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From our foundation in 1919, Sancta Maria College created a strong link with the community. As long as establishing a secondary school in Louisburgh, The Mercy sisters established a very successful small knitting industry to give some local employment and gave music lessons locally. 

This community spirit envisioned by the Mercy Sisters has been further developed and strengthened.

Our community links include:

Local Pilgrimage Day
Fundraising for local charities
Use of school facilities by local organisations
School Musical
Famine Walk
Carol Singing ‘on the Square’
Local Geography & History Trips
Guestspeakers
TY Personal Development

Community Links Group

Working with local businesses

e.g. Books at One

Careers Fair with local businesses and trades exhibiting
Girls in Sport - Community Clubs Event
Collaboration with St. Patrick’s Church

e.g. Carol Service and St. Brigid’s Day Crosses

Invitation to community for different events

e.g. Official Opening of the Lir Library - Dedicated to Past Principal Mr. Vincent O’Louglin

Collaborations with local groups

 e.g. Granuaile Centre

Partnership Schools Ireland Initiative

Action Team with students, staff, parents and the wider community Partnership Schools Ireland