Due to the COVID-19 situation, the school is closed until further notice.

March 27th, 2019

Feis Maitiu has been postponed for the time being.

Dear Parents & Guardians,
As you know all schools are required to close.
It is important that we all stay calm, follow official advice and look out for each other appropriately at this time. Hopefully the measures announced by the Government will work effectively and we can safely return to our normal routines as soon as possible.

Royal Irish Academy exam results will be delayed too.

Thanking you for your cooperation and understanding.



Sinead Gormaly & Lara Walsh, Bank commercial online and TV.

Luke Harmon as Alex in “Shadows” a feature film directed by Carlo Lavagna

Sam Cifford will be entertaining the crowds as the Bloom Festival -over the June Bank Holiday week end,on foot of his recent appearances on The Ray D’arcy show and in the 3 Arena.

Jody Grace & Sonny Cleary- Vodafone commercial for TV.

Willem Murray Byrne, Zack Carroll, Ryan Dempsey, Oisin Sheehan, David Carroll, James Daly - “Invictus” short film directed by Marc Corcoran.

Sam Clifford- spotted busking last year by Keith Urban and was invited to join him in The 3 Arena, Dublin. Please see link to footage below, with thanks to “sounds like Nashville”


Huge Kudos to Matthew Price on earning a coveted place in Oxford University.

William Dunleavey directed his own adaptation of the musical ” Les Liaisons dangereuses”

Claudia Kinahan on her success in following her quest as PhD in Drama in Chigago USA.

Harry Pender, who performed at the Royal Irish Academy Gala Concert and Oscar Punch have been selected for the High Achievers Awards, which were established to recognise outstanding students of this successful and long-standing examination throughout the country.

Daniel Patterson - Lyons Tea commercial - Television.

Eoin McCormick, as Hodja in Hodja and his magic flying carpet with Moetion Films - Animated Film.

Oisin Murray -  Hodja and his magic flying carpet animated teaser with Moetion Films.

Aoibheann Murray -Hodja and his magic flying carpet animated teaser with Moetion Films.

Kaci and Katelyn Hogan - Bord Bia TV commercial.

Ella-Mai Delaney as Katey Dickens- ” The man who invented Christmas” starring Dan Stevens.

Oisin Murray; Tarben - ” The Vikings” International TV series

Emelia Devlin; Vodafone Christmas commercial for TV.

Molly O’Grady, Erica Howard Lehane and Jack Howard Lehane, voice work  for Blinder films - Striking Out.

Leah Temple Lang,  Jenny Snow in “Little Women”, staring Angela Lansbury.

Isabella Chambers and Daniel Patterson, - ” Hygge” with Cerberus Productions.

Nora Cooper as Isabelle - “The Delinquent Season ” staring Andrew Scott and Cillian Murphy.

Ella-Mai Delaney as Katey Dickens- ” The man who invented Christmas” starring Dan Stevens.

Michael Lucey performed at High Achievers Gala Concert in The Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Luke Harmon as Jack Merrin - “The Professor and the Madman” staring Mel Gibson & Sean Penn.

Nora Cooper as Hilda Murray  ” The Professor and the Madman” staring Mel Gibson & Sean Penn.

Nathan O’Toole - RTE Series - Bernard Dunne Mythical Heroes.

Eoin McCormick and Oisin Murray: The Luis Project - Animated film with Moetion Films.

Our Royal Irish Academy High Achievers for 2016, recognises outstanding examination students - Michael Lucey, Navedita Deepu and Phoebe Mooney.

Emma Canning has earned a place in the prestigious  Guildhall London to pursue her studies in drama.

Kevin McMaon has been accepted to DIT in their Drama Studies course.

Sophie Coote has been offered Trinity College Drama Degree course.

William Dunleavy  and Diarmaid Kelly have both been elected to Scholarship of Trinity College Dublin, they also appear in  PJ Lynch’s new book ” The boy who fell off the Mayflower”

Naomi Coote, Jacob Lea and Isolt McCaffrey , Irish History series for RTE Radio.

Caoimhe Blaney Shorte, Lily Doyle and Lloyd Hogan, Bigonemedia Video - re 1916 -

Ericka howard Lehane - on line video for recruitment company with  Along came a spider productions.

Phoebe Wilkins - “How was your day” film directed by Damien O’Donnell.

Sinead Gormally- “Tanaruz” The Vikings, International TV series.

Cameron Hogan - “Magnus” - “The Vikings” International TV series

Luke Shanahan - “Ubbe” The Vikings” International TV series

Emelia Devlin - Camille - ” Ripper Street” International TV series.

