A word from the Principal

 Updated on 29th Jan   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


Poetry and Painting as Art Form. Johnston Library, Cavan. Poems written and illustrated by students of St Patrick's College, Cavan.

Creative Engagement 2014  saw 30 St Pat’s students take part in poetry workshops over a five week period with poet Noel Monahan. One poem was selected from each participant and given to 30 students from the Art department who worked under the guidance  of artist  Jackie O’Neill, also over 5 weeks.
The illustrated poems are on display in the Johnston Library gallery space from February 2nd to 27th.
Well worth a look!

Creative Engagement 2015 is now underway with crafts person Dorinda Mc Cormack working with 30 students on “Creative Weaving”. 


Congratulations to Thomas Galligan and Cian Mc Manus on their selection for the Ulster Colleges All Star Football Team 2014-2015.

Cor na nOg  Success.

Congratulations to our Cor na Nóg squad who beat St Pat’s Dungannon in what only can be described as a thrilling game with superb football played by both teams. St Pat’s, Dungannon were worthy opponents so well done St Pat’s, Cavan on a very impressive win.
St Pat’s Cavan 1. 9, Dungannon 1.6.

Photos on News2014


Pounding, Praying, Playing:  A personal account of boarding in St. Pat’s Cavan.
By Liam Mc Niffe.
mcniffeliam1 @gmail.com or at www.mcniffebooks.com
For more information please click on this link.

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.