Chanel College, Dublin

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Chanel College
Coláiste Chanel
Chanel College Dublin.jpg
Chanel College entrance, 2014
County Dublin, D05 EY86
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 53°23′17.179″N 6°12′13.484″W / 53.38810528°N 6.20374556°W / 53.38810528; -6.20374556Coordinates: 53°23′17.179″N 6°12′13.484″W / 53.38810528°N 6.20374556°W / 53.38810528; -6.20374556
School type Secondary school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Opened 1955; 62 years ago (1955)
Founder Marist Fathers
Principal Declan Mowlds
Gender Male
Age range 13–19
Enrollment 500 (2016)
Last updated: January 23, 2017 (2017-01-23)

Chanel College (Irish: Coláiste Chanel) is a Catholic boys' secondary school in Coolock, Dublin, Ireland. The Principal is Declan Mowlds. The college has approximately 600 pupils.


The school opened in 1955 with 12 pupils in the first year. It was the year after the canonisation of Saint Peter Chanel (one of the early Marists and the first to be canonised) and so the college was named in his honour. The main part of the school was built in the late sixties. Chanel was the third school to be opened by the Marist Fathers in Ireland, coming after CUS in 1867, and St Mary’s Dundalk in 1861.

Community involvement[edit]

Chanel College has been involved in Civic Link since 2001. In the first year, they were linked to St. Joseph's High School, Derry. Subsequently, they were linked to Knockbreda High School, Belfast and Ballycastle High School, Co. Antrim.[1] They are currently linked with Keithryan High School, Co. Antrim.[citation needed]

Chanel joined the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship programme in 2006.

Sports facilities[edit]

In 2012, Chanel transferred most of its sports fields to neighbouring Parnells GAA club, who built a new sports complex on the site consisting of several floodlit all-weather pitches, training facilities, and a social centre. Chanel has the use of these facilities.[2]


  1. ^ "Chanel College & Mercy College visit Garda Training College", Civic-Link, Cooperation Ireland, 2003-04, accessed 23 January 2008
  2. ^ "Chanel College". Chanel College. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 

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