Recent Academic Achievements
High Achievers 2023
Mercy Mounthawk has a proud tradition of the highest academic standards. The following is just a snapshot of the wonderful achievements of our students:
On Saturday October 24th we welcomed back our exceptional students to receive awards for excellence in Leaving Cert and LCA 2022. With 22 students over 600 points and 4 LCA Distinctions, this was an outstanding year. Well done to them and their teachers. The students have variously gone on to study Biomedical Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Home Economics teaching and Primary teaching to name but a few. We were delighted that 38% of our students achieved more than 500 points compared to 27% nationally. Well done to all. Missing from picture: Tim Pollmann-Daamen and Danny Jeffers
Below you will find scholarship winners from before 2023
Ben Kavanagh won the Quercus Scholarship for Creativeand Performing Arts. – Excellence in Film and Photography.Ben is Studying – Film & Screen Media U.C.C.
Ronan Moore won a J.P. McManus Scholarship U.L. Ronan achieved 589 points in his Leaving Certificate 2017 and is studying Aeronautical Engineering in University of Limerick.
We wish them well in their studies.
Ben Kavanagh winner of Quercus Scholarship for Creative and Performing Arts.
Ronan Moore winner of J.P. McManus Scholarship U.L.
The Class of 2016 won 4 University Scholarships, based on their Leaving Certificate results.
Ciara Holmes received a U.C.D. Entrance Scholarship in 2016. Ciara achieved 625 points in her Leaving Certificate and is studying Engineering U.C.D.
Caoimhe Barry Walsh received a UL 40 Scholarship in 2016. Caoimhe acheived 625 points in her Leaving Certificate and is studying Physiotherapy in University of Limerick
Donagh O’Buachalla received a U.C.G Entrance Scholarship in 2016. Donagh achieved 615 points in his Leaving Certificate and is Studying Engineering in U.C.G.
David Oyewande received a J.P. McManus Scholarship in 2016. David achieved 575 points in his Leaving Certificate and is studying Pharmacy in UCC.
Emma Leahy achieved 600 points in her Leaving Certificate and is studying Pharmacy in UCC.
Caoimhe Barry Walsh, Donnagh O Buachalla and Emma Leahy
The Class of 2015 won 6 University Scholarships, based on their Leaving Certificate results.
Sean Dowling studying at the University of Limerick, won a J.P.McManus Scholarship.Sean achieved 600 points in his Leaving Certificate as well as being a tremendously competitive footballer. He received special recognition for his involvement in Cycle Against Suicide last May. He is now studying Mathematics in UCC.
Kevin Mc Carthy, studying at University College, Galway, was the Kerry winner of the Naughton Scholarship. Kevin also won an Entrance Scholarship at NUIG. Kevin achieved 590 points in his Leaving Certificate. He played the lead role in the school’s production of ‘The Sound of Music’. He is studying Engineering at NUIG.
Gavin Connolly studying at the University of Limerick, won a J.P.McManus Scholarship.
Sean Hurley, who is studying at U.C.D. won an Ad Astra Academy Scholarship.
Padraig O’Connor, who is studying at U.C.D. won an Ad Astra Academy Scholarship.
Murrough Connolly achieved 600 points and contributed greatly to the school’s music department, playing for school events over the years. He is studying Music at UCC.
Diarmuid Moriarty achieved 600 points. He participated in many Maths and Science quizzes while in school. He is studying Medicine in U.C.C.
Congratulations to them all. They have done our school proud and we wish them well in their studies.
Kevin McCarthy, Murrough Connolly, Sean Dowling, Diarmuid Moriarty
Class of 2012
Trinity Reid Scholarship
Christine Mullins,studying Computing and French
NUI Galway Excellence Scolarship
James O’Connell, studying Engineering
Donncha MacGarry, studying Mathematical Science
NUI Maynooth Entrance Scholarship
Aisling Shalvey studying Arts
UL Exhibition Scholarship
P.J. Galvin studying Physiotherapy
UCC Entrance Sholarship
Ben Dennison studying Mathematical Science
St. Patrick’s College Thurles
Amy Dinan studying Arts/Concurrent Teaching
Class of 2011
UCC Entrance Scholarship Winners
John Prendergast, Law and Irish (U.C.C. Entrance Scholarship)
Katie Bowler, Accountancy, (U.C.C. Entrance Scholarship)
Amy Culloty (U.C.C.College of Medicine and Health)
Reid Scholarship Winners (TCD)
Eve O’Connor, Mechanical Engineering (T.C.D Reid Scholarship)
Darragh Kneeshaw, Mathematics and Music (T.C.D. Reid Scholarship)
Marianna Costelloe, French (T.C.D. Reid Scholarship)
JP McManus Scholarship Winner (UL)
Sarah Guerin, Applied Physics (U.L.)
Tommy McEllistrim Scholarship (ITT)
Karen Moynihan, Nursing
Aaron Houlihan (Sports & Leisure BSc)
Sports Scholarship (CIT)
Barry Galvin, Sports and Recreation