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

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Marist Leaving Cert History Trip 2017


Marist Leaving Cert history students were treated to a very educational and enjoyable trip to Kilmainham Jail and Glasnevin Cemetery recently. Along with their history teachers Mr Lally, Ms Ní Dhoirnín and Mr McGeever, 50 pupils experienced guided tours that linked perfectly into the history curriculum and helped to enhance their learning.


First stop was Kilmainham Jail where students learned how, from the 1790s onwards, a remarkable number of leading figures of Irish nationalism were imprisoned and executed there. Each prison cell had its own story and the tour culminated in the stone-breakers’ yard. Students heard the stories of the condemned and of how one of the leaders, Joseph Plunkett, was given permission to marry his fiancée, Grace Gifford, in the chapel of the Gaol just hours before his execution. The final execution was that of James Connolly, a key personality on their leaving cert course.


The group then made the short journey to Glasnevin Cemetery where they got a valuable insight into its unique history and into the final resting place of the men and women who have helped shape Ireland's past and present. The expert guides told the stories of the dramatic events and personalities they had experienced in class which was followed by a trip to its new state of the art museum. The day out definitely increased their enthusiasm for history!

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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!


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Car Boot Sale - Sunday 21st May


St Mary’s College Parents’ Council invites you to our annual Car Boot Sale in the Marist school grounds.


On Sunday 21st of May 2017

Open from 11 AM until 3 PM


Admission: €15 for cars - €20 for jeeps / vans

(Gates open for traders from 10 AM)


Visitors: €2 (children free)


Teas / coffee, buns, sandwiches, minerals and crisps available.


Music and raffle - Everybody welcome


Sure, you never know what you might find!


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