I am delighted to welcome you to Dunamase College Coláiste Dhún Másc. The school is set on a path of rapid growth and development over the next few years. Our founding 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 try out all 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 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, inclusive socially and culturally. 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.
All students are required to wear the correct uniform to school and on any occasions when they are representing the school. The acceptance of a place in the school includes the acceptance of the uniform policy and we assume parents and guardians will support us in this.
Blue school jumper with crest*
Navy school trousers or skirt
Navy socks / tights
Black leather school shoes
(during P.E. class only)
White polo shirt
Grey or navy track suit trousers
*Available in Shaws Portlaoise
**Labels on everything please
Lunch & Leaving School during School Times
Students are not permitted to leave school during the day. We recommend a healthy lunch be brought in in the morning. We hope to have a lunch provider in school. Sports and other extra-curricular activities will take place at lunchtimes.
Students leaving school for appointments (dental etc) will have to be signed out and in by a guardian or parent.
6 classes Monday – Thursday, School finishes at 12.45 on Fridays
1. 8.30 – 9.30
2. 9.30 – 10.30
3. 10.45 – 11.45
4. 11.45 – 12.45
5. 13.30 – 14.30
6. 14.30- 15.30
27th August 2018– 21st December 2018
Mid Term 29/10/2018 – 6/11/2018
7th January – 12th April 2019
Mid Term 18/2/2019 – 22/2/2019
29th April 2019 – 31st May 2019
Vice Principal / Teacher
Clár Mhic Gearailt
Rebekah Ní Throithigh
Aoife Uí Choirc
Tomás Ó Murchú
Vicky Ní Chatháin
Sean Ó Freaghaile