Former pupil

By Ballyclare High School on 6 May, 2022


Congratulations to Mary O’Hara (nee Topley) on the publishing of her first book: “Welcome to the Emerald Isle – An exploration of Ireland in twelve lessons ” is a textbook exploring the island of Ireland through its history, culture, and faith.

Primarily for use in schools but also churches with an emphasis on children who are being home-schooled. Mary has another few in planning with further volumes in the series are already underway.



Mary joined BHS in Y12 when she, along with her family, moved into the area after growing up in the Republic. She studied Occupational Therapy at University where her experiences working with children and adults prompted her to begin writing.