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St Mary's College, Dublin

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President  Fr John Flavin, CSSp
Age  7 to 19
Religious order  Holy Ghost Fathers
Number of students  500
Motto  Fidelitas in Arduis
Gender  Male
Colour(s)  Blue and White
Founded  25 July 1887
Province  Leinster
Staff  47
St Mary's College, Dublin
Principal  Denis Murphy and Mary O'Donnell
Address  73_79, Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6, Ireland

Saint Mary's College C.S.Sp. (Congregatio Sancti Spiritus) is an all-boys' primary & secondary school run by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and located in Rathmines, County Dublin, Ireland. The school was founded in 1890, closed in 1916, and then reopened in 1926. The school colours are blue and white. The Senior School Principal is Denis Murphy and the Senior School Deputy Principal is Barry Leonard. The Junior School Principal is Mary O'Donnell and the Junior School Deputy Principal is Brian Barron


Notable Past Pupils

  • Kevin Barry (briefly) – Irish republican (executed in 1920)
  • Paul Dean – Former Irish and Lions rugby player
  • Vincent Dowling – Irish American Director
  • Frs. Tom and Earnest Farrell – Founders of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland in 1927
  • Larry Gogan – broadcaster
  • Denis Hickie – Former Leinster, Irish and Lions rugby player
  • Shane Jennings – Former Leinster and Irish rugby player
  • Nicholas Kearns – Judge of the Irish Supreme Court
  • Kieran Lewis – Former Munster player
  • Darragh MacAnthony – Chairman of Peterborough United FC
  • Ronan McCormack – Former Leinster and UCD Rugby Player
  • Jack McGrath – Leinster and Irish rugby player
  • Rodney O'Donnell – Former Leinster, Irish and Lions rugby player
  • Tom O'Higgins – former Chief Justice of Irish Supreme Court
  • David O'Sullivan, Director General for EU Trade
  • John Mark Redmond – cardiothoracic surgeon and businessperson
  • Eoin Ryan – former MEP for Dublin
  • Jonathan Sexton – Leinster, Irish and Lions rugby player
  • Tony Ward – Former Irish and Lions rugby player and League of Ireland footballer,
  • Stephen Grissing - Former Leinster Rugby Player. Chief baller Davy
  • Darragh Fanning - Former Leinster and Connaught Rugby player
  • Darren Hudson - Former Leinster and Bristol RFC Rugby player
  • Notable staff

  • Éamon de Valera – Taoiseach and former President, taught at St. Mary's for a short time in 1915 as a mathematics professor
  • Sister schools

    The following schools were also founded by the Holy Ghost Fathers in Ireland:

  • Blackrock College
  • Rockwell College
  • St. Michael's College
  • St. Mary's Rugby Club

    Saint Mary's College C.S.Sp. is directly associated with the St. Mary's College Rugby located in Templogue. The club has been home to some of Leinster and Irelands greatest rugby players of all time.


    St Mary's College, Dublin Wikipedia

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