities is the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17th. The parade sees thousands of spectators line the streets and entertained by a range of theatrical groups, international bands and various art and community groups.

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 Today St. Patrick’s Day around the world is mostly associated with parades, wacky green hats, shamrocks and Guinness! This modern take differs hugely from the historical religious celebration of Ireland’s patron saint. We have decided to inform you of some of the lesser known facts about St. Patrick.

 

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  1. Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. He was Welsh.
  2. Patrick was actually a slave. He was kidnapped by raiders from the coast of Wales and brought to Ireland.
  3. Legend says that St. Patrick drove all the snakes from Ireland. However, there were no snakes in Ireland.
  4. The original colour associated with St. Patrick is blue, not green as commonly believed.
  5. The Shamrock is not the symbol of Ireland, it is the harp.
  6. The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place in Boston in 1737. It was organised by a group of Irish emigrants who wanted to commemorate their heritage.
  7. It’s unlikely that St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland. The first Christian mission to Ireland, for which we have definite and reliable data, was that of St. Palladius.
  8. Patrick’s Day was a dry holiday in Ireland until 1970. Today apart from the colour green, the activity most associated with St. Patrick’s Day is drinking. However, Irish law, from 1903 to 1970, declared St. Patrick’s Day a religious observance. That meant no alcohol was served throughout the day. The law was overturned in 1970, when St. Patrick’s Day was reclassified as a national holiday and not a church holiday.
  9. Guinness sells about 5.5 million pints of Guinness on any given day, however that figure rises to an astounding 13 million on St. Patrick’s Day.

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All the team at ACET wish you a great weekend and we hope that you enjoy the festivities!