Peter Heavey - Littlewood Christmas TV commercial.

Daniel Patterson - Smyths Toys Christmas TV commercial.

Barry Grenham - “Hansel” in “Hansel & Gretel”  with Theatre Lovett in the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Mark Power - Lidl TV commercial

Nathan O’Toole - “Eir” TV commercial

Harry Pender - “Pre Pay Power” TV commercial.

Royla Irish Academy High Achievers 2015: Alana Hurley, Aisling Murray, Cormac Kelly, Emma Canning & Sophie Burchael Connell.

Emelia Devlin - Sophie in “Ripper Street”. Television Series.

Jacob Lea - recalled to “Shibboleth”at The Abbey Theatre.

Mark Power - Radio V/Over.

Romey Farrelly on the re-run of Roy, excellent as his friend Abby.

Also Alan McMahon who has been cast as “Edgar” in Second Age’s King Lear.

Barbara Feeney is making her mark as a reporter on Sean Moncrief - Newstalk- each afternoon.

Congratulations to this years Trophy Winners

Lily Kavanagh Comedy Cup - Kevin Maher

Ena Mary Burke Dramatic Cup - Kevin McMahon

Apprentice Shakespeare Cup - Michael Lucey

Senior Shakespeare Cup - Eva Walsh

Padraig Pearse Cup - Daire Denby

Sean O’Casey Cup - Darragh Corcoran

Joan Cuthbert Shakespeare Cup - Emma Canning

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Alana Hurley , Voice over for “Toyota” Radio commercial.

Romey Farrelly ” Wuthering Heights” Gate Theatre.

Summer Lea, “Electric Ireland” , TV commercial

Alana Hurley - recalled to “By the Bog of Cats” The Abbey Theatre -

Harry Pender “” An Maidhm” Irish Film Board

Luke Shanahan recalled to London ” Peter Pan”

Michael Lucey - Teaser for animated series, with Moetion Films

Toni O’Rourke on her graduation from The Gaiety School of Acting.

Bronagh Taggart - Researcher with BBC - Pointless.

Denis Clohessy, composed the music for Pat Kinevane’s  ”Silent” -Mill Theatre, Dundrum,

Andrew Morris, recent graduate from NCAD, has credited  his influences to his time spent in Young Peoples Theatre.

Garry Mountaine, “Lobster” has won the Cannes Jury prize. Directed  by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Deirdre O’Kane has won an IFTA - leading Actress in the film “Noble”. Directed by Stephen Bradley.

Dannielle O’Brien in The Lir Theatre’s production of ” My child and contractions”by Mike Bartlett. Directed by Annabelle Comyn.

Ciaran O’Melia’s kudos for lighting and set design - “Romeo and Juliet ” Gate Theatre.

Ben Harding in “8 Women” at  Smock Alley. Directed by Jan Schneider.

Kate Brennan appeared in “Hedda Gabler ” Abbey Theatre.

Garry Mountaine appeared in “I Keano” Olympia Theatre and directed  ” The Gondoliers” Gaiety Theatre.

Jade Yourell was invited to perform at The House of Lords to commemorate the centenary of  WB Yeates.

Susan McKeown on her recent concert in Madison Square Gardens New York

Garry Mountaine confirmed for next seasons “Game of Thrones”.

Sarah Bolger with her forthcoming films ” The Lazarus Effect ” and “Badlands”

Peter Coonan on his performance in the film “The Guarantee”.

Alan Mahon in Shaun Dunne’s “The Waste Ground”  at the Abbey Theatre .

“The Production is strongest in Cooney and Mahon’s delicately performed exchanges. Irish Times 5/11/14

Kate Brennan in Michael Barker Caven’s - “Wuthering Heights” in the Gate Theatre.

“a thing of two halves: the evening is undoubtedly Kate Stanley Brennan’s: her Cathy has a terrifying, almost sadistic beauty, the wildness not so much a weapon as an insane driving force. Irish Independent 24/11/14

Aoife Fitzgibbon & Peter McCormick have been selected to perform  in The Royal Irish Academy’s High Achievers’ Gala Concert in The Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoighaire.

Romey Farrelly as the young Catherine Earnshaw in ” Wuthering Heights” at The Gate Theatre along with our past pupil and tutor, Kate Brennan who is playing Cathy.

Jack Kratschmar, radio commercial EPA.

Adam Fogarty, Aviva TV commercial.

