St Dominic's Grammar School for Girls

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Coordinates: 54°35′38″N 5°57′29″W / 54.594°N 5.958°W / 54.594; -5.958

St. Dominic's Grammar School for Girls
Scoil Ghramadaí Naomh Doiminic
Motto Veritas ("truth")
Established 1870
Religion Roman Catholic
Principal Mrs C. McCann
Board Belfast Education and Library Board
Location 135-137 Falls Road
County Antrim
BT12 6AE
Northern Ireland
Students 1000 (approx)
Gender All-Female
Type Grammar School
Website St. Dominic's Grammar School for Girls, Belfast

St Dominic's Grammar School for Girls (Irish: Scoil Ghramadaí Naomh Doiminic), formerly St Dominic's High School (Irish: Ardscoil Naomh Doiminic), is a Catholic grammar school for girls aged 11–18 (Years 8-14), in Belfast, Northern Ireland..


St. Dominic’s was founded by the Dominican Order in 1870 at the invitation of the Most Reverend Dr. Dorrian, Bishop of Down and Connor on the Falls Road in Belfast. It was originally named St. Mary’s Dominican Convent. When it opened on April 25, 1870, there were four pupils enrolled. The Boarding School opened on April 29 with one pupil and the Study Hall Block was built in 1897. The school has grown significantly over the years with the addition of the St. Margaret’s Wing in 1950’s, St. Thomas’s Building in 1960s and the erection of St. Ita’s and St.Raymond’s in the 1970s.


St. Dominic's topped the A-Level league table of grammar schools in Northern Ireland with 94.9% receiving 3 or more A-levels at Grades A* to C in 2014/15.[1]

The school has recently become a specialist school for humanities.


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  1. ^ "Grammar school exam performance 14/15" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Eileen Carragher Obituary". Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "The sister stories". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dr. Geraldine Smyth". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Patricia Craig". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "West Belfast diary of a Teenager in the Troubles". Retrieved 29 December 2016.