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 sixth 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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TY students attend world renowned Web Summit


The Transition Year students from St. Mary’s College had the unique opportunity to attend the world-renowned Web Summit in Dublin recently.


The students enjoyed an evening of incredible talks, with the chance to learn from Technology’s most brilliant minds. They were treated to inspirational presentations from Riley Ennis and Scott Harrison, both of whom explained their rise in the ever-changing and expanding Technological World.


The TY students left the Web Summit feeling elated and inspired.  Who knows – they could easily be the Technology Entrepreneurs of the future, appearing on that Web Summit stage!


See more here

Scoil páirteach sa scéim 'Gaelbhratach'


Tá Coláiste Mhuire ag glacadh páirte sa scéim nuálach 'Gaelbhratach' i mbliana, atá á reachtáil ag Gael Linn agus Conradh na Gaeilge. Tá sé mar aidhm aici an Ghaeilge a spreagadh agus a chur chun cinn sa scoil agus níos faide anonn. Tá coiste don Ghaelbhratach curtha ar bun  sa scoil agus d'fhreastail  triúr ón choiste ar lá traenála i mBaile Átha Cliath le deanaí.


St. Mary's College is taking part in the innovative scheme 'Gaelbhratach' this year, organised by Gael Linn and Conradh na Gaeilge. Its aim is to encourage the use of and promote the Irish language in the school and further afield. A Gaelbhratach committee has been established in the school and three members of the committee attended a training day in Dublin recently.


Féach ar tuilleamh anseo / See more here

Happy Days Musical Production


The Marist Drama and Musical Group recently staged their in house adaptation of ‘Happy Days’ for the Junior students of the college, bringing the 1950’s TV series to a 21st century audience.


The Marist’s adaptation of the musical Happy Days mixed the vintage and the modern brilliantly, with an upbeat rendition of Bruno Mars’ ‘Young Wild Girls’ while also reflecting on the inequality experienced by 1950s women to the Beyonce tune, ‘If I Were a Boy’ belted out by Bláithnaid Finan Peyton. The cast really enjoyed re-enacting the dance scene from ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Grease’ before Ritchie Cunningham proposed to Lori Beth in true Flash Mob style to Bruno Mars’, ‘Marry You’.


With St. Mary’s College soon entering a new era with the new school opening in April, it was wonderful to stage a production one last time in the old school.

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