Mayo Schools

  • 18 Mayo schools have been approved for significant improvements under 2019 Summer Works Scheme.

    This news has been confirmed by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring.

    Twelve Primary Schools and six post primary schools will benefit from this round of funding.

    The schools included are Ballindine National School and Cloonlyon National Scholl for structural improvements.

    Scoil Naomh Colm Cille, Westport, Scoil Naisiunta Coill mór Westport and Cormaic Nfa, Garranarad, Ballina for upgrade to windows.

    Scoil Naisiunta Sheamais, Barnacogue and Scoil Naisiunta Balla Aluinn, Balla have both been included for structural improvements.

    Elsewhere, upgrading of windows has been approved for Scoil Naisiunta Gort Sceiche, Hollymount, Ballyvary Central N.S, Barnacarroll N.S, Kiltimagh N.S and St. Joseph’s N.S Ballinrobe.

    Upgrading of windows has also been granted for Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford, Colaiste Mhuire, Tuar Mhic Eadaigh, and Ballinrobe Community School.

    Sancta Maria College Louisburgh and St. Patrick’s College Lacken Cross have both received funding for Curricular requirements.

    Moyne College Ballina have also been granted funding for structural improvements.

    Minister Ring says the work will be carried out in schools mainly over the summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other staff will be kept to a minimum.

  • Five projects from four schools in Mayo have qualified for the 2020 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

    This will be the 57th year of the event, which takes place at Dublin's RDS in January.

    Nationally, 550 projects involving over 1100 students have been selected, and a significant number of projects this year examine social issues such as mental health, transgender rights and the effects of social media on young people, as well as climate change.

    In Mayo, students from St Muredach's College in Ballina, Jesus & Mary Secondary school in Crossmolina, St Joseph's Secondary School, Charlestown and Coláiste Mhuire in Tourmakeady will now being preparing the projects for the exhibition in January.



  • Allianz Cumann na mBunscol: County Finals


    Division 2B Boys: Gaelscoil na Cruaiche

    Division 2B Girls: Myna

    Division 2 Girls: Bekan

    Division 1 Girls: Quay, Ballina

    Division 2 Boys: Crossmolina

    Division 1 Boys: Kiltimagh

  • St. Mary’s Secondary School Ballina narrowly lost out to Scoil Ruain, Killenaule in the All-Ireland U16 B Girls Basketball final yesterday.

    The Ballina girls were defeated 39-35.

    Tomorrow St. Brendan’s, Belmullet will take on Waterpark College in the U19 C Boys Final.

    Tip-off is at 2.45pm.

  • Students from four Mayo schools will be among over 1100 students taking their places at the RDS in Dublin today as the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition gets underway.

    Taoiseach Leo Varadker will officially open the exhibition this afternoon, and the event will be open to the public from Thursday to Saturday.

    This is the 56th year of the exhibition, which brings together some of the country's brightest young minds as they compete to take home the coveted title of the BT Young Scientist of the Year.

    Students from St Muredach's College, Ballina, Jesus & Mary Secondary school in Crossmolina, St Joseph's Secondary school in Charlestown and Coláiste Mhuire in Tourmakeady will be exhibiting a total of 5 projects.


  • There was great success for two Mayo schools yesterday in the FAI Mayo Post Primary Schools Tournament.

    St. Louis School Kiltimagh Boys and St Josephs Girls Secondary School Castlebar qualified for the Connacht FAI Futsal Finals in IT Sligo on November 14th.



    The 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will be officially opened later today by President Michael D Higgins.

    This year, Mayo is represented by three schools - Coláiste Chomain, Rossport, St Mary's Secondary School in Ballina and Coláiste Pobail Acla in Achill.

    The Achill students have created a device aimed at preventing or reducing sexual offences, which has been submitted in the Technology category.

    The students from Coláiste Chomain in Rossport are asking "How Safe are our Roads" with their investigation of drivers knowledge of the rules of the road, by re-testing experienced drivers with the driver theory test.

    The Ballina students have researched the effects of coastal erosion, and how to recycle sea shells into coastal protection and a safe habitat for sea life.

    550 projects will be on display at the 55th annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which will be officially opened later today at the RDS and opens to the public from tomorrow until Saturday.