Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe - School News

Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe - Friendship Week

Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe had a very successful friendship week all this week in our school. It was organised by members of the Student Council, 5th Years and our Meitheal Group.

It involved many meetings ran by our student body planning events and organising resources. Students from 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd Year did different activities at different times throughout the week promoting better friendships in their class and year groups and doing random kind acts for one another and sharing information about themselves to socialise and mix better with one another.

It was a huge success and enjoyed by all. Lets hope we can continue this great work throughout the school year.

Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe Raise €966 for ‘Suicide or Survive’

Congratulations to Laura Frehill and Julianna Greene TY students who presented a cheque for €966 to the charity ‘Suicide or Survive’. 

The girls raised funds in school and in the local community and completed a five day walk on the Camino in Northern Spain.
The charity representatives came to school on Thursday last 23rd November to receive the cheque and were truly delighted with the very generous donation

Both girls were recently awarded ‘Ballinasloe Young People of the Year’ award for their fundraising endeavours.

Congratulations and well done to both of you.


Julianna Greene and Laura Frehill present cheque to charity 23rd Nov 17

  Reps from Suicide or Survive presented with cheque for €966 Julianna and Laura

Alma Walsh Talks to Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe RE Class

Our Leaving Cert Religion class enjoyed a talk from Alma Walsh, Donal Walsh's mum (RIP).
She is inspirational giving advice and sharing her experience of living with illness and continuing on the work great Donal had begun when he passed away. As she said herself saving the lives of people who find themselves in a dark place and who after hearing her caring words feeling enthused and motivated to make the most of every day and count their blessings.

Donal Walsh was aged just 16 when he died of cancer in May 2013. Just before he died he made a television appeal urging young people contemplating suicide to value life. Read full from the Irish Mirror here

All articles and photos provided by Yvonne McGlynn