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Paired Reading at DCC

This year, Mr. Clarke and his TY English classes are taking part in a paired reading initiative with the third class students from Donabate Portrane Educate Together Primary School. Once a week, the younger students come to the school and read in the school library with the older students. Each TY student is partnered up […]

French Club Starting!

Bonjour à tous, A reminder to students that the DCC French club will start next Monday in room A02 from 3:20pm. The club will cover aspects of France’s rich linguistic and cultural aspects and also any queries from an exam perspective. All year groups are welcome. Merci 🇫🇷, Eve Moore and Karl Pogue.

Ciara O’Loughlin Speaks to TY Journalism students!

Journalism student, Ciara O’Loughlin from DCU, who is in her last year of studies, came to speak to us last Friday to speak to us about her experiences studying journalism in college. She showed us multiple articles that she has written along with some of the radio shows that she held in the past on […]

Students work on display in DCU at Official Naming Event

This week, students from Donabate Community College were fortunate to have their writing displayed in the library on the Dublin City University’s St. Patrick’s campus. These poems are on display to celebrate the official naming of the Seamus Heaney Lecture Theatre in the DCU St. Patrick’s campus on Tuesday evening. Congratulations to 6th Year students […]

Semi-Finals Beckon for Senior Boys Basketball!

After a hard fought win against Marian College, the U19s boys basketball team have progressed to the semi-finals. The game stayed tight until halftime, with play evenly split between both teams. However, rising to the challenge, DCC battled hard in the second half and they prevailed winning the game 58-42.   Top scorer for the […]

Junior Rugby Team Tackle Malahide Community College

On Monday 19th November,  the Junior Rugby team took to the pitch for their second match as a team against Malahide Community College. Every week they are showing great improvement as a team. Their opposition on the pitch were a physically stronger team but this did not stop the DCC boys from giving it their […]


This afternoon was a special one in Donabate CC as we hosted a poetry event in our school library. Congratulations and a big thank you to the students who performed. Some students performed their own work, others performed pieces from established writers. We had performances in English, in French, in Spanish, as Gaeilge and a […]

Headstrong Committee

Donabate Community College has been selected as one of twenty schools in Ireland to participate in a pilot project called HEADSTRONG to break down stigma on the discussion of mental health.  This programme is offered through the Cycle Against Suicide organisation and is based on a programme that was run very successfully in Canada.  Four of our […]

Donabate CC Qualify for Quarter Finals!

DCC U18’s GAA secured a vital place top of the group stage, with an important draw away to Ardgillan Community College.   Against the wind in the first half, DCC found it difficult to finish off well worked attacks while Ardgillan taking their points at ease with the wind. With the powerful wind against DCC, […]

A message from our staff!

Yesterday at DCC we had our JCT Whole School CPD Day for Wellbeing. In a busy school, it is difficult sometimes to get us all together in one space, so this provided the perfect opportunity. We dressed in all the colours of the rainbow to recognise and celebrate our diversity as a staff and to […]