Over the last 140 years thousands of pupils have attended Dundalk C.B.S./Coláiste Rís and have earned the right to be included on this page; those listed are a small representative sample currently or sometime in the news. We would be thrilled to hear from you about any past-pupil that you think should be included.
- Seamus Kirk – Former Ceann Comhairle Dáil Éireann.
- Seosamh Ó hAghmaill (Joe Hamill) – Sec. Gen. of Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
- An t Ollamh Briain Mac Craith – Current Head of DCU.
- Padraic Faulkner – Former Ceann Comhairle and holder of many government ministries.
- Dr Danny O Hare – Former head of DCU and current chair of physical sciences task force.
- Peter Rice – Architect/Engineer Associated with Sydney Opera House etc.
- Frank Ryan - Chief Executive Enterprise Ireland.
- Jim Corr of the Corrs.
- Liam Reilly of Bagatelle.
- Tomas Mac Anna – Abbey Director.
- John Moore – Good Day to Die Hard, The Omen, Max Payne and Behind Enemy Lines.
- Patrick Mc Donnell – Comedian, Naked Camera and Eoin Mc Love in Fr Ted.
- Conor O Callaghan – Poet and Author.
- Ríona Ní Dhuinnín – Winner of Late Late Show Young Musician of the Year.
- Charlie Donnelly – Poet killed in Spanish Civil War.
- Aaron Hoey, Shane Lennon – Current members of the Louth Senior Panel.
- Tiarnan Mulvenna – Current member of the NIFL Premiership champions Cliftonville.
- Lord Ballyedmond (Senator Edward Haughey) of Norbrook.
- Hugh Mc Cann – Heart Consultant in the Mater Hospital.
- Thomas Gernon - Young Scientist of the Year, 2000.
- Paul Martin – Garden designer and Chelsea flower show prize winner.
- Donal Hamill – Current Irish Ambassador to Sweden.
- Martin Macken – Former Gen. Secretary of Fianna Fáil and teacher in the school.
- Fr Ciaran O Callaghan – Redemptorist Provincial Delegate for the Proclamation of the word.
- Cormac Callanan – Credited with introducing the Internet to Ireland.
- Dearbhla Lennon – River Dance; Jigs and Reels and presenter on afternoon T.V..
- Tomás Mac Ruairí – Iriseoir agus Iar Uachtarán Chonradh na Gaeilge.
- Ian and Donn Mc Clean – Writers, Authors and racing Pundits.
- Nick Coffey – RTE Political Journalist.
Some Interesting Facts uncovered:
- John Kelly – from Park Street - first student in 1869.
- John mc Guinness got a prize first public examinations entered into by our students in 1881.
- Aoife Hamill – First girl to enrol; She started school in September 1987.
- Tony Hande – Barber in Chapel St./ Matthews Family at Yorke St. Gate . Our closest past-pupils?
Please e-mail us if you know of more senior past pupils or if you are further from Chapel St than anybody else.