Dream of a new Marist College is becoming a reality

School_Layout_picThe dream of a new Marist College is becoming a reality. 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 fifth class students in primary school.

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Second Year – Top Academic Achievers


Second Year students were recently rewarded for their excellent examination results. The photo above shows recipients of Certificates of Achievement with their Year Head, Ms Catherine Kirk, Principal, Mr Con McGinley and Deputy Principal, Mr. Gerard Lambe.

Fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Floats designed by TY Students

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St. Mary’s College’s Art Department have been very busy over the past few months producing these fantastic images for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dundalk. They were spectacular and won second place for the Best Overall Parade Entry. Well done to Ms. Bailey, Ms. Collins and all the students involved.

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1st Place for Marist in Irish Public Speaking Competition

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Students from St. Mary’s College recently took part in the regional heat of Gael Linn’s prestigious ‘Abair’ Irish public speaking competition on Friday 6th March. Students Aisling Finnegan, Shane Durnin and Naomi Thompson represented the school on the day.

Competitors had to speak about a topical issue for three minutes each. Aisling spoke about ‘Daoine gan Dídean’ / ‘The Homeless’, Shane spoke about ‘An Rialtas agus an Ghaeilge’ / ‘The Government and the Irish language’ and Naomi spoke about ‘Brú na Nollag’ / ‘The pressures of Christmas’. All three speakers excelled on the day and Shane Durnin was delighted to achieve First Place in his category, receiving high commendation from the judges. Shane will now go on to the final which will be held after Easter. Comhghairdeas leo!

Students take part in Féile Dhún Dealgan (Irish language drama festival)


Ghlac daltaí sa chéad agus sa dara bhliain páirt i bhFéile Scoildrámaíochta Dhún Dealgan ar na maillibh in Amharclann Mhic Anna in ITDD. Tar éis roinnt mhaith seachtaine d’ullmhúcháin agus d’obair chrua, chuaigh siad ar an stáitse ar an 9ú Márta. Rinne siad léiriú ar an dráma ‘Máirtín Mallaithe’ agus thug siad taispeántas den scoth ar an lá.

First and second year students took part in Féile Dhún Dealgan, the annual Irish language drama festival recently in the Mac Anna Theatre in DkIT. After weeks of preparation and hard work, they took to the stage on 9th March. They performed the drama ‘Máirtín Mallaithe’ and gave a great performance on the day.