Chanel College, Dublin

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Chanel College

Chanel College is a Catholic boys' secondary school in Coolock, Dublin, Ireland. The Principal is Mr. Declan Mowlds. The college has approximately 500 pupils.


The school opened in 1955 with 12 pupils in the first year. It was the year after the canonisation of St. 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 fourth school to be opened by the Marist Fathers in Ireland, coming after CUS in 1867, St Mary’s Dundalk in 1861 and Marian College in Sandymount in 1954.[citation needed]

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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Coordinates: 53°23′17″N 6°12′14″W / 53.387957°N 6.203868°W / 53.387957; -6.203868