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.

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12-Jun-2019
A selection of photographs from our 2019 Recognition's Day.
29-May-2019
NUIG and Mayo County Council are hosting the free Ideas Academy summer course in Ballina Chamber of Commerce buildings from 4th-7th June for Senior Cycle students in the region.
10-May-2019
NOTICE: re changes to school timetable from September 2019
09-May-2019
Some of our Fifth year and LCA students participated in a gathering of 3000 young people in Knock today to mark the 6th anniversary of the death of Donal Walsh.
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St. Mary's Secondary School
Convent Hill
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Ireland
F26 R928

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