Junior Cycle

 The Junior Cycle Programme incorporates the existing Junior Cycle and the New Junior Cycle Schools Award.

The Junior Cycle subject provision constists of Core and Elective subjects.


Core Subjects:

All students study the following subjects in Junior Cycle








Religious Education

Physical Education



Career Guidance


Elective Subject:

Students are required to choose three subjects from the following list to study for Junior Cycle



Home Economics

Materials Technology (Wood)

Metal Work


Technical Graphics


Students will sit a maximum ten subjects for the Junior Cycle examination


Transition Year

A Transtition Year Programme is currently being devised. The Transition Year Programme will be offered from 2019 and will be compulsory for all students for the first year of its existance.

For subsequent years the Transition Year Programme will be an optional programme for students with a defined selection process.


Leaving Certificate Programme

The Leaving Certificate Programme offers the following curriculum to students:

Core Subjects (all students will participate in the following subjects)




Religious Education

Career Guidance

Physical Education


Elective Subjects (based on resources and availability students may choose to study four of the following subjects)

Agricultural Science





Construction Studies

Design and Communication Graphics











School begins each day at 8:45am with Morning Registration and Tutorial. Students are expected to be present in their Tutorial Classrooms at this time.


Classes are of 58 minutes duration.


Lunch time is from 1:10pm to 1:50pm. (Students remain on campus during lunch time and are do not have permission to leave school).


School finishes at 3:46pm on Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and finishes at 1:10pm on Wednesday.

Students enrolling in Coláiste Dún an Rí for September 2022 will undertake a period of Subjest Sampling until the October midterm break. Students will get an opportunity to participate in the subjects listed below and then make a choice on what subjects they wish to continue. Students will also receive career guidance from our Guidance Counsellor during sampling period. 


Subject choice students.pdf (careersportal.ie)


pdf Music (240 KB)                                 pdf Graphics (157 KB)                                                 pdf Home Economics (159 KB)                                   pdf Engineering (148 KB)                                      

pdf Wood Technology (128 KB)               pdf Business (150 KB)                                                  pdf Geography (163 KB)                                              

pdf History (148 KB)                                 pdf Art (175 KB)


document Subject Choice for First Year Students (58 KB)


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* Please note that our enrolment deadline for September 2022 has now passed.



Application Forms for First Year Enrolments will be distributed via local primary schools on our feeder list.


Application Forms are also available from the school on request by phone or email



* Please note that our enrolment deadline for 2022 - 2023 has now passed.


Dear Parents and Students,


Please view video from principal, Fergal Boyle and read the information below.




Enrolments for the Academic Year 2022 -2023 will commence on 14 October 2021. We will process application forms from that date.

An online Open Night will take place on the evening of 14 October to give parents and students information about the school.


Below you will see our Admissions Notice 2023, our Admissions Policy 2022 -2023, a short message from the principal and finally an Application Request Form. 

Should you wish to discuss your child's application and/or arrange a tour of the school please contact the principal, Fergal Boyle, and this request can be facilitated.


Application Forms will also be distributed to our feeder primary schools and are also available by request from Coláiste Dún an Rí from 4th October 2021


Please click on the link below to see our Admissions Notice for Admissions September 2023

pdf 2021 09 Coláiste Dún an Rí Admission Notice (243 KB)


Please click on the link below to see our Admissions Policy 2022 - 2023

pdf Coláiste Dún an Rí Admission Policy (August 2021) (440 KB)


Please contact our admin office to request an application form


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