Ballymahon Vocational School



We would like to congratulate three of our fouth year students, James Higgins, Brendan Wallace and Sorcha Murphy on their recent achievement. These students were chosen by the National Centre for Technology in Education to be part of a 35 student panel from Ireland. They have been invited to take part in the Webwise Youth Panel on Internet Safety. Webwise is the internet safety initiative of the Department of Education’s Professional Development Service for Teachers. This is an excellent achieve for James, Brendan and Sorcha. The group travelled to Dublin Castle on Wednesday last, whereby they held their first discussion. We wish James, Brendan and Sorcha the best of luck over the coming months as they undertake this project with the department.


We are all really excited about our upcoming pantomime in the school. Ms Nolan and Ms Mc Goey are working very hard to make this panto as successful as our last ones.

Coffee morning

On Tuesday last we had a very successful coffee morning for all parents/guardians of first year students. This gave parents and teachers a chance to meet informally in our school gym. As our taster programme is coming to an end, it gave parents/guardians a chance to speak about subject choices with teachers. Many thanks to the parents and guardians for their attendance! Thanks to the Home Ec department for the catering and the all the goodies they provided!

Ladies football

This continues every second Monday. It is encouraging to see a large turnout. Keep it up girls.

Parent/Teacher meeting

Many thanks to all the parents and guardians who were present at the parent/teacher meeting for our fifth year students on Thursday evening last. Many thanks to Eugene and Madeline for organising the hall for this meeting.


Our recent equestrian outing brought us to Co Kildare. The Open team was made up of; Tara Esler, James Whyte and Ellen Byrne. Novice team One; Emer Esler, Thomas Whyte and Ciara Dennigan. Novice team; Aoife Burke, Rebecca Nolan, Molly Kiernan and Eve Foster. Our Novice team One came third in the team event. Eoin McLouglin, James and Tara represented our team at the open individual and Molly participated in the Novice individual. Our team will also be taking part in the Equestrian day in Mullingar. We wish them the very best of luck and look forward to many ribbons!!


Our fourth year students will travel to Dublin Zoo this week as part of the senior cycle science curriculum. We are all looking forward to our trip and we will have further updates next week!!