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Christmas Carolling

Bishop Murphy Memorial National School choir took to the streets of Fermoy on the 17th of December for some festive fun. The choir, consisting of 25 boys, enjoyed an hour of carolling while giving the people of Fermoy some festive cheer. ‘Silent Night’, ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Away in a Manger’ and a modern ‘Santa rap’ were […]

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Pottery Classes

During the first term, our pottery teacher Fin visited Ms Ryan and Ms Coughlan’s classes. The boy were enthralled by Fin and were very creative in creating some fabulous pieces of art. Fin took many of the pupils creations away to be fired in his own kiln and we look forward to seeing the final […]

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Christmas Show Extravaganza

(from Avondhu Press, by John Ahern) Pupils at Bishop Murphy Memorial National School in Fermoy are no strangers when it comes to big performances. Pupils at Bishop Murphy Memorial National School in Fermoy are no strangers when it comes to big performances and this was reflected in the quality of last Friday night’s show in […]

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Thrilling action at Bishop Murphy Football Cup Finals

St Colman’s Fermoy was again the venue for this year’s Bishop Murphy football cup finals.  After some great games in the previous rounds, Longford took on Laois in the shield final, while Fermanagh clashed with Sligo in the cup final.  Longford was captained by Jack Quinlan, Laois was captained by Jack Waters, Fermanagh was captained […]

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Cycling Safety Course (Video)

Teachers and pupils at Bishop Murphy National School  are enthusiastic supporters of a cycle safety initiative being promoted by Cork County Council and Cork Sports  Partnership. Click Here for Video of Cycling Course on the School Yard Under this enlightened scheme, students receive expert tuition on how to cycle safety in public.  Instructor John Clancy […]

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Our first green flag

Our First Green Flag

“Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sé,” is how the Irish proverb goes and it certainly rings true in Bishop Murphy Memorial  School.  After 18 months of hard work including Environmental Reviews, Plans of Action, Monitoring, Evaluation, Informing and Involving everyone from passers-by to politicians, our boys  were duly rewarded  as they raised their very first […]

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London School Tour 2013

On June last, the students of sixth class in Bishop Murphy Memorial School, Fermoy went to London on their School Tour. This was the sixth visit to London for the school and an unforgettable time was had by all. The tour was led by class teacher and Principal Mr O Donoghue, along with teachers Mrs […]

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