Cnoc Mhuire, Granard

Mission Statement

Cnoc Mhuire is a Voluntary Catholic Secondary School under the Trusteeship of CEIST.

We are committed to creating a learning environment which is Christian in outlook and which emphasises the holistic development of our pupils. We respect the dignity of each person with his/her unique background, ability, tradition and beliefs, giving particular attention to the disadvantaged.

We, as a staff, in collaboration with parents, try to communicate and foster values which will help young people to mature as Christian adults and develop a sense of responsibility towards church, society and the environment.

At Cnoc Mhuire, therefore, we aim to:

  • Provide a secure and disciplined atmosphere in which pupils can mature through positive affirmation to develop self confidence and self discipline.
  • Foster respectful attitudes and behaviour and promote a caring awareness of the environment.
  • Enable pupils to achieve academic potential according to their academic abilities and aptitudes.
  • Establish positive, co-operative relationships among pupils, parents and teachers.
  • Guide pupils to use their time and talents in a way that develops their social formation and contributes to the good of others.
  • Encourage pupils to be actively involved in the academic, prayer, recreational, civic and political life of the school and in the responsibilities entrusted to them.
  • Be proactive in the use of technology and progressive in modernising our teaching programmes.

School History

Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School was established in 1947 by the Sisters of Mercy, opening its doors to the girls of the surrounding area. The school enrolled boarders in 1947 and continued to do so until 1987. In 1959, Cnoc Mhuire became a co-educational school when 12 boys enrolled out of a first year enrolment of 41. From its inception the school members gradually grew until 1968 when the introduction of free education led to a surge in numbers. To cater for this, a 20 classroom block was built in 1970. In 1983, a two-storey block containing classrooms and specialist rooms was added. In that year, a sportshall was also built.

In 1987, both the Principal and Manager were members of the Sisters of Mercy. In that year, a Board of Management replaced the Manager and in 1996, the first lay Principal was appointed.

The Sisters of Mercy, Western Province were trustees of the school at that stage.

In 2006, the Sisters of Mercy joined 4 other congregations Daughters of Charity, Presentation Sisters, Sisters of the Christian Retreat, Sisters of Mercy and Missionaries of the Sacred Heart – to establish a trust to run their schools -CEIST -Catholic Education, an Irish Schools Trust. These are the trustees of our school today.

The catchment area is a 9 mile radius around Granard town. From small beginnings the school has grown and expanded to its present population of 449 students and 40 staff, comprised of teaching, administrative and maintenance personnel.

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Further information

News from Cnoc Mhuire, Granard

27 Feb 2020
Magic of the Musicals at Cnoc Mhuire Granard

Magic of the Musicals On January 29/30/31st Cnoc Mhuire staged “Magic of the Musicals” in our school sports…

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23 Sep 2019
Cnoc Mhuire Granard Eucharistic Minister Training

A number of leaving certificate students from Cnoc Mhuire Granard undertook Eucharistic Minister training in St Mel’s, Longford this month…

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20 Apr 2018
Cnoc Mhuire, Granard, Co. Longford Students Celebrate Mass in RTE Studio

Monday 3rd February 2014 Cnoc Mhuire Granard, Co. Longford students were in the RTE Studio on Sunday morning…

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20 Apr 2018
Cnoc Mhuire Granard’s Spirit of Mercy Award

Friday 24th March 2017 The Spirit of Mercy Award was introduced in Cnoc Mhuire, Granard, Co. Longford 6…

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21 Dec 2017
Cnoc Mhuire Granard ‘Ring Christmas Bells’

‘Ring Christmas Bells’ Over 120 students from Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School entertained a capacity crowd in St. Mary’s…

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