A word from the Principal

Updated 11/4/2017

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


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.


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Best of luck to our Dalton squad and trainers Mr Fitzpatrick, Mr Gunn and Mr McNerney in their Ulster Schools Final on Fri at 5pm. in the Sports Grounds, Armagh.
Hard luck to our Dalton squad and trainers Mr Fitzpatrick, Mr Gunn and Mr McNerney in their Ulster Schools Final. What a brilliant game. Both teams played their hearts out. Well done all.




Congratulations to our Under 16 Soccer team who beat Virginia College in the Cava/Monaghan Soccer Tpurnament. Well done all and special congrats to Mr O'Callaghan, team coach.
Congratulations to our Under 17 Soccer team who beat Virginia College in the Cava/Monaghan Soccer League. Well done all and special congrats to Mr O’Callaghan, team coach. Check out Team Photos for more photos.



NUIM Junior Certificate Business Awards 2017

NUIM Junior Certificate Business Awards 2017
NUIM Junior Certificate Business Awards 2017
Pictured above is Luke Murphy, representing the students, with Principal Mr Christopher Rowley receiving the ward on behalf of St Patrick’s College.
Also in picture is Vice-President Prof. Aidan Mulkeen and Dean of the Faculty of Social Science Prof. Maurice Devlin.

Special Awards to Three Junior Certificate Students 2016. 


Professor Philip Nolan, President Maynooth University with students Barry Conaty, Barry Fay, Mrs Lorraine Cartright  ( Business Studies Teacher), and Oisin Kelly. These three students received awards for excellent Junior Certificate Results in Business Studies in their 2015 Junior Certificate Exams from Maynooth University.

Student of the year 2016 awards


Congratulations to Paul Leddy who won “Overall Student of the Year”  at St Patrick’s College Leaving Certificate Graduation.
In photo is Mr Raymond Hackett (Year Head), Mr Christopher Rowley (Principal), Paul Leddy (2016 Student of Year),  Bishop Leo O’Reilly and Mr John O’Shea (Deputy Principal).


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.