New School Building
Policies & Forms
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
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.
Latest News and Events
Clár Fógraí / Notice Board
"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."
Recent Student Achievements
Students may access the online Encyclopedia Brittanica anytime for research and help with homework and projects. Click here for access.
Success for Krzysztof in the final of Abair
Krzysztof Baran from St. Mary’s College recently took part in the final of Gael Linn’s prestigious ‘Abair’ Irish public speaking competition, which was this year held at Navan Fort in Armagh.
Competitors on the day had to speak about a topical issue as Gaeilge for three minutes each. In the final Krzysztof spoke about his chosen topic of 'Daoine Gan Dídean' / 'Homelessness', where he discussed the extent and severity of the problem throughout Ireland today.
He was delighted to achieve second place in the Junior Certificate Section and received high commendation from the judges. He was awarded a trophy, an electronics voucher and a half scholarship to attend Coláiste Gael Linn Bhun an Inbhir Gaeltacht College in Donegal to recognise his success. Comhghairdeas mór leis!
Marist Easter Trip 2017 – Glasgow
Easter was an exciting time at St Mary’s College as a group of students, under the guidance of Mr. Murphy, Mr Lally and Mr Hegarty embarked on what was destined to be an experience of a life-time.
Setting out from Dundalk their journey firstly took them to the Glasgow Science Centre where students enjoyed interactive exhibitions and workshops. They then made the short journey to Celtic Park, or what their supporters fondly call ‘Paradise’. What followed was an action-packed game in which the newly crowned champions defeated local rivals Kilmarnock in an unbelievable atmosphere.
The trip was capped off with a personal guided tour of Celtic Park and St Mary’s Church Hall, the spot were Celtic FC were founded. Students were treated to a visit to the first team dressing room and followed onto the pitch in the footsteps of their heroes.
It was a poignant moment for the Marist students as they learned of how Brother Walfrid, a Marist Brother from Sligo, established the club in order to feed the starving Irish immigrants in the east end of Glasgow. The strong Marist connection and ethos of Celtic was undoubtedly felt by the young group who left determined that this trip would be on an annual basis.
New ASPIRE Programme in the Marist
ASPIRE Academy recently hosted a one-day programme during the Easter holidays for Transition Year and 5th year students at St. Mary’s College in Dundalk.
ASPIRE deliver specialised programmes for both teenagers and parents of young children to support the development of essential key skills for building lives that flourish.
Students learn and put into practice the practical life skills they will use each day to make their own successes. They become confident that they can work to attain whatever goal they set their sights on whilst maintaining a strong sense of personal well-being. They begin to lay the foundations for building the life of their dreams.
In St. Mary’s College, on Thursday the 13th of April, ASPIRE focused their one-day programme on the areas of spontaneous creativity, strategies to support and strengthen voice for public speaking, developing presence and confidence for interpersonal communication, cultivating mindfulness practice for student well-being, improving study skills and exploring future ambitions.
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