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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Visit from Marist College Atlanta


A group of students from the Marist College in Atlanta Georgia USA visited our school on the 2nd September as part of their trip to Ireland for the College Football Classic between the Boston College Eagles, and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Dublin.


Dundalk hosted the Atlanta Marist College Cheerleaders, who were such a fantastic group that they and the Dundalk students created an instant bond.  It was remarkable to see the instinctive bond between the Irish and American students. There was surprise that the Marist Crest was basically the same and there was an eagerness to learn about each other.


The visitors were given a brief history of St. Mary's College Dundalk (which included the links between St. Mary's and Atlanta) and they were given a tour of the new College which they really enjoyed.


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Scoil páirteach sa scéim 'Gaelbhratach'


Tá Coláiste Mhuire ag glacadh páirte sa scéim nuálach ‘Gaelbhratach’ arís i mbliana. 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. I ndiaidh don scoil an Ghaelbhratach a bhaint amach anuraidh, tá an coiste ag díriú i dtreo an chéad chéim eile a bhaint amach i mbliana.


St. Mary’s College is taking part in the innovative scheme ‘Gaelbhratach’ again this year. 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. After achieving Gaelbhratach status last year, the committee is aiming towards achieving the next step this year.

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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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