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Fun and Creative Easter Camps

Well done to all the students who took part in the Sports Camp in Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk during Easter. Students enjoyed two days of basketball and badminton coaching.

easter camp

Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk hosted a Woodwork camp for 4th 5th and 6th class students. This was a two-day camp where they used their creative skills and learned how to use various pieces of equipment to make a bird feeder. Well done to all who participated.

woodwork camp


Amnesty International Ireland promotes Friendship Week in both primary and secondary schools around Ireland every year. It is a human rights education and fundraising event that helps support the work of Amnesty defending and raising awareness around Human and Children’s Rights.

friendship week
In Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk the First Year students decided to promote Friendship Week from 8th – 12th April 2019. This initiative reinforces themes within the Junior Cycle, in particular in subjects such as SPHE, Wellbeing and the English curriculum. First Years sold Friendship bracelets to the students and teachers in the school as well as organising a bake sale. The funds raised from the bracelets will go to Amnesty and the funds raised from the Bake Sale will go to charity. In addition, the First Years distributed ‘Acts of Kindness’. These are suggestions on how to reach out to people we don’t normally reach out to and provide opportunities for students to be kind to one another in different ways.


Trip to the Burren

On Thursday, April 4th, a group of young enthusiastic Geography students set out in the early hours of the morning for a day of fun and adventure with a little bit of education thrown on the side.
First stop of the day was at the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, one of the most visited tourist spots in Ireland, where students viewed magnificent coastal features and enjoyed some quality time in the renowned visitor centre.

Students by the cliffs of Moher

Next, it was on to the Aillwee Caves where a very warm welcome was received from a past student of Scoil Mhuire, Lorna Cronin. At the caves, students ventured underground to see the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and pillars.

students at Aillwee caves

After the visit, the journey continued through the karst landscape of the Burren. Here we walked along the limestone pavement and experienced first-hand, the effects of chemical weathering.

karst landscape of the Burren
At the end of the day, we returned back to Scoil Mhuire, exhausted but happy after experiencing a lovely day, which brought our learning to life as to see the places, in reality, is so much more rewarding than looking at a picture and we look forward to hearing of the adventures of the geography classes to come.

Students win SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ National Final

SEAI winners

Well done to Hagar Soliman and Sinead O’Neill who won the ‘One Good Idea’ National Final run by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) at Dublin Castle.  Their project is ‘to reduce methane in the agricultural sector’.  They were commended for their video and thorough research.  Hagar and Sinead delivered a video presentation and a three-minute presentation pitch to a panel of judges in May before being crowned national winners.

Play Sport and Study like a Professional

This time of the year can very stressful for many students, especially with exams fast approaching. Most weekends are now spent studying. Eighteen-year-old leaving cert student from Scoil Mhuire Máiréad Martin took a break from studies and headed to the beautiful Old Golf Course in Lahinch. The +2 handicapper completed two impressive rounds of golf, going on to claim the Scratch Trophy. Read more

Enterprise Winners

Enterprise Winners

The Transition Year students took part in the Griffith College Dublin Business Enterprise competition.  They had to research, produce and sell a product.  ‘Sock Box’ is a product that stores your odd socks until you find the matching pair.  ‘Heavenly Hair’ produced a holder for a hair straightener/curler.  Both teams were shortlisted, the only school in the country to have two teams in the final.  ‘Sock Box’ took 2nd place in the final.

Both teams also took part in the Local Enterprise Office North Cork finals in Mallow.  The competition was very high.  ‘Sock Box’ won ‘Best Team Spirit’ and also won the overall prize.

Both teams have been highly successful.  Well done to all.

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