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Coláiste Ailigh tops in Ulster

Meán Fómhair 1, 2014

Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny is the top school in Ulster, according to a survey in today’s Sunday Times.

The paper ranked Ireland’s top 400 secondary schools based on the percentage of students admitted to university in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Coláiste Ailigh ranked 15th nationally, up from 43rd last year, with 77.3% of students at going on to university and 90.3 % in third level education.

Donegal’s next top performer is also an Irish language school. Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada on Arranmore Island was ranked 52nd, up from 149th last year, with 65.9% of students going on to university.

Loreto Convent, Letterkenny, also made the top 100, at 75th place nationally, up from 79th last year, with 60.9% of students continuing their studies at university.

Donegal Democrat