Here are the best schools in Ireland from the last seven years
Every county in Ireland was researched. Did your school make the grade?
As we all know, a college degree isn't exactly a perfect way of gauging whether or not somebody is intelligent.
In fact, the concept of intelligence is an abstract one because while some people might be incredibly book smart, they could also be lacking in other areas like critical thinking, spacial awareness or basic arithmetic.
While the core objective of any secondary school in Ireland is to provide their students with the required skills to exceed in life, there's no denying that schools do pride themselves on certain statistics, college admissions being one of them.
In this context, fee-paying schools continue to dominate when it comes to the amount of students that are sent to third level colleges and institutions.
The Sunday Independent have published their school league tables and from the 700 schools nationwide, since 2009, only six schools have maintained their 100% record of sending students to third level.
It's no surprise to see that a lot of these schools also featured on a similar piece of research that was conducted by The Sunday Times.
Here they are:
Glenstal Abbey, Limerick
Presentation Brothers College, Cork
Mount Anville School, Dublin
Choláiste Íosagáin, Dublin
Cistercian College, Tipperary
St Mary's College, Dublin.
Since 2009, here are the best performing schools in Dublin and the provinces of Ireland.
Mount Anville, Goatstown.
Choláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan
St Mary's, Rathmines.
Blackrock College, Blackrock.
Holy Child, Killiney
St Michael's College, Ailesbury Road.
Loreto High School, Rathfarnham
Gonzaga College, Ranelagh
Catholic University School, Leeson Street
Coláiste Eoin, Stillorgan
Leinster (excluding Dublin)