SCHOOLS IN MUNSTER outperform their Leinster counterparts, according to a survey of Irish secondary schools published in the Sunday Times. 
The Parent Power league tables rank the top 400 schools in Ireland according to a progression to university.  In the top 100, 43 schools are in the southwest region, including Cork, while just 41 schools are located in the east, including Dublin.
The top school is Glenstal Abbey, based in Munroe, County Limerick. The boys' fee-paying school has fewer than 200 students, and sent an average of 93.3% of its graduates touniversity over the past three years. In second place is another Limerick-based school, which sends an average of 89.9% of students to university. The full listing of the Top 20 in Munster (excluding Cork) and the top 20 in Cork are below the break.
Top 20 Schools in Munster (excluding Cork)
1. Glenstal Abbey School, Murroe, Co Limerick.
2. Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ, South Circular Road, Limerick.
3. Colaiste ide, Dingle, Co Kerry.
4. Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary.
5. Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
6. Castletroy College, Newtown, Co Limerick.
8. Crescent Colege Comprehensive, Dorradoyle, Limerick.
9. Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ, Sth Circular Road, Limerick.
10. Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co Clare.
11. Pobolschoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Bothar an Spa, Dingle, Co Kerry.
12. Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh, Limerick.
13. Rockwell College, Cashel, Co Tipperary.
14. Villers Secondary School, Nth Circular Road, Limerick.
15. Rice College, Ennis, Co Clare.
16. Ardscoil Ris, Nth Circular Road, Limerick.
17. Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, Co Clare.
18. St Mary's Secondary School, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
19. Presenatation Secondary School, Listowel, Co Kerry.
20. Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai, Tralee, Co Kerry.
Top 20 Schools in Cork
1.Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork.
2. Scoil Mhuire, Sydney Place, Cork.
3. Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Rd, Cork.
4. Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork.
5. Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Co Cork.
6. St Angela's College, St Patrick's Hill, Cork.
7. Colaiste An Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork.
8. Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
9. Colaiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon, Co Cork.
10. Bandon Grammar School, Bandon, Co Cork.
11. Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co Cork.
12. Ardscoil UiUrmoltaigh, Bandon, Co Cork.
13. St Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Co Cork.
14. Midleton College, Midleton, Co Cork.
15. Colaiste Ghobnatan, Ballymakeera, Co Cork.
16. St Mary's Secondary School, Charlville, Co Cork.
17. Regina Mundi College, Douglas Road, Cork.
18. Colaiste Cholman, Fermoy, Co Cork.
19. Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen, Co Cork.
20. Loreto Secondary School, Fermoy, Co Cork.
Bernie Goldbach teaches creative multimedia to degree students in Ireland.
1. Kate Butler -- "Munster schools go to the top of the class" in the Sunday Times, June 2, 2013.
2. The Sunday Times Schools Guide, June 2, 2013.