Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Click here to learn about the Royal Family.
Click here to learn about the symbols of England.
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh have been married for 60 years.
The queen lives in Buckingham Palace, but also in Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House.
The flag for the United Kingdom is the Union Jack or Union Flag. The Union flag represents England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
RTÉ news2day visits Our Lady of Mercy Primary School! from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.
News2Day - RTÉ News Player
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Census 2011 - at school! from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.
On Monday a Census Enumerator came to visit our class. We had lots of questions and found out lots of information. We hope you like our video!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
We have got some very exciting news... RTÉ news2day are coming to our school on Thursday next to film the great work in ICT and e-learning going on in our school!
Click here to visit the Census 2011 website.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
This video was made in June 2010 to mark the occasion of the Mercy Sisters Handing over patronage to the Board of Management. For more information please read the blog post from last June.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We made pancakes in school, we hope you like our instruction video on how to make pancakes from scratch!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
We are celebrating Ash Wednesday in our School by getting the ashes of last years palms on our foreheads. This happens 46 days before Easter Sunday. We get the ashes as a sign of repentance or to say we are sorry.
We were talking about what the priest or teacher says when they put the ashes on the forehead,
Pancake Tuesday is also called Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. This day is one of the moveable feasts in the church calendar and is directly related to the date on which Easter falls.
When is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)?
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before to Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9.
Why do we call the day Shrove Tuesday?
The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration as well as penitence, because it's the last day before Lent. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren't allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
What is an Irish pancake?
A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a pan. The photograph shows a pancake being cooked in a frying pan. Caster sugar (superfine sugar) is sprinkled over the top and a dash of fresh lemon juice added. The pancake is then rolled. Some people add maple syrup, golden syrup or jam
Other names for Shrove Tuesday
- Ireland, UK and Australia - Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday
- Sweden - Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday).
- In Catholic and French-speaking parts of the United States this day is called Mardi Gras.
- Poland - Paczki Day.
- Germany - Fasnacht Day (also spelled Fausnacht Day and Fauschnaut Day).
- France - Mardi Gras, which means Grease or Fat Tuesday.
- Iceland - "Sprengidagur" (Bursting day).
So far 148 people have been confirmed dead but there are over 200 people reported missing. We are thinking of all those who have been effected by this Natural Disaster. by Jack (Rang VI)
Monday, February 14, 2011
We made very tasty cookies. We hope you like our video made on Picasa. It was easy to make and then we put it on vimeo for the world to see... and yes they were even tastier than they look... believe it or not!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Chinese New Year
Monday, January 17, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
On Friday December 18th 2010 our principal Ms. Marguerite Stenson travelled to the Helix at DCU in Dublin to the Eircom Junior Spiders.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Happy New Year to all!