Principal's Welcome

Dear Parents and Students,

You are welcome to our school’s website.

If you are a parent or guardian new to Merlin College and are considering the school as a place for your child’s education, then this website should enable you to find all of the information that you need to ensure that Merlin College is the right choice for them. The Homepage also has a School Prospectus which should be able to inform you even further. There is also an opportunity to download and print an Application Form when enrolments begin in October.

Parents and guardians who currently have children at Merlin College now also have an opportunity to check in with what is happening in the school, access our social media platforms rapidly and read up on Policies or other documents.

Merlin College is a co-educational school under the trusteeship of Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB). Established since 2013, we are Galway City’s fastest growing secondary school with a school population of approx. 740 students. Our vision is to live by our Mission Statement by creating an environment that produces a positive learning experience. We hope that after you have a look at our website that you will get a very real sense of what our school is all about, how much energy is here on a daily basis and how we are continually engaging with the educational landscape as time evolves.

Learning is and should always be an exciting endeavour. It is our hope to share this excitement with your child so that they may embrace learning and by doing so enhance their lives and the lives of the people in their communities. The success of our students to date in both the Junior and Senior Cycle exams is testimony to how far we have come in such a short space of time.

Our Mission also is to treat every child with the respect they deserve. We are very proud of the diverse backgrounds where many of our students come from. This is who we are and we love it!

John Cleary,

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Merlin College

Doughiska Rd, Galway, Ireland
091 76 9000
Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
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