Archive for 2021

5th Class Haunted Houses Silhouettes 🏠 👥 👻

5th Class really enjoyed painting and creating some ‘Spooky Haunted Houses Silhouettes’ with Ms.Maloney – they all turned out great, we are really getting into the Halloween mode this week 🎃 👻 🧟‍♀️ 🍭 🍫

Traditions in October

This past couple of weeks, the girls in Second Class have been learning g all about different cultures, and the traditions and festivals that are celebrated during October! We have learned all about El Dia de Los Muertos (the day of the dead) and Diwali. We compared these traditions to how we celebrate Halloween, and […]

Sixth Class Zoom with Derek Landy

Thanks to Joe Kinnane in Birr Library for hooking us up with a great zoom with author Derek Landy. Derek is world famous for his Skulduggery series which gave us our inspiration for our art lesson. Check out our creepy illustrations.    

Space Week

Space Week was celebrated in Fourth Class this week. They had a Zoom with Dr. Niamh Shaw and were fascinated to learn about space, space exploration and what life is like on the international space station. Thanks to Birr Theatre for organising this event. On Friday, Offaly Libraries organised a Zoom workshop hosted by Seanie […]

5th Class Nature Art

Fabulous Nature Art based on artist Andy Goldsworthy with Ms.Maloney this week. The girls were super creative with their pieces. Using resources the girls collected they constructed some animals and insects- they turned out AMAZING 🤩 🍃 🍁 🍂 🐘 🐱  

Green Flag Awards

Fourth Class were delighted to attend the virtual Green Flag Awards Ceremony today. We received our fifth green flag for Biodiversity

Children’s Book Festival

First David Walliams and now Judi Curtin!! As part of the Children’s Book Festival, organised by  Birr Library, the girls in Fourth Class met Irish author Judi Curtin over Zoom today. She told the class all about her family, her schooldays, her love of reading and writing, her interest in history and the authors she […]

Our Class is a Family

To begin the school year in first class we read the book “Our Class is a Family” by Shannon Olsen. We discussed different ways we can show one another we care and did some fabulous activities. Each girl made a pinky promise with another girl in the class. These pinky promises show how much the […]

Mercy Primary School Admission Notice 2022-2023

Mercy Primary School ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE In respect of admissions to the 2022/2023 school year             Admission Policy and Application Form A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2022-2023 school year is available as follows: – To download at: On request: By emailing or writing […]

September in Second 💙❤️

Second class have been super busy at the start of a new school year! We have been working extremely hard, writing with bossy words and time words in English, ag chleachtadh ‘An Nuacht’ as Gaeilge, and testing our addition and subtraction skills in Maths! We’ve been loving our tennis coaching with Dermot on Wednesdays too! […]

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