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The Best Secondary Schools In Each Province Of Ireland Has Been Revealed

The Best Secondary Schools In Each Province Of Ireland Has Been Revealed

Has your secondary school made the list of the best secondary schools in Ireland?

The Sunday Times has released a "Definitive Guide To The Top 400 Schools In Ireland". The guide was created from data surrounding third-level institutions, the number of students repeating the leaving cert and the Central Applications Office.

If you're a former student of some of the schools mentioned then you might be surprised if your school made the cut.

With over 700 secondary schools in the country, here are the top five schools from each province:

Connacht

  1. Salerno Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway
  2. Colaiste na Coiribe, Knocknacarra, Galway
  3. Colaiste Iognaid SJ, Sea Rd, Galway
  4. St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar, Mayo
  5. Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Galway

Leinster

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  1. Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare
  2. Gaelcholaiste na Mara, Arklow, Wicklow
  3. Our Lady's Bower, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  4. Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
  5. Loreto Secondary School, Spawell Rd,  Co.Wexford

Ulster

  1. Colaiste Oiriall, Monaghan
  2. Loreto College, Cavan
  3. Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Letterkenny, Donegal
  4. St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan
  5. Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Munster

  1. Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd, Limerick
  2. Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Limerick
  3. Colaiste Ide, Dingle, Kerry
  4. Cisterain College, Roscrea, Tipperary
  5. Ardscoil Ris, Nth Circular Road, Limerick

Cork

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  1. Scoil Mhuire, Sidney Place, Cork
  2. Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork
  3. Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork
  4. Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Rd, Cork
  5. Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Cork

North Dublin

  1. Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15
  2. Belvedere College, Great Denmark St, Dublin 1
  3. Mount Sackville Secondary School, Chapelizod, Dublin 20
  4. Holy Faith Secondary School, Clontarf, Dublin 3
  5. Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan, Dublin

South Dublin

  1. The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
  2. Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Dublin
  3.  Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
  4. Loreto College, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
  5. Mount Anville Secondary School, Goatstown, Dublin 14

According to the ranking of schools, the top five schools in the country are all girls schools. Over 85% of the top 5 schools went on to study at university and nearly 100% of the students went on to study at third-level. The best all boys  school in the country is Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Limerick and the best mixed school is Colaiste na Coiribhe, Knocknacarra, Galway.

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The Top 10 in Ireland

Out of the 400 schools featured in the guide, here are the top ten secondary schools in Ireland:

  1. Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Road, Limerick
  2. Scoil Mhuire, Sidney Place, Cork
  3.  Salerno Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway
  4. The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
  5. Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co. Dublin
  6. Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Limerick
  7. Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke,  Cork
  8. Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork
  9. Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
  10. Loreto College, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

 

 

Go to The Sunday Times article to see the entire list of 400 schools.

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Garret Farrell

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