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. We are synonymous with the production of a sequence of successful musicals and pantomimes down through the years including: Annie, The King and I, Oklahoma, Grease, Sleeping Beauty, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins and Oliver. Our latest production, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” has caught the attention of the judges and the performance of “Be our Guest” has been shortlisted in the Best Musical Number category. The girls accompanied by Ms. Siofra Cox (Musical Director) and Mrs. Margaret Madden (Producer/Director) will attend this years ceremony at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on May 17th. RTE’s presenter Eoghan McDermott will host the event with selected schools getting te opportunity to perform on Ireland’s largest theatre on the night. Congratulations to all concerned and we wish you the best of luck
Congratulations to five transition year groups who have been successful in the first round of Junk Kouture. Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste. Over the last six years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. The groups who have qualified from our school are Emma Cuddy and Ella Mahon with their creation “Citrus Lioness”, Sarah Dunican who titled her outfit “All Chained up”, Jessica Lalwani, Leah Parker and Shauna Reilly with their artistic creation “Knitting the Knot”, Eva Devane, Maham Farooq and Jagoda Swynarzcuk with their inventive outfit “No Cents” and the fifth successful group of Lena Gaquinn, Emma Feeley and Katie Kenny with their inspired outfit “Absolutely Nuts”. The five groups will now compete in the Western Regional Finals which take place on March 8th in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Well done girls and the best of luck in the competition. The girls would like to thank Ms. Henriques (Home Economics teacher) for her help and advice.