St Mary’s Nenagh joins Irish Interschool Fencing Programme

We are delighted to announce St Mary’s Secondary School in Nenagh is joining the Interschool fencing programme from September.

The school is including a Fencing module in their Transition Year curriculum. For coach Patrick Dight the school as special significance as his daughter attended the school until 2 years ago. “I am delighted to be teaching the students in St Mary’s. In April I provided introductory lessons for the TY students. I was very impressed by the application the students showed, being willing to have a go and get stuck in straight away. They were a pleasure to teach.”

The history of the present St. Mary’s has its roots in a pension school opened in 1887, in a prison block of the old Gaol bought by the Sisters of Mercy. Over the years it moved location more than once until in 1957 it finally moved to a new building – the core of the present school – in the convent grounds.

St. Mary’s was one of the first schools in Ireland to introduce Transition Year and the school completed the building of a new sports complex in 2007.  St. Mary’s Secondary School is a Catholic, all girls’ school under the trusteeship of CEIST.