Convent of Mercy Shortlisted for Theatre Awards
The Convent of Mercy has been shortlisted for the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre awards 2017.This is the fourth year of the successful Awards which were set up to recognise and reward participation in the dramatics arts in Irish schools. Music, song, drama and dance are an integral part of cultural life in the Convent of Mercy.
Convent of Mercy Wins Wesley Colleges Interschool’s Choir Competition
On Friday, March 3rd, 44 students who are members of the school Chamber Choir travelled to Dublin to compete in the Wesley College Interschool’s Music Festival. The choir has been rehearsing all year in the school’s music room and performed Michael McGlynn's 'Dulamán' and Gwyneth Walker's 'Crossing the Bar' in the competitions. There were 18 schools competing in the competitions. The high standard of performance from all the choirs present provided great entertainment for the adjudicators and for the audience.
Elma Walsh Visit
On Thursday last Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh spoke to the senior students of our school. Donal’s refreshing directness, coupled with his ability to celebrate every moment in life impressed a nation when he spoke so eloquently against suicide on Brendan O’Connor’s Saturday Night Show in 2013. He was on air for just 19 minutes, but his impassioned plea to young people not to take their own lives had a far-reaching and lasting effect. Donal’s message was simple — live life to the full no matter what.
Junk Kouture Success
Big congratulations to Sarah Dunican, a transition year student, who was successful in making it to the National Finals which will be held in the 3 Arena on April 27th. We wish Sarah and her teacher Ms. Henriques the best of luck in the final. Vote for Sarah fro Junk Kouture before April 14th on facebook.com/BOIstudents