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Welcome to Muine Bheag Vocational School

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Muine Bheag Vocational School website. This school has a long and very successful tradition of providing secondary, further education and training programmes of the highest quality in a caring and supportive environment.

Jimmy Dermody - Acting Principal
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One Book One Community 2017 Launch
18/01/2017 16:14 | SchoolWise Administrator

Last Thursday, January 12th, Muine Bheag Vocational School officially launched the beginning of their 2017 ‘One Book One Community’ reading festival. This festival aims to encourage all members of the community- both young and old- to read the same book. Events will be organised in which community members will get to meet up and talk about their opinions and views throughout this reading journey.

The chosen book- “Spirit of the Titanic” by Drogheda based author, Nicola Pierce- follows the story of the ghost of a young boy, who died in the building of the Titanic, as he journeys off on the magnificent ship’s first and final voyage.

The festival kicked off with a bang last Thursday evening when author, Nicola Pierce, made a very special appearance at our launch. It was a fantastic night filled with musical performances by both students and St. Andrew’s male choir, and an extremely interesting presentation on Titanic by Nicola Pierce. Refreshments were served after the launch, while Nicola Pierce stuck around to answer questions and sign copies of her book.

Furthermore, Nicola Pierce returned to the school on Friday morning, where she continued to amaze students and community members with stories and interesting facts on the building of Titanic, and inside stories on survivors and victims of Titanic. Both students and staff stood in amazement, making a mental note of all these facts, hoping to impress family members at future events.

Nicola Pierce herself was so natural and enthusiastic that one could not help but become immersed in the magical world of Titanic. The presentation was almost like stepping back in time over 100 years, and experiencing life in both first and third class, and everything in between.

Please join us while we venture forth in our exciting reading adventure over the next few weeks. To find out about upcoming events, such as coffee mornings and table quizzes, please feel free to visit our ‘One Book One Community’ facebook page, where we will post regular updates.

The local primary schools that are taking part are; Queen of the Universe N.S., St. Brigid’s Boys N.S., St. Mary’s Dunleckney N.S., Newton/ Dunleckney N.S., Balinnkillen N.S., Nurney N.S. and Scoil Molaise Old Leighlin N.S. All students taking part are really enjoying the book so far.



Timmy Rows to Success
18/01/2017 16:07 | SchoolWise Administrator
Muine Bheag first years were recently involved in the rowing initiative run by the Carlow Regional Youth Services. Timmy Clarke rowed a very impressive distance of 510 metres in the 2 minutes rowing reaching Gold Standard and achieving an individual medal place.


MVS Basketball Season Update
17/11/2016 09:31 | SchoolWise Administrator

Muine Bheag’s Vocational School’s basketball teams are having a very successful season. Our U16 boys took on Carlow VS this week playing a very competitive game and eventually on the final whistle were victorious - this joins wins over Colaiste Abbain and Moin Coin.  They will play a match against Tullow Community School next week and the winners will go into the semi-final of the league.

Our U16 girls have reached the semi-final of their league having wins over Colaiste Abbain and Colaiste Bride and losing to Kennedy College by one basket they will now play Scoil Ruan in next week’s semi-final.

Our U19 Boys won their league section with wins over CBS New Ross,  Moin Coin and Colaiste Abbain they are awaiting the semi-final draw. Good luck and best wishes to all teams

Our U19 girls played a friendly match against CBS New Ross and they were joined by a number of our younger players from the U16 squad.  They played a tightly contested game and in the last quarter stretched the lead to win - well done to all.



Student Enterprise Programme
17/11/2016 09:26 | SchoolWise Administrator

Transition Year students recently took part in a workshop with Carlow Enterprise Board as part of the students enterprise programme. The mini companies are now at the production and sales stage with strong sales recorded to date. The competition compliments the schools business studies curriculum and is a rewarding experience for our transition year students, who have that bit more freedom to develop their business concepts to the fullest.

The Student Enterprise Programme is the biggest enterprise competition for students in Ireland. It helps our students to grasp real life skills associated with running a real enterprise including working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organising a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers, judges and the media.

Muine Bheag Vocational School has, for many years, promoted enterprise to students in such a relevant fashion in order to help to create more local entrepreneurs in the future. 

FAI Schools 1st Year FUTSAL
17/11/2016 09:19 | SchoolWise Administrator
First year students in MVS participated in the FAI Futsal tournament which was held on the new 5 a side pitches in Tullow Community School on Tuesday, 15th November 2016.  Each game lasted 20 minutes and each team had 3 games on the day.  MVS entered a mixed team in the competition this year.

Family Fun Table Quiz, School Sports Hall, 27th October @ 7:30pm.
14/10/2016 12:29 | SchoolWise Administrator

Family Fun Table Quiz, School Sports Hall, Thursday 27th October @ 7:30pm. 

Cost: €20 per table

(Max. 5 persons per team)

Raffle prizes on the night!

All funds go to the school

All Welcome!!

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25 December 2017
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25 December 2017
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