A Chairde,

I am delighted to welcome you to Dunamase College Coláiste Dhún Másc. The school is on a path of rapid development over the next few years. Our philosophy is to provide excellence in education through the medium of Irish and English to the young people in our care. Along with a strong emphasis on the Irish language and culture, we offer a wide range of subjects, and allow students to sample subjects in first year, before choosing to their particular strengths for the junior cycle. We understand the great importance of technology in the modern world and this is reflected in our innovative delivery of the curriculum, using the most up to date educational practices and technologies. We will also offer a selection of extracurricular activities.

Culture & Ethos

Coláiste Dhún Másc is a multidenominational, co-educational school, socially and culturally inclusive. It provides excellence in education using a wide range of teaching and learning strategies.

We place a strong focus on student well-being and the need for respect for all members of the community and the environment which surrounds us.

The College opened in August 2017 in a temporary home on Railway Street, Portlaoise. We are eagerly anticipating our move to a new 1000 pupil building on an 18 acre greenfield site on the Timahoe Road in Portlaoise.

General Information

General school information can be accessed here

2020 School Prospectus available here

School Calendar downloadable here

Term 1
27th August 2020– 22nd December 2020
Mid Term 26/10/2020 – 3/11/2020

Term 26th January – 26th March 2021
Mid Term 15/2/2021 – 19/2/2021

Term 3

12th April 2021 – 4th June 2021