Latest News from Coláiste Muire, Ennis

Míle Buíochas to Niamh O'Regan for sharing the following very interesting news from her school, Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Proclamation Day 2016 (Lá an Fhorógra 2016)

Coláiste Muire marked Proclamation Day with a ceremony that included the raising of the Irish flag and the reading of the 1916 Proclamation in Irish. Students performed for the rest of the school community in a moving concert of Irish songs, music, poetry and dance.

The Principal, Ms. Pound, spoke about the significance of the 1916 centenary, stating that in Coláiste Muire we promote values such as courage, integrity and independence which are central to the Irish Proclamation of Independence.

We are grateful for the sacrifices others made on our behalf and will endeavour to nurture appreciation for our shared Irish heritage.

Click here to view gallery of photos from the ceremony. 

University of Limerick Award – Microsemi Scholarship

Wiktoria Malika was recently awarded the prestigious Microsemi Scholarship . This Scholarship is awarded annually to the student achieving the highest points in first year undergraduate Engineering in UL. Wiktoria is currently studying Mechanical Engineering in UL.

Pictured above L-R, Denise McCoy, Director HR at Microsemi, Ronan Dillon, Director of Technology at Microsemi, Wiktoria Malika Winner, Don Barry President of UL. 

Pictured above Ms Jean Pound, School Principal and Wiktoria Malika, Microsemi Recipient. 

Feile na hInse Scoraíocht Competition

Coláiste Muire won this competition in the Auburn Hotel Ennis on 5 March. It took place during Seachtain na Gaeilge.

YSI Speakout

Three of our Transition Year classes participated in the Regional Speakout for YSI (Young Social Innovators), in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on the 3rd March.

We have projects entered under the Health and Well Being section, the Mental Health section and the Human Rights / Equality section.

They are entitled, “Permanent Imprint – Think before you Ink”, “Our Mental Health” and “We are Equal”.

Breakfast Club

Coláiste Muire launched a breakfast club on our return to school after Christmas.

Any student “running late for breakfast” is invited to come along for tea or coffee and toast.

Leaving Cert and TY students who are members of Young St Vincent de Paul in the school assist Ms. Browne and Ms. O’Regan each morning from 8.10am until 8.45. It has been a wonderful success to date!

Our annual TY School Sleepover took place on Friday 11 March. All proceeds raised this year are being donated to Young St. Vincent de Paul in Coláiste Muire.

All Ireland TY Drama Festival

Coláiste Muire came second in the National Transition Year Drama final which took place in the Briery Gap, Macroom on Saturday 27th February.

They performed Top Girls by Carol Churchill.

Well done to Roisin Spriggs, Eanna O’Loughlin, Tess Griffin, Karen Mac Namara, Lisa Campbell and Shauna Greene.

“Standing on the Bridge”

Our TY3 group participated in “Standing on the Bridge” in support of women worldwide to mark International Womens Day on Tuesday 8th March.

All teaching staff worn purple to school to mark the occasion.

Kemmy Business School /BSTAI Junior Cert Business Studies Awards

Well done to Isobel Elger and Caoimhe Roughan who were both presented with awards on 9th March in University of Limerick for outstanding results in their Junior Cert Business Studies 2015.

They are pictured above with Dr. Fergal O’Brien, Assistant Dean Postgraduate Studies, Kemmy Business School, UL and Ms. Frances Browne, Business Studies teacher.


Songschool Workshops took place again this year for each of our four Transition Year classes in February.

The workshops offer students a first hand insight into life as a professional songwriter / musician and an overview of songwriting and the music business.

Students write, perform and record their own songs during each two day workshop.

CEIST Student Leadership Conference 2016

Sinead McMahon and Fridaous Karimu are pictured above attending CEIST’s second Student Leadership Conference in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra on Tuesday, March 15th.

Margaret Harrold, RE teacher accompanied the students.