The Keep the Convent Campaign aims to raise €250,000 to enable Scoil Mhuire to purchase the former Convent building and grounds adjacent to the existing school.
This year Scoil Mhuire was presented with the opportunity to purchase the Convent building adjacent to the school grounds. Scoil Mhuire has always been known affectionately as ‘The Convent’ and now after many years the actual Convent building will be included as an integral component of the school.
Scoil Mhuire has a number of exciting conversion plans in the pipeline for the Convent building and phase 1 has already begun. The plans include:
- More classrooms to facilitate the ever growing student population
- Various life skills’ facilities set up including a horticulture centre and a nurture room
- The implementation of a spacious and fully functioning canteen
- The restoration of the Convent’s chapel
There are also plans to utilise the two and a half acre site which includes gardens and an orchard for use by subject departments.
This campaign aims to raise €250,000 to enable the school to purchase the site and complete renovations on the building. To date, the school has received generous donations from the diocese, some interest free loans from local business people, help from the Department of Education and Skills and the school is actively raising funds through fund raising events.
The school would appreciate your support in raising the remainder of the funds to complete the expansion of Scoil Mhuire. There are a number of donation incentives available for your help. You could:
- Sponsor a stained glass window
- Sponsor a brick
- Sponsor a summer seat
- Sponsor a pew
- Or simply donate
Availing of one of these incentives will ensure that a plaque inscribed with your name will be displayed alongside whatever you decide to sponsor.
You can donate to the ‘Keep the Convent’ campaign on this page or alternatively contact the school to donate in person.
Thank you for your continued support!
Sponsor a Stained Glass Window
Sponsor one of the beautifully restored stained glass windows that line the entrance hall to the Convent. A plaque with your message of up to 32 characters will be displayed alongside your window.
Sponsor a Summer Seat
Sponsor one of the summer seats in the Convent gardens or orchard. A plaque with your message of up to 32 characters will be displayed on your summer seat.
Sponsor a Brick
Sponsor a brick on a specially commissioned board adorned with your message of up to 32 characters to be displayed within the Convent building.
Sponsor a Pew
Sponsor one of the beautifully restored original pews from the Convent’s chapel. A plaque with your message of up to 32 characters will be displayed alongside your pew in the newly restored chapel.
Whatever amount you like
Donate what you can to help our campaign.
Charitable Donations Scheme
Please note all donations over €250 are eligible for tax relief.
To fill in a tax relief form please email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07493 61065.