Centenary Plans

Dominican College are delighted to announce plans for the upcoming school centenary.

To celebrate this Centenary of Dominican Education in Portstewart, a series of events will be held throughout the 2017 calendar year to mark this great Dominican milestone and achievement, as the school both looks to it proud past and its exciting  future.

We have produced a current list of events below.  This list is not exhaustive but our aim is to mark each calendar month with a specific event throughout the 2017 year.  We hope the events are varied, inclusive to all and reflect the ethos, success, history and future of Dominican College. It is hoped to plan other events throughout the year.

Over the course of the year of centenary celebrations we hope to see as many past pupils from all eras of the school as possible.

January 2017:

Book of Reflection

The centenary year of celebrations will commence with a specially produced book of reflections, prayers and photos

February 2017:

Establishment of a  Friends of Dominican Association

March 2017:

Music Celebration at Riverside Theatre

We are keen to invite many of our very talented past singers and musicians back for this celebration concert to showcase the wonderful musical heritage of the school. Please contact the school if you are interested in being involved on either of the nights of the concerts, Wednesday 8th or Thursday 9th March.

April 2017:

Gala Dinner – Friday 21 April 2017 at Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena.

The Tullyglass will host a gala evening to celebrate 100 years of Dominican education in Portstewart. Staff, pupils, past pupils, parents and friends of Dominican are invited to  A four course meal with wine and a champagne reception  It is planned to have live music at this event and both a raffle and auction. Early booking for this event is highly recommended as it will be one of the main events of the centenary calendar.

The cost of the meal is £50.00 per person and special tables can be purchased.

May 2017:

Dominican Sporting Tournament

The school plans to host an inter – schools sports tournament with the other Irish Dominican schools                                                                            

June 2017:

Mass and Open Day – Saturday 24 June

The centenary mass will be in The Star of The Sea at 2.00 PM and the  school  will be open to visitors and past pupils.

July 2017:

 Art Exhibition – Flowerfield Arts Centre

This exhibition will showcase the art and photography of Dominican pupils past and present

August 2017:

Dominican Staff Day with invited guests

September 2017:

Start of year Mass and Beach walk.

24th September is the date of the Whole School  start of year Mass and, later in the month it is hoped to open up the annual  Charity Walk to past pupils and members of the parish and community.

October 2017:

School Musical Show


A decision has yet to be made on the 2017 show and, again, it is hoped to invite past pupils back to participate in the chorus of the musical.


November 2017:

Mass for the Deceased Dominicans and Relatives for details click here

December 2017:

Carol Service

Commemorative Christmas Card

School publication collating the centenary celebrations.

As a school community we are delighted and proud to be hosting these centenary events within our local community and would love to see as many past pupils and members of the Dominican family  back here as possible.

Let the centenary celebrations begin!

Centenary Programme available as a download click here.