Student Achievements

Participation, commitment and a desire for excellence are values which underpin the college’s educational philosophy. Academic successes of students include:

  • Gold and Silver Medal winners in Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations.
  • Membership of Ireland Maths Olympiad Team.
  • Entrance Scholarships to Trinity College and University College, Dublin.
  • Sports Scholarships to University College Dublin.
  • Primary, Master and Doctorate Degrees.
  • Careers as writers, film producers, TV presenters, classical and popular musicians, renowned artists, and many high achieving professional and self-employed business and trades persons

Our students have also achieved recognition in a variety of extra curricular activities. These include;


  • Leinster Sports School of the Year 2008.
  • Representatives on Irish teams at Olympic Games and World Championships.
  • International caps by both male & female students in soccer, rugby, hockey table tennis, karate and kickboxing.
  • Intercounty representative honours in gaelic football, hurling and camogie.
  • Leinster and All Ireland titles in athletics, basketball, soccer, rugby, gaelic football, hurling and camogie
  • Winners and finalists in National Debating Competitions.
  • Winners of various musical competitions including Feis Ceoil.
  • Musical performers on national tv and at the National Concert Hall.
  • Young Scientist Exhibition entrants.
  • St Mac Dara’s are the leading fundraiser for Trocaire among second level schools over the past decade.