Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the Douglas Community School website

Welcome to the Douglas Community School website.
As principal, I welcome you to our website. I hope you find it informative. This website is regularly updated and contains all current policies and details about the school.


Douglas Community School is an all-boys Community School located on the south side of the city. Founded in 1926 as Colaiste Muire, the Presentation Order passed the management of the school to the local community in 1974, creating one of the country’s first Community Schools.

Here, we pride ourselves on the care we give to our students. Students that are safe and content will be able to optimise their learning. We challenge our students to reach their full potential and strive to develop them as individuals in an atmosphere of co-operation, respect and mutual trust.

The school is comprised of a very modern building with state-of-the-art I.T. facilities, science labs, art room, and technology labs which allows the school to offer an extremely broad range of subject choice at both Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate. This year, responding to student’s voice, we introduced the use of iPads to a first year class to support their learning. The school community is excited by this progressive development.

In Douglas Community School we aim to produce students that leave school as well educated, self-confident, articulate men. We also endeavour to equip them with life skills and values that will enable them to live fulfilling lives and contribute to the wellbeing of society.

Principal
Pat Barry