Manor Media Success 2018-19

The Manor Media Team won a Mobile Journalism workshop in RTE for the school. They presented two projects at the School Digital Champions Showcase -  Senior Surfers and School Journal App.

TY English and Media trips: 12 March 2019

TY students attend computing course in DCU: 17 January 2019

Some of our TY students attended a course in DCU to learn how to programme and create their own apps.


TY ice skating trip: 14 December 2018

Final Session of Peer Mentoring Programme: 27 November 2018

Some of our TY students participated in a five-week training programme run by Jigsaw, the mental health support service for 12 to 25 year olds. 'It's time to start talking' helps to promote positive mental health in teenagers and young adults. Well done to them all and to the TY students from St Mary's Killester and Chanel College who also took part. Thank you to Ms Gaughan who organised the programme in Manor House.

TYs in Delphi: September 2018

Transition Years, accompanied by Ms Crowley and Ms Ni Mhuineachain, spent a few days in Delphi Adventure Centre, in Galway.

TY Graduation: May 2018

Photography Award: 13 May 2018

At the recent National Mock Trial Competition finals in the Criminal Courts of Justice, there was a 'court photographer' competition. 3rd prize was awarded for the photograph at the centre of this picture below. Congrats to TY student, Emily, who received her award on 13 May 2018.

Manor House Digital Media Team Receives Certs: 9 May 2018

The Manor Digital Media Team met Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, at the School Digital Champion Showcase in the Carlton Airport on 9 May. The girls showed some of the work they had done during the year and were presented with School Digital Champion certs. Well done to all! Please have a look at the new video produced by the Smile Committee and the Manor Digital Media Team.

Public Access to Law: 21 April 2018

A group of our TY students participated in the Public Access to Law Mock Trial Competition in the Central Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday 21 April. Our two barristers on the occasion were Sarah Challonner and Jenny O'Brien and our courtroom artist was Aoife Bullock. They had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and by all accounts, they acquitted themselves very well. Another fabulous TY activity! Thanks to Mr Abrahamian for guiding the girls so impressively in their preparation. Unfortunately, the team came 5th on the day, just one mark short of a place in the final. Hard luck, girls! 


Visit to Aras an Uachtaráin: 21 March 2018

Some of our students were invited to Aras an Uachtaráin to celebrate World Down's Syndrome Day on 21 March, as part of the Raheny All Stars group. President Higgins and Mrs Higgins thanked them for their voluntary work, i.e. coaching children with disabilities. Well done to Sinéad Aherne, Aisling Bell, Sinéad Doherty, Shauna Dowdall, Katie Grehan, Hannah Moreau, Dara O'Hanlon and Sophie Peat. The music chosen for the slideshow below reflects the first image: 'Tabhair dom do Lámh'. Thanks to Niamh McCormack and Ms Fields for forwarding the photos.

TY Walking Tour: 13 March 2018

Ms Guinan, Mrs Robinson and Fr William brought groups of TY students on a History trip in Dublin city centre on Monday and Tuesday (12 and 13 March). They are pictured here at the Custom House and the National Library.

TY Trip to European Space Centre in Belgium 2018

The TY students, accompanied by Ms Ní Mhuineacháin, Ms Crowley and Ms A O'Neill enjoyed their trip to the European Space Centre and other sites in Belgium followed by Disneyland Paris. Due to Storm Emma, the Manor House group could not return to Ireland until Sunday 4 March, instead of Friday as expected. They spent the extra two nights in Leuven. 

TY Team Building in Kippure Adventure Centre: Sept 2017

The TY students were in Kippure Adventure Centre from 25 to 27 September. One of our favourite activities was the kayaking.  We had to work together in order to do it properly. We found the high ropes a challenge but this is what the trip was all about ! We encouraged each other and the majority of us completed the task. Bush crafting was so much fun, we made our own fire and hut from wood and it was an activity most of us had never learned to do before. It was a memorable trip for all of us.

Junior Cert Results: 13 September 2017

Congratulations to our present TYs whose results in the Junior Cert exam 2017 were absolutely excellent. Their hard work and their teachers' and parents' dedication paid off.

