Mercy Ballymahon Notes

 Notes by: Olivia Hoysted and Amy Cox


Thanks to Mairead Casey who has completed the Irish dancing and Jive classes for TY students. They all had great fun.

Thanks to a Keith from IT Tallaght who came to talk to the students about Computer Science and Coding last week. The students found it very interesting and informative, and enjoyed it immensely. It was a hands on approach with a holographic virtual reality part to it.

Congratulations to Rebecca Gill, Zoe Guinane, Shauna Gilbride, Olivia Hoysted and Francesca McGreal who were selected to go and help out at Bridgeways Resource Centre. 

TY students Patrick Conlon, Evan Chalmers and Seadhna Ryan ran a basketball tournament last week, in the gym. They raised €60 for the Day Care centre. Thanks Mr. McCormack and Ms. Carr for facilitating this event

Thanks to Ciarán Hanley, Gordan Farrell, Brian Casey, Clodagh Dillon, Lucy Anne Myhill, Oisin Brogan, Laoise Nerney, Jill Dennehy, Múirín Claffey, Shauna Gilbride, Francesca McGreal, Ciara Mulligan Ellen Shannon, Niamh Dempsey and Cormac Dixon who attended the Day Care centre last week.

Good luck to Shauna Gilbride and Francesca McGreal who are working on a Ty Year book, which will contain memories and achievements of the class and will be on sale at the end of the school year.

The School Digital Champions team of Liadhan Farrell, Tami Dania, Katie Goldsbury, Mateusz Bednarek, have been busy submitting the work they have done behind the scenes in producing a video to RTE. They have submitted the actual video for Autism Awareness to School Digital Champions headquarters. This video may be viewed on You tube. As part of the project the team will get a site tour of Google headquarters on May 3rd.


The U 14 girl’ football took part in a blitz last Thursday organised by the Leinster Council. They have also qualified for the U14 Leinster 1/4 finals next Friday.  Thanks to their coaches, Mr. Seery and Ms. McTiernan

Commiserations to first year boys’ football who were defeated by Cnoc Mhuire, Granard last week. However they have qualified for the Leinster quarter final after beating St. Marys Edenderry and Moyne Community School recently. Thanks to their coaches, Mr. Larkin and Mr. Kenny.


Well done to the Leaving Certs who took part in their Leaving Cert Irish orals last week. Also well done to the Junior Cert students who completed the Home Economics practicals last week.

A reminder to 6th year students, that applications for the Naughton Scholarships are still open. 5th year students are encouraged to sign up for at least one of the summer courses at N.U.I.G, NUI Maynooth, U.C.D., or Athlone I.T.

Thought for the week:

You may not be able to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it