150 YEARS OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY IN MACROOM
PROCLAMATION DAY AT ST. MARY'S
The school community had a beautiful ceremony to commemorate 1916 on Tuesday, March 15th. The 1916 Proclamation was read by Sinead Cronin and Ciara Creedon, with an explanation by Ms. Crowley Healy. The new Proclamation which was written by the students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd year was read by Caoimhe O’Sullivan. Then the National Flag was raised by the youngest student in the school Maeve Murphy from Kilbarry. In the afternoon a mass was celebrated in St. Colman’s Church. The Mass was read by Fr. McCarthy at which we celebrated our Irish culture through the medium of Irish language, dance, song and music.
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Welcome to St. Mary’s Secondary School website. We hope that it will serve you well by providing you with comprehensive information about our school.
St. Mary’s Secondary School is an all girls’ voluntary Catholic school under the trusteeship of CEIST – Catholic Education, an Irish Schools Trust.
The core values of CEIST determine the ethos, spirit and practices in our school.
- Promoting Spiritual and Human Development
- Achieving Quality in Teaching and Learning
- Showing Respect for Every Person
- Creating Community
- Being Just and Responsible
The school was founded by the Sisters of Mercy who came to Macroom in 1865. Beginning with a school of nine pupils, the Sisters have worked tirelessly over the last 140 years to provide an education to several generations of young people. The people of the town and surrounding areas are very grateful to the Sisters of Mercy for the immense contribution they have made to the Macroom area.
Today, the school has a population of three hundred and forty students and is tremendously proud of its academic results and other achievements in both co- curricular and extra curricular activities.