On Monday 28th September, Fionnbar Walsh paid a visit to the College and shared a very special questions and answers session with all year groups. Most people are now familiar with the extraordinary life of Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who was diagnosed with Osteo Sarcoma (Bone Cancer) as a 12 year old. While Donal eventually lost his life to the disease, he inspired a nation with his #LiveLife organisation, characterised by his open letter to the nation. Donal’s father, Fionnbar has carried the torch for his inspirational son by continuing on Donal’s positive mental health conversation in schools around the Country. De La Salle College would like to thank Fionnbar for his visit. A visit to is highly recommended. 

International Lasallian Month of Peace

Every year, the Lasallian family around the world dedicates a month to the theme of peace, from 21st September - 21st October. During this time, as Lasallians we are invited to pray for peace - within ourselves, in our families and communities and in the World. It is a theme that becomes more relevant each year. At this very moment, news from various parts of the world remind us how urgent the need for peace is and how important it is for us to work for peace - starting in our inner circles and reaching out when opportunities to be peacemakers present themselves.

With that in mind let us join with Lasallians all round the world in praying the Lasallian prayer for Peace.   





De La Salle High Fliers Return




Happiness, a word most students don’t associate with returning to school. However, the De La Salle College Leaving Cert. Class of 2015 have plenty of reasons to be smiling. On Friday 4th September 20 of De La Salle’s finest Leaving Cert students returned to their alma mater for a celebratory get together. Three students achieved over 600 points and an impressive sixteen students achieved over 500 points in the 2015 Leaving Certificate. The delighted high achievers chatted enthusiastically with their teachers about their new University courses over tea and sandwiches. 

Top of the class was Conor Bell, currently studying veterinary at UCD. He achieved maximum points with an incredible 7 A1s. Brothers. Joseph and Michael Mullen achieved an impressive combined total of 12 A1s.  Joseph is now studying actuary at UCD whilst Michael is studying Computer science at the same college.  A delighted Christopher O’Hagan, now studying medicine at Queens, achieved an impressive 590 points. Philip McGuinness, now studying Spanish and History at Trinity College Dublin, received 5 A1s and an A2. The delighted high achievers chatted enthusiastically with their teachers and friends about their new University courses over tea and sandwiches. Well done to all.


Philip McGuinness    History & Spanish TCD
Conor Morgan Business DCU
Joseph Mullen Actuarial & Financial Studies UCD
Michael Mullen    Computer Science UCD
Aaron Lalor-Fitzpatrick Applied Physics DCU
Conor McEnenaney  Actuarial & Financial Mathematics DCU
Darren Clarke   Business Studies DCU
Conor Boyle Science DCU
PJ Belton  International Law NUI Maynooth
Ronan Bailey Business DCU
John Byrne Science TCD
Matthew Corcoran  Business Studies DCU
Christopher O’Hagan   Medicine QUB
Conor O’Kane Marketing, Inovation & Technology DCU
Tom McKenna   Accounting & Finance DCU
Adam Mulley  Actuarial & Financial Mathematics DCU
Kieran Mulligan   Law UCC
Conor Bell    Veterinary UCD



After School Study First Term

The First Term of After School Study will commence on Monday 14th September 2015  and will run until Friday 18th December 2015. Students, especially exam year ones, are encouraged to sign up  as it provides a good opportunity to study in a quiet and supportive atmosphere           

 After school study runs from 4.00 p.m. – 5.50 p.m. (Friday 5.20 p.m.) each school day.  The fee will be €80.00 for the first term.(€120.00 for two brothers). 

Application form can be obtained from the office or it can be downloaded from the Easy Payments Plus tab on the website. Click on application form in the After School Study section.Fee can be paid online using the Easy Payments Plus system or to the school office. 




Third Year Geography Trip

46 third year students enjoyed a trip to the west aimed at preparing them for their Junior Certificate exam in June.

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: Cliffs of Moher      (coastal erosion)   Lahinch Beach        (coastal deposition)     Ailwee/Doolin Caves  (underground Karst features)

 SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY:   Lisdoonvarna   (Urban Functions)   Lahinch              (Population change)

 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: Visit to Farm    (Primary Economic Activity)    Surfing              (Tertiary Economic Activity)

See slideshow above for some pictures from the trip.

Trip to Beneavin College

We were delighted to accept an invitation to join our friends in De la Salle Beneavin last week to participate in their annual Arts Week. Students from both schools took part in a Zumba drumming workshop and then performed in a fantastic fashion on stage during lunch break for the whole school!

As well as getting a tour of the school, chatting to their newly appointed Lasallian Prefects and enjoying a lovely lunch together we were joined by Brother Damien Kellegher as we gifted DLS Beneavin with a cherry blossom from Dundalk for their school grounds.

“Today on this special occasion we remember and give thanks for our Founder John Baptist de la Salle.

We also give thanks for the special links that exist within our Lasallian community and we celebrate the opportunity to meet and learn from each other today in Beneavin College.

This tree symbolises the growth of the relationship between our two schools which hopefully, like this tree will grow strong and live long.”

Mohamed Beshr – student DLS Dundalk

We look forward to the boys in Beneavin visiting us next year to hopefully repeat what was both an educational and enjoyable experience.

May 2015


Trade Fair

De La Salle College hosted its inaugural Trade Fair on Thursday 30th April in the school gym.


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