Our Lady of Mercy Primary School opened in 1993 with the amalgamation of three schools-Scoil Chaitriona (1964), Scoil Fatima (1883) and Scoil Phadraig (1888). Our school is very well equipped and has modern intercommunication and alarm systems. Sister Annette Duignan was Principal from 1993-1998. Mrs. Rosemary Sheahan was Acting Principal from 1998-1999. In September 1999 Mr. Terry Allen was appointed the first Lay Principal of Our Lady of Mercy Primary School. Mrs. Mary Finan was Principal from September 2005 until September 2010.
Mrs. Marguerite Stenson (current Principal) was appointed Principal in 2010.
Past pupils of note include- Mark Scanlon, Junior World Cycling Champion and Shane Filan of Westlife.
In May 2022, there were 433 pupils enrolled with a staff of 32 teachers, 10 special needs assistants (SNA’S), 1 secretary, 1 caretaker and 1 cleaning staff.
A state-of-the-art computer room opened in the school on 19 February 2001 with access for all classes.
Our Autism Special Classes opened in September 2004 and 2005 respectively and caters for 12 pupils.
We use evidence based programmes and approaches, many of which are internationally acclaimed and robustly evaluated – including;
- The Incredible Years (https://incredibleyears.com/)
- Restorative Practices (https://www.pdst.ie/post-primary/health-wellbeing/restorative-practice)
- Reading Recovery (https://pdst.ie/primary/literacy/reading-recovery)
- Maths Recovery (https://www.mata.ie/)
- Nurture Groups
- Learning with languages