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Yearly Archive2019

1st Round Offers 2020/21

Closing date to accept 1st Round Offer into 1st Year 2020/21 ended today 21st November, 2019.

School Administration will look tomorrow to see how many of the 120 Offers were accepted. If any places were not taken up they will be offered to people on our waiting list next Monday 25th November, 2019.

Due to the large amount of people applying the school will not be able to accommodate people who were offered a place in the 1st Round but did not return their ‘offer of acceptance’ form on time.  They will be removed from the list. If they wish to be considered again they will have to re-apply and will be put at the bottom of the waiting list.

Deadline for 1st Year Applications 2020/21

Reminder that Deadline for 1st Year Applications is this Monday 21st October, 2019.

Offers of acceptance will be sent out on Wednesday the 6th November after a draw takes place due to the high numbers who have applied.

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.

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 do they recommend students should be doing now, no matter what year to gear up for success.

We look forward to seeing them again and sharing in their success!


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 no advantage over the others. However, Applications received after Open Night may not be offered a place as more applications than places will definately occur on the night.

We will then apply our Admissions Policy Criteria to determine who gets a place or not. (Please read on our website)

Best of Luck! We look forward to seeing you.

Please Note we have brought the number down from 120 to 110 this year as we are still awaiting a decision by the Department of Education to extend our building. At the moment we are totally full especially as we took in approx.140 this year into 1st Year in anticipation of a new extension. That unfortunately cannot happen again as we simply do not have the space to accommodate all of those numbers of children.

Until we get the new extension the number will remain at 110. To avoid disappointment please ensure you are at Open Night to be in with a chance.

Community Festival Doughiska Fri 24th May

Africa Day 25th May

TUSLA National Family and Child Week


Consent and the Law

Talk on Consent in ARD Resource Centre, Doughiska

Spar Roscam Generous Hurling Sponsorship

Merlin College would like to thank Tom Meehan from Spar Roscam for his generous sponsorship of a set of new Canning hurls for the Merlin College hurling team. Thanks to Tom for coming into the school to present some of the team with the new hurls. We are now looking forward to our next match in the next few weeks.