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Our 5 Key Principles

  • Nurturing faith, Christian spirituality, and Gospel-based values
  • Promoting partnership
  • Excelling in teaching and learning
  • Creating a caring school community
  • Inspiring transformational leadership

AIPLF European Year of Youth Winners 2022

To celebrate the European Year of Youth, the AIPLF  (Irish Association of French Language Teachers) organised a video competition in French.  The students were tasked with making a 3 minute video, highlighting the advantages of Ireland’s membership of the European Union.  Our students, here in Drimnagh Castle won first prize.  The 5th year  students involved are Jomo Joe, Rhys Barzaga, Sean Mercado and Jasper Sajjad.

The winners received a goodie bag which included a French 20 euro commemorative coin celebrating the 20th anniversary of the euro as well as the famous French Franc. The prize also included a ball, a frisbee, a jigsaw puzzle of the EU, some diaries and pens and a holdall bag.  Well done boys!

The winning video may be viewed at the following link: p=sharing

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Drimnagh Castle Secondary School

Drimnagh Castle Secondary School is a Christian Brothers secondary school located on the Long Mile Road in the suburb of Drimnagh, Dublin. The school buildings are situated directly beside the old Norman castle from which the school takes its name.

Meánscoil Iognáid Rís, Drimnagh Castle operates within the context of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST) Charter. The legacy of Edmund Rice, founder of the Christian Brothers, challenges our school to be inclusive and to be especially mindful of the disadvantaged. It challenges our school to focus on the importance of a values-based, Christian education in the Catholic tradition. The school embraces the vision of promoting in its pupils full personal and social development in a caring Christian community of learning and teaching. It subscribes to a holistic vision of education which is expressed in the following five key principles:

Message from the Principal

As Principal of Drimnagh Castle Secondary School I welcome you to our website. As you browse through our site you will get a sense of the School’s Catholic ethos based on the example of our founder Blessed Edmund Rice. On this website you will find information regarding the academic life, extra -curricular activities, sports, facilities, school events and news.

In Drimnagh Castle Secondary School we pride ourselves in providing post primary education in a caring, safe, happy and structured environment where every student is valued.
Thankfully we have a very dedicated teaching and ancillary staff who work tirelessly to provide the excellence in teaching and learning, in the personal development and education of our students while acknowledging and promoting the individuality of each student in our care.

On this website you will find information regarding the academic life, extra -curricular activities, sports, facilities, school events and news.

For over sixty years Drimnagh Castle has provided an excellent education to the pupils of South-West Dublin helping them to become well rounded individuals, developing mentally, socially and spiritually. Drimnagh Castle Secondary School offers a complete education that caters for the different needs, abilities and talents of all our students.

The website can only offer a snapshot of the life of Drimnagh Castle Secondary School. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the School. We always welcome your calls and enquiries.

John Devilly - Principal

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