Mercy Ballymahon Notes

Notes by: Katie Gouldsbury and Amy Cox


All TY groups have had their first day of their First Aid course completed by now. They will get their second day after Christmas. Thanks to Martin Mulvey who gives the course.

Thanks to Gordon Farrell, Patrick Smyth and Seadhna Ryan, Edel Clabby, Amy Cox and Liadhan Farrell who visited the Day care centre this week.

The Young Social Innovators team consisting of 21 Transition Year students are currently working on a Self-esteem Awareness video starring students from every year. The title of their project is “Photo, Photo on my screen, putting down my self-esteem”. The aim of their project is to raise awareness of the damaging effects of social media on self-esteem. The video will be posted in the New Year. Follow their journey on @ysi_mss. Thanks to their mentor Ms. McGovern.


Commiserations to the u 16 boys’ football team who lost to Edenderry last week. Thanks to their coaches Mr. Dromey and Mr. Farrell.

Other news:

Well done to the fifth and second and first year students who completed their Christmas exams last week. We hope that they all went well. Thanks to Ms. Keegan and Ms. McManus who helped to organise the exams.

Congratulations to Aishling Farrell and her friend Maeve Newton who won this year’s Christmas FM Song contest. They also got through the first two rounds of auditions for the Late Late Toy Show with the song “This Christmas” which they composed and performed. Aishling also performed this song at the annual Carol Service and was supported by the School Choir on Monday the 18th Dec in St. Matthews Church Ballymahon. Thanks to Ms. Malone for all her hard work.

Also well done to Cathal Higgins his brother Thomás, his sisters Katie and Lily who also got through two rounds of auditions for the Late Late Toy Show with the song “Mistletoe” composed by themselves

The sixth years enjoyed an information talk about post Leaving Cert courses available at N.U.I.G. on Thursday last.

Thanks to John Pridmore who provided the annual retreat day for Leaving Cert students last Friday.

Thought for the week:

Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect