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.   




After School Study

After School Study will commence on Monday 15th September 2014. Application forms are available from Mr. Brady. Students, especially exam year ones, are encouraged to sign up  as it provides a good opportunity to study in a quiet and supportive atmosphere           

The College will be providing supervised after school study facilities 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 which runs until Christmas. (€120.00 for two brothers). Fee can be paid online using the Easy Payments Plus system or to the school office. 

Application form can also be downloaded from the Easy Payments Plus tab on this website. Click on application form in the After School Study section.





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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