St Mary’s College Transition Year Trade Fair 2015

St Mary’s College Transition Year students had their annual Trade Fair last Thursday. The entrepreneurial spirit was very evident with a wide variety of mini companies selling their wares on the day. It was a highly successful event with lots of hard work put in by the Transition Years, guided by their teachers Ms McArdle and Mr Reilly. The skills learned through the setting up of their mini company will stand to them and we look forward to seeing the paths their careers will take – we have no doubt that among them are our entrepreneurs of the future!

St Mary’s College Transition Year students  Kerry Lawless, Áinnle Kinney, Caoimhe Bailey and Megan Clarke at the Marist Trade Fair. Their company called Up Cycle produced and sold garden ornaments, homeware goods, angels and Christmas decorations.They also sold ice cream and baked goods on the day.

This group are involved with the Maria Gorretti Respite centre in Lordship.This is a children’s respite centre. The group have helped in the making of a sensory board for autistic children and garden features. They will also be involved in helping to landscape the gardens in January. This group is donating all all profits to the Make a Wish Foundation.

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St. Mary’s College Transition Year students Niamh Walsh , Eoghan McGee, Killian Thornton, Nicole Cumiskey and  Ajibola Olede at the Marist Trade Fair showing their personally designed canvasses for their Mini Company- Canvas Creations – they also sold emoji cushions.

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Transition Year students Chantel Churchill and Samantha Gaffney’s Mini Company called The Royals designed and produced their own brand/logo and designed T-shirts. The also made home-made cup cakes and baked goods.


Photo4 Popcorn 300Marist Trade Fair -TY students Robert Beggs, Gerard Rice, Morgan Duffy, Conor Hill and Daniel Coleman’s mini-company Popcorn – produced and sold popcorn! This business also operates every Thursday at lunchtime.


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Transition Year students Aibinn McGrane and Ceri Dignan Maloney at the Marist Trade Fair. They produced tie dyed clothing for their mini company.


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St Mary’s College Transition Year students, Oisin McCabe, Megan Scully, Abbi  O’Connor and Sarah Cairn’s mini-company was ‘Candy Cane’ which sold a variety of foods and drinks at the Marist Trade Fair


Photo 7 300A photo booth at the Marist Trade Fair with the present Marist school building as a backdrop gave students the opportunity to get their photo taken with the Dundalk F.C. trophies.


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Students with the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division trophy and Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup .