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 include 50 classrooms, a PE and General Purpose Hall, canteen and sporting facilities and 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 an suim atá léirithe agat 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.


  • Exam Timetable June 2014

    State Examinations commence 4th June. See Timetables below:





  • Latest News

    25th March, 2014:

    Marist school teacher Liam Reilly FF has been elected to the council for Fianna Fail with 1683, 142 over the quota! See More News

  • New Marist School Update

    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

  • Prize Night 2014

    See a full report on Prize Night 2014 including Awards and Photos. Prize Night

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Luke leads Mathletes leaderboard

St Mary’s College first year student Luke Coburn-Moran wins the MATHletes Challenge leaderboard.

Success for Daniel in final of Abair

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 in the Garage Theatre in Monaghan.

Conor is All Ireland Track and Field Jump Champion

Congratulations to Conor Durnin who won the All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Triple Jump Championship  2013. He is taking part again in 2014. Good luck Conor!

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