Below is a picture of the seven students who achieved an A at higher level in all of their subjects. They are Molly Dempsey, Sarah Challoner, Lucy Galvin, Jessica Ormonde,  Niamh McDonagh, Ellen Colbert and Catherine Grogan. 

TY Graduation: 22 May 2017

Our Transition Years celebrated their wonderful year tonight. Here is their banner:

TY Final Outing - The Zoo - 18 May 2017

Congratulations! 'Feel' wins the Battle of the Bands: 4 May 2017

'Feel' won the Battle of the Bands in Colaiste Eoin, Finglas on Thursday night, 4 May. Well done to the three students, Saoirse Miller, Orlaith Walshe and Ciara Adamson.

TY Self-Defence Course: March-April 2017
TYs participate in Mock Trial competition: 8 April 2017
SEAR: A Credit to Manor House!

Please check out our TY group, SEAR (- Sheila, Emma, Amy and Rachel). They provide revision notes for students. On 3 April, they were placed in the top 5 overall in a PDST competition called 'Get Up and Go'. This was held in the Spa Hotel in Lucan. According to their proud teacher Ms McGarry, they were 'great at the presentation and a real credit to our school'.  They now qualify for the National Final on 2 May, in the Osprey Hotel in Kildare.  Best of luck to the girls and to Ms McGarry!  

TY Driver Education: 13 March 2017
Success in TY Enterprise Venture: SEAR (8 March 2017)

Well done to SEAR  (Shelia, Emma, Amy and Rachel), the TY group who won the Judges Enterprise Awards today at the Student Enterprise Regional Final.  Their enterprise impressed every single judge!  The girls were presented with beautiful trophies (including one for the school) and €100. Thanks to Ms McGarry for inspiring and supporting the students in this venture. Why not follow them all on Twitter? Here's the SEAR link:


TY Trip: Euro Space Centre and Disneyland (Feb-Mar 2017)
Teenagers and Guards (TAG) Ceremony: 17 February 2017

40 TY students were presented with certificates for completing the Teenagers and Guards programme run by the local community Gardaí in Raheny. Congratulations, girls! Members of the Garda Band performed at the ceremony which was attended by students, parents, teachers, school management and senior Gardai. It was a very enjoyable morning. Thanks to Mrs Robinson for organising the event.


GoQuest and Bowling: TY Teamwork Day on 3 February 2017

Thanks to Mrs Robinson, Ms Cassidy, Ms Crowley, Ms Ni Mhuineacháin and Ms A O'Neill for bringing the Transition Years to the GoQuest and Bowling centre in Finglas. There, the students worked in teams to undertake physical and mental challenges. The slideshow captures the atmosphere.

Young Entrepreneurs launch their business idea: 3 February 2017

SEAR Revision are a group of Transition year students, Sheila Roche, Emma Lane,  Amy Donovan and Rachel (Yin Tong) Huang, who did the Enterprise module with Ms McGarry in Term 1.  The students had already done very well in their Junior Certificate so they decided to use this knowledge and their study notes to make money.  The girls have developed a business idea into a profit-making product.  SEAR Revision produce high quality revision leaflets in a range of subjects.  The girls officially launched their new business with their Maths sheets last Friday morning at the 3rd year assembly.  They have received great encouragement from Manor House Maths department.  Thanks to Ms McGarry for her expertise and support.

Wassa Wassa Drumming on 20 and 23 January 2017

Transition Year students attended wassa-wassa drumming workshops in the school on 20 January and 23 January. 





Here is the TY schedule for 2017-18 as it stands on 7 November 2017. More information will be added as the year progresses and events are booked.


Work Experience 2019

Sophia graduated from the Work Experience placement ‘Walk in my Shoes' in St .Patrick's Hospital.


Click here to see the TY Programme in Manor House

Click here to read the Official Report on our TY made by the DES Inspectors


TY Musical: 4 to 6 December 2018

Wassa Wassa Drumming: 6 February 2018

The Transition Year students enjoyed their Wassa Wassa course. Check out the performance of the first group.

