We are not RC so don't know if getting in to either of those would be possible.
Ain't that a can of worms. The admissions policy of the girls school doesn't make pretty reading:http://ourladyofmercy.ie/admissions_policy.html
1. Priority is given to siblings of pupils who are attending - or have completed their primary education in- Our Lady of Mercy Convent School, Booterstown or St. Mary's BNS, Booterstown; to Catholic children of Booterstown and Merrion Rd. parishes (including children of the Travelling Community resident within the parish); and to children of staff members serving in either Our Lady of Mercy Convent School, Booterstown and/or in St. Mary's BNS, Booterstown.
2. Catholic children who live outside the parish and do not have a Catholic national school in their parish are offered the next available places.
3. All children who live within the parish boundaries of Booterstown and/or Merrion Rd. but are not Catholic applying for a placement are entitled to a place if there are vacancies in the school after the groups from (1) and (2) have been allocated places.
4. All other children who apply to the school are entitled to a place if there are vacancies in the school after the groups from (1) to (3) have been allocated places.
So catholic kids OUTSIDE the parish can have priority over non-catholic kids WITHIN the parish. Welcome to inclusive Ireland.
With the boys school you need to request an application to get their enrolment policy - which doesn't bode well.http://stmarysbooterstown.ie/index.php? ... &Itemid=57
Ruari Quinn - get your finger out.