Siobhan Cullen, as Desdemona in “Othello” in the Mill Theatre Dundrum.

Alana Hurley,  ”A Dangerous Fortune” directed by Christian Schwochow.

Danielle O’Brien, Mary Flynn in “Tarry Flynn” in The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Oisín Murray, ‘Wildernuts’ RTE TV.

Grace Cadell, The Natural Confectionery Company , TV commercial.

Megan Kavanagh, Kellogs  TV commercial, voice work.

Gary Farrelly, banking TV commercial.

Grace Doyle Flaherty, Aoife Fitzgibbon, Peter McCormick & Ella Scally have been chosen to receive a national High Achiever Award 2014 for outstanding performance in the Royal Irish Academy exams.


We are delighted to welcome Baby Ruby. Congratulations to her proud parents, Sarah Brennan & James Earley.

Past Pupil Achievements:

Peter Coonan, as Fran in “Love/hate”

Interview with Ivan and Chris on Newstalk -http://www.newstalk.ie/player/embed.php?mediaType=podcast&id=68850&w=560

Deirdre O’Kane was named Woman of the year in the film and TV category at this years Irish Tatler Awards.

Louisa Harland, in the new film “Standby” directed by Rob Burke and Ronan Burke.

Cal Kenealy, also in ” Standby” directed by Rob Burke and Ronan Burke.

Alan McMahon takes the lead role in The Abbey Theatre’s production, on the Peacock stage, of “The Waste Ground Party” directed by Gerry Stembridge .This production marks the Abbey Theatre debut of the award-winning playwright, Shaun Dunne.

Kate Brennan  as Cathy in” Wuthering Heights ” at The Gate Theatre.

We are delighted with our past pupils’ excellent reviews for the feature film “Noble” and the play “The Borstal Boy” at The Gaiety Theatre.

For the first time in 25 years, Brendan Behan’s “Borstal Boy” returns to Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre, directed by Conall Morrison. Peter Coonan stars as the young Brendan in this commemorative production, which marks the 50th anniversary of Behan’s death. We wish Peter great success with the production!

” Coonan plays Behan with well judged naivety and youthful certainty.” Sunday Business Post September 20th 2014

Noble” feature film starring  Deirdre O’Kane now showing nationwide. Christina Noble played by Deirdre O’Kane as an unstoppable force. The three actors who play Noble throughout the course of her life are superb, meeting sometimes difficult material with courage and determination.  It is an indictment of the Irish film industry that a talent such as Deirdre O’Kane has had so few leading roles. Her memorable support in Intermission was over a decade ago. In Noble, she finally gets a chance to portray a significant figure on the big screen. O’Kane herself instigated the project, which was co-produced, written and directed by her husband, Stephen Bradley.” Sunday Times September 20th 2014

Comedy trio, Foil, Arms and Hog are moving from stage to screen and will appear on Jason Byrne’s new TV3 show, Snaptastic. The three pals from Rathfarnham, Sean Flanagan (our past pupil), Conor McKenna and Sean Finegan make up the comedy sketch trio.

Sarah Bolger in the film ‘Outlaw’ directed by Tyler Shields.

Sophie Jo Wasson in ”5 minutes late” directed by Marc Atkinson in The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Danielle O’Brien in “Electra” directed by Elizabeth Swanson in The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art.

Sean Flanagan of Foil, Arms and Hog in the Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival in Smock Alley from September 5th.

Kate Stanley Brennan in “Witness” directed by Carmel Winter in The Civic Theatre Tallaght in November.

Ben Harding in the Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival “The Party, ready aim fire and fizzy thinking” from September 4th in The Morrison Hotel.

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice returns to The Gate this August, directed by Alan Stanford. Kerrie O’Sullivan & Jill Harding are sisters Kitty & Mary Bennett and Michael Ford Fitzgerald is George Wickham. The production celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of the most popular novels of all time. Kerrie currently features in the Vodafone TV commercial “Heartbreak”. Jill is also busy filming” The Vikings”.

Eva Bartley in “The Vikings”.

Chelsea O’Toole, insurance commercial for TV.

Siobhan Cullen is featured in the current Meteor ad campaign & treaded the boards in the Gate Theatre’s production of “An Ideal Husband” as Mabel Chiltern. She is also in rehearsal for “Othello” in The Civic Theatre, Tallaght.

Brian Martin has certainly made his mark as a playwright. His debut play “Be Infants in Evil” was Druid Theatre Company’s main contribution to this year’s Galway International Arts Festival.

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