Repeat Leaving Cert Programme


De La Salle College is a Catholic, all-boys school operated under the auspices of the Le Chéile Trust and is located on the outskirts of Dundalk on the Castleblayney Road. The school currently has over 750 students on roll with a staff of in excess of fifty teachers. A wide range of programmes is on offer and the variety of subjects is ever expanding. The school is situated on its own campus, comprising modern, welcoming buildings set in expansive grounds and gardens. The site comprises four developments, the most recent opened in August 2013, and includes: state of the art technology suite, two fully equipped computer rooms, home economics kitchen, four science laboratories as well as gymnasium and playing fields.   

The Mission Statement of De La Salle College, Dundalk is to give a human and Christian education to our students, with special concern for those who are disadvantaged. De La Salle College is a community where the different groups associated with it, teachers, management, parents and students work together in close partnership for the good of all.

One programme traditionally offered in the school is the Repeat Leaving Certificate Programme. This programme has had fantastic success over recent years with many students increasing their points score in the Leaving Certificate Examination by between seventy and eighty-five points. It is not unusual for some students to increase points scored by over one hundred points. 

De la Salle College, Dundalk welcomes applications from students, both male and female, who have already completed a Leaving Certificate and who wish to repeat the examination. The Repeat Leaving Certificate Programme at the College has been running for many years and has proved to be very successful for students who have chosen this option. 

Features of the programme include:

•Experienced member of staff  appointed a Special Duties Post with sole responsibility to co-ordinate the programme and to monitor the progress of students

• Dedicated RLC class with experienced teacher in Higher Level English and other subjects where numbers dictate

• Comprehensive range of optional subjects including Ag. Science, Music, Technology, Applied Maths 

• Dedicated classes for RLC students in certain subjects where numbers applying to take these subjects are sufficient 

• Access to the full range of services at the College, including Guidance Counselling and Pastoral Care

• Comprehensive Study Skills Programme

• Points increase by an average of between seventy and eighty-five points per student in  the last three years

•Well-resourced school library

For more information please contact us:

By phone on 042-9331179 or by e-mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Senior England Trip


We are delighted to announce that due to the success of last year’s Senior Trip we are running with it again this year on week end of Oct 31st  – Nov 2nd, 2014

This trip is open to any student in 3rd year or above!!!

Total cost of the trip is €380 per student based on 45 students.

Trip to Include;

 Two nights B + B in Hotel

 Ticket for MAN CITY v MAN UTD in Etihad Stadium

 Full day in Alton Towers during Halloween Spooktacular

 Full days shopping / leisure in Cheshire Oaks and Trafford Centre

 Bus to and from school

 Travel Insurance

Due to last year’s successful trip and the prestige of this year’s match, places are in high demand and are limited to 45 students.

Any student interested in this trip should contact the school onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , leaving their name and year group to register their interest.

A letter will be sent home once the students are back in school with further details and a deposit of €100 will be due in before Friday 5th September.

If we have more than 45 applicants then a draw will take place to allocate places

3rd Green Flag

The Green Schools Committee travelled to DCU in May to accept the schools third Green Flag. We now have Green Flags for Litter Control, Energy Conservation and now for Water Conservation. Congratulations to all involved.





Adam Kane and Senan Duffy both got awards at a chess presentation for outstanding chess play. Both students are from 1Ferdia. Tom Hanratty and Ben Verling accompanied the winners to the presentation. Well done to the chess team on their achievements in their first year and thanks to Mr. Mc Ardle for all his work with them. 

Awards Ceremony


 (Photograph courtesy of Ken Finnegan. Photographs from the awards night can be purchased from Ken.Visit his website

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'Believe in education. Believe in yourselves'.

 The words from Dundalk Town Council Chairman, Eamonn O'Boyle's speech at the annual De La Salle Awards Ceremony encapsulated the feelings of all 650 people present at the Fairways Hotel last Thursday evening.

Cllr. O'Boyle, who spent 37 years as Guidance Councillor at the College and is the last-ever Chairperson of Dundalk Town Council, was the guest of honour at this year's awards ceremony, an annual event that celebrates the academic, sporting and pastoral achievements of current and past students of the 750 student college.

The main awards on the night were the Student Awards, with Niall O'Shea scooping the prestigious Student of the Year (Senior) Award and Sean Murray winning the Junior equivalent. Robert Curran captured the Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year (Senior) Award, with Anton Reilly, capturing the Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year (Junior).

The Lasallian Spirit Award, which recognises a student who encapsulates the Lasallian ethos – was won by Ciaran Caldwell, a Sixth Year student who has served as a prefect, Students Council representative, mentor to incoming First Years and Environment Committee member.

The outstanding Leaving and Junior Certificate Results of 2012 and 2013 were also acknowledged, with prizes for Best Leaving Certificate Results category (overall, class-by-class and subject), Best Junior Certificate Results (overall and class-by-class), the Overall Leaving Certificate Awards were accepted by Cillian Crosson, who is studying at Trinity College, Dublin and Emmett O'Driscoll, who is studying Pharmacy at University College Cork.

Special awards were also presented to scholarship winners to Trinity College and Dublin City University, (Cillian Crosson, Liam O'Leary and Ciaran Byrne), International Rules and Carlton Blues player Ciaran Byrne, the Equestrian excellence of Mark Murphy (who won Young Rider of the Year at the 2013 Dublin Horse Show), JP Mc Manus Scholarship Recipient Cillian Crosson. Sporting excellence was also recognised, with Players of the Year Awards in six sports (Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rugby, Badminton, Golf and Basketball).

The ceremony also saw the continuation of the George and Patricia Moore Awards, inaugurated in 2009 by the late past pupil George Moore and kindly continued by his family, represented on the night by Gerardine Duffy. Other honoured guests included Br. Francis Manning, Provincial of the De La Salle Order Ireland, Sean Goan of the Le Chéile Trust and Jack Branigan, representing the Mc Cooey Family.

Major Prize Recipients:

Brendan Mc Cooey Memorial Student of the Year (Senior): Niall O'Shea

Br. Brendan Collier Memorial Student of the Year (Junior): Sean Murray

Lasallian Spirit Award: Ciaran Caldwell

Sportsperson of the Year (Senior): Robert Curran

Sportsperson of the Year (Junior): Anton Reilly

Best Leaving Certificate Results 2012 (Overall): Cillian Crosson

Best Leaving Certificate Results 2013 (Overall): Emmett O'Driscoll

Best Junior Certificate Results 2012 (Overall): Philip McGuinness

Best Junior Certificate Results 2013 (Overall): Sean Murray


Science Fair


The De La Salle Young Scientist students were invited to the DkIT last Friday the 14th of March to take part in a mini science fair. For the 2nd year in a row Senator Jim Darcy asked students to present their projects to the primary school students in Dundalk. The students were presented with medals and were welcomed to the DkIT by Dr. Edel Healy as well as one of the founders of the Young Scientist itself, Dr. Tony Scott. Mairead Mc Guinness (MEP) gave an inspiring motivational speech.

As well as the Young Scientist presentation, some Transition year and 2nd year students were asked to put on a Science magic show in a lecture theatre for the primary school visitors.

The boys confidendently displayed some of the more exciting Junior certificate practicals as well as a brief lesson on acids and bases. Well done to Transition Years Jack Watters, Sean Murray, Ryan Kirk and Cian Murphy as well as 2nd years Ben Verling, Steven Jiminez and Daniel Mullen who really left the primary students stunned by their scientific prowess!!!

And many thanks to Senator Jim Darcy for giving them the wonderful opportunity

Science Fair


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