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Here's A List Of The Best Feeder Secondary Schools In Each County

By Darragh Berry

December 5, 2018 at 12:27pm


The Irish Independent put together a list of the best secondary schools in Ireland on Wednesday 3rd December.

The list shows the best feeder schools in Ireland which shows the schools that are the most successful at getting their students into third-level education.

The following feeder schools are the best in the country and have a 100% success meaning all of their students went on to third-level education.

There is 78 schools in total on the list and 22 of those schools are in Dublin.


  • Belvedere College, Dublin
  • Blackrock College, Dublin
  • Castleknock College, Dublin
  • CBC Monkstown. Dublin
  • Christian Brothers College Sydney Hill, Cork
  • Clongowes Wood College, Kildare
  • CUS, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin
  • Deutsche Schule, St. Killian's, Dublin
  • Glenstal Abbey, Limerick
  • Holy Child School, Killiney, Dublin
  • Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, Dublin
  • Loreto College, St Stephen's Green, Dublin
  • Loreto High School, Beaufort, Dublin
  • Newbridge College, Kildare
  • Newtown School, Waterford
  • Notre Dame Des Missions, Churchtown, Dublin
  • Presentation College, Mardyke, Cork
  • Rockwell College, Cashel, Tipperary
  • Sandford Park School, Dublin
  • Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork
  • St. Conleth's College, Kildare
  • St. Joseph of Cluny, Killiney, Dublin
  • St. Mary's College, Rathmines, Dublin
  • St. Michael's College, Ailsbury Road, Dublin
  • Terenure College, Dublin
  • High School, Rathgar, Dublin

Non-fee paying by county:


Loreto College


Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon


  • Clochar Na Trocaire, Macroom
  • Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire
  • St Mary's Mercy Secondary, Mallow
  • Colaiste De La Salle, Macroom


  • Muckrosh Park College
  • CBS Ard Scoil, RIS, Griffith Avenue
  • Assumption Secondary School, Walkinstown
  • CBS, Ballyroan Road
  • Loretto, Foxrock


  • Colaiste Chroi Mhuire, Spiddal
  • Calasanctius College, Oranmore
  • Gort Community School
  • Colaiste Na Coiribe, Tuam Road
  • Presentation College, Athenry
  • Colaiste An Eachreidh, Athenry
  • Clarin College, Athenry


  • Colaiste Idle, Dingle
  • Presentation Secondary, Listowel
  • St. Brigid's Killarney


  • St. Wolstan's Comm School, Celbridge


  • CBS Kilkenny
  • Presentation Secondary, Kilkenny
  • Colaiste Pobal Osrai, Kilkenny


  • Laurel Hill, Colaiste FCJ, Limerick
  • Crescent Comprehensive
  • Glenstal Abbey


  • St. Louis, Dundalk
  • De La Salle Secondary, Dundalk
  • St. Mary's College, Dundalk
  • St. Vincent's, Dundalk
  • Sacred Heart School, Drogheda
  • Colaiste RIS, Chapel St, Dundalk
  • Ardee Community School
  • St. Mary's Diocesan School, Drogheda


  • St. Muredach's College, Ballina
  • Our Lady's Secondary School, Belmullet


  • Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Trim
  • Loretto, Navan


  • Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney
  • Castleblayney College


  • St. Joseph's College, Borrisoleigh
  • Scoil Mhuire, Carrick On Suir
  • Rockwell College, Cashel


  • Newtown School
  • Our Lady Of Mercy Secondary School
  • St Angela's, Ursuline Convent
  • Ard Scoil Na Mara, Tramore


  • St. Mary's New Ross
  • Loretto Convent


Gaelcholaiste Na Mara, Arklow

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