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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 friend. The website is designed to give you an insight into the aims and activities of our highly regarded College.

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Mission Statement & Ethos

Here at Dominican College, we strive to support, develop and realise each individual's full potential in a Catholic environment.

Our Roman Catholic traditional motto - Veritas - permeates and imbues all aspects of school life - academic and personal.

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125 Years of Dominican Education

In December 1882 the Dominican Sisters decided to open a school in Eccles Street.  Two weeks later, the first students entered and thus began a long history of education of Irish women. This year we are beginning the preparations to celebrate this momentous undertaking.

We are hoping to have a number of events over the year.  We will keep you posted as to our ideas and we would welcome yours. Send your ideas, or offers of help, to the Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and mark it  "125th Celebrations".

Celebration Mass
Lanthorn: ( Need Photos if you have any. Please let us have a copy and we will keep them safe.)
(Click here for a link to the Archive)
Open Day;
Have you ever seen the new school?
Fund Raising Event;
Past Pupils Event: Would you like to be involved or organise one?

Maths Week Quiz

Maths Week 2007


The winners of the online quiz and PRISM competition are available below.  Well done to all! 

Maths Week Ireland took place 15th - 19th October 2007.

Dominican College had a number of events. Teachers spent a few minutes on Maths puzzles in class, approximately 30 students took part in the annual PRISM contest on Thursday 18th (details available on our website) and there was an e-mail competition open to all students of Dominican College – details below.

For details of Maths Week and other links to Maths sites, click http://www.mathsweek.ie

Questions (Answers and explanations below)

Q.1. If a farmer has five haystacks in one field and four haystacks in another field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in one big field?

Q.2. Saoirse bought a used car for €500 and sold it to Caoimhe for €700. She later bought it back for €1,000 and resold it for €1,200. How much profit did Saoirse make?

Q.3. You are participating in a race. Right at the end of the race you overtake the second person. In what position do you finish?

Q.4. There is a frog stuck in a 60-foot-deep well. How many days will it take the frog to get out if for every day he jumps five feet up, he then slides back three feet?

Q.5. In what year did Christmas and New Year’s Day fall in the same year?

Scroll down for the answers to the above five questions.


Well done to the following girls who all had all five answers correct. 

Orla Gartland    1.1
Emer Duff    2.4
Kimberley Fagan    3.1
Stephanie Fagan    3.1
Emma McMahon    3.5
Sarah Mulligan    5.1
Caryn Chan     5.5

PRISM Competition Winners:

Junior Winner:             Naoise Hennessy

Senior Joint Winners:  Alissa Karpick
                                   Ashlyn Susan Matthew


The first question was the one that caught a lot of people out!

Q.1. 1    (If he combines all of his haystacks, they all become one big haystack.)

Q.2. €400    (Saoirse makes €200 profit from the first sale and €200 profit from the second sale.)

Q.3. 2nd    (If you overtake the person in 2nd place, he/she moves into 3rd place and you move into 2nd place.)

Q.4. 29 days    (The last jump was out of the well so he didn't fall back.)

Q.5. Every year    (They fall in the same year every year - New Year's Day just arrives very early in the year and Christmas arrives very late in the same year.)

125-Years of Dominican Education

In December 1882 the Dominican Sisters decided to open a school in Eccles Street, 2 weeks later the first students entered and thus began a long History of education of Irish women.  This year we are beginning the preparations to celebrate this momentous undertaking. 
We are hoping to have a number of events over the year,  we will keep you posted as to our ideas, and we would welcome yours.  Send your ideas, or offers of help to the Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and mark it "125th  Celebrations"

Celebration Mass
Commemorative Booklet: ( Need Photos if you have any please let us have a copy we will keep them safe)
Open Day; Have you ever seen the new school? would you like to tour the school and meet former classmates?
Fund Raising Event;
Past Pupils Event;Past Pupils lunch this year, contact Carmel O'Connor through the Past Pupils Union, Dominican College
Would you like to be involved, or organise one?

5 Day Paris Trip

Dominican College 5 Day Trip To Paris.

This trip is departing on the 26th of October and returning on the 30th October, 2007. The group leader on tour is Sr. Christina Greene and we hope that this will be a fantastic trip. We have 40 students together with 4 teachers travelling. We will also have a tour guide with us in Paris.

Our itinerary includes a guided walking tour of Paris, trips to the Louvre, Miniture France, Versailles, Aquaboulevard, a boat trip on the Seine and much much more!

We hope that everyone will have a brilliant trip! Go n-éirí go hiontach libh agus go dté sibh slán.

Recess 2007

We stared in disbelief as the coach pulled up over the hill. There before us was a small bungalow sized hostel which we were to be staying in for the weekend. We couldn’t believe that this was Recess!! Nothing but trees and mountains surrounded us. It was as if we were in a world of our own. Who would have thought that we were about to have the best weekend of our lives here! When we had settled down and accustomed ourselves to our new surroundings we went on a walk through the deep dark forest of Recess! It was so scary, yet so much fun.

We had an early enough night the first night ready for the adventurous days that awaited us. We were woken at the crack of dawn the next day and were filled with excitement. We got ourselves up and ready for orienteering and kayaking. Orienteering was so much fun. Getting lost in the mountains and trying to find our way back led us to being attacked by crazy sheep! Charging at us we screamed and ran as fast as our legs would take us. The look of terror in our faces, Our life flashed before our eyes.

After our frightening encounter with the sheep of Recess we were back on the bus and on our way to kayaking. We must have looked a state, waddling in our wetsuits and helmets struggling to bring our kayaks into the water. Once we were up and running we had the best time ever. Capsizing and splashing all over the lake trying to control ourselves. At the end of our eventful first day we retired to our tents but not before we had tasted the unique taste Recess food – mashed potatoes, pork and gravy!

The following day we were up even earlier to go to Achill. Everyone was so excited because we were going surfing. We spent the afternoon surfing the waves – well, at least trying too! We had a delicious BBQ on the beach as well before heading back to the hostel for our T.Y. Factor night! This was so funny and everyone really enjoyed themselves performing. It really was a great night!

We were all so sad the next morning as we packed to leave. We had had such a good time in that deserted mountainous place. We didn’t want to be going back to boring old Dublin! I have to say that going to Recess was definitely the highlight of Transition Year and the memories I have of there will never be forgotten.

Click on the link below for pictures.