The stated Mission of Mohill Community College is to challenge its students to pursue excellence, enjoy learning and to achieve their full potential as individuals and citizens. There is nothing new in this Mission Statement – the Mohill schools have always been centres of excellence. Our role as educators is a continuation of the vision of the men and women who, since the 1930s, dedicated themselves to second-level education in and for Mohill and the surrounding parishes.
The monumental task they set themselves in a time of little wealth, and their perseverance and success, bears testimony to the value they placed on education. The ideals of the vocational education system, preparing young people for life and for work, was no different to the ideals and ethos of the Mercy school, preparing young people for earth without unfitting them for heaven, to quote the Mercy Congregation Foundress Catherine McAuley.
Leitrim may have the lowest population of any county in Ireland but has had one of the highest, if not the highest, representation in Third Level education. The Mohill second level schools, with their dedicated teachers and excellent results, have contributed to this statistic, and as one school – Mohill Community College – we will continue to do so. We strive for that consistent excellence, offering a comprehensive range of subjects, always attentive to gender equity, and to the special educational needs of our students.
On us is placed the shared responsibility, at this moment in history, to continue to develop the vision of our predecessors.