Coláiste Muire, Crosshaven


  • To enable pupils to fulfil their potential within an academic environment.
  • To promote moral, spiritual and aesthetic awareness.
  • To develop individual responsibility and consideration for others.
  • To respect individual differences and cultural and religious diversity.
  • To implement the principles of equality of opportunity in the school community.
  • To educate pupils to lead thoughtful, active and independent lives.

School History

Coláiste Muire (Realt na Mara) – Our Lady Star of the Sea was opened in 1947. When the school opened there were approximately one hundred students attending, taught by seven Presentation sisters and one lay person.

Today there are three hundred and fifty students in the school, and thirty teachers. Coláiste Muire was an all girls school until 1969, when 18 boys started here. Prior to this, boys of the locality had to travel to Cork city to receive a second level education.

In 1975 a new primary school for girls was built nearby. This is called Scoil Bhríde and many of the students there go on to do their second level education in Coláiste Muire.

News from Coláiste Muire, Crosshaven

30 Apr 2020
Coláiste Muire, Crosshaven – News May 2020

Virtual School Assembly It was lovely to meet our students @ 1st, 2nd, 3rd Year assemblies today. We…

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30 Apr 2019
Coláiste Muire Realt na Mara Crosshaven Support Dancer for Cancer

Well done to Ms Fogarty and her 5th year students for raising a phenomenal €838 for Today FM’s…

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16 Feb 2018
Coláiste Muire Realt na Mara Crosshaven u16 Basket Ball Cork B League Champions

A huge congrats to our u16 boys basketball team who have just been crowned Cork B League Champions….

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