|Booterstown, County Dublin
|Principal||Fíona Uí Uiginn|
|Religious order||Christian Brothers|
Coláiste Íosagáin is an all Irish girls secondary gaelscoil in Dublin, Ireland. It was established two years after Coláiste Eoin, in 1971. In 2008 100% of students went on to third level education in. It is very dedicated to many things such as academics, sport, drama, charity work and many other things. It is regarded as one of the best schools in Ireland, and is ranked 2nd in 2011 and 2010 by The Irish Times Good Schools Guide.
The uniform consists of a mainly green kilt, although white and yellow are also included in it, with a cream blouse and a green jumper. There is also a school coat which is green with the crest. Girls are allowed to wear simple jewellery, such as one bracelet or necklace. Earrings are also permitted at school. Black tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt and a grey school cotton jumper are to be worn during P.E, and after school sports.
The school has Gaelic football, camogie and athletics teams. Basketball is a very successful sport in the school also. Camogie is another popular sport in the school and the teams traditionally compete at U/16 and U/18 at B-League levels within Leinster. In 2011 the Ladies B U/18 Gaelic football team won the Inter-Schools All-Ireland Cup.
Early in the 1990s it was deemed that the school's existing single storey buildings, built in the 1970s, were far too small to accommodate the rapid growth and expansion of both Coláiste Eoin and Íosagáin. It was decided that the school would require both a new classroom block and a sports hall/auditorium. The project, however, experienced difficulties from the outset due to a lack of funds. It took many years of collecting voluntary donations from parents and other members of the public for the project to even reach the planning stage. A second barrier was posed by the fact that additional accommodation could only be placed in a constricted rear area of the site, because the existing grass, gaelic pitch to the south of this site was sacrosanct. This restricted site condition caused the new building to be formed into two shared elements: a four storey academic block, and a Sports Hall with performance space. Despite these difficulties, building finally commenced in 2001, of a Grafton Architects designed structure that met with all the schools requirements. The project was completed in 2003 and has since won a prestigious award at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Awards 2004.
- Prospectus. Coláiste Íosagáin. Retrieved on 2008-08-22.