Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir (2)

About Us

CahirColáiste Dun Iascaigh opened its doors for the first time in 1997. It is a modern, well-equipped facility on an extensive site, providing progressive, broad-balanced, fully inclusive education for the local communities.It is a co-educational, multi-denominational College operating under the auspices of Tipperary Education and Training Board (TETB). Specific functions in relation to the organisation, control and development of the Coláiste is devolved to a Board of Management. The Board consists of three representatives of TETB, three representatives of the Sisters of Mercy, two parents, two teachers and a representative of the minority religions, local associations, organisations and interests, if deemed necessary.The Principal has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Coláiste and is accountable to the Board of Management/ TETB for that management. The Coláiste has an active Parents’ Association and Students’ Council.Facilities in the Coláiste include general purpose areas, library, PE hall, demonstration room, general classrooms and specialist rooms for practical/technological/scientific subjects.  A recent addition is the facilities for an ASD class.  Outdoor facilities include all-weather pitches, playing fields and basketball/tennis courts.The Coláiste has a full-time chaplain, who pays attention to students’ moral and personal development, two guidance counsellors to help students with personal/educational needs, career and further education choices and six specialist teachers to help students with special needs.The Coláiste recognises the importance of enhancing the social, physical and mental development of each student and creating an atmosphere in which one can derive satisfaction and enjoyment from group participation.The Coláiste operates within the context and parameters of existing legislation, the regulations and programmes of the Department of Education and Science (pursuant to Sections 9 and 30 of the 1998 Act, which may be changed from time to time, subject to the directions of the Minister), the rights of the patron as set out in the Education Act 1998 and other relevant legislation, the Coláiste Mission Statement and the funding and resource available.The Coláiste supports the principles of :

  • Inclusiveness, particularly with reference to the enrolment of students with special needs;
  • Equality with respect to maximum access and participation in the Coláiste;
  • Parental choice in relation to choice of school/college, having regard to the characteristic spirit of the Coláiste;
  • Respect for the diversity of beliefs, languages, traditions and ways of life in society;
  • Efficiency in using resources;
  • Democratic principles.

Mission Statement

Coláiste Dun Iascaigh is a Christian Community committed to the pursuit of excellence, to fostering a sense of self-worth, providing the opportunities for each individual to reach his/her full potential and to forging strong visible links between the Coláiste and the local community.These aspirations are nurtured in a caring, safe and orderly environment, where equality, openness and a spirit of c0-operation and mutual respect are promoted.

Programmes Available

Junior Certificate  Transition Year
Leaving Certificate Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
Post Leaving Certificate Courses


Subjects Available forJunior Cycle -Examination Subjects

Irish French Art, Craft & Design
English German Technical Graphics
Mathematics Spanish Materials Technology (Wood)
History Music Technology
Geography Business Studies Metalwork
Science Home Economics CSPE

Subjects Available for Senior Cycle – Examination Subjects

Irish French Mathematics
English German Applied Mathematics
Geography Spanish Home Economics (Scientific & Social)
Accounting History Design & Communication Graphics
Art Engineering Agricultural Science
Music Physics Construction Studies
Chemistry Biology Link Modules
Business Technology

Non Examination Subjects

Physical Education Social Personal & Health Education Religion
Guidance Computer Applications EAL

PLC Courses

Nursing Studies
Healthcare Support/Care Of The Older Person

Extra Curricular Activities

Sports Hurling Camogie Basketball
Gaelic Football Ladies Football Golf
Badminton Athletics Soccer
Hockey Rugby  Cycling
Keep Fit
Music Musical Showtime Competitions
Choir Instrumental Tuition
Clubs Debating Speech & Drama Gaisce
Gaeilge Chess Travel
Recycling/Green Flag Art Library
Student Council Justice John Paul 11

Contact Details

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir

School Address Cashel Road,
Co. Tipperary.
School Contacts: Peter Creedon (Principal)
Darius Delahunty(Deputy Principal)
Carmel O’Gorman (Administration)
Eleanor Coyne (Administration)
Contact Telephone: 00353 52 7442828
Fax 00353 52 7442233
School Roll Number: 76063D
Current Enrolment Figures: 646 students


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