College Profile

New School Building

Principal's Address

Policies & Forms

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 700 students.

Our new school building has state of the art facilities with 50 classrooms, including 29 specialist classrooms for subjects including technology, construction studies, art, home economics and design and communication graphics, while there are also guidance and learning support suites. There is also a library, purpose-built science laboratories, a music/drama room with staging area, over 20 general classrooms, computer suites and a physical education hall with changing and fitness suites. Other facilities also include a general purpose area, canteen and top of the range sporting facilities.

A visualisation of the new school building.

We have recently moved into our amazing new state of the art school building. It incorporates the latest educational technologies, classrooms and specialist rooms including indoor and outdoor amenities and is a fantastic facility for the students of the school and indeed, for the town of Dundalk.


It is such an exciting time for the staff, students and parents of St. Mary’s College as the wonderful new facilities enable us to broaden our curriculum and introduce new subjects and initiatives. See more details here and see how the building of our new school progressed here

Aerial shot of the new school building

                         Our new school building

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.

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Policies and Forms

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 School Enrolment Application Form can be downloaded by clicking on the link opposite.


Latest News and Events

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1st place in Gael Linn Tráth na gCeist


Comhghairdeas lenár ndaltaí ón dara bhliain Brandon Thompson, Niall Woods, Luke Crosby agus Jamal Dunne a bhuaigh an chéad áit i Tráth na gCeist Gael Linn ar an Aoine. Ghlac siad páirt i mbabhta réigiúnach an chomórtais i gcoinne scoileanna eile ón cheantar. Rachaidh na daltaí ar aghaidh anois go cluiche ceannais an chomórtais. Maith sibh! 


Congratulations to our second year students Brandon Thompson, Niall Woods, Luke Crosby and Jamal Dunne who won first place in the Gael Linn Tráth na gCeist (Irish language quiz) on Friday. They took part in the regional bout of the competition competing against other schools from the surrounding areas. They will now go on to the final of the competition. Maith sibh! 


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Transition Year students inspired by Olympic Medal Winners at Zeminar on World Mental Health Day


On Tuesday, October 10th, Transition Year students attended the second annual Zeminar event in Dublin's RDS. “A life-changing day for the post-millennial Generation Z” was the promise of the organisers. 


Indeed, it was a memorable day for TYs as they got to meet Olympic Silver Medal Rowers and Gold medallists in the World Rowing Championships, the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul. Students described them as inspirational and were encouraged to pursue their goals, never give up, believe in yourself, the importance of teamwork and to follow your dreams. 


The visit to the education, empowerment and well-being event coincided with World Mental Health Day. “The well-being of students is vital in today’s busy world.  It is important that they find a balance so that they can achieve their full potential”, said Coordinator of Programmes, Mr. Flynn, who accompanied the students to the event, along with Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Morgan, who organised the visit. “I feel that the students really benefit from hearing the inspirational stories of the various speakers. They definitely got encouragement to aim high and to achieve their dreams”, she said.

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Gaelbhratach Award for St. Mary’s College


Bronnadh stádas an Ghaelbhrataigh ar Choláiste Mhuire don dara bhliain i ndiaidh a chéile mar aitheantas ar an sárobair atá déanta acu an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn agus a úsáid sa scoil. Bronnadh an t-aitheantas speisialta orthu ag searmanas sa Pailliún ag Ráschúrsa Bhaile na Lobhar le déanaí. Chuir Eoghan McDermott (2fm) agus Clíona Ní Chíosáin (TG4) an t-imeacht i láthair. Chuir an grúpa ceoil “Seo Linn” ceolchoirm ar fáil do na daltaí.


St. Mary’s College has been awarded the esteemed “Gaelbhratach” status for the second year in a row in recognition of its excellence in the promotion of and the use of the Irish language in the school community. It was awarded the special status at a ceremony at the Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse recently. Eoghan McDermott (2fm) and Clíona Ní Chíosáin (TG4) hosted the event. The band “Seo Linn” provided a concert for the participants.


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