Welcome to Mercy Primary School


Mercy Primary school builds on the legacy left to us by former Sisters of Mercy of a vibrant Catholic Parish school. We cater for the full range of classes from Junior Infants through to Sixth Class. Mercy Primary School is under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Killaloe.


Our school seeks to provide a happy, secure and friendly environment where learning is paramount, with all staff, parents and children working in partnership to this end. In our school we appreciate that children come to us from a variety of cultural, religious and social backgrounds. All children are encouraged and respected for their uniqueness and we promote tolerance and understanding throughout our school.

It is our aim that every child who attends our school for whatever period of time will enjoy the experience, have their learning enriched and most importantly, feel safe and secure .It is the duty of all of us, teachers, parents, ancillary staff and pupils to ensure that these aspirations are fulfilled.

As you will see from our website there are many exciting activities and events taking place in our school throughout the year. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions as the children really enjoy the feedback.


Barbara Hanamy,


Mercy Primary School, Birr, Co. Offaly