Dominican College (Portstewart)

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Coordinates: 55°10′55″N 6°43′16″W / 55.182°N 6.721°W / 55.182; -6.721

Dominican College (Portstewart)

Dominican College Portstewart (Irish: An Coláiste Doiminiceach, Port Stíobhaird, locally known as DCP) is a grammar school in Portstewart, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is situated on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with views over Portstewart's promenade, the northern coastline of Northern Ireland and the County Donegal hills in the Republic of Ireland.

History[edit]

Rock Castle was originally built by Henry O'Hara in 1834.[1] The castle was extended in 1844 and then passed to the Crombie family before being sold to the Dominican Sisters in 1917.[1] The Dominican College "is concerned not merely with imparting knowledge and skills, which have their place, but, more importantly with training pupils to think, to evaluate and to make decisions."[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "O'Hara's Castle Portstewart". BBC. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dominican College (Portstewart): Aims". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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