TY Enterprise 2017-18

TY Team Building Activities: 5 September 2017

The TY Class of 2018 had their first team building activities on Tuesday afternoon, 5 September. All, including the teachers, had lots of fun playing American Football. Looking forward to a good year.

TY Treasure Trail: 15 September 2017

"On Friday 15 September all the TY classes - accompanied by the TY team teachers, Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Montgomery, Ms. Ni Mhuineachain, Ms. Crowley and Ms. Grace,   went on a Treasure Trail around Dublin , following clues to explore lesser-known Dublin. On behalf of all the TY students we would like to say a big thank you to  the teachers who organised this trip. We really enjoyed it and we would all recommend for the girls in 3rd year to also do this as well in TY next year. We thought it was a brilliant bonding trip and a good and fun way to work together!"

(by Alanah Coughlan, TY)

TY Science Video Competition: 22 May 2017

Congratulations to the TY students who won the Manor House TY Science video competition. The girls' video, entitled "Albert Einstein", proved to be the most popular entrant among the TY students. Well done ladies! We will present it here very shortly.

TY students find out about Women in Engineering (ESB)

Three of our TY students participated in a three day programme in the ESB called 'Women in Engineering'. They met female engineers, who talked to them about their career paths. They also visited Turlough Hill power station.

TY Students Graduate from the CodePlus programme: 7 April 2017

Thirteen TY students attended a Graduation ceremony in the Science Gallery in Trinity College on Friday 7 April. The aim of the ceremony was to recognise  their achievement in completing the CodePlus programme in Trinity during the year. At the programme the girls met students from a range of other schools, were put into teams and spent four days developing and using computer coding skills to create exciting projects.  Well done girls!

TY Walk in Co Wicklow: 14 March 2017
The Garda Band played at the 'TAG' Ceremony
Walking Tour 2016: Here are the Selfies!

On Friday,16 September, the TY students went on a walking tour of Dublin. Each class group had a teacher to lead them - Mrs Robinson, Mr Montgomery, Ms Cassidy and Ms. Ní Mhuineacháin. The groups visited many places in town such as Trinity College and the statue of Molly Malone. Each class group had to complete a quiz using given clues. 

(by Aisling Young, TY)

Forensic Science

On Monday 12 September, TY had a forensic science workshop and exercise in team building.

"The forensic science workshop involved us solving a case using details and evidence given to us. We all learned what it would be like to have a career in forensic science. The team building exercise involved us getting into groups of new friends, creating a parachute for an egg with the objective for it not to crack when thrown off the roof of the school. We all bonded with new people and enjoyed the experience."

(by Aisling Young, TY)

Sail Against Suicide 2015
Web Summit Nov 2015

TY Debating Team 2015


This is the TY Concern Debating team with their coaches, Ms K Flynn and Ms S Conerney.


Ms Fullam's TY Biology class carried out a quantitative survey of dandelions, buttercups and clovers in St Anne's Park, Raheny on Wednesday 6 April 2016.

Snapshot(s) of TY: 2015-16
GAA Coaching for TYs 2016

In September 2015, all of the Transition Years undertook a ‘Treasure Trail’ themed walking tour of Dublin city centre. It gave the students an opportunity to uncover the lesser known historical parts of the city, such as the site of the first Irish cinema and the statue of Countess Markievicz in St Stephens Green.

To add a competitive element to the day, each of the base classes was challenged to be the first to visit all 14 locations. After a clue was provided by their teacher, each class proceeded to their destination, where they were required to take a ‘class selfie’. They were then given a ‘secret letter’ by their teacher.

After 14 locations and 14 ‘secret letters’, the students were faced with unlocking the 14 letter anagram. The first class to do so, would be winners!

Ultimately Ms Ní Mhuineacháin’s class were declared the winners, after a close finish! Well done to all involved and many thanks to all the TY tutors.

