A word from the Principal

Updated 21/1/2019

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

Congrats to St Pat’s Cavan Under 19 Basketball team and coach Mr Rowley on a fantastic performance qualifying for the All Ireland Quarter Final on Tuesday 5th February. Well done all!

BIPPS U19A Boys All-Ireland Qualifying Pool A
Venue: Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan
9:30am Colaiste Chiaráin, Leixlip 48 56 St Pats Cavan
12:30pm St Pats Cavan 42 36 St Aidan’s CC, Cork City
3:30pm St Pats Cavan 46 27 CBS, The Green, Tralee
St Pats Cavan qualify for All-Ireland Quarter Final on Tuesday 5th February
St Pats Cavan v The Bish, Galway City

Under 16 Basketball success.

Congratulations to our Under 16 Basketball team and team coaches Mr Rowley and Mr McGuigan, who have qualified in the A Division Playoffs of the All Ireland Schools quarter finals, beating De Le Salle Waterford. Well done all!


Pat’s Factor 2018 ended with two acts sharing First place. String Theory and Jewel in Banjos are pictured above with their Mentor Mr Hackett and Mr Jim Burke (Maxol Cullies Service Station, main sponsors).


Newly refurbished handball alleys nearing completion.

Our newly refurbished outdoor and indoor handball alleys are nearing completion. Students will be delighted to know that on their return from the Halloween mid-term break they will have use of all six alleys. A huge thanks to all “Friends of St Pat’s” for your financial support with this project.

Friends of St Patrick’s College


Friends of St Patrick’s College was recently launched with a view to complete five up-grade/building projects over the next five years. Your financial support would be gratefully appreciated.
If you have not received a Project Pack but would like to support this well deserved initiative please contact the college for a contribution form.
This is a long term project which will enhance the school life of all students attending St Pat’s.

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Pictured is Ben Cunningham receiving his Student of the Year (overall winner) award from Mr S Reilly (year head).Congratulations Ben on this fantastic achievement.

St Pat’s Rannafast Champions 2018.

St Pat’s Rannafast Champions 2018. A huge congratulations to our D’Alton, Corn na nOg and Rannafast teams. What a great night. Special thanks to D McVeety and Fr. Kevin who presented the medals.What a presentation night.

Cor Na nOg Champions 2018

Dalton Champions 2018

Mission Statement

St Patrick’s College, Cavan has at its heart the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ.
It is a school where Gospel values are central to all areas of school life, a school which cares for the faith and personal development of each student and reaches out to the Catholic and wider Christian community.
This College strives to provide a rich and diverse curriculum, catering for the needs of each individual student, in a safe and secure environment. It strives for excellence in areas of creative arts and sport, social concern and spiritual values. Students are encouraged and challenged to realise their full potential as human beings.
The College is an inclusive and respectful community, welcoming students of all denominations and of none.


Congratulations to Leaving Cert 2017 students on their High Achievers award in UCD last Thursday Nov 16th. LtoR Shane Maguire,Ivan Krupa, Jonathan Devlin, Ronan Mascarenas, Jack Kerrigan and Darragh Fay.


St Patrick’s College success in Community and Council Awards.

St Patrick’s College were the proud recipients of two awards from LAMA (The Local Authority Members Association)  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 Patrick’s college achieved a first in 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 Patrick’s College.

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.

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