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 650 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 just 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

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Patrick is Irish Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year


St. Mary’s College student Patrick Fu has been presented with the Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year for Republic of Ireland award by Sky Academy Ambassador and Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor.


The Dundalk pupil was surprised by Katie during what he thought was a boxing masterclass with Sky Sports Boxing’s Johnny Nelson, but Sky were really there to capture the surprise, which was broadcast on Sky Sports News.


Sky Academy Ambassador Katie Taylor said, “Patrick’s shown incredible improvement since becoming involved in Sky Sports Living for Sport, it’s really rewarding to see such progress. The projects run by St Mary’s College are the perfect way to inspire students to sporting and academic success.”


See a video of the surprise presentation and more details here

Gaelbhratach bronnta ar an scoil / Gaelbhratach awarded to the school


Bronnadh stádas an Ghaelbhrataigh ar Choláiste Mhuire 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 i gColáiste Phádraig, Droim Conrach le déanaí. Chuir Eoghan McDermott (2fm) agus Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh (RTÉ) an t-imeacht i láthair.


St. Mary’s College has been awarded the esteemed “Gaelbhratach” status 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 in St. Patrick’s College in Dromcondra recently. Eoghan McDermott (2fm) and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh (RTÉ) hosted the event.


See more here

Success for Caitlín in the final of Gael Linn’s “Abair” Irish Public Speaking Competition


Caitlín Rooney recently took part in the final of Gael Linn’s prestigious ‘Abair’ Irish public speaking competition, which was this year held in the Garvaghy Centre in Tyrone. The GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail was the special guest speaker on the day.


Speakers from across the nine counties of Ulster and Co. Louth compete in the annual cross-border competition. Competitors on the day had to speak about a topical issue as Gaeilge for three minutes each. In the final Caitlín spoke about her chosen topic of ‘Hillary’ vs ‘Trump’ where she discussed the upcoming American Presidential Election.


She was delighted to achieve second place in the Junior Certificate Section and received high commendation from the judges. She was awarded a trophy and a half scholarship to attend Coláiste Gael Linn Bhun an Inbhir Gaeltacht College in Donegal to recognise her success. Comhghairdeas mór léi!

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