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Mercy Mounthawk students Diana Meriaki  and Jessica Murphy with teacher Eimear Nolan. The students have qualified for a national science competition final next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Make Final Of National Science Competition

October 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

TWO fifth year students at Mercy Mounthawk have made the final of a national science competition next month. Jessica Murphy and Diana Meriaki  qualified for the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award at the SciFest 2018 National Final which will take place in the Marino Conference Centre in Dublin on November 9. […]

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Coordinator of Health Promotion Week at Mercy Mounthawk, Bernie O'Shea, with author and speaker Astrid Longhurst. Also included is Mary O'Connell, Emma Nolan and Adam Butler. Photo by Dermot Crean

Health Promotion Week Begins At Mercy Mounthawk

October 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk kicked off its Health Promotion Week this afternoon and they have loads of events taking place until Friday. The school has a health promotions team including teachers, students and parents which liaise with several external organisations to promote the health agenda.  Each year the team organises two Health […]

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In front; Former Leaving Cert students Philip McCarthy, Eoghan Ó Buachalla, Ciarán O'Reilly and Shane Walsh with Principal John O'Roarke. At back; Deputy Principal Pat Fleming and junior cert high achievers Kate Waldron, Isobel Keane and Keela Hughes at the awards ceremony on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Honours Students’ Academic Excellence

October 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

CURRENT and former students of Mercy Mounthawk were honoured on Saturday for their excellent results in the State exams this year. Nine students from the Leaving and Junior Cert were honoured, but two couldn’t make it on the day. High achievers in the Leaving Cert were; • Shane Walsh from […]

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Chairperson of the Parents Council Kathleen Holmes, with author and Education Consultant Catherine O'Connor with some Mercy Mounthawk students and Deputy Principal Pat Fleming prior to Catherine's talk to an hall full of senior cycle students on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Top Education Consultant Gives Talk At Mercy Mounthawk’s Careers Night

October 5, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

CAREERS Night took place at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School on Thursday and a special guest speaker gave interesting talks to students and parents. Organised by the Parents Council, author of “Cracking the College Code” and Education Consultant at Trinity College Dublin, Catherine O’Connor, was joined by around 30 career specialists who […]

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Kerry GAA star David Clifford with the winners of the Buddy O'Grady Memorial Cup Holy Family School.

PHOTOS: Kerry Star Supports Primary Schools GAA Blitz At Mercy Mounthawk

October 2, 2018 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk held its first ever Primary Schools’ GAA blitz recently. A dozen teams from the Tralee area competed for  the Buddy O’Grady Perpetual Cup. Buddy, who retired as caretaker in 2017, has been instrumental in the development of GAA teams at the School over the years and was present […]

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Mercy Mounthawk basketballers Daire Kennelly, Sean and Tim Pollmann-Daamen and Leeroy Odiahi who are off to Irish squad training camps this weekend.

Mounthawk Basketballers Off To Irish National Squad Training Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the first time in Mercy Mounthawk’s history, the school has four players heading to Gormanstown, Co. Meath this weekend for the Irish national squad training weekend. Sean and Tim Pollman-Daamen are 3rd year students and have been training with the Irish under 16 team with the last year. This […]

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Katie Dennehy, Ewelina Jaworska, Rachel Driscoll and Edel Moran at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Mercy Mounthawk’s Graduation Day

May 27, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather was perfect for photographs after the Sixth Year students of Mercy Mounthawk celebrated their graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Friday afternoon. The church was packed with the families of around 180 students who reflected on their time in the school. Then it was out […]

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Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley with Mercy Mounthawk students Daniel Sheehy, Hannah Shalvey and Felix Walker, Kevin O'Connor and James Hussey of Cumann Iosaef at Clogherasta in Hawley Park for the screening of the students' documentary on the services of Cumann Iosaef. Photo by Dermot Crean

WATCH: Students Highlight Importance Of Cumann Iosaef In Documentary

May 25, 2018 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THREE TY students from Mercy Mounthawk have made a documentary about Cumann Iosaef Community Centre outlining the importance of its work to the local community, Daniel Sheehy, Felix Walker and Hannah Shalvey were prompted to make the film, ‘A Threshold Of Decency’, after a suggestion from their English teacher. The […]

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17/05/2018 - REPRO FREE - National suicide prevention charity, Pieta House, today awarded its Amber Flag to over 80 schools, colleges, clubs, and societies, recognising their individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing. To be awarded the Pieta House Amber Flag, applicant groups must host a mental health awareness event, a fundraiser, and a mental health initiative. The programme encourages teamwork and student contributions and works with school guidance counsellors to include a peer-support element. Pictured at the event are Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry, receiving their certificate and amber flag from Programme Co-Founder Frank Mulvhill (L) & CEO Pieta House, Brian Higgins (R).
Picture: Michael O'Sullivan/OSM Photo

Pieta House Awards Its Amber Flag To Mercy Mounthawk

May 21, 2018 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk has received an Amber Flag from national suicide prevention charity, Pieta House. The Amber Flag was presented to over 80 schools, colleges, clubs, and societies, recognising their individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing, last Thursday in Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig. Health & Wellbeing […]

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Riadh Malik, Lauren O'Grady, Lauren Barrett and Orla O'Riordan at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 18, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed into the school gym last night for the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards. As the school year comes to a close it’s fitting that students who have excelled in academia, sport, art, creativity, diligence and more categories are rewarded for their hard work throughout the year. In […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk 1st year basketball team and coaches.

Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Just Pipped For All-Ireland Title

April 30, 2018 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk first year basketballers can be proud of their achievements at the weekend, after they made it to the All-Ireland Schools League Final played at UL. After winning five games on the trot against teams from Cork, Wicklow, Antrim, Dublin and Cavan, they faced Presentation Brothers Cork in the […]

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Students set off on the 5k run on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk School Holds Series Of Events For Health Promotion Week

April 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a very busy few days up at Mercy Mounthawk as a series of events have taken place to mark Health Promotion Week. It was launched on Tuesday with a visit from the lads from ACT – All Change Together — which is a health promotion programme based in Kerry […]

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Joy Murphy, Diana Meriakri and Jessica Murphy who took part in the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Show at the school on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music, Song, Fashion And Drama At Transition Year Show In Mounthawk

April 21, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A PACKED Centenary Hall in Mercy Mounthawk witnessed a fantastic night of entertainment as Transition Years put on their annual show. Music from ‘High School Musical’, drama scenes from ‘Playboy Of The Western World’, Junk Kouture fashion, music and so much more entertained families of the students who put a […]

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Mercy Mounthawk pupils with new IT equipment bought by funds raised by the Parents Council. Also included is Elaine Clancy, Parents Council, Kathleen Holmes, Chairperson of Parents Council, Shane Kissane, Deputy Principal and Will Nolan, IT/Computing teacher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Parents Council Helps Mounthawk Pupils Take Coding To A New Level

April 20, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk are getting the chance to code with Raspberry Pi computers this year, thanks to funding from the Parents Council. First year pupils this year have been timetabled computer science classes which allows them to explore various areas of computational logic, develop games and now […]

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Deputy Michael Healy Rae with  Chairpeople of the Mercy Mounthawk European Youth Parliament event, David Fitzgerald, Mary O'Connell, Danny Sheehy, Mairead Kearney, Darragh Clark, Sean Hennessy and Cllr Sam Locke. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Holds European Youth Parliament Event

April 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

THE transition year European Studies class in Mercy Mounthawk  hosted a mock European Youth Parliament for all second year students on Friday. Kerry Independent Deputy, Michael Healy Rae, was the special guest speaker on the day and he spoke on a wide range of topics for the students. The TD […]

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Mercy Mounthawk 1st year A Southwest champions

Mounthawk Captures Two Southwest A Titles In A Week 

March 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was quite a week for Mercy Mounthawk basketball teams as they created history winning both the 1st and 2nd year boys southwest “A” basketball titles for the first time in the school’s history. On Tuesday the 1st year boys faced up vs local rivals CBS Tralee in the semi-final […]

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Emergency services try to get Carl Heaton out of a vehicle during a simulated accident situation at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students See Road Accident Simulation At Mounthawk

March 11, 2018 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Rotary Club, in association with An Garda Siochana, Red Cross, Kerry County Fire Department presented an event at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday, aimed at raising awareness of the dangers on our roads. As part of Tralee Rotary Club’s plan for the year, they decided to introduce the ‘Just One Life’ […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council To Hold Table Quiz

Mercy Mounthawk Parents Council To Hold Table Quiz

February 28, 2018 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Parents Council at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School is holding a table quiz on Thursday, March 8at 7.30pm. This will be a great night for all ages to pit their general knowledge skills on a wide range of questions. The Parents Council has decided to hold their quiz in the […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Invites Parents For Talk On Social Media

Mercy Mounthawk Invites Parents For Talk On Social Media

February 27, 2018 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Secondary School Mounthawk are celebrating their theme of ‘Family’ in a special way from March 5th -9th under the slogan of ‘Family First Forget Fones’ and a talk will be held this Thursday about social media and its effect on family life. For the week, the focus will be […]

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Terry Healy (second from right) of Terry's Butcher's Oakpark presented jerseys to the Under 14 Mercy Mounthawk Basketball Team on Friday. Also included are assistant coaches Lyndsey Moriarty and Jimmy Diggins and Head Coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Teams Get Ready For All-Ireland Semi-Finals