(by Mr W Montgomery)

TY Graduation May 2016

The Transition Year class of 2015-16 attended their graduation ceremony in the PE Hall on Monday evening 23 May 2016,  along with their parents and staff members. Students spoke about their experiences during the year - trips, the musical and work experience as well as in-school activities such as drivers ed, first aid and African drumming.

Awards were presented. Categories included Sports, IT, Special Merits, TY Student of the Year (Ruth Colbert) and 'Spirit of TY' (Hannah Lyons). These three images reflect some of the evening's proceedings. The TY banner was made by the TY Home Economics students.

Sophie Williams, TY, in the European Parliament

Sophie Williams won a trip to Strasbourg and the European Parliament in an online competition. These photos give us a taste of her experience. The first few images show the students discussing topics to be debated in the parliament, posing for a photo with Mairead McGuinness MEP and sitting in the parliament. The other images are of some landmarks - the Atomium in Brussels, a fort in Strasbourg, a cathedral in Strasbourg, a war memorial in Luxembourg and the European Parliament building. 

TYs at Zeminar: 12 October 2016
What is Zeminar?

Zeminar is an event for "generation Z" - our generation. It was held for the first time ever on 11th to 13th October, in the RDS. The Transition Years all attended on the Wednesday and thoroughly enjoyed the day - a highlight for many was Bressie's talk.

On Thursday, some representatives from the Smile Committee went as helpers for Jim Breen - the man behind Cycle Against Suicide.  The Manor House girls rushed about, promoting Jim's talk and painting face after face with orange facepaint - the colour for suicide prevention.

Jim's talk was, as usual, inspirational. Two of our very own students, Emma Ormonde and Jessie Clohissy also spoke. They are both heavily involved with Cycle Against Suicide, being student ambassadors.

Apart from Jim, there were many more speakers. They spoke about different topics, different passions - mental health, sport, volunteering ... but they all had important messages to take away. The RDS was full of organisations for young people including gaisce, foróige, teenline and pieta house. It was an amazing day for all involved, full of excitement and the Smile Committee girls all left with smiles on their faces.

(Report by Ruth Colbert, 5th year)

TYs visit the Battle of the Somme Exhibition

A group of Transition Year students attended an exhibition about the Battle of the Somme, a famous battle in World War 1. That battle ended 100 years ago on Friday 19 November, 1916.

TY Musical December 2016

Rehearsals for the TY musical, "Back to the 80s" get under way on Thursday 8 September 2016. We will get a sneak preview of a dance or two at the Opening Evening, the following week. Go to the Activities > Musical section of this website to get updates and to see photos.


Smile Committee at 'LetItGlow' (Trinity) 13 December 2016

TY Ice-Skating Trip to Dundrum: 13 December 2016
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TY Trip to Carlingford: 17-19 October 2016

117 students and 3 teachers went to Carlingford, Co Louth for 3 days for a Transition Year bonding activity trip. They stayed in Carlingford Adventure Centre. The group participated in a range of activities including water sports, zip lining, sky park, lazer combat, high ropes and crystal maze games. This visit allowed the girls to experience new sports, to make new friends and to overcome some fears! (Thanks to Alannah Sheehan, TY, for providing the pictures.)

TY Ski Trip to the USA: January 2017

At the beginning of January, 52 Transition Year students travelled to New Hampshire, USA along with Ms Barrett, Ms Cassidy, Ms Farrell and Ms Ní Mhuíneacháin for the annual TY ski trip. We spent four hours skiing every day at Cranmore Mountain Resort and enjoyed different activities each evening, like swimming, tubing, Mountain Adventure and of course shopping! On the last day we travelled to the city of Boston to do some more shopping and flew back to Dublin in the evening. Overall it was an amazing trip and I think it's fair to say that we all enjoyed it immensely and would do anything to be able to relive it all next year!

by Andrea O'Grady Fernández, Transition Year


For 'Incoming' TY Parents   2016-2017

TY Subject Choice                  2016-2017


School Bank: 27 November 2017

The Manor House School Bank launched on 27 November 2017.  It will be available on Mondays at lunch time. Bring €5 to open an account.


TY 'Treasure Trail' 2015