Welcome to Convent of Mercy Girls National School Kanturk Website

Check out our Active School Dance 2016!!

The Convent of Mercy N.S. is situated on Church Street, Kanturk. It presently has 182 pupils enrolled in the school. There are 7 full mainstream classes. Boys are enrolled in the school for Junior and Senior Infants and transfer to St. Colman Boys School. There are 9 full time teachers. Our school is a place in which a safe and secure learning environment is cultivated. We promote and encourage respect for oneself and others at all times. We hope that our pupils enjoy their school experience encompassing  learning, social interaction, self development etc

We hope you enjoy our website and have a look at the many activities that take place in the Convent of Mercy NS.


Derval Vaughan



News Update 

Well done to our two teams who took part in the IRD Public Speaking final on Thursday 1st December. One team came runners up(Aoibh, Bronagh Jayne and  Mathea ) and the other team came third (Ciara Linehan, Hagar, Ciara O Regan, Johannah). Medals and trophys were presented and well 

Well done to our 4th class girls who took in a football blitz in Mallow .

Our pupils who won the Water Explorers project are currently making a short video production with Peter O Callaghan 


Tickets for Strictly comes to Kanturk are sold out. This event is being organised by the Parents Association. Many thanks to our Parents Association for all their great work to date and of course to all our fabulous contestants who are busy practising and have been so supportive of this fundraiser



Congratulations to our 2 teams of pupils who qualified for the final of the I.R.D  Public speaking competition on Thursday December 1st. They were excellent in the semi finals against  serious  competition from other local schools. We wish them all the best in the final. 


We ask all children to wear their coats and caps as the weather gets colder.

Gymnastics continuing on Friday  with Patsy Reilly.

Tickets on sale for 'Strictly Comes to Kanturk' on Friday 9th December in the Edel Quinn Hall. Cost 15€ each but

hurry as they are selling fast!!!


We have a lovely Kindness Tree on our Infant Corridor in our school. The children choose a challenge, complete the challenge and write the act of kindness on the kindness tree.


Here are some Halloween Photos!!

Tickets on sale for 'Strictly comes to Kanturk' in the office . Cost 15€ per ticket. 

Water Explorers Water and Food Award  - A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the Water Masters of fifth/sixth class. They were recently nominated to represent Ireland for the great project work they have done in raising awareness about  the importance of WATER. The GREAT NEWS came that our school WON out of nineteen schools from around the world!!! We hope to video some of the work and activities and our video will be shown at the awards ceremony in BEIJING, CHINA!!!! We are delighted and very proud of the Water Masters

Well done to our football team who won their 4 games at the Grading Blitz in Rathcoole. Many thanks to their teacher Sinead Guiney and Martin Farrissey for coaching them. We are very proud of them.

'Strictly comes to Kanturk' is being launched on Sunday 23rd October by our very busy Parents Association. All contestants names will be revealed next week on the 'Strictly comes to Kanturk' facebook page . All money raised will go towards our Literacy programme, Science and Maths equipment and subsidising swimming, trips and extra curricular activities. The event will be held in the Edel Quinn Hall on Friday 9th December  .This is going to be a very exciting and fun event. All our contestants are local people and will be in training for the next 7 weeks. The Parents Association are asking you to support this event.


Our school is indeed a busy place this term . There are lots of events happening.


Literacy Lift off will finish in Mrs. O Shea's Senior Infant class this week and will begin in Mrs Linehan's Senior Infants for November. Aistear will take place in Mrs O Shea's class after the break. 

Team teaching and in class support will continue in classrooms

1st &2nd class and 5th&6th class are going to Scoil Mhuire every Thursday  for 6 weeks and are being coached by the transition year pupils. Some of the skills they are coaching involve football ,athletics, basketball and badminton. A great experience for all.

Gymnastics with  Patsy O Reilly will begin in November for 6 weeks





Below is information re: After Schools and Breakfast Clubs beginning September 1st.

After School in Girls School (1:50pm- 6:30pm) and Breakfast Club (7:00am -9:00am) Phone Tina (087) 6479031


Nathleen´s After School (1:50-6:00pm) and Breakfast Club (7:50-9:00am)

Phone (087) 4023204 


Cork City Sports Participants June 2016

Our First Communion Class 2016

Our Sensory room


5th and 6th Class Confirmation Day 2016.


Proclamation/Commemoration Day - 2016


4th/5th using their Ipads and Grandparents Day 2016