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Welcome to the St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School website.

We are a Catholic Mercy School, under the trusteeship of CEIST. Our school is a happy, dynamic and caring place of learning. We are situated in the heart of the community of Navan and currently have an enrolment of over 700 girls.

We hope as that you browse through our site, you will discover the vibrant, inclusive and positive school community that is St Joseph’s. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Head Girls’ Welcome

A welcome message from Tara and Rita

Our Foundress

In 1831, Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy, a Religious Congregation involved in the care of the poor, the sick and educationally disadvantaged.

Our History

Navan Convent was founded in 1853 by Mother Catherine Atkinson and three Sisters who came from Kells. In 1857 the Sisters moved to Leighsbrook House.

Contact Us

Address: Brews Hill, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 HW32. Phone: +353 (0)46 9021830 Fax: +353 (0)469029350 Email: office@mercynavan.ie

Latest News

UCD Entrance Scholars

Congratulations to Anastasia Koukouzeli, Lauren Malone, Jane O’Brien & Sarah Elhagar on receiving Entrance Scholar Awards from UCD.

In November, We Remember

Our November Remembrance Services took place for all year groups on Wednesday 13th November. Many thanks to Fr Declan and Fr Louis for leading the ceremonies. Special thanks to all student volunteers and teachers who made it possible.

TYs for Team Hope

Well done to our TYs who have donated an impressive 28 shoeboxes to Team Hope for their shoebox appeal. Thanks to everyone involved!

Meath Garda Youth Award for Jade

Congratulations to 3rd year student Jade on receiving a Meath Garda Youth Award for her tireless volunteer work with Ability Equine Assisted Therapy.

BT Young Scientist 2020

We are delighted to announce the details of our 6 projects through to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2020! Wishing our Transition Year students and their teachers the very best of luck in their preparations.

Clodagh Visits ActionAid Greece

6th year student Clodagh visited Greece over mid-term break as part of her prize for winning the ActionAid Ireland Speech Writing Competition.

Bake Sale in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

Many thanks to all in our school community who baked or bought for our Bake Sale in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, which took place on October 24th, raising a grand total of €1026!

Careers Evening 2019

On October 22nd we hosted our annual Careers Evening. A special thank you to our alumane who returned to discuss their careers and courses.

Minister Regina Doherty and MEP Maria Walsh visit Mercy

Minister Regina Doherty and Midlands-Northwest MEP Maria Walsh visited us on Friday 4th October to meet Ciara, Amy, Katie,Francesca and Saidhbh. Their project, entitled 'Women in Agriculture' is part of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools’ Competition.

TY and 5th Year Students attend Ploughing Championships

Our Transition Years and 5th Year Agricultural Science students had fantastic weather for their visit to the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Co. Carlow on Thursday 19th September.

Mercy Day Mass

The theme of our Mercy Day Mass this year is “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, like the wideness of the sea” and takes place this Tuesday 24th September in St Mary's Church Navan at 2pm. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Open Night 2019

Many thanks to all our Open Evening visitors this evening. A special word of thanks also to our Mercy girls and staff whose energy and enthusiasm make it a such a special night in our school calendar!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Well done to our Class of 2019. We are extremely proud of you and your amazing achievements. Carry the Mercy community spirit and support with you always.

Booklists for 2019/20

Our 2019-20 booklists for all year groups are now accessible online. As part of our school’s environmental initiative, lists will no longer be sent by post. Click ‘read more’ to view.