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Fáilte & Welcome

A sincere and heartfelt welcome to all members of our school community at Dominican College, Griffith Avenue.

Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.

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Mission Statement & Ethos

We strive to realise each individual's full potential in a Catholic environment

Our Roman Catholic traditional motto - Veritas - imbues all aspects of school life.

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Mr. Moriarty Receives Award in DCU


Past pupil, Catherine Doyle, was recently presented with an award in recognition of her achievement in coming first in her Physics Degree in DCU.

Catherine was also given the opportunity to nominate the teacher who had most influenced her for a special award. The teacher chosen by Catherine was Mr. Michael Moriarty, who received his award, a framed certificate, at the same awards ceremony. in recognition of his contribution to teaching 

Whole-hearted congratulations to Catherine and Mr. Moriarty on their prestigious awards from all at DCGA.

Dominican Past Pupil a 'Ballet Chancer'


Past Pupil Sandra Fitzgerald to star in RTÉ's new reality show ‘Ballet Chancers'.

Monica Loughman, Ireland's most famous ballerina, is taking on the challenge of a lifetime: to turn six Irish hip-hop dancers into ballet stars.

This new six-part series, Ballet Chancers, starts on RTÉ One on Sunday 16th November at 7.30 pm. It will follow the progress of Monica's protégés over four months of rigorous training before they take their places on stage with Monica and her company, The Irish Youth Russian Ballet Company, to perform The Nutcracker Suite in the Helix in Dublin.

One of Monica's protégés is Sandra Fitzgerald, a past pupil of Dominican College.

If you would like to be a part of Ballet Chancers (the show will be filmed as part of the series for RTÉ One) and see Sandra perform live as part of A Christmas Ballet Spectacular in the Mahoney Hall in the Helix then check out http://www.thehelix.ie/ or call 01 7007000.

A Christmas Ballet Spectacular
Monday December 1st 2008 @ 8pm
Tickets Cost €27

Autumn Past-Pupils Newsletter

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Past Pupil Wins Prestigious Award

Catherine Doyle received the DCU School of Physical Sciences 2008 Lynam Award, which is made to the overall best final year student of the BSc Applied Physics Graduating Class. Catherine has in fact been top of her class throughout the four years of her degree and is a worthy recipient of the prestigious award.

Catherine sat her Leaving Certificate examinations in Dominican College in 2004. She is currently continuing her studies in DCU and completing a PhD in Surface Physics under the supervision of Dr. Tony Cafolla.resizedcdoyle.jpg Well Done from all in DCGA.

Celebrating 125 Years ~ Gala Dinner

125 years of excellence in education is an occasion of celebration for all the wonderful people who have been part of Dominican College, originally on Eccles Street and now on Griffith Avenue.

We are delighted to announce a Gala Dinner will take place in The Great Hall, in Clontarf Castle Hotel on Friday 9th January, 2009 to mark this special occasion. This date is significant as it brings the 125th year celebrations to a close and commences the 25th year anniversary of the opening of the school on Griffith Avenue. This event hopes to bring together past students, past and present parents and staff, and friends of Dominican College.

The Gala Dinner promises to be a fantastic evening of dinner, dancing and reminiscing.  The evening will commence with a champagne reception at 7.00pm followed by dinner, a guest speaker and music.

Tickets are available at a cost €100 each. They may be obtained by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contacting the school at the above details.

When purchasing your ticket/s please contact the person indicated beside your relevant category.

Past Pupils of Eccles Street - Ms. Lorraine McCool

Past Pupils of Griffith Avenue - Mr. Joe Curry

Past Staff - Ms. Fiona Smyth

Past & Present Parents - Ms. Sharon Karpick

Present Staff - Ms. Catherine Corry

Board of Management - Ms. Bernie Murray

Tickets will be on sale from Monday November 10th 2008.

If you are interested in organising or booking a table of ten, please contact us immediately to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

We look forward to seeing you in Clontarf Castle for an enjoyable evening.

125th Gala Dinner Committee