Maryfield College

Transition Year Trip to Cisco System

As part of our Transition Year Computer Coding Module 4K took a trip out to visit Cisco Systems a company that uses programming and coding to produce communication systems for companies throughout the world. They learnt that Cisco was voted the number one company to work for in Ireland in 2019.

The girls had a fun filled and informative day learning about the history of the company and how it all started. They got to meet a Sales Engineer and they had a talk by a female employee who works as a coder within Cisco creating a communication tool for companies called Web Ex.

They got to play with interactive screens and communicate with each other on different screens and in different rooms throughout the building. A great day was had by all.

Thank you Cisco!


Donal Walsh #LiveLife Foundation

Transition Year Students attended a talk today by guest speaker Fionnbar Walsh, the father of Donal Walsh and a representative of the #LiveLife Foundation.

The talk was about Donal’s life and struggles when he was diagnosed with Cancer as a teenager. Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’ is being honored by his native county. Donal who fund raised tirelessly while battling Cancer has now had the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation set up by his family primarily in order to promote his anti-suicide #Livelife message.

This talk was moving and inspiring and promoted Donal’s message to live your life to the full and when you are struggling in life to reach out and tell a friend, find someone you can open up to, there is always help.

Donal’s message has inspired the class of 4K to create a Charity Christmas calendar that will promote this important message and all funds raised will go towards the #LiveLife Foundation.

Thank you Fionnbar for sharing Donal’s story with us!




PolSoc students attended The Claire Byrne Live Show in RTE Studios

5th and 6th Year Politics & Society students attended The Claire Byrne Live Show in RTE Studios on Monday 16th September.  The group had the opportunity to meet some of the producers of the shower and participate in the debates broadcasted live on RTE 1 Television.


Petit Déjeuner

Ms Redmond’s 3rd and 6th year French classes organised what has become the long standing tradition of a class French breakfast. Well done to the team effort in organising!

2nd Year Trip to Leinster House

Ms Redmond’s CSPE class visited the Dáil recently. A great morning was had by all! Thanks also to Sheila Edwards for accompanying us and to her husband who conducted the tour. Many thanks also to Daisy Dalton who suggested the trip and to her Dad who works in Leinster House. Amazing connections!


Prefects Fundraiser

Prefects 3rd Fundraiser in aid of the Donal Walsh  Youth mental health foundation.

€1,090 was raised wearing bright colours.

U14 Dublin camogie champions

The u14 camogie team was triumphant in the Dublin championship on Friday (10/5). They beat St Mary’s, Glasnevin by 9 points after being behind for most of the match. Pictured is captain, Ava Lambe from second year.

Public speaking First years

The Annual  Public Speaking Competition for girls U’15 years organised by The Irish Federation of University  women took place in UCD Belfield on Saturday 2nd February at ! p.m.

Maryfield’s three first year ambassadors spoke with eloquence on their given Topics

Suzanna Jurkiewiez  Teenage Years
Ella Foley    Travel
Sara Vailiu   Social Media

Congratulations to Ella Foley who was awarded Best Speaker overall for her amazing speech ‘ My mobile phone travels everywhere with me’

Ella  will represent Maryfield in the final in the Edmund Burke Hall at Trinity College Dublin in three weeks time. Suzannah  Ella And Sara were also awarded certificates  for their excellent participation

What was outstanding about their  speeches was that  they were allowed only 30 minutes to prepare .

A special thanks is due to all who supported this event- parents, members of staff,  students  inparticular Nina Coghlan Colley  who gave  valuable advice from her experience last year   and to our loyal  first year substitute Emma Venables

Congatulations Ella Sara and Suzannah

Ms Whyte