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30th Jun 2018

Here Is A List Of The Best Secondary Schools In Ireland

Darragh Berry

The best days of your life, eh? Well your secondary days definitely led to even better college days if you went to any of the schools below.

The Irish Times has put together a feeder school list which shows what schools are the most successful at getting their students into third-level education.

While there is a mixture of both private and public schools on the list, ten of the top 20 schools are fee-paying.

Their analysis showed that “young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are denied the same opportunities as their wealthier peers, while parents with money can afford a better education for their children despite Ireland’s so-called free education system.”

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.

  • *Holy Child School, Military Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin
  • *Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
  • *Sandford Park School, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
  • *Gonzaga College, Sandford Road, Dublin 6
  • *Presentation College, Mardyke, Cork City
  • Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ, Cnoc na Labhras, Luimneach
  • *The Teresian School, 12 Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4
  • Coláiste Eoin, Bóthar Stigh Lorgan, Baile an Bhóthair, An Charaig Dhubh
  • *Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill,, Wellington Road, Cork
  • Ardscoil Rís, Brid De Brún, North Circular Road, Limerick
  • Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick City
  • St. Joseph’s Patrician College, Nuns’ Island, Galway
  • Muckross College, Marlborough Road, Donnybrook
  • Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Mallow, Co Cork
  • *Rockwell College, Cashel, Co Tipperary
  • Scoil Mhuire, Patrick’s Street, Trim, Co. Meath
  • *The High School, Zion Rd, Rathgar, Dublin 6
  • *Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co Dublin
  • Mean Scoil Ard Na Mara, Cinnmhara, Gaillimh
  • Salerno Secondary School, Threadmill Road, Salthill, Galway
  • Gael-Cholaiste Chill Dara, Seanbhóthar Luimnigh, Nas na Ríogh, Co. Chill Dara
  • St Colmcilles Community School, Scholarstown Rd, Knocklyon, Dublin 16
  • *Loreto High School, Beaufort, Grange Road, Rathfarnham
  • Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath
  • Coláiste Iognáid, Sea Road, Galway
  • *Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
  • St Columba’s Comprehensive Sch, Glenties, Donegal
  • Coláiste Iosagain, Br Stigh Lorgan, Baile an Bhothair, An Charraig Dhubh
  • St Francis Capuchin College, Rochestown, Cork City
  • Presentation Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
  • Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna, Banagher Community College, Banagher, Co. Offaly
  • *St. Michael’s College, Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4
  • Coláiste Pobail Acla, Polranny, Achill Sound, Mayo
  • *St Mary’s College, Rathmines, Dublin 6
  • *Terenure College, Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6w
  • *Mount Sackville, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
  • Loreto Convent, Granges Road, Kilkenny
  • *Dominican College, Droichead Nua, Co Kildare
  • *Mount Anville, Goatstown, Dublin 14
  • Sacred Heart School, Sunnyside,, Drogheda, Co Louth
  • Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
  • *Bandon Grammar School, Bandon, Co Cork
  • Presentation Sec School, Tra Li, Co Chiarrai
  • F.C.J. Secondary School, Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
  • Castleknock Community College, Carpenterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15
  • Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork
  • St. Benildus College, Upper Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Blackrock
  • Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co Dublin
  • Clonkeen College, Clonkeen Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
  • *Rockbrook Park School, Edmondstown Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
  • Colaíste na Coiribe, Bothar Bhaile na nBurcach, Gaillimh
  • Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Tobar Mui Doire, Tra Li, Co. Chiarrai
  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Faith Convent, Rosbercon, New Ross,, Co Wexford

* Fee-paying schools.

Is your school on the list?

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