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Cloughleigh school was one of the first to join the web

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Internet access is common place nowadays but that wasn’t always the way with a Cloughleigh school one of the first to surf the web.

In 1997, the internet was beginning to make grounds worldwide with a number of organisations deciding to sign up for some basic form of websites.

Although uncommon in the 90’s, the practice was beginning to take off due to the proliferation of home computers in households throughout the nation.

In 1997, Scoil Chríost Rí decided to ride the technological wave and establish its presence on the internet with its very own website. The website included details of the school’s policies and facilities.

In a headline entitled ‘Cloughleigh On The Web’, it was noted that pupils from the school were already in contact with other pupils through an ‘e-mail facility’.

Scoil Criost Ri in Cloughleigh also hoped to get in contact with schools in other countries through the internet, a steppingstone in which they were very proud to achieve.

An avid reader from a young age, Cian’s love of the archives has been shared by Clare Echo readers who enjoy his Reeling in The Years section. Charles Dickens, Terry Pratchett and Michael Crichton were his favourites writers in his younger years while he was always a fan of studying the opinion columns in The Irish Independent. A past pupil of Lissycasey National School and St Flannan’s College, he is currently completing his final year studies at the University of Limerick in New Media and English. From September, he will be commencing a Masters Degree in Journalism at UL.

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