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 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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Garry is All-Ireland 800m Champion


Congratulations to Garry Campbell who is the All-Ireland Schools 800m Champion 2016. Garry, who is a sixth year student at St. Mary’s College, beat off competition from throughout the country to successfully take home the title.


It is a tremendous achievement for this young man and we congratulate him wholeheartedly. He will now be representing Ireland on the international stage. Comhghairdeas mór!


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Official Opening of New School Building


They came from Rome, and from Paris, and from all over Europe, for the official opening of the new St Mary’s College school building in Dundalk.


Many past pupils, and people representing much of the community, attended the Mass in the new school gym celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All-Ireland. In his blessing Archbishop Martin thanked the business community, the Government and the Department of Education, voluntary organisers and the Marist Fathers, for their combined contribution towards the building project.


The old school building was originally a house, Church Hill House, opposite the Green Church, and it  was from here that a procession, led by the Marist Marian icon, made its way to the new building.


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First Place in MEA Public Speaking Competition


This year’s Marist Education Authority Public Speaking Competition took place in CUS in Dublin. This competition is held annually between First Years from each of the three Marist Fathers’ schools in Ireland.  St Mary’s College had six First Year students representing their school in the competition, against six students from CUS and six students from Chanel College in Coolock.  The motion of the competition was “It is hard being a teenager in today’s world.”


On the day, the St Mary’s College students spoke outstandingly, proudly representing their school to a very high standard, with Xin Dacao taking first prize against able competition from Chanel and CUS.  A huge congratulations is due to all students who took part in the preparations and in particular the six students who represented their school so well on the day.

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