Laurel Hill Coláiste
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Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ (Irish: Coláiste Cnoc na Labhras), formerly known as Laurel Hill Convent, is an Irish secondary school gaelcholáiste for girls where all subjects are taught through the medium of Irish. It is situated on the South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland. It is a relatively small school, with a student population of approximately 400 but regularly achieves the highest academic results in the Leaving Certificate.
In 2014 Laurel Hill Coláiste was ranked as Ireland's top school by the Sunday Times Guide to Ireland’s 400 best schools for the second consecutive year.
It is known for its academic prowess, featuring highly in the national league tables of Leaving Certificate results and third level entry, coming top out of all the non-fee-paying schools in the 2016 table for the third year in a row.
The choir has won numerous awards at various choral festivals.
The school also has a competitive bridge team coached by Jill Ashworth, which competes in the all Ireland bridge tournament in Galway every year.
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