Mount St. Michael Claremorris News – January 2019

All Ireland Volleyball Win

Congratulations to our 2nd year volleyball team who had an amazing All-Ireland win and our 1st years who won silver medals. Both teams played so well and gave it absolutely everything and we are all so proud of both teams.


Fundraising for Volunteering Trip to Lourdes

Ten girls from Mt St Michael were chosen to go to Lourdes for Easter week as volunteers these 10 girls have to raise €140000 to go. This money will go straight to “The Irish Pilgrimage Trust” fund, the girls must pay their own way to Lourdes. They have put countless hours into raising these funds through such events as a bake sale, various collections, a very successful quiz night, a jersey day and they are still not finished! Their lasted venture may be their most time-consuming events yet, making St. Brigid’s crosses by hand which they will look for donations on completion at many church gates.Each girl must source their own rushes and make 200 crosses each. On average a cross takes 3 minutes to make and a further 2 minutes to cut and tie off,so you can imagine the amount of time and dedication it would take to make 200!That is if they were attempting to make them single-handedly, the girls have an amazing group of supporters behind with parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers and fellow students taking time to help them in their task.


Big Sister Little Sister

Our Big and Little sister had their annual friendship trip to the Ice-Skating in Castlebar before Christmas. The essence of the Big Sister is about creating a caring friendship and this trip certainty was enjoyed by all our Big & Little sisters.