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Coláiste Mhuirlinne

A Co-Educational Second Level School serving the children of Doughiska, Galway City since 2013

Merlin College is a GRETB School

Pastoral Care for Academic Excellence

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Pastoral Care

Merlin College believes that every child is precious. Our Anti- Bullying team of teachers along with a cohort of Class Tutors, Year Heads and Counselors strive to make sure your child is safe and happy.

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Academia and the Arts

All students are encouraged to express themselves through the Arts. We believe Fine art, music and drama are essential for allowing students to express themselves and lends itself also to Academic success.

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At Merlin College we strive to ensure all students are engaging with extra curricular activities so that they may develop in other areas of their lives.

Extra Curricular

Our School

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Our Family Tree

Merlin College is set in the foreground of Merlin Woods in Galway City. The school is home to many nationalities and together we are growing affirmed with strong roots and many branches.

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Express Yourself

Creativity and artistic endeavour are central to the child's development at Merlin College and all students are encouraged to express themselves- Junk Kouture being one area that allows this to happen.

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The Irish Language

Merlin College strives at all times to encourage the growth and development of the Irish Language for all students through its very active Club Cainte.

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A World of Science

Active encouragement in the world of science is done through a very busy Science Club and annual entry into the National BT Young Scientist Competition and Sci- Fest. All students study Science at Merlin College and STEM development is a prominent priority.

Our latest News and Posts

We are a multi- Denominational School

September 22, 2019 No Comments

Friendship/ Anti- Bullying

All students in Merlin College will be getting a talk next week 23rd September for friendship/anti-bullying week with Helena Murphy. Helena Murphy is a Doctoral Researcher with the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, DCU. We are really looking forward to her talk.

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Former 6th Years Return to talk to 1st Years on how they got the points for College

In the next few weeks we will be inviting our recent Leaving Cert Graduates to talk with 1st Years and 5th Years about how they managed to be successful at their Leaving Cert. How did they study, eat, sleep to achieve their points and their goals? What is the secret to their success and what […]

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110 Places Only Open Night for incoming 1st Years 2020/21 will take place on Monday 30th September between 7- 9 pm. Due to the demand for places it is advisable that you have your application form completed on the night. NOTE: The Official enrollment process begins on Open Night. Applications in before this date have […]