Mercy Secondary School, Kanturk

Mission Statement

Our vision for Mercy Secondary School, Kanturk is that it be the centre of academic excellence within a truly Christian Community, where Christian values are transmitted.

School History

In 1895, a single storey building was erected and became known as the ‘Pension School’ and was run by the Sisters of Mercy. Pupils paid a small fee and received a broadly based education which included French, Music, Art, Needlework and Drill as well as the basic subjects.

In 1930, the Pension School came under the aegis of the Secondary Branch of the Department of Education. In 1964, a new block provided Science and Cookery Rooms. In the late 1960’s re-organisation in second level school, led to co-education in Scoil Mhuire. Extra classrooms and a Sports Hall were built during the following years. An extension on Greenfield Road was officially opened in 1987 and all pupils are now accommodated in this building.

A wide range of subjects and courses has always been on offer to students. As well as being renowned for its academic achievements, Scoil Mhuire has been successful in many extra-curricular activities, e.g. Basketball.

News from Mercy Secondary School, Kanturk

30 Apr 2020
Scoil Mhuire Kanturk say Thank You to Frontline Workers

Scoil Mhuire Kanturk say Thank You to Frontline Workers As a way of showing special thanks to all…

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27 Jan 2020
Scoil Mhuire Kanturk News – January 2020

Lisa Finn Scoil Mhuire Kanturk student Lisa Finn has achieved the second highest national result in Leaving Certificate…

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13 Nov 2019
Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Annual Awards Ceremony

Scoil Mhuire Annual Awards Ceremony Scoil Mhuire Kanturk recently paid tribute to student achievements in a variety of…

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28 Feb 2019
Minister Heather Humpheys visits Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk

Minister Heather Humpheys, with responsibility for Enterprise, Business and Innovation visited Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk where she spoke with…

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20 Dec 2018
Scoil Mhuire Kanturk presents Oliver

2018 finished on a high note with the staging of the musical ‘Oliver’. The musicals first started in…

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30 Nov 2018
Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Student is the top Technology Student in Ireland.

Ronan Buckley a Scoil Mhuire student has achieved the top overall mark in Ireland in this year’s Leaving…

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