College Profile

New School for 2016

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 650 students.


Construction has begun on a new school building for the Marist. The new school will have 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 will also be guidance and learning support suites. There will also be 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. The plans also include a general purpose hall, catering and top of the range sporting facilities. It is being built on the grounds of the existing school.

A visualisation the new school building.

The dream of a new Marist College is becoming a reality with building work progressing rapidly. The 'state of the art' school will incorporate the latest educational technologies, classrooms and specialist rooms including indoor and outdoor amenities and will be a fantastic facility for the students of the school and indeed, for the town of Dundalk when construction is completed in April 2016.


It is such an exciting time for the staff, students and parents of St. Mary’s College, as the new build will allow us to broaden our curriculum and introduce new subjects and initiatives. The first intake of new pupils will be the current fifth class students in primary school. See more details here and see updates on the building progress here

Pictured at the launch of the construction of the new school are students Shane Cheshire and Grace Donnelly with Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, alongside representatives from the contractors BAM.

A visualisation of the 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.

Mr Con McGinley

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.


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Photo Gallery

Turas go Lios Dúin Bhearna agus Inis Mór


Chuaigh daltaí ón Chúigiú Bliain ar  thuras go Lios Dúin Bhearna agus Inis Mór le déanaí le Roinn na Gaeilge i gColáiste Mhuire. Bhí cúpla lá lán d’imeachtaí spleodracha eagraithe dóibh – ina measc thug siad cuairt ar Phluaiseanna na hAille Buí,  Aillte an Mhothair, Inis Mór agus Dún Aonghasa.


Fifth Year students from St. Mary's College went on a trip to Lisdoonvarna agus Inis Mór  recently with the Irish Department. They participated in a jam-packed few days of activities – this included visiting the Aillwee Caves, the Cliffs of Moher, Inis Mór and Dún  Aonghasa .


Féach ar na pictiúir ón turas ag an nasc seo /

View the pictures from the trip at this link


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Marist success at the Leinster Track and Field Championships


Athletes from St. Mary’s College competed in the Leinster Track and Field Championships in Santry recently.


They performed superbly on the day, including fifth year student Garreth Campbell who won gold in the Senior 800m, sixth year student Conor Durnin who won silver in the Senior Triple Jump, sixth year student Shadam Azeez who came third in the Inter Long Jump and second year student Conor McCarron who came third in the Junior Boys’ Discus.


They are now through to the National Finals. Comhghairdeas mór leo!



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Jake is the winner of the Irish Youth Music Awards 2015


Comhghairdeas to fifth year student Jake Mc Ardle who is the 2015 IYMAs (Irish Youth Music Awards) recipient. Jake competed with singers and songwriters from across the country to take the accolade. He won the competition with a song that he composed himself, “Pull Through”.


He appeared on RTÉ 2 recently as IYMAs winner and sang his winning song live in studio. See his live TV performance here.


His team are now getting ready to record a full length album which will be released later this year as part of the award. Mo cheol thú!



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