A word from the Principal

 Updated on 30th 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

MATHletes success at St Pat’s


Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd year MATHletes from St. Patrick’s College, Cavan who have qualified for the Ulster Provencal MATHletes final in Letterkenny IT on Saturday April 18th. This is a tremendous achievement for the school as St. Pat’s have claimed 8 out of 12 final places in 1st year and 15 out of 20 final places in 2nd year. Well done to the students involved and coordinating teachers Jennifer Corr and Breeda Corcoran. This years final will see students participate in an online problem solving round and a team event, where students must build a project together. All students involved are greatly anticipating this part of the  competition as it really does ‘make maths real’. Best of luck to all the students competing and again well done!

The names are;
1st year: David Emmo, Mazharul Choudhary, Daniel Rowley, Abhirup Biswas, Ryan O’Reilly, Odhran Maguire, Thomas Tierney, Liam Corr.

2nd year: Adam Kelly, Luke Murphy, Harvey Rea, Feargal O Reilly, Kamil Stachura, Angelo Elwathingal, Sean T Murphy , Daire Connelly, Oisin Connolly, Emmanuel Alyegbusi, Notesh Santhosh, Conor Courtney, Ryan Shields, David Cosgrove, Ciaran O Reilly


Mac Rory final triumph over St Patrick’s, Dungannon – 17th March:  Athletic Grounds,  Armagh.
St Pat’s Cavan 2.12,        St Pat’s Dungannon 0.8
More photos on News 2015 page.

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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.).



Pictured below is St Pat’s 1972 Mac Rory winning team.

Mac Rory winning team 1972.
Mac Rory winning team 1972.
 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.



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.