Our Mission

Mercy College is a voluntary, Catholic secondary school under the trusteeship of CEIST, and in the tradition of the sisters of Mercy. We endeavour to build a Christian community, in an atmosphere of respect for the dignity of all. With the co-operation of parents, students and the community, we the staff will work to foster the academic and personal development of the students by creating a caring, safe and ordered environment where all are encouraged to become responsible persons striving to reach their full potential.

Mercy Philosophy of Education

Mercy education is committed to holistic development and to the achievement of the full potential of each student.

Mercy education is committed to on-going whole school development in collaboration and partnership with the Board of Management, staff, parents and the wider community.

The central purpose of the school community is the religious, moral, intellectual, physical and social education of the student.

The school community seeks to create an atmosphere of Christian care and concern in which each student can grow to maturity.

It is our goal to create a school where we care for each other and where all can be confident that each individual feels safe and valued.


The history of the college, the people and the place HERE



Parents Plus Adolescents' Programme

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An evidence-based parenting course promoting effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged 11 to 16 years.

The Parents Plus Adolescents Programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children (aged 11-16), while also being firm and influential in their lives.
Topics include:

  • Getting to know and connecting with your teenager.
  • Communicating positively and effectively.
  • Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence.
  • Negotiating rules and boundaries.
  • Teaching teenagers responsibility.
  • Positive discipline for teenagers.
  • Managing conflict.
  • Solving problems together.

Who should attend?
The course is free to attend and open to all parents and carers whose teenagers attend Mercy College Coolock. Where possible we recommend that both parents attend the course as we have found this helps the child the most. If you are a single parent, please feel free to bring along another supportive family member. We will meet all parents for an individual introductory meeting prior to the group starting.

Course details

The course consists of eight group sessions in Mercy College Coolock. Starting on Tuesday 20th February at 11.15.


If you are interested in attending the course please contact R Doherty (0860241797) or else send back this form.

Name: ____________________________  Names and ages of children: _____________________________________

Contact Details: __________________________________________________________________________________


I would like to attend the Parents Plus Adolescents Course – please select:        YES/ NO

My goals for attending are:

Please return this form to Mercy College Coolock

PDF of form HERE


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Look to this day for it is life,

the very best of life!

Ms. Patricia Dwyer B.A., H.Dip., M.Ed.

Mr. Donal O' Mahony B.Tech (Ed.), M.Ed.