Congratulations to all our Young Scientists who participated in this year's Dundalk IT SciFest on April 26th. Eight students form Coláiste Dún an Rí had six projects on display at the competition. We are delighted that two projects recieved awards on the day. Ava McCaul and Lucy Fitzsimons won the BioPharmaChem Ireland Chemistry award from thier project 'Troponin: Indicator of heart attack or shock to the system' while Emily Dickson won the Irish Science Teachers Award for the best project in the Junior Category for her project 'Breast Feeding Support Groups'. A further sucess of note was the Royal Society of Chemistry School Award presented to teacher Ms Lorraine Hickey. Well done to everyone.


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Our boy’s handball team had a successful day out at the Cavan Monaghan finals on March 3rd.

Oisín, Razvan, Tiernan and Jason did themselves and the school very proud. The boys reached the last four on the day, eventually losing out very narrowly to Virginia College who went on to win out the competition

Over ten schools from the region participated and we are very proud of the boy’s achievement.


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Well done to Allanah and Lucy who won third place in the Co Cavan Local Enterprise Board competition in March in the Slieve Russell. Coláiste Dún an Rí 's first trophy!


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As part of Engineering Week 2017, 6-10th March, students took part in a myrriad of activities throughout the week. On Monday students visited the new building of Coláiste Dún an Rí to see a first hand example of Enginnering.

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At the end of January Metalwork students were also offered the opportunity to go to A STEM centre (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) in South West College, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. This was organised in adavance of Engineering week to prommote Engineering within the school. Here students had the opportunity to enagage with engineering as they were sent back in time to World War 1. Here they were challenged with activities such as building tunnels to support heavy loads and designing their own aeroplanes whilst examining the forces that make aeroplanes fly.

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On Thursday Morning Terry Farrelly from O'Reilly Brothers concrete also visited the school were he gave staff and students and insight into the role of an engineer and outlined O'Reilly brothers involvement with the development of the new school. He showed students detailed auto-cad drawings of how the school was designed and how this was used to manufacture the school. 

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Throughout the week various other activities took place which gave students a chance to test their knowledge of engineers and also there visuospatial skills. A key skill engineers must execute in order to visualise the outcome of their work.

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On Monday 6th March students were given a guided tour of their new school Colaiste Dún an Rí. The tour was facilitated by  Ganson, the building contractors overseeing the development of the school. The trip was organised as part of Engineering week within the school and the tour was seen as an ideal opportunity to show students a first hand example of engineering in everyday life. There was an atmosphere of excitment and enthusiam amongst both staff and the students as many got to see the inside of the school for the first time. On arrival at the site, students and staff were inducted and and given safety clothing to wear. Students were guided around the site which boasts magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Students then entered the building and were shown were they would partake in each subject next year. There was an element of surprise at the the progress which had been made in the last few months as many had only seen the external work that had taken place. Many of the students were overwhelmed by the sheer size of the facility.  With the roofing now complete and the windows fitted, internal work is well underway with many rooms having radiators and the first coat of paint in place.  Along the tour students visited sample classrooms which gave students a visual reference as to the overall finish that will be utilised throughout the school.

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Well done to our soccer players who got their first win last week against Coláiste Oriall in Monaghan. The boy’s ran out 2-1 winners with goals coming from Daniel and Josh. Captain on the day was Josh in place of the injured Oisín. Man of the match was Dylan who displayed tremendous work rate throughout the game in midfield.

Our girls’ team also played a game after the first game had finished. Ava and Rachel shining through in their respective roles within the team.

Well done to all and special thank you to Coláiste Oriall for hosting and organising the games.

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On behalf of the students, parents, management and staff of Coláiste Dún an Rí we would like to thank all our sponsors and advertisers who contributed to our recent Pedal Cinema Fundraiser. Please click on the link below to view the advertisments.


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Thank you to all the local businesses who bought advertisments as part of our fundraiser.

Centra Kingscourt

Link Credit Union

The Central Stores

Elite Betting

Liz Farm Fresh

McNallys Pharmacy

G & L Stonework


Doran Motors

Hughie's Bar

Patrick J Carolan Solicitors

Callans Pharmacy

Dara Murtagh Solicitors

Neary Mechanical & Electrical LTD

Royal Breffni Tours

CJ Callan Construction

Leo Maguires Victualler

Pebbles Childcare

Pats Shop

Power Transport

O'Rourkes Upholstery

Elizabeth Martin Footwear

Semple & McKillop

Pat Faulkner Butchers

Robbies Dry Cleaners

Malones Bar

Magheracloone Service Station

Niall Smith Architects LTD

Ganson Building & Civil Engineering

M&F Stores

Paramount Doors



Macks Service Station

Gilmores & Cabra Cars

Pat Shields Plant Hire

Dunaire Kindergarten

Kingscourt Iron Crafts

The Wishing Well Bar & Bistro

Dún na Rí House Hotel

Little Buds Florist

Creative Edge Hair Studio

Anns Florist

Oscar Sherriff's Hardware

James R Frazer

New Episode Hair Salon

Slimming World

Born to Preform

Gym an Ri

Kingscourt Brass Band



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