A word from the Principal

 Updated on 5th March   2015

St. Patrick’s College has a proud tradition of educating boys in the Cavan region for almost 140 years. We are a Catholic Voluntary Secondary School with Gospel values at the core of school life.
At St. Patrick’s College we deliver high quality, progressive and holistic education. We encourage and expect our students to realise their individual and collective potential within a supportive environment. Having recently moved into a new €10.5million state of the art facility we are now offering the broadest possible curriculum in order to provide for the diverse needs of our pupils.

We offer students a team of top class committed teachers who are dedicated to a culture of excellence where helping students discover and achieve their dreams are at the heart of what we do. In St. Patrick’s College your son will be presented with many opportunities and they will be encouraged to actively participate in school life. We are very proud of the academic progress and achievements of our students. A history of excellent Junior and Leaving Cert results exists. In recent years between fifteen and twenty percent of our pupils are achieving more than 500 points in the Leaving Cert. A very high percentage of our students attend third level and have excelled in a wide variety of careers.

I look forward to welcoming parents and their prospective students to our school.

School Principal – Mr Christopher Rowley

Phone  049-4361888


Mac Rory final between St Patrick’s, Cavan and St Patrick’s, Dungannon – 17th March:  Athletic Grounds,  Armagh 1.15pm:
Your support would be really appreciated.

MacR ory panel 2015
St Patrick’s College, Cavan MacR ory panel 2015 with coaches Fr Kevin Fay and Mr Shane Fitzpatrick. (Missing from photo is Mr Finbar O’Reilly, Coach.).
Below is a photo of the 1928 St Pat’s Mac Rory team and the winning 1935 Mac Rory team who took home the College’s first Mac Rory Cup.
Wouldn’t  they be so proud today!
More archive photos on News 2015.
St Patrick's College, Cavan, Mac Rory team 1928
St Patrick’s College, Cavan, Mac Rory team 1928



St Patrick's College, Cavan, Mac Rory winning team 1935.
St Patrick’s College, Cavan, Mac Rory team 1935.



Monster book sale at St Patrick's College, Cavan on March 21st.


Congratulations 2nd year student Conor Courtney,

Mathlete winner Conor Courtney, St Patrick's College, Cavan.who triumphed  over 700 2nd Year MATHletes from across the country to win the individual title for the month.
Just one month after launch, the number of sign-ups to the MATHletes Challenge has already tripled from last year. Over 10,000 students and 250 schools are now competing in the innovative maths tournament with €20,000
in prizes and the coveted title of MATHletes Challenge All-Ireland Champion 2015 at stake.
Full story on News 2015.



St Patrick’s College wins 2014 Community and Council Awards.

St Patrick’s College were the proud recipients of two awards last Saturday night February 1st from LAMA (The Local Authority Members Association) 2014 Community and Council Awards. These awards commends individuals, groups and private companies for their outstanding contributions and projects that benefit local communities.

Pictured above for Best Educational Building Award
are, Leon Lynch, Councillor Irene Winters, Dr Liam McNiffe
(retired principal), Christopher Rowley (principal) and Councillor Hugh McElvaney.

St Patrick’s College were represented on the night by Mr Christopher Rowley (principal), Dr Liam McNiffe (retired principal) and Mr Leon Lynch (staff member). St Pat’s won their category “Best Educational Building”, a building which realises the managements and staffs vision of a 21st century educational facility. It enhances existing facilities from its striking entrance through to the two storey triangular layout which allows for ease of navigation, an abundance of natural light and a stimulating environment that compliments the educational ethos of St Pat’s. Later on in the awards ceremony St Pat’s went on to win the Grand Prix category. This is a special commendation for outstanding excellence.

St Patrick's College, Cavan is a boys secondary school.