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.

Mar scoil Chaitliceach faoi phátrúnacht Chumann na Muireach (Aithreacha na Muireach), tá sé mar aidhm againn aire a thabhairt d’fhorbairt iomlánach na ndaltaí agus leas na ndaltaí faoinár gcúram tríd an obair acadúla, dhaonna agus spioradálta a dhéanann muid.

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.

We do this by offering a comprehensive curriculum delivered by enthusiastic and committed staff. We show special concern for the disadvantaged and we make every effort to ensure that the uniqueness and dignity of each person is respected and responded to, especially through the Pastoral Care system in the school.

Promoting… Respect, Hard Work, Excellence

Working together as a school community, the Board of Management, parents, staff and students aim to provide an environment which will allow our students to develop intellectually, physically, morally, socially and spiritually so that each student will be able to grow to fulfil his/her role in society.

Great emphasis is placed on respect, hard work and good behaviour. These will assist students in reaching their potential and attaining personal achievements. Good homework and study practices will complement the learning that has taken place in the classroom. Involvement in any of the many extra-curricular activities offered will enhance the experience of the Marist.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with parents in moulding the lives of the young people who choose to enrol in St. Mary’s College.

Mission Statement

St Mary’s College is a Catholic secondary school under the patronage of the Marist Fathers. The college through its academic, pastoral and spiritual programmes strives to provide for the holistic development and welfare of each of the students in its care. 

Teaching & Learning

The Marist College has in recent years been at the cutting edge of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), having won a number of national and international awards for their computer and internet projects over the years. The College is constantly expanding its ICT capabilities.  With teacher-based classrooms, all teachers have computers and data projectors in their rooms which facilitate interactivity and the display of materials for class use. A number of classrooms have also been equipped with Interactive Whiteboards.

The College recently acquired 30 chrome books which can used by various class groups in the school. This is keeping in line with Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age and will assist Students in their CBA’s at Junior Cycle and other innovative projects.

A group of Teachers also participated in TL 21- Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century in conjunction with Navan Education centre and Maynooth University. Participating Teachers used ideas from  action educational research to promote changes in their own practice and in their learning environments.

Who We Are

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 (The Society of Mary) and guided by Mary’s vision of service, our college caters for the educational welfare of over 700 students. We seek to provide for the holistic development and welfare of each of the students in our care through academic, pastoral and spiritual undertakings.


St Mary’s College is delighted to announce that we are a Droichead school.  The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs).  The main objective of the Droichead process is to support the professional learning of the NQTs during the induction phase, thus laying the foundations for subsequent professional growth and learning for the next phase of their career.

We have a fully trained Professional Support Team, who mentor NQTs through the Droichead process.  We look forward to working with NQTs to enrich our school culture.  For more information, please visit the NIPT website: www.teacherinduction.ie


We have recently moved into our new state of the art school building. The new St Mary’s College post-primary school has 29 specialist classrooms for subjects including technology, construction studies, art, home economics and design and communication graphics, while there also are 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. Facilities also include a general purpose area as well as a canteen, staff offices and other ancillary space.

External works include five ball courts, GAA playing and training pitches, covered bicycle racks, landscaping and 65 car parking spaces.