Margaret Aylward Community College
The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Tel. 018375712 / 018367778 Fax: 018377718

CITCO - BITC Mentoring in Schools Programme

MACC has well established connections with Business in the Community Ireland.  Their Student Mentoring Programme strives to encourage students to stay in school, increase their self-esteem and develop an awareness of the workplace over the course of their senior cycle. The Mentoring programme involves a two year commitment from an employee who agrees to be a mentor to one student during their senior cycle in school.This year we have been paired with CITCO.  A number of 6th year students from MACC attend the 2018 launch of the Citco Mentoring in Schools programme. Our students met with their mentors and talked about plans for the future. We hope that some of our students will be joining CITCO's Internship Programme in the summer of 2019.


A Great Success - OPEN EVENING 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended our Open Evening on Tuesday 18th September.  It was lovely to see so many people.  Application Forms can be returned to the school office at your convenience.




Junior Certificate Results 2018

Congratulations and well done to our Junior Certificate students who received their results recently. 

All the hard work by students and teachers was rewarded.



JCSP Young Writers Group

This article appeared last week in the on-line version of the Irish Times magazine.  Our Young Writers Group worked on the book "Mary's Shadow" over the past two years with Kevin McDermott, the CDETB writer-in-schools programme.  Kevin is not just an experienced writer but also an experienced educator. Mary’s Shadow (Little Island/JCSP Libraries) was written as part of a series of residencies in various Dublin secondary schools, including Margaret Aylward CC.  This article was published in the online Books section of the Irish Times on the 21st August 2018.  Why not find out more by clicking on the link below  


Leaving Certificate Results 2018

Congratulations and well done to this years Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students who received their results recently. 

We wish you well in your chosen area of study for September




DCU UniTY Awards 2018

Congratulations to our TY students, Laura Byrne, Lynn O'Doherty, Chloe McCourt, Aoife Hyland and Rachel Kearney, who won 1st prize in the DCU UniTY awards for 'Best Production' in the multi-media competition. The UniTY Awards 2018 took place on Wednesday 25th April 2018 @ 11am in The Helix, DCU. These awards recognise the achievements of students and schools who have participated in the UniTY Programme this year. Their video  'Feelings are Fatal' is well worth viewing.  This makes it two in a row for our TY students and we are very proud of their achievements.  Well done to all those who participated in this module.

Click on the link below and select It's Your Right  to view our winning entry.



Full Attendance Awards

Well done to all students who had full attendance during the months of January and February. Congratulations to Brónagh and Ellie who won a tablet for full attendance.


Well Done - Junk Kouture 2018

Two amazing teams from Margaret Aylward CC made it to the Regional Finals of Junkkouture on March 6th. Despite school closures caused by the Beast from the East, our costumes were fit and fab in time for the competition. Over 80 teams took part in the regional finals and we were thrilled when one of our teams was selected to go through to the Grand Final in the O2 on April 19th.

We hope that you can all join us for this fantastic show. There will be performances by Niall Horan, Little Mix and many more stars. 



Pacific Trash Vortex Bride - Chloe Mc Court, Erica Garland and Aoife Hyland


This project would not have happened without the amazing support of the School Completion Programme and the amazing staff and pupils at Margaret Aylward Community College.  A big thanks to all!!!!



Incognito art exhibition in aid of

the Jack and Jill Foundation


1600 postcard-size works of art will be exhibited at the Solomon Gallery in Dublin in April 2018, for sale for just €50 each. The artists' names, some very well-known and very collectable, will remain incognito until the card is purchased and the artist’s signature is revealed on the back

This year there are 1670 miniature, original pieces of art here, including some created by our own Transition Year students at Margaret Aylward C.C.

Last year the exhibition raised €80,000 so we are delighted that our students are contributing to this very worthy cause.




 Invitation to Open Afternoon

Our Home School Community Liaison teacher Aideen Nangle is available to meet any parents/guardians interested in finding more about our school.  Why not drop in any Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.  No need to make an appointment.  We will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.


Winners at Innovation Challenge @ Accenture The Dock


Laura Byrne and Rachel Kelly, two of our TY students were selected to join the Innovation Challenge @ Accenture The Dock on Wednesday 20th December 2017. 

Rachel and Laura were assigned to work on the “Digital Skilling” challenge - the aim was to explore ways to equip young children with digital skills and create a positive perception of STEM subjects.  Laura and Rachel worked with team members from Accenture Technology Apprentices, Accenture Digital Interactive and Aoife Sheehy, Fast Track to IT.

We are delighted to report that their team won the Innovation Challenge for the best teaming engagement and the best technology idea.  Well done to Laura and Rachel for being such wonderful ambassadors and we know they found the Innovation Challenge a great experience.

Click on the Twitter link below for more information and photos



School Partnerships

Margaret Aylward CC has fostered strong links with both Eirgrid and DCU in recent years.  Eirgrid are our partner school through the Business in the Community Programme. Our 5LCA class participate in the Skills@Work programme.  Our partnership with DCU comes through the DCU Access Programme and the DCU UniTY Programme.

Further information on these programmes can be found under Leaving Certificate Applied and Transition Year Pages.






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In addition to a School Bus Service our school is very accessible using the Dublin Bus service.

Click on the icon below for full details.