Coláiste Éanna

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Coláiste Éanna

MottoFacere et docere (Latin for 'To do and to teach')
PrincipalMr. Seán Ó Murchú

Coláiste Éanna CBS is a Roman Catholic secondary school for boys in Ballyroan, Dublin, Ireland. It was founded in 1967 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers to serve the needs of the Ballyroan and adjacent parishes.[1]

It is home to 620 pupils and a staff of 43 teachers and eight ancillary staff. The school is administered by a Board of Management appointed by the Edmund Rice Schools Trust. The Irish Christian Brothers handed over ownership of Coláiste Éanna to the Trust in 2008.[2]

The school operates six formal years of teaching from first to sixth year including a Transition Year in fourth Year. Every year is divided up into three or four classes with a maximum of 27 students per class in Junior Cycle and 20 in Senior Cycle.

Subjects taught in the school include accounting, art, biology, business studies, chemistry, computer studies, CSPE, design and communication graphics, economics, English, French, geography, graphics, history, Irish, material technology, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, religion, science, Spanish, SPHE, and technical graphics.

Extra curricular activities include hurling, Gaelic football, soccer, basketball, golf, table tennis, athletics, theatre and drama, music and choir, debating, European Youth Parliament, chess, bridge, martial arts.

Coláiste Éanna is named after St. Enda's School or Scoil Éanna which was founded by Patrick Pearse in 1908 and located in the Hermitage, Grange Road which is 1 km (0.62 mi) from the campus. All subjects are taught in English.

Previous Principals[edit]

  • Brother John Mahady (1967-1975)
  • Brother Murty Hynes (1975-1981)
  • Brother John Dooley (1981-1986)
  • Mr. Brendan Vaughan (1986-2003)
  • Mr. John O'Sullivan (2003-2011)
  • Mr. Brendan McCauley (2011-2017)
  • Mr. Seán Ó Murchú (2017-)

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Coláiste Éanna". Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  2. ^ "The Edmund Rice Schools Trust". Retrieved 2017-08-12.