Since 2005, the school has been operating a First Year exchange with Leonardo da Vinci College in Marcallo con Casone, near Milan in Italy. This is part of the twinning programme between Macroom and Marcallo.

Usually about 30 of our First Years take part, generally travelling over to Italy at the start of May; they are hosted in pairs by Italian families. This is usually the second leg of the exchange, as Italian students are hosted by Irish families in early April.

The students enjoy a fantastic time, with trips having included Gardaland, Venice, Genoa, Lake Maggiore and a soccer match in the San Siro, among several other adventures!

Outside Il Duomo in Milan, 2015

Enjoying the ancient architecture in 2016!

All set for Gardaland in 2017

Inside the hallowed dressing rooms in the San Siro stadium 2017


Three of our First Years in the "Piazza Macroom" in Marcallo