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Killarney cycling and hiking trips


Transition Year students visited Killarney national park for the second time this month. Students were split into two groups. One group hiked around Torc mountain. They were guided by Richard Morrison from Morrison tours. The other group cycled around Muckross Lake. Students were guided by Jay Scully. Jay introduced the students to the geography, flora and fauna associated with the park.

TY students win media award

Congratulations to Maeve O Herlihy, Lia Murphy and Lia Berkery Kelly who came second place from 700 entries in a competition in conjunction with
The wrote an article entitled “what do some young people use drugs”.
They carried out a survey in the school to collect data and student opinion on the subject matter
Many thanks to Pam O’Connell and Ms Gleeson Walsh for their involvement in the competition.

Find out more about the competition here.


Ag Féachaint Siar ar Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

Rinne daltaí ón idirbhliain an físeán seo chun féachaint siar ar an craic agus spraoi a bhí againn go léir sa scoil i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge. Comhghairdeas do na daltaí a ghlac páirt sa físeán agus do na daltaí a d’oibrigh air.


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Wheelchair Basketball

Transition Year students form Coláiste Muire competed in a Wheelchair basketball tournament on April 6th. University College Cork, Sport Studies and Physical Education students organised the blitz for secondary school students in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association Sport & UCC Student Hardship Fund.

The Coláiste Muire team reached the semi final and were narrowly beaten.

Animal Awareness Day

Coláiste Muire hosted an animal awareness day on the 16th of March. Students met puppies from the “Munster Lost and Found” charity and donated €2 to help reunite lost pets with their families and to help re-home stray animals.

Forty students from all Years entered a photography competition. This competition was judged by a representative from the charity.  FREE Munster Lost and Found 2017 Calendars were given to the entrants and valuable prizes were awarded.

The sum of 355 euro was raised for the charity and students enjoyed the experience. Thanks to everyone who supported the project.

Transition Year Applications for 2017/2018

There will be an information evening for parents of 3rd Year students who are considering the Transition Year programme in Coláiste Muire.

Students can apply by filling out the Transition Year application form 2017/18 below. The outline of the programme can be viewed here: TY presentation 201718. Please contact the coordinator at if there are any questions. There are some relevant links below:

TY Ireland

Garda vetting

Newspaper article



Tour of Rome and Florence: February 2017

Video by Nicole O’Leary

Senior students of Coláiste Muire travelled to Rome and Florence on February 16th 2017. The tour had a historical and art-history theme involving tours of the Colosseum, Vatican and the  Uffizi  and Borghese Gallaries. Students also got to make their own pizzas and embarked on  night-time walking tour of Rome. For a full itinerary, click on this link: Rome booklet 2017 – Copy.

Coláiste Muire student to represent Ireland at Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen

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Andrew Nash was selected for the first round of the Physics Olympiad in October based on his Junior Certificate results. Another Coláiste Muire students, Alice Brady was also selected. From there he achieved a second place award in Physics. He was part of the top four which was selected for the second round which was a practical test. Following this, he was selected to represent Ireland in Copenhagen at E.U. Science Olympiad. We would like to congratulate Andrew and wish him the best of luck on his trip.

Transition Year Fota visit

Transition Year students visited Fota Wildlife Park on February 1st 2017. Students took part in team-building activities and learned about native Irish animals. They got an insight into the running of a large wildlife park. This trip was part of their Biology course.

Munster Driving campus

Transition Year students visited the Munster Driving campus on two separate days. 56 students in all were introduced to the world of drivng.

Munster Driving Campus is the only off-road driving campus in Ireland that gives the student all the challenges which they will encounter on our country roads, minus the traffic.