In 1828 our foundress, Catherine McAuley, opened her doors to the poor of Dublin, dedicating her life to the education of young girls. Following in the footsteps, the Sisters of Mercy have been involved in education in Macroom since 1865. Today, we at St. Mary’s are proud to continue this tradition.
With Catherine as our inspiration, we seek to establish a caring environment which enhances the self-esteem and moral integrity of our pupils. Our aim is to enable each girl to avail of the opportunities, to assume the responsibilities and to value the experiences of life. Beginning with Mercy Day Mass to open the school year and following the Church’s liturgical calendar, we celebrate our Catholic identity.