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.

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

Photo Gallery

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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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Prize Night 2017


On Wednesday St. Mary’s College hosted their annual prize-giving ceremony, a night when students are rewarded for their excellent achievements in various areas of school life. On this special night the opening address was made by the guest speaker, local businessman and former Marist student Mr Keith Agnew, who spoke to students about his personal journey and experience of entrepreneurship.


The highlight of the night was the presentation of the Student of the Year Award. The Fr. McGeough Perpetual Cup was awarded to Bartek Baran for his outstanding contribution to the academic and social life of the school. This was also the last prize-giving ceremony presided over by current principal Mr. Con McGinley, as Mr. Alan Craven will take over as the new principal of St. Mary’s College in September. A special presentation was made to Mr. McGinley in recognition of his service to the school.


Congratulations to all who received awards on the night – their dedication, enthusiasm and talents are an inspiration to all. View more photos from the night in our photo gallery.

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Carlingford hike with French Exchange Students


St. Mary’s College Transition Year students, along with some French exchange students, completed a hike across the Cooley mountains into Carlingford on Wednesday, 17th May 2017.


Competently led by Mr. Peadar Gallagher, along with Ms. Gallagher and Ms. Ní Dhoirnín, the group enjoyed comradeship, beautiful scenery, fun and frolics in a relaxed setting on a bright sunny day in May.


All arrived home tired but happy having completed the hike at a good pace.


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