Welcome from the Principal

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Manor House website which I hope you will find both interesting and informative.

Manor House is a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for girls founded by the Poor Servants of the Mother of God (SMG). It is the ethos and educational philosophy of the SMG that informs the way we do things in our school. Manor House is now under the stewardship of the Le Chéile Schools Trust to whom the SMG have entrusted the legal, financial and inspirational role of trusteeship. No matter what area the SMG work in they aim to respect the dignity and uniqueness of every individual. The school reflects this aim by trying to create an environment that demonstrates a concern for the welfare and good of others. We do our best to provide all our students with an academic programme appropriate to their needs within a caring and supportive environment.

Manor House has a six-year cycle, which includes a compulsory Transition Year. It provides a broad range of traditional academic subjects to Leaving Certificate Higher Level and also offers a comprehensive programme of general education, an excellent pastoral care system in addition to a wide range of extra-curricular and sporting activities. I hope that you enjoy your ‘web’ visit to our school and that by the time you have finished browsing you will have a good idea of the many different facets of school life in Manor House.

Mary O'Neill, Principal


Events in the Manor

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Click on the 'albums' below to see a 'thumbnail' photos and click on the first photo to start a slideshow of bigger photos. Please visit the ACTIVITIES section (see above) for more photos and news. Photographers include Megan Malone and AnnaMai McDermott (5th yr) and Aisling Dunne (TY)

2nd year Hockey Team

This is the 2nd year hockey team (coached by Ms Fagan and captained by Molly Dempsey) who have reached the Leinster Hockey Minor Quarter Final. They beat Loreto Beaufort by 3 goals to 1 this week. The goals were scored by Aisling O'Grady, Nicole Crowley and Kate MacHugh. Well done to all and good luck in the next round!



YSI: Ellen Keane Talk
YSI: Taking Back the Night + Quiz
Agricultural Science Field Trip
YSI: Moya Doherty Talk
Important Dates


13 Feb 2016 Mid-term break 
22 Feb 2016 Mocks
17 Mar 2016 Easter break
11 Apr 2016 Orals and Practicals


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The 2nd year Parent-Teacher meeting took place on Thursday 11 February from 4.15 to 6.45pm. Thanks again to the 5th year volunteers who helped out on ...

Hockey Success

11 February 2016
Congratulations to the 2nd year hockey team, coached by Ms Fagan, who are through to the Leinster hockey quarter finals! 

The Manor House Young Social Innovators were delighted to have Paralympic medallist, Ellen Keane, visit on Friday, 5 February. Ellen was Irela...

Emmanuel 2016

08 February 2016
1st and 2nd years continue preparing for their Emmanuel concert which takes place in The Helix on 1 March. Ms Grace is in charge of the Manor Hou...

Ukulele Club - Part 2

08 February 2016
Due to popular demand, the Ukulele Club will continue after the mid-term break. Come along to the Lecture Theatre on Mondays at 1pm and jam along with...

1916 History Project

08 February 2016

Students! Why don't you take part in our History Project, commemorating the 1916 Rising? Click on the heading for details.

Sports News

08 February 2016

Some of our students are continuing to make their mark in their respective sports. Click on the heading to read the details.

The 5th year Parent-Teacher meeting was held on Thursday 4 February from 4.15 to 6.45pm.  Thanks to the 5th years who volunteered to help ou...

Madame O'Connell has invited the 42 students and teachers who are going on the Paris tour in April to a 'déjeuner français' on 4...

Blessing of the Throats

02 February 2016
Thanks to Fr William who blessed the throats of many students and teachers. The Blessing of the Throats is a sacramental of the Roman Catholic Ch...

We were delighted to welcome Moya Doherty back to Manor House. A past pupil of the school, Moya (of 'Riverdance' fame) has become an internati...

YSI: Taking back the night

02 February 2016
A big group of people took part in the YSI 'Taking back the night' walk on Tuesday 2 February. Students (some with their pet dogs!) joined tea...

The Le Chéile Annual Conference was held in Athlone on 28 and 29 January and was attended by Ms O'Neill, Ms Brigid McManus and two of ou...

Catholic Schools Week

31 January 2016

This is Catholic Schools Week: Sunday 31 January to Saturday 6 February. Click on the heading to find resources and information.

Spelling Bee 2015-16

29 January 2016

Congratulations to Aisling Murphy, 1st year, who won the Spelling Bee, 2015-16. The words included...