St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina
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Choir/Traditional Music

St Mary’s Secondary school choir is an integral part of school life and is well known in the locality for its high standard of singing. They sing at all school liturgies, school recognition days and on other occasions where dignitaries such as An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Mary Robinson and Mary McAlesse have visited the school. The choir are also involved in the wider life of the parish and often sing at funerals and weddings of those connected with the school. They have sung with St Muredach’s Cathedral choir and other prominent performers at fundraising concerts in the community.

The choir produced several video recordings in 2017/8. 'Mayo Abú' was released to celebrate the Mayo Senior Ladies Gaelic football team reaching the All Ireland Final and also released a Christmas video in collaboration with the band 'Billow Wood'. Both videos received thousands of views nationwide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHGyXfXFL8c&t=13s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY9kiSLfQVs

St Mary’s Secondary school choir have been placed first for two successive years in the post-primary section of the Kiltimagh Choral festival.

They have also qualified on several occasions to compete in the regional finals of the RTE School Choir competition and have performed on RTE television as a result. The choir practice weekly after school.

Irish Traditional Music

There is a rich tradition of Irish traditional music in the area. St Mary’s have many fine Irish traditional musicians in the school who are prizewinners in the Fleadhanna competitions. They often perform individually and as a group at school events as well as joining the school choir on numerous occasions.

Events
Dec
10 2019
5th year & 3rd Year Study Skills
Dec
16 2019
School Christmas Concert
Dec
19 2019
Christmas Carol Service
Dec
20 2019
Class ends for Christmas Holidays at 1.25pm
05-Dec-2019
We're excited to announce that our Christmas Concert will take place on Mon Dec 16th at 8pm in the School Assembly Hall. A fantastic evening's entertainment
05-Dec-2019
Our entry was highly commended!!
29-Nov-2019
Congratulations to Cathy Timlin who recently attended the NUI Galway Junior Cert Business Studies Awards Ceremony 2019 organised by the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland.  The Award is presented to students who achi
21-Nov-2019
Congratulations to Amy McGowan & Sophie Barrins on receiving the Entrance Exhibition Awards from Trinity College Dublin
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St. Mary's Secondary School
Convent Hill
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Ireland
F26 R928

353 96 70333

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