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First Year Enrolments 2023 – 2024

First Year enrolments for the 2023 – 2024 academic year will commence on 10th October 2022.

Application forms will be accepted by the school from this date.

Application forms are available from the school and will also be distributed to Sixth Class students who attend our Subject Sampling Morning on October 8th (9am – 12pm)

Please click here to view our Admissions Policy


The deadline for applications is 18th November 2022.

Subject Sampling Morning

Coláiste Dún an Rí

Subject Sampling Morning for Sixth Class Students

Saturday 8th October 9am – 12:30pm

Coláiste Dún an Rí invites Sixth Class students to visit us on Saturday 8th October to experience a taster in a range of optional subjects including:


  • Business

  • Engineering

  • French

  • Geography

  • Graphics

  • Home Economics

  • Music

  • Visual Art

  • Wood Technology


Please arrive at 8:45am and bring water and a snack for your break.

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Coláiste Dún an Rí

Enrolment Evening

Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 7pm

Principal’s address at 7:30pm

Coláiste Dún an Rí Open Night


Coláiste Dún an Rí Kingscourt hosted it's Open Evening for Sixth Class students from local primary schools on October 11th. A large crowd attended to view the school, meet staff and students, and to experience a snapshot of life in the school. Visitors got to visit all subject areas and find out about the school’s recent successes in the Leaving Cert examinations and extra-curricular activities.

In his address to parents, Principal Fergal Boyle outlined the successes of the school to date and the educational experience that students will receive in Coláiste Dún an Rí. The principal outlined the various supports available to students as they progress through the school and also detailed the school's extensive extracurricular program.

Last year the school had considerable success in the sporting and science spheres winning regional competitions in girls’ Gaelic football and basketball and won the regional under 17 boys’ competition in soccer. The school also had considerable success in the BT Young Scientist competition and won the overall national award in the Scifest competition. Another highlight of the year was success in the Irish Angus beef competition.

Mr Boyle also mentioned the successes of last year leaving cert students, the first students to complete the Leaving Cert in the school. One third of leaving cert students in the school received over 500 points in the Leaving Cert with students also achieving over 600 points. Students have gone on to attend colleges such as UCD, DCU and Trinity College while other students have progressed to apprenticeships and the world of work.

Parents were also informed that work on the new school extension is anticipated to commence in 2023 and this project when completed will bring the school to a capacity of 1000 pupils.

Coláiste Dún an Rí is now enrolling for First Year students for September 2023. Application forms have been distributed to the local primary schools and are also available directly from the school. The closing date for applications to enroll in the school is November 18th. Parents are invited to contact the school directly or visit the school website if they have any queries.

Please click on the link for a copy of the Principal's presentation.

Open Enrolment Night 2022 Presentation 2022

Our Enrolment Evening for Sixth Class students entering First Year 2023 will take place on Tuesday 11 October 2022 from 7-9pm. Please bring completed application forms and a copy of your child’s birth cert.


To view our Admissions Notice please visit Admissions Notice | Colaiste Dun An Ri


Coláiste Dún an Rí’s listed feeder primary schools are as follows:

  • Ballynagearran National School, Magheracloone, Co. Monaghan

  • Cabra Central National School; Kingscourt.

  • Carrickleck National School; Carrickleck, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

  • Drumgosset National School, Magheracloone, Co Monaghan 

  • Kilmainhamwood National School, Kells, Co. Meath

  • Laragh National School; Muff Co. Cavan.

  • Scoil Bhríde Mullaghrafferty, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

  • Scoil Naisiunta Bhrighde, Meath Hill, Drumconrath, Co Meath 

  • St Joseph’s National School; Kingscourt, Co. Cavan.

  • St Patrick’s National School Shercock; Shercock Co, Cavan

  • St Peter and Paul’s NS, Drumcondrath, Co. Meath

  • St. Joseph’s National School; Corlea Co. Cavan

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