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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


Congratulations to Rachel Mallon and Thomas Sims from 5th year for receiving their gold awards from Bishop Nulty at the John Paul II ceremony on 6th December. They are the first Scoil Dara students to receive this award and we are so proud of them. Well done Rachel and Thomas.


Congratulations also to TY student Caoimhe McHugh for her fantastic achievements in last weekends Inter-provincial Boxing competition. Caoimhe was awarded a silver medal for her inter-provincial bout and also was successful in her exhibition bout on the same day. Well done Caoimhe.


Attention - TY Students of Science & Art

The Science Gallery TCD is offering an opportunity for student placement by application through their website. The dates for the Science Gallery Dublin TY Programmes in 2018 are:

-• 23rd-26th January

-• 6th-9th March

-• 10th-13th April

-• 1st-4th May

The courses run Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm in Science Gallery Dublin, Pearse St, Dublin 2. The link to apply is as follows:


Enrolment Now Closed

Please be advised that 1st Year Enrolment 2018 is now closed. Any applications received will be placed on a waiting list. 
Upcoming Events
School Closure 05/12/2017
Start Date/Time:
04 December 2017 23:00
End Date/Time:
04 December 2017 23:30
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Following a meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Dara late this evening, It has been decided to close the school to students tomorrow Tuesday December 5th pending a safety risk assessment. Sincere apologies for the late notice and inconvenience. 

kind regards 

Board of Management of Scoil Dara

Owned by Mr McCormack On 04 December 2017
Latest News


Congratulations to Jack Nugent who received an award last week for achieving the highest grade in Ireland for Junior Cert ordinary level Technology. Well done! 

07/12/2017 09:39 | Scoil Dara

Maynooth University Awards

Congratulations to our 6th year students who received awards last week from Dr John McGinnity, Registrar Maynooth University, for best results in their 5th year summer exams as follows: Science/Maths: - Jessica Quinn, Conor Lane, Sarah Clarke and Adrianna Korzeniewska Arts: - Alex Mulligan, Emily Davies, Caoimhe Sheil, Tara Nangle and Evan Browne Business: - Niamh Langley, Elaine Corrigan and Hollie Curtin Engineering/Construction: - Kean Taggart, Matthew Brennan and Eleanor Dunne

07/12/2017 09:37 | Scoil Dara

Science Week News

Congratulations to Nambitha Maruthi (2nd Year) on receiving 2nd prize in the STEM Poster Competition "Believe in Science" during Science Week (13th – 17th November). 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. 

20/11/2017 12:30 | Scoil Dara

Science Week (13th – 17th November)

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

20/11/2017 12:29 | Scoil Dara

Stand Up Awareness Week (13th – 17th November)

We joined hundreds of schools across Ireland during Stand Up Awareness 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.

20/11/2017 12:28 | Scoil Dara
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