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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.

Commemorative Album

A Commemorative Album on the History of Dominican College  
went on sale in the school on May 11th (Price €10).
Copies of the book can be purchased from the school after May 11th.
Phone 01-8376080 and we will post it to you.


Many thanks to all who made May 11th a great day in the history of the school. The beautiful mass, the atmosphere in the school and the fine weather were all that we could have hoped for.  It is our intention to use the goodwill evident on the day to build up a very vibrant past pupil dimension to our school life. After the summer we will be in touch again with plans for the next school year. In the meantime we would like past pupils to email us letting us know their date of graduation.  This will help us plan for the future and to keep in touch. Please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it   

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

RTE's Nationwide featuring Margaret Burke Sheridan

Recently RTE's Nationwide tv show featured Margaret Burke Sheridan, one of Dominican College's most famous past pupils. The show features La Sheridan's biographer Anne Chambers.
A link to the show can be found below:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0611/nationwide.html

La Sheridan, as she became known to enthusiastic opera fans throughout Europe, was born Margaret Burke Sheridan in the town of Castlebar in Ireland. From 1918 until her sudden retirement from the stage of grand opera in 1930, she gave legendary performances in the great opera houses of La Scala, San Carlo, Rome Opera House, Covent Garden and Monte Carlo.The young Irish soprano captured the ears and hearts of Italian and British audiences and the acclaim of such giants of the operatic world as Puccini and Toscanini. Her artistry was complimented by a vibrant personality which gave her performances a unique quality remarked upon by critics and patrons alike.
She was a pupil in Dominican College, E
ccles Street around the turn of the last century.