Margaret Aylward Community College
The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9, DO9RHN3
Tel. 018375712 / 018367778 Fax: 018377718


"Dublin's newest all gender multi-denominational, mainstream school"

Now enrolling boys and girls in 1st, 2nd, 5th Year & 5LCA.

Please click on the 'Enrolement & Admissions' link for more details.



Thursday 15th September

4.30 to 6.30 pm 

Ellenfield Community College would like to invite Primary School students and their Parent /Guardian to our School Open Night on Thursday 15th September from 4.30 to 6.30 pm. Students and parents will have the oppurtunity to tour the school, meet the school management, teachers and students, ask questions and experience life in Ellenfield Community College.


Harvest Fair Celebration

Thursday 29th September

12 to 3 pm.

Officially launch of our new school name

Offical opening of ASD classrooms - Class Oak and Class Apollo

Ellenfield Community College will be hosting an official Harvest Fare celebration on Thursday 29th September from 12 to 3 pm. This event will officially launch our new school name as well as our recently opened ASD classrooms, Class Oak and Class Apollo.



Ellenfield Community College STATEMENT

March 2022

Ellenfield Community College to move to a new state-of-the-art, 1,000 pupil school building on City of Dublin Education and Training Board’s Whitehall site

Ellenfield Community College is delighted to announce that City of Dublin ETB has confirmed that the school is to move to a new 1,000 pupil school building on the CDETB Whitehall site.  This building will include four classrooms for pupils with special educational needs.

Speaking about the announcement, the Principal of Ellenfield Community College, Sinead Dunne said:

“We are delighted with the announcement. This will see our school move to a wonderful new building, allowing our community to continue to grow and expand.  This state-of-the-art school building will offer our students so many innovative educational opportunities into the future. We are grateful to CDETB and the Department of Education for this development.”

The Chief Executive of CDETB, Dr. Christy Duffy said: 

“CDETB welcomes this news.  With this development, the Ellenfield CC school community can continue to expand and flourish.  This is in line with the overall CDETB strategy for our schools, which has seen our second level schools continue to grow and develop in recent years.  Ellenfield Community College will be a 1,000 pupil school, sharing a campus with its CDETB sister school, Clonturk Community College”.

This announcement comes after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between CDETB and the Department of Education, which was signed on 24th March 2022. Under this agreement the landmark Cathal BrughaStreet/Marlborough Street building, which is in the ownership of the Minister for Education, will be developed by CDETB as a flagship Dublin City College of FET presence for in the city centre.


Welcome to our


Click on the individual screens below to visit the various subject departments in the school  




‘Margaret Aylward Community College – An all gender multi-denominational, mainstream, mixed ability school’

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As your son/daughter completes Primary school education, thoughts now turn to the continuation of education at second level.

Margaret Aylward Community College is an all gender, multi-denominational, mainstream, mixed ability Post Primary School. We are dedicated to providing an education experience, in a highly collaborative and supportive environment. We offer an inclusive education, with a student-centred ethos, challenging our students to act with courage, integrity and leadership.

The school is situated beside Ellenfield Park in Whitehall, Dublin 9.

Today, we are committed to expanding to meet the needs of our local community and society. We are delighted to announce that since September 2021, Margaret Aylward Community College has welcomed enrolments from all children, entering First year of Post Primary education.

On our website you will find an Application Form for Admission, which should be filled out and returned to the school.  In addition, all enrolment details can also be accessed on the school website at the following link:

You can view up to date information about the school by visiting our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Alternatively, you can contact the School office for Admissions Forms: email or alternatively phone 01 8375712.


Yours sincerely,

Sinéad Dunne




Please watch the video below for a virtual tour of Margaret Aylward Community College