College Profile

Mission Statement

Principal's Address


College Profile

Founded in 1861, St. Mary’s College is a Catholic co-educational secondary school located on an 11-acre site in the heart of Dundalk. Under the trusteeship of the Marist Fathers and guided by Mary’s vision of service, our college caters for the educational welfare of over 650 students.


The Marist will soon build a new school. The new school will have state of the art facilities including 50 classrooms, a PE hall with changing and fitness suites, specialist classrooms, a music/drama room with staging area, a General Purpose Hall, top of the range sporting facilities and canteen. It will be built on the grounds of the existing school.

Mission Statement

"St Mary's College is a Catholic secondary school under the patronage of the Marist Fathers.  The primary aim of the school, through its spiritual and humanistic endeavours, is to promote and develop a sense of community where those entrusted to its care can be brought to the fullness of their human potential in accordance with the teachings of the Gospel.


The school through its academic and pastoral programmes strives to provide for the physical, mental, moral, spiritual, social and cultural well-being of each of the students in its care."


Principal's Address

Go raibh maith agat as ucht do chuid spéise i gColáiste Mhuire. Tá súil agam go dtabharfaidh an suíomh seo léargas duit de scoil s’againn agus cad atá le hofráil againn.


Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's College. I hope this website will give you an insight in to our school and what we have to offer. As a Catholic school under the Trusteeship of the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers), we seek to provide for the holistic development and welfare of each of the students in our care through academic, pastoral and spiritual undertakings.

Mr Con McGinley


St. Mary's College has been working hard on developing policies for all areas of school life. As these policies are approved by the Board of Management, they will be placed online and will be available for download.


You can view our policies opposite by clicking on them.



    The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland has been invited by the Irish Region of the Marist Fathers to audit our child safeguarding practices and procedures.  See More here

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    The new school will include 50 classrooms, a PE and General Purpose Hall, canteen and sporting facilities and will be built on the grounds of the existing school. More

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Mr. Patrick Joy Winner of the Ernst and Young Irish Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 talks to students

Mr. Patrick Joy, Winner of the Ernst and Young Irish Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, gave a very interesting and thought provoking presentation to the sixth year students recently. The founder and Chief Executive of the Suretank Group shared his wisdom, expertise and experience with them. All were agreed that his talk was both insightful and valuable to our students who will leave school in June 2015

Glenn named Ireland’s Student Chef Star

St Mary’s College student Glenn McCourt has been named as Ireland’s Student Chef Star.


The award was bestowed on him by Sarah Baker of Cloughjordan House cookery school in Tipperary, with the competition sponsored by Glenisk.


Having made the final three, Glenn won the cook off for his Apple and Calvados Crème Brulee, Apple and Blackberry Crumble Tart and Crunchy Caramel Shot.


Glenn collected an iPad as well as cookery classes at Cloughjordan House and Glenisk hampers as prizes.

Marist students visit Ranong Missions in Thailand

Marist chaplain Fr Jimmy McElroy has been bringing students from Ireland to the Marist Mission in Ranong, Thailand for the past eight years. This year, eight students from St. Mary’s College Dundalk along with four teachers travelled with Fr Jimmy on the mission.


“It’s a great place to bring them for an experience and exposure to Marists on mission. The community in Ranong is so welcoming and willing to have the help of the students,” Fr. Jimmy explains.


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