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OLM Matterhorn Fundraising Challenge

Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School (OLM) has been serving the young people of Dublin 12 and surrounding areas for a number of decades. It is a DEIS (Delivering Equality In Standards) school, striving to Shape a Brighter Future for Young People in an area which was hit particularly badly by the economic recession. Along with savage cutbacks in public spending on education, this has left the school in a very bad state.

OLM is in need of extensive refurbishment work as well as upgrading of essential educational equipment if we are to truly Deliver Equality In Educational Standards. We believe that equal access to education is a right, not a privilege reserved for others.

We cannot do this alone. We need your help to ensure that this and future generations of young people from Dublin 12 and surrounding areas are afforded the same opportunities as other young people.

Principal of OLM Pádhraic Gibbons is going to climb the Matterhorn in July 2018 to raise vital funds for the project. The Matterhorn is a 2-day challenge and the summit attempt is an 8-12 hour vertical climb and descent to 4478m (14,692ft) including a knife-edge ridge to the summit.

In preparation for his challenge, Pádhraic started training on 1st March. He will post photos and videos of his preparation and the reality of the state of the school over the next few months as he builds up to the Matterhorn attempt.

Please support us in our quest of Shaping a Brighter Future for Our Young People by sharing this page and by donating as much as you can.

From all of us in OLM, thank you.




deirdre errity



Glad that's over and you are home safe. We need you back at O'Dwyers😀






Ciara +Kevin

Best of luck big bro ☺


Mary Harkness class of ‘77

Thanks to all the teachers and sisters of mercy who over 13 years gave me a great education while having a bit of fun. Best of luck to all the present staff. MARY


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Happy to report that the OLM Matterhorn Charity Challenge was a success. We spent 14 hours on the mountain and got…

Wed Jul 11 00:03:45 - 1 Favorite

OLM Principal Padhraic Gibbons summited the Matterhorn on 7th July with his climbing partner Dan Beattie. Heavy sno…

Tue Jul 10 08:08:51 - 1 Favorite

Last call for anyone interested in performing at our Stars in their Eyes night in the Eleanora’s Pub tomorrow night…

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New video & photos including the Student Council of OLM getting involved. Please like, share and donate as much as…

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Student Council will hold raffle for a bike worth €400. Tickets are for sale in both school offices and during Past…

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Information Meetings for Parents will take place on Thursday 3rd May. 3rd Year Students into Transition Year @ 6 -…

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Please like and retweet as many time as possible. Shaping a Brighter Future for Our Young People needs support.

Tue Apr 03 10:48:49 - 1 Favorite

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Best of luck girls!!

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