Latest News & Events

  • Cumman na mBunscol Football Final

    Heartiest Congratulations to our girls Football team who have qualified for the Cumman na mBunscol Football Final. They beat St.Sennan’s of Shannon on Thursday in a superb game. Thanks to Ms.O Connor and Ms.Flanagan for training the team. The Final will be played on next Tuesday in Cusack Park at 11:00am. We would be delighted to get as much support as possible. We will take a bus of supporters to the match from the school. Places on the bus will be confined to pupils from 2nd – 6th class and they will be under the supervision of teachers until their return to the school. The bus costs €3 per pupil. Bus will leave the school at 9:45am. We would encourage parents to take younger children, where this is possible and of course there is an open invitation to friends, relatives and neighbours to attend. All pupils are asked to wear their Corofin colours to show support on the day. All pupils attending should wear a coat. We expect all pupils to behave in a sporting manner, cheering the arrival of both teams on the field and applauding the winners irrespective of who they are. Under no circumstances will any form of booing be tolerated. Good sportspersonship has always been our motto in Corofin. Go n-éiri an t-ádh leis an bhfoireann

  • Spooky Walk

    As is customary, all pupils will be allowed to dress up for Halloween on Thursday October 25th. We also plan to “walk a spooky mile with a smile” that same day, at 9:30am, weather permitting. Thanks to the members of Cumann Siúladoirí Cora Finne who have offered to help out on the day. It would be lovely, where possible, to see some homemade costumes, in keeping with our green schools recycling policy. In consideration of our younger pupils we would ask that there are no “Scary Clowns” on the day.

  • Harvest Mass

    Sincere thanks to all our pupils and teachers who participated in the recent Harvest Mass, enriching the ceremony with music, song, dance and art work. Bhí na páistí ar fheabhas ar fad!!

  • Athletics

    Congratulations to Sophie Quinn, Harry Quinn, Emily Singleton, Joe Slattery, Clodagh, Carey and Tara Carey, Jessica Sherlock, Kate Singleton and Aisling Nagle who won prizes at the North Clare cross country running in Kilnaboy recently. Winners will go on to represent the school in the County Clare School Cross Country running in Lees Road on Wednesday 14th of November. Comhghairdeas leo!! Well done to all our athletes who represented the school on the day.

  • Twinning visit from Tonquedoc

    The school were delighted to welcome members of the Tonquedec twinning group recently. The pupils put on a wonderful performance of song, music and dance for our visitors. They were very complimentary of all the talent on display.

  • Visit from U16 Hurling Champions

    The school were delighted to welcome members of the U16A Corofin/Ruan hurling panel who won the County final recently. It was great to have these past pupils and their mentors visit our school and speak to the Children about their recent achievement.

  • School Coaching with Anne McMahon

    The boys and girls have just completed another 6 week coaching programme with Coach Anne McMahon. She has taught them fundamental movement skills, core strengthening, mobility, flexibility, endurance techniques so as to enable each child to feel a sense of wellbeing in the future. Many thanks to Corofin GAA, Corofin Camogie and Corofin Ladies Football for funding this approved Fundamental movement program.

  • Used Clothing Collection

    Well done and sincere thanks to everybody who contributed to our used clothing collection last week. A whopping 550 kg of clothing was donated which generates money for school funds. Your generosity is, as always, very much appreciated.

  • Twinning

    A group of representatives from Tonquedec in France, which is twinned with Corofin, will be visiting the local area from Tuesday 25 th September to Friday 28 th September. They will be visiting the school on Friday the 28 th at 10am for 30-45 minutes to watch a performance of our choir singing, classes playing the tin whistle, our school band and some Irish dancing. Our senior pupils have been corresponding with pupils in the École Publique in Tonquedec for the past two years so we are delighted to host the representatives of their Twinning Committee. We would like to extend an invitation to our parents, grandparents, relatives and friends to come to this performance and to meet the visiting group from Tonquedec. The Parent Association have kindly agreed to provide some light refreshments after the performance. We would love to show them how welcoming we are, so please join us for our performance!

  • Irish American Partnership Grant

    We are very fortunate to have recently received a grant of $2000 from the Irish American Partnership. This is a gift being made in memory of Steve Murphy of Illinois who passed away recently-may he rest in peace. Steve had a home in Corofin and spent a lot of time here and had many great friends in the village. The grant is for the purchase of books and science materials for the school. We are very appreciative of this gesture in Steve’s memory. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  • Swimming

    Pupils from 3 rd -6 th class will start their 10 weeks of swimming lessons on Tuesday 18 th September in the West County Hotel, Ennis. Pupils should bring their swimming gear every Tuesday.

  • Walking Bus

    Our very successful Walking Bus is continuing this year from Daybreak at 8:50am every morning. Thanks to our committed Walking Bus leaders who give of their time to make sure the children get to school safely. We were awarded our Green Flag for Travel last year so we would like people to continue to find a sustainable way of travelling to and from school in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and also to get the children more active.

  • GAA Skills

    GAA skills training has resumed with Ann McMahon every Wednesday. All pupils from Junior Infants up to Sixth class will attend. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the local GAA club to put these skills being learned into practice.

  • Day of Celebration

    On Wednesday 20th June Scoil Mhuire, Corofin held a Day of Celebration which included raising their fourth Green Flag for Travel. They were joined by the Mayor of Clare, Tom MacNamara, Róisín Garvey, An Taisce Green Schools Officer, Members of the Guilfoyle Family from Ireland’s Fittest Family and renowned musician Barry Moore aka Luka Bloom. The Guilfoyles helped to raise the Green Flag with the youngest and the oldest pupils in the school.

    The Day of Celebration continued with tunes, singing and dancing and showcasing the achievements and work that has gone on in the school during the year such as the Craft Ed Project based on the Famine for 3rd and 4th class with artist Jackie Maurer, the Mathletics Programme introduced in the school, the Accelerated Reader Millionaires, Áitbheo programme, ISAK9, Clean Ireland Recycling Projects, Lego Education, Write-a-Book Project, Twinning with Tonquedec, the publication of pupil Kaitlyn Shannon’s letter to Pope Francis and the launch of the schools new website – www.corofinns.ie.

    The highlight of the day was when the children joined Luka Bloom in singing ‘The City of Chicago’.

  • First Communion

    Congratulations to pupils from 2nd class who received their First Holy Communion on the 28th of May. It was a lovely occasion of celebration and the pupils all did their little job beautifully. Thanks to Ms.Woulfe for all her hard work in preparing the pupils. Thanks to Ms.Macnamara, Ms.Shannon and Mr.Healy for the lovely choir and band and indeed to all the pupils who faithfully attended to provide the lovely choir. Míle Buíochas libh go leír.

  • Confirmation

    Congratulations to the eleven pupils who were confirmed by Bishop Fintan Monahan on Thursday 24th May in Kilnaboy Church. May the Holy Spirit enrich your lives.

  • Write a Book

    Heartiest Congratulations are extended to Sophie Quinn, Adam O’Halloran, Cian McDonnell, James Doody, Aoife Carey, Lexie O’Loughlin, Faye Slattery, Adrian Rynne, Charlie Bermingham and Clodagh Carey all winners in the recent “Write a Book” project 2018. Prizes were presented at an awards ceremony at the Inn at Dromoland on Monday 21st of May – Comhghairdeas Libh. Our thanks are extended also to their teachers Ms.McCarthy, Mr.Healy, Ms.Shannon & Ms. Woulffe for co.ordinating the project.

  • Scooter/Cycle Training

    Roisín Garvey from An Taisce will provide Scooter Training to pupils from Junior Infants to Second Class on the morning of Monday 25th June. She will also complete Cycle Training with pupils from 3rd to 6th on the afternoon of Monday 25th June. More details will be sent out closer to the time.

  • Cake Sale

    The pupils from 6th Class will hold a cake sale on Friday June 22nd from 9:30 – 11:00am in the school hall. The aim of this event is to raise funds for the school. This is the first experiment for our 6th class into the world of business and we wish them every success with it and hope they will benefit from the experience. Your support in this venture would be greatly appreciated.

  • Active School

    This years active school week took place from Tuesday May 8th to Friday 11th of May. Events included Rugby with Euan from Munster Rugby, Soccer with Dave Larkin & Paul Kinnane, dancing with Laura Jane from Break Through Dance Studio, yoga with Trish Cleary, mountaineering talk with Paul Kinnane, Athletic’s with Vincent McCarthy, Circuits with Conor Flanagan, Cumann Siuladoiri with Walk a Mile with a Smile and a basketball game. Míle buíochas to all who visited and helped with these events.

  • School Sports Day

    Our annual School Sports are scheduled for Thursday June 14th. The first item on the Agenda will be the Mother and Father’s race, so it is time to get in training!! The annual HB Ice-cream / Down Syndrome Ireland fundraiser will also be held in conjunction with the Sports Day. Each Child will receive an Ice-cream for a small donation of €1. Last year pupils raised over €200 for Down Syndrome Ireland.

  • Day of Celebration

    A Day of Celebration will be held on Wednesday the 20th of June at 12 noon. This event will celebrate the raising of our newly awarded Green Flag as well as the many achievements and activities that have taken place at Scoil Mhuire over the past year. All are welcome to join us.

  • End of Year Mass

    Our end of year school Mass is scheduled for Thursday June 28th at 1pm in the school hall.

  • School Tours

    Juniors, Seniors & 1st Classes school tour is on tomorrow June 1st. Pupils from Second, Third & Fourth Classes will be on their school tour on Friday the 15th of June to Aillwee Caves. Fifth & Sixth Classes will be on their school tour on Tuesday the 26th of June. They will also be going on an Áithbheo Field Trip on Tuesday the 12th of June.

  • Primary Games

    Congratulations to Joshua O’Brien who represented Scoil Mhuire and County Clare in Paírc Uí Chaoimh at the Clare V’s Cork match for the Clare Primary Games.