A word from the Principal


Updated on 13 Sept  2014

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. In Leaving Cert 2013 twenty percent of our students achieved more than 500 points and forty four percent achieved more than 400 points. We have a school that is positive and supportive but also one where there is an expectation of pupils and personal responsibility to achieve their full potential.

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

Christopher Rowley, Principal.


School Principal – Mr Christopher Rowley
Phone  049-4361888

Pictured below is Jamie Reilly with Mr Christopher Rowley (Principal) after Jamie received his outstanding results.  Jamie attained 10 A’s in his Junior Certificate Examinations.
More Junior Cert photos on News Now page.


Pictured below with Principal  Mr Christopher Rowley  and Ms Marie Henry (Guidance Counsellor) are leaving cert students Ryan Brady, James Dolan, Kieran Burns, Dean Farrelly, Blaine O’Callaghan, Parviz Ghofrani, Sean Dunne, Jack Hayden and Keith Fay after receiving their excellent results .

st pats leaving certs2014
With 40% of students at St Pat’s taking the Higher Level paper in Maths, results in this subject were very impressive. Principal Mr Rowley and all staff members would like to congratulate all 2014 Leaving Cert students on their excellent results and for the hard work carried out throughout the year.


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.


 First Year Students 2013.

Pictured above is our First year students with Mr Christopher Rowley (Princial) and Mr John O'Shea (Deputy Principal).

Pictured above are our First year students with Mr Christopher Rowley (Princial) and Mr John O’Shea (Deputy Principa