Welcome to Convent of Mercy Girls National School Kanturk Website

Check out our latest Water Explorers News Video.

Well done and congratulations girls!! All yer hard work has paid off.



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


Welcome back everyone after the Christmas break. We wish everyone a Happy New Year

News Update

Swimming begins on Friday 13th January for 4th, 5th and 6th classes. The cost of this is 25 euro for 6 weeks. Swimming is heavily subsidised by the Parents Association.

Junior and Senior Infants will have football training for the next 3 Fridays with Martin Farrissey

Zumba classes will be starting in school in early Marcch

The Parents Association raised 20000 euro from their 'Strictly Comes to Kanturk ' event. Well done to the P.A., the dancers and all who supported the event. The money raised will go towards Science equipment, P.E. equipment and books for our school. 



School closes on Thursday 22nd December 2016 at 12.30pm and re-opens on Monday 9th January, 2017.

On Wednesday 21st December, 2016. Santa visited the school and the children gave him a very warm greeting.  
3rd - 6th went Carol Singing to the Credit Uinion and some of their Mums and Dads joined them. Well done to all the girls. 
Junior Infants performed Their 'Sing a long for ' parents , grandparents etc.


Tuesday  20th December , 2016 was another busy day in the girls school.  

Senior Infants performed their Christmas Play'Ralph the Reindeer' for the whole school and then in the afternoon performed for their parents, grandparents, babyminders etc.  They were absoultely great.

First & Second went Carol Singing to Mercy House with Ms Courtney & Mrs Murphy Another lovely occasion! 


Monday 19th December, 2016 - What a busy day in our school .

One of the Strictly dancers Martin 'Bam Bam' O Neill sponsored the Animal Roadshow to come and visit the school. The children got to see snakes, a tortoise, lizards and lots more animals. Many thanks to 'Bam Bam' for bringing the Roadshow.  It was great fun.

The Senior Infants Classes performed their play 'Ralph the Rudolph' for the preschoolers in Cherry Blossoms play school and Nathleens  Montessori . They were great. 

In the afternoon some of the dancers who took part in 'Strictly comes to Kanturk 'came to visit and danced for all the pupils and staff. It was a magical experience and everyone enjoyed themselves.  

Thanks to all our dancers again for taking part and their amazing enthusiasm.


Strictly Comes to Kanturk

'Strictly Comes to Kanturk' dance competition was held in the Edel Quinn Hall on Friday last 9th December.  It was a fantastic night's entertainment and a complete sell out. It was organised by the Parents Association of our school.  The dancers included 24 local people who gave their time and energy to dance for this event.  Judges included local men Michael Winters and Andy Walsh, Newmarket, Irish dancing teacher Julie Nolan and Lesley Ann Radcliffe, Centre Stage, Mallow. 

Derval Vaughan, Principal of the Girls school acknowledged the great work of the Parents Associaiton in organising the event and the dancers who gave up their time to take part and performed so well on the night.  A special thanks to Michael Browne who was a superb MC for the night and Peter O'Callaghan who volunteered his expertise on lighting and sound.  Well done to the hall committee for their great work on the night and leading up to the event.  A special thanks to the businesses who sponsored the event and all the parents and local community who supported the night.  The money raised will go towards Science, PE equipment and new books for reading initiatives for the school.  All equipment bought will transfered to the new school when it's built.


Pupils from 1st-6th class will attend 12 O Clock Mass on Thursday 8th December to celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

School will close at 1.50p.m. on Thursday 8th December to facilitate staff training.

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.



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!!


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.




Cork City Sports Participants June 2016

Our First Communion Class 2016


5th and 6th Class Confirmation Day 2016.


Proclamation/Commemoration Day - 2016