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It is with great excitement and anticipation that Coláiste Dún an Rí, Kingscourt is proud to present its inaugural Performing Arts school show. On January 19th the school opens its doors to the renowned Young Americans, offering students the opportunity to participate in a number of intensive workshops that will be celebrated in two LIVE shows on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of January. The international performers, known as The Young Americans are a world-renowned non-profit organisation, founded in 1962. They are dedicated to empowering young people by instilling passion, innovation and goodwill through music, dance, performance, academic education, and cultural interaction.  These amazing entertainers have performed on stages across the world with some of the biggest names in show business, including Julie Andrews, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland.

Coláiste Dún an Rí is among the limited selection of schools welcoming the Young Americans on their 2020 tour. The cast will hold three days of intensive workshops on music, song, dance, musical theatre, stage performance and sound techniques. The workshops focus on student wellbeing, developing self-esteem and confidence through the medium of performing arts. At the end of these workshops, students will perform live on stage with the Young Americans for family and friends for two nights only!

For more information please check out the website www.youngamericans.org. Admission on the night is €12 for adults and €6 for children. Tickets will be available directly through The Young Americans at the end of each workshop and on the door each night. Both shows take place in the school gymnasium at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm.

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There were smiles all around in Coláiste Dún an Rí last Friday afternoon when the Transition Year students received their Junior Cert/Cycle results. It was a truly historic day for the students, their parents, staff and the wider community as this was the first ever class to sit a state examination in the new state of the art school, officially opened in Kingscourt in 2017. To mark this memorable day, and in keeping with the spirit of partnership that exists within the school, the students were joined by family members, staff and the third year students, when they received their results. The Chairperson of the school’s Board of Management-also Chairperson of CMETB-Mr Clifford Kelly, was also present to congratulate the students on their success. Mr Boyle, school principal, congratulated the students on the excellent results received, with top grades and Descriptors being received right across every subject. He thanked the staff for their hard work and paid tribute to the parents and guardians for looking after the wellbeing of their children during the run-up to the exams. Mr. Boyle stated that the outstanding results received bore testimony to the excellent teaching and learning environment that exists within the school.

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BT Young Scientist 2020

Coláiste Dún an Rí ​is privileged to announce ​that 10 projects have been accepted to compete in The BT ​Young ​Scientist and Technology Exhibition taking place in the RDS, Dublin ​on January 8th-11th 2020. This is a new record for the school. Well done to all the students and teachers involved!

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The projects titles competing this year are;

  • Are older generations aware of the rising anxiety levels in younger generations? by Lucy Fitzsimons.


  • An investigation into the prevalence and importance of woodlice in Dun an Ri ​Forest​Park by Shanice Alwell.


  • An investigation into the population of earthworms, nutrient content and organic matter content of organic farms vs conventional farms by Evan O’Reilly.


  • The Kaye ​Effect and how different viscous liquids affect it’ by Aoife Sheriff.


  • CBAs: Less Stress or more mess, a statistical investigation to analyse how effective the Junior Cycle CBAs are at reducing stress in students by Aimee Reilly.


  • A glass of wine is not OK: An investigation into the drinking habits of pregnant women in Ireland by Grainne Kieran and Amber Smith.


  • Psychological experiment to determine whether white noise can impact on learning by Corey O’Reilly and Holly Browne.


  • Chicken feathers as an alternative Insulation b​y Lauren McCabe, Allanah Clarke and Freya Waterson.


  • Should Home Economics be compulsory for Junior Cycle? by Rachel McEneaney, Ava O’Reilly and Lorcan Gogarty.


  • To investigate if birds feel safest feeding on garden feeders high up, at mid-height or low down by Louise Kennedy, Tara Shannon and Sophie Byrne.

Coláíste Dún an Rí invites Sixth Class students and parents from our feeder Primary Schools to our Open and Enrolment Evening on Tuesday 26 November. Sixth Class students from our feeder Primary Schools are invited to attend our Subject Sampling Morning on Saturday 23 November from 9am to 12:30pm. 

Enrolment Notice 2019

Sampling Morning Notice 2019



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