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Trip to Strasbourg

Congratulations to Eoin Gaffey who has won a trip to Strasbourg in an online competition with  He will be a very able representative on his trip to the European Parliament later in the year.  The four-day all expenses paid trip will involve a one day visit to the parliament where the students from all over Ireland will take part in Euroscola which is a youth parliament.  Students will take part in a number of discussions on topics about E.U. with students from other member states.  The group will also be taken to other places of educational interest.

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DCU Academic Scholarship Award

We are delighted to announce a fourth Scholarship Award for our Leaving Cert class 2017!  Aisling Burke is to be awarded an Academic Scholarhip Award by DCU on 29th November.  Aisling is studying Early Childhood Education in UCD.  Congratulations Aisling!

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Sports Leadership Qualification

Congratulations to last year’s Transition Year students who recently received their certificates for their Sports Leadership Level 1 Qualification which they completed as part of their  Transition Year Programme last year.  In addition to this Qualification which all received, Chloe Cunningham and Alanna Ward received an additional ‘Spirit of Leadership’ Award.  Well done to all.

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Congratulations in abundance!

We congratulate all our Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students on their excellent exam results this year.  As many of our Leaving Cert 2017 students begin their further studies we wish them well on their chose paths.

Congratulations to Ryan Shanley whose success in scoring 625 points was in itself a wonderful achievement, and added to that the award of a UCD Ad Astra Scholarhip!  The reward of his labours and academic success also saw Leaving Cert student Liam Rowley honoured with the award of the RCSI Scholarship (only one granted in Ireland each year!) on Tuesday last.  And, as all good things come in threes, Evan Harkin is to be awarded the JP McManus Scholarhip in an Awards Ceremony next month!  We are truly delighted for Ryan, Liam and Evan, and indeed for their parents and families!  It is affirmation for the students and for ourselves in Mohill Community College.  We know they will be proud ambassadors for the school.

We equally celebrate the successes of our Junior Cert students, three of whom will be honoured with the irish Business Studies Teachers’ Award in the Bailey Allen Hall UCG on Tuesday next, 10th October – Aoife Duignan, Ciara McKiernan and Cormac White.

Michelle Hackett, Leaving Cert student, won the Best Individual Nett Prize in Irish Senior Schools Cup for Connacht!

And our First Year Boys brought back the Cup on their recent Football Blitz outing!

While our Leitrim Observer Notes have been absent for recent weeks following the retirement of Mr. McHugh, the endless action in school continues!  We hope to resume our notes, perhaps with more of an emphasis on pictures!  Also, coming soon a more active Facebook presence which will keep you in touch with the immediate happenings in MCC!

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Board of Management Report

Agreed Report for the attention of Staff, Parents, Students:

BOM Meeting 2nd October 2017


·         The Board of Management congratulated Staff and Students on the excellent Leaving and Junior Cert results.

·         The Board of Management examined and approved School Improvement Plan 2017 – 2018

·         The Board’s schedule of meetings for the remainder of the year includes meeting with Parents (representatives of the Parents’ Association) in December; meeting with Students (representatives from Student Council) in February; meeting with Teachers (volunteers) in April.

·         The Board wished the Mohill Football Team well in their forthcoming Senior County Final  on Sunday!

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Congratulations Mohill GAA

Congratulations to Mohill GAA on winning the Leitrim Senior Championship 2017!  Always very proud of our students’ achievements – students both past and present!  Well done to all.

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Opening of School Year

MOHILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE,  Mohill, Co. Leitrim  (071)9631122/9631208

Principal:                      Ms. Úna Duffy

Deputy Principal:          Ms. Martina Callinan

Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                                   16th August 2017

As Summer Holidays draw to a close, students will be wondering about dates for return to school.  School re-opens as follows:

Tuesday 29th   August:  First Year Students only  (9.10 – 1.40)

Wednesday 30th  August :  Fifth Year Students only (i.e. Leaving Cert YEAR 1)  (9.10 – 1.40)

Thursday 31st August:  All students 9.10 – 4.05

School Uniform

It is important that student uniform is the official uniform from Gannon’s.