February 17, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

TWO teams at Mercy Mounthawk are preparing for All Ireland semi-finals next week. First up, the under 14 boys play St Pats of Cavan in the All A Ireland Under 14 cup semi final this Tuesday, February 20, in the National Basketball Arena Dublin. In the previous rounds they beat […]

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Cian Devine, Sean Caplis and Timothy Grimes, cast members in Mercy Mounthawk's 'My Fair Lady' at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘My Fair Lady’ Playing To Packed Audiences At Siamsa Tíre

January 26, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students are playing to full houses at Siamsa Tíre this week as they stage the classic musical, ‘My Fair Lady’. The students and staff members involved have put in a massive effort over the past few months and it’s all paying off creating a wonderful experience for themselves […]

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A large group at the Mercy Mounthawk YSI students Family First Canal Walk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Students Brave Elements For Walk By The Canal

January 20, 2018 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a miserable Friday night with the rain spitting down, but well done to those who showed up for an event organised by students from Mercy Mounthawk. Family First, a group of Young Social Innovators from the school, organised the family fun walk by the canal. While it was hoped […]

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Cast members in Mercy Mounthawk's production of 'My Fair Lady' Hannah Tansley, Ailise Ryan and Grainne Raggett.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Prepare To Stage ‘My Fair Lady’

January 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students are set to wow audiences in their production of My Fair Lady in Siamsa Tíre later this month. Taking place from Wednesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 27, this classic piece of theatre brings some great musical pieces to the stage performed by a cast which draws […]

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Shay Walsh, Hannah Lenihan, Lauren Griffin, Tom Houston, Niamh O'Sullivan and Shane McElligott at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 2)

January 6, 2018 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought coverage of the Mercy Mounthawk Students Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel (click here for previous photos). The style and glamour was only stunning at the event which drew around 300 teenagers. Here’s the second part of our photos taken at the start of the night…

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Katelyn Cashman, Seniz Kuccuk, Fiona O'Shea and Kasia Bella at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 1)

January 5, 2018 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

DEBS season in Tralee drew to a close last night when over 300 students partied at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. After CBS The Green and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí held their debs over the past week, this time it was the turn of Mercy Mounthawk students to organise their ball. They certainly […]

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Ellen Lenihan, Riadh O'Sullivan and Seniz Kuccuk at the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Fashion Show at the school gym on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland Of Fashion From Mercy Mounthawk Students

November 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE gym at Mercy Mounthawk was packed on Wednesday night for a colourful and entertaining fashion show from the Transition Year students. The Transition Years took to the runway for their annual fundraising shows at 2pm and 8pm and loads of  money was raised for the great causes of […]

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Shay Collins, Maeve Byrne and Tara Byrne dressing up as historical figures as part of History Week at Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Learn From History Week In Mercy Mounthawk

November 25, 2017 at 9:27 am 1 comment

MARTIN Luther, St Brendan and Audrey Hepburn were rubbing shoulders in Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday as the school put on a number of events for History Week. “It’s been a great week and a very busy one,” said Noreen Somers of the history department in the school when we called. “There […]

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In front, Larry Adebayo and Padraig Woods, with at back Vilte Dubickaite and Megan McCarthy and the tower of water bottles to be distributed to every student at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

School’s Environmentally-Aware Initiative To See Reusable Bottles Issued To Students

November 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A TOWER of water bottles was set up by students at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday afternoon to promote a new environmentally-friendly initiative by the school which starts from next week. “Every student in the school will get a reusable water bottle, so that’s around 1,200 bottles to be distributed,” said […]

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Louis Byrne, Aoife Cassidy, Sarah Healy, Niamh Ryan, Michael Moynihan and, in front, Michael Kerins looking forward to the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Fashion Show next week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Prepare For Annual Fashion Show

November 24, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of the year again. Off go the uniforms and on with the top fashions as Mercy Mounthawk Transition Years take to the runway for their annual fundraising fashion shows at 2pm and 8pm on Wednesday November 29. Teacher Stacey O’Leary, who is organising the event with the […]

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Students from Mercy Mounthawk who excelled in State Exams in 2017 were honoured at the school on Saturday morning. Back from left; Ronan Moore (Leaving Cert), Timothy Grimes (Junior Cert), Liam O'Brien (Junior Cert), Ben Kavanagh (Leaving Cert), Thomas Curran (Leaving Cert) and Michael Moynihan (Junior Cert). In front; Charlotte O'Halloran, Mairead Kearney and Diana Meriakri, all Junior Certs. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Honours High-Achieving Students In 2017 State Exams

November 21, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY morning saw a number of current and former students of Mercy Mounthawk receive special awards for their high achievements in the 2017 Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. There were four former Leaving Cert students — Ronan Moore, Ben Kavanagh, Thomas Curran and Ciara McCarthy — and six former Junior Certs […]

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