The Top Secondary Schools in Ireland Have Been Revealed
The Sunday Times has released its list of the top 100 schools in Ireland today and it's very good news indeed for Munster.
For the second year running, all-girls school Laurel Hill in Limerick city has taken the top honours.
Cork claimed spots two and three, with all-boys school Presentation Brothers College and all-girls school Scoil Mhuire making the grade.
Single-sex schools dominated the top ten, with number nine on the list, Coláiste Na Coiribe in Galway, the highest-ranking mixed school on the list.
Kate Butler of The Sunday Times said: "Munster has generally being doing extremely well. Even though it has half the population of Leinster, it has almost as many schools in our top 100.
"It's a really impressive punching above its weight. You see that in our top three - you have the Limerick school and the two schools located pretty close to each other in Cork city."
Limerick's Laurel Hill is the only non-fee-paying school to top the table in the past 10 years.
The top 25, plus % of pupils going on to university.
1 Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, Sth Circular Rd, Limerick 92.4%
2 Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork 87.8%
3 Scoil Mhuire, Sidney Place, Cork 85.3%
4 Colaiste Iosagain, Booterstown, Co Dublin 85.2%
5 Gonzaga College, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 85.0%
6 Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6 84.3%
7 Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co Limerick (B only) 84.2%
8 Mount Anville Secondary School, Dublin 14 84.2%
9 Colaiste na Coiribe, Tuam Road, Galway 81.5%
10 Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Salthill, Galway 81.5%
11 Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Rd, Cork 80.2%
12 The Teresian School, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 79.2%
13 Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork 79.1%
14 Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co Cork (B) 78.9%
15 *Colaiste Iognaid SJ, Sea Rd, Galway 78.0%
16 Colaiste Ide, Dingle, Co Kerry (B only) 7.77%
17 Loreto College, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 77.2%
18 Colaiste Eoin, Booterstown, Co Dublin 76.9%
19 Loreto High School, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 76.2%
20 Castleknock College, Castleknock, Dublin 15 76.0%
21 Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare (B only) 75.1%
22 Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, Co Dublin 74.6%
23 Rathdown School, Glenageary, Co Dublin (B) 73.6%
24 Belvedere College, Great Denmark St, Dublin 1 73.3%
25 St Michael's College, Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4 73.0%
Hat Tip: via The Sunday Times