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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.

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.

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.

New St Joseph’s Mercy Navan App

Our new school app is live and can be downloaded via the App Store below.

Latest News

Head Girls Attend ISSU Conference

Our Head Girls Lily & Caoimhe, along with Student Council facilitating teacher, Ms. Dignam, represented our school and the Student Council at the ISSU Regional Council for Louth / Meath on November 30th. We are now active ISSU members. A great day was had by...

LCA Skincare and Makeup Tutorial

LCA students were busy in class on Monday 4 December as their Hair & Beauty teacher, Ms. Dignam, taught them about the importance of skin prep and demonstrated how to master a daytime make-up routine. Thank you to LCA student Millie Murray for being our model. 

SciFest Success in Social Science!

Congratulations to 5th Years Mia Galligan and Mya Doocey, who were national winners of the Social Science award at the SciFest Competition in Dublin on Friday 24th November.

Aoife a Published Author of Navan History!

Congratulations to Aoife Brady in TY who wrote a chapter entitled "A sense of place - Simonstown", for the newly published "Navan It's People and its Past" by Navan and District Historical Society which was officially launched on Saturday the 11th of November in the...

Meath Traveller Workshop

We would like to thank Nathanya and Ellen from Meath Traveller Workshop who visited our school on 10 November to speak with students about Traveller Heritage and Culture.

Irish Dancing Success

Congratulations to Robyn Hennessy in TY who danced in the Leinster Championships for Irish dancing over the weekend and won 3 Leinster Titles coming first place each time & came to 2nd & 3rd in two other dances. 

Senior Cycle History Trip

5th and 6th Year History students enjoyed a exciting and memorable History trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and Collins Barracks on Friday 10 November.

Mercy STEAMs Ahead!

Exciting news for Mercy! STEAM Meath, a fully-funded STEAM learning program supported by Meta, has launched in eleven primary and eight secondary schools. Dr. Eadaoin McGovern (Director, Navan Education Support Centre) and Aoife Flynn (Head of Community Development at...

LCA Tan and Holistic Masterclass

Our LCA Hair and Beauty class had a wonderful afternoon on 6th November as they welcomed past pupil Rennae Byas back to school. Rennae is a certified spray tanning specialist and holistic therapist.    Rennae spent the afternoon answering the students' questions on...

Mercy Basketball Success!

Congratulations to our U16 and U19 teams who won both of their games against Loreto Navan today U16s won 15-8 and U19s won 33-16. Well done to all on the super effort, teamwork and commitment to Basketball in training sessions and on game days  

Mercy Athletics Report

Well done to all the students who participated in the Geraldine Dolan Cross Country race today and in particular well done to our Junior and Intermediate Cross Country team who came 3rd place.


Contact Us

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