TY Students visit the National Gallery & National Museum

Our Transition Year students visited Dublin this week to view the collections in the National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum. We set off on the bus in the morning and arrived on Dawson Street to see the huge range of artworks displayed in the collection of the National Gallery. Students critiqued paintings and sculptures by the old masters, including works by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin and Caravaggio. 

We then strolled around the corner to visit the Táin mural by Desmond Kinney, which depicts major events in the life of Cúchulainn, the hero of the epic Táín Bó Cuailnge, and whom our school is named after.

The National Museum was the next stop on our cultural tour where students saw some of Irelands greatest treasures. The Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch and other relics from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron age were on display. We also had the chance to get face to face with some of our ancestors from the Iron age in the Bog Bodies exhibit.

We lunched in Stephens Green shopping centre before taking a stroll in the park and making our way back to the bus for the spin home. An excellent day was had by all. Thanks to Mr. Fisher, Mr. Loughran, and our SNAs Amy and Adrienne for making the day possible.

Check out all the photos from the day in our photo gallery!

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Deadline - 1st Year Applications 2019/2020

Parents/Guardians of 6th class students are reminded that the deadline for applications for places in first year 2019/2020 is Friday October 12th 2018 at 430pm.

Applications form can be downloaded here and are to be returned to the school fully completed and with a copy of the student's birth certificate.

If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact the school at 042-9354553 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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TY Overnight team building trip to Castlewellan

Our Transition Year students spent two days in Newcastle Co. Down for their first overnight of the year. Students took part in numerous activities including kayaking, bouldering, rock climbing and archery. They stayed in the Adventure Centre overlooked by the great Slieve Donnard during their action packed excursion. Thanks to Ms. Toner, Mr. Loughran, Mrs. Ruddle and the SNA team of Amy and Adrienne for making the trip possible!43855476965 c37cac1ad7 k

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We've made it to our new permanent campus at the Marshes!

Last week we were delighted to open the doors of our brand new state of the art campus at the Marshes in Dundalk. Our ever growing staff welcomed the new group of 1st year students last Friday, and as the week progressed all of our other year groups joined us in our new, long awaited building.

With the remainder of the building works due to be completed within the first half of the academic year, we are settling in and wholly looking forward to the future of Coláiste Chú Chulainn at our new address. 

Check out our photo gallery for photos from our first week back. We hope you'll be joining us soon!

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The Teaching Staff of Coláiste Chú Chulainn 2018/19

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A group of our 1st year students settling in on their first day!

Back to school details & traffic plan

Please check out the following letter about the dates and times for the return to school and the plans in relation to traffic and parking at our new building in the Marshes.

Please note the map showing the set-down area for the new building.

Return to School

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