Mercy Ballymahon Notes

Ty trip to the Ploughing

Our Ty students had an early start on Wednesday morning when they went to the Ploughing Championships in Carlow as Ms Murphy felt it would benefit students doing Agricultural Science for Leaving Certificate. Despite the hot weather it was a very enjoyable day for all who went. Thank you to Ms. Murphy for organising the trip.


Mass on Monday

We had our School Year Opening Mass in the School Gym to accommodate the whole school community attending the one mass. This marks the beginning of our school year and gives our students and staff the opportunity to participate in our faith community. Fr. Liam our chaplain celebrated the mass with us and our choir added a special atmosphere to the celebration. Thanks to Ms. Malone for all her hard work preparing the choir. We celebrated Mercy Day which was on September 24th. Thank you to our Religion department who worked hard in preparation for this very special occasion.


The girls U16 football team have their first match of the Leinster ‘A’ championship on the 2nd of October, against Eureka Kells. Meanwhile the senior girls begin their Leinster ‘B’ championship with a game against St Marys Edenderry on 8th October. In basketball the U19 and U16 boys have their first match in the Midlands League against St Mel’s on Tuesday the 1st of October. The U19 and U16 girls have their first match of the season against the Bower on 27th September. Next Thursday the U14 boys football team will play Moyne CC in their first match of championship. Best of luck to all the teams in their upcoming matches.

Higher Options

On Thursday our 6th year students went to the RDS to attend higher options where they were shown future career options. They found the event very worthwhile. Thanks to the Guidance Department for organising the trip.

TY Enterprise Talk

Sadie Wheatley came into talk to our TYs on Wednesday about TY mini companies. Thanks to Longford Enterprise and Sadie for the talk, it was very informative. The students are very excited about starting their own companies. We look forward to seeing their product lines, and we wish them the very best as they embark on their new enterprises.