Black Shoes (NO Runners)

Parent/Guardian Mobile Phone Numbers

We request that you inform the school if your mobile phone number changes in order that we are able to contact you at all times

Student Health Needs

Please inform us of any particular needs of which you feel we need to be aware

Book Rental Scheme

Students are requested to return all school books which they are no longer using. Book Rental Levy as follows is payable on return to school:

First Year:            €100

Second Year:        €70

Third Year:           €50

Transition Year:   Letter to follow re. payment & budgeting for activities

Fifth Year:            €110

Sixth Year:           €40

Family of two:      €130    Family of three: €160

We are grateful for your co-operation with the Book Rental Scheme, thus ensuring its successful continuation.


Information re.  Parent Teacher Meetings and Holidays is a published in Journal and on Website.

We look forward to a happy and productive year, working in co-operation with each other.

Yours sincerely,

Úna Duffy                                                                         Martina Callinan

_________________                                                       ___________________

Ms. Úna Duffy,                                                                  Ms. Martina Callinan

Principal                                                                             Deputy Principal

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Social Media

Mohill Community College now has a social media presence.

You can keep up to date with the school, its events, achievements and general news simply by following us.



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School News June 1st 2017

School Awards. 

Sports Awards.
Senior girls award  –    Sibeal Reynolds
Senior boys award  –   Sean Harkin.
Junior girls award  –     Shaylyn Ward.
Junior boys award –      Francis Shanley.
Project Awards.
Construction Studies –  Ronan Moran.
Engineering              –  Glen Ward.
D.C.G.                    –  Evan Harkin.
Agricultural Science – Aoife Keegan.
Leaving Cert Art      – Laura O’ Neill.
L.C.V.P.                 – Tadhg Mulligan.
Junior Cert Metalwork –  Daithi Wrynne.
Junior Cert Woodwork – Shane McGourty.
Junior Cert Art          –    Aoife Hillman Allen,
Junior Cert Home Economics – Roisin Burke and Caroline Dobson.
Best Junior Cert 2016    Evelyn Reynolds.
Best Leaving Cert 2016 Wiktoria Fangor.
Career talk on Stem Careers for 5th years . 
Fifth year students in Mohill Community College recently had a school visit from the Smart Futures school visits programme.
Ms Reynolds organised the school visit with Mr Paul Lundy from Abbvie and he talked to the students about the day -to- day duties involved in his work as an Engineer with Abbvie -a pharmaceutical sister company of Abbotts in Sligo..Paul gave a very insightful and informative talk which gave the students a glimpse of what’s involved in being an Engineer .

Smart Futures is a collaborative government-industry-education programme promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers to post-primary students in Ireland. It is managed by Science Foundation Ireland in partnership with Engineers Ireland’s STEPS programme.
 We sympathise with Saoirse and Tara Kellegher and family on the death of their Grandfather Peter McAtasney, may he rest in peace.
Best wishes
We extend good wishes to all our students especially those doing exams and hope you all enjoy the summer holidays.
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School News May 25th 2017

Connacht Champions.

Leitrim U-14 girls beat Sligo in the B final. Students Shaylyn Ward, Rachel Reynolds, Riona McKeon, Aisling Shanley, Celine Shortt, Maeve Newton, Ellen McGuinness, and Roisin Bohan were on the panel.In addition Ms Hargaden Ward is a mentor. They play an All Ireland semi final in a few weeks and we wish them good luck.
Student Awards.
The annual awards were held last Friday in the P.E hall.  The following were the recipients –
First year         Gemma McNamara  and Cian O Leary.
Second year     Weronika Niewiada and James Murphy.
Third year         Saoirse Kellegher   and Scott Ferns.
T.Y.                 Alannah Ward and Daragh McCrann.
Fifth year          Aoife Shanley. and Niall Keegan.
Leaving Cert      Muireann O Kelly and Eoin Kenny
Overall student of the year. Ryan Shanley.
Connacht Athletics.
A number of students participated in the Connacht finals in Athlone recently. Eoin Gaffey got bronze in the intermediate walk,Alannah McGuinness claimed silver in the 100M intermediate and Sibeal Reynolds won bronze in the 100M senior and came fourth in the 200M. Alannah and Eoin progress to the All Irelands in Tullamore..We wish them swift feet.