Founded by the Holy Ghost Order (Spiritans) in 1890, St Mary’s College Senior School has 450 boys, with a tight-knit sense of community and shared values. We are a small school where everybody knows everybody else, an academic school in which students are expected to go to Third Level, a sporting school with a noted tradition, a missionary school with strong links to the developing world.

School Notices

St. Mary's College C.S.Sp. Ghana Immersion Project

126th Academic Year

Ghana Copper Trail

Dear Parents and Students,

This is the final two weeks of the Copper Trail fund-raising for the Ghana Immersion project which will take place in June to July this year.  This project is keeping alive the African connection that comes from St Mary’s history as a Spiritan school, where there has always been strong links with the developing world. The 2016 trip involving 4th and 5th year boys is the 7th trip involving St Mary’s.  This fundraising will be used to fund projects in Ghana, through Aidlink, an Irish NGO that has worked in development for 30 years.

As copper coin is being discontinued, we would be delighted if you would please donate your remaining coppers/loose change.  There will be collection buckets again at each Dean’s office from Tuesday morning and we would be delighted if the boys would continue to help in supporting their respective years and the Ghana Immersion project.  5th Year ARE CURRENTLY IN THE LEAD WITH THE COPPER TRAIL FUND-RAISING having collected an amazing €351 last month. They are CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY 4th Year, 6th year and 1st year.


The year who collects the most coin will win a prize.