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It is a pleasure to welcome you to our schools website. Scoil Dara is a happy school where we aim to provide the best educational experience and developmental opportunities for our students. In Scoil Dara we value effort, hard work, respect, personal responsibility, kindness and collaboration. Through our website we want you to familiarise yourself with our school, its history, values and mission. We want to introduce you to our students, staff and Board of Management. In your browsing you will be briefed on our school policies, the different programmes we offer in the school and the range of subjects we provide for our students. We want to share our successes and celebrations with you. 

David McCormack

Science Week News

Congratulations to Nambitha Maruthi (2nd Year) on receiving 2nd prize in the STEM Poster Competition "Believe in Science". She entered the contest organised by Carlow IT along with others from her science class. All of the work of the finalists can be viewed on the "Eureka Science and Technology Festival" facebook page. 

Science Week

This week is National Science Week. There are many events taking place in Scoil Dara this week. A guest speaker, Sean Mooney from TCD (past pupil) is coming in to lecture all 2nd Years on ‘Earth Science and the Solar System’. Brian Treacy (past pupil) is also coming in to talk about his project with The European Space Agency. There will be various other activities this week for students such as poster competitions and quizzes.


Stand Up Awareness Week

This week is Stand Up Awareness Week. We join hundreds of schools across Ireland this week taking a stand against LGBTI+ bullying. Scoil Dara is an inclusive school. Together we create a safer, more supportive school environment for all of our young people.

Upcoming Events

School Closed - JCT Staff Training Day

Monday 27 November 2017

School Closed

Friday 8 December 2017

Christmas Tests

Monday 11 December 2017

2nd Year P/T Meetings

Thursday 14 December 2017

School closes (1.20pm) for Christmas Holidays

Friday 22 December 2017
Latest News


Ethan Devine completed his Leaving Cert in June 2017 and in recognition of his very high level of achievement in GAA, Scoil Dara would like to congratulate him on being awarded a GAA Sport Scholarship from Maynooth University in September. Congratulations also to Daniel Devine who, as a result of his high performance in his Leaving Cert Examinations, has been selected for an Entrance Exhibition Award in Trinity College Dublin.

14/11/2017 09:11 | Scoil Dara

Telephone Lines Down

We apologize for any inconvenience caused but we are presently unable to receive telephone calls on our main landline number. The problem has been reported and we hope to have the problem rectified as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can reach us on the following alternative number – 01-6287052. 

13/11/2017 10:27 | Scoil Dara

Climate Action Week

Climate change is important in all of our futures. For Climate Action Week (16th – 20th October), Scoil Dara got involved in many action projects. You can visit for inspiration.

23/10/2017 11:30 | Scoil Dara

Maths Week in Scoil Dara

Scoil Dara organised many maths activities in school during Maths Week (16th – 20th October). Senior Students undertook a PRISM contest (Problem solving for Second level Mathematicians) and maths puzzles and games took place in class for all students. Scoil Dara are registered on the Maths Week Ireland website – please visit for more information.  
23/10/2017 11:27 | Scoil Dara

Health and Wellbeing Week

Scoil Dara ran a Health and Wellbeing Week (9 - 13 October) which coincided with 'World Mental Health Day' on 10 October. The aim of the week was to create awareness around mental health, promote health and wellbeing, as well as adding to the positive atmosphere of the school. A Schedule of Activities was planned for the week. Thanks to all involved in co-ordinating and promoting the week's activities. Click here to view the Schedule of Activities. 

18/10/2017 11:20 | Scoil Dara
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