Coláiste an Phiarsaigh

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Coláiste an Phiarsaigh is a coeducational voluntary secondary school in Glanmire, County Cork. Irish is the language of instruction and all pupils and teachers are expected to converse in Irish. The school is free for day pupils and fee-paying for boarders, though some bursaries are available.

Gaedhealachas Teoranta established the school in 1973. it is named after Patrick Pearse, an Irish revolutionary and Gaelic revivalist. Cormac Mac Cárthaigh was one of the founders, and Eibhlín Ní Drisceoil was principal from 1973 to 1991. In 1978, with about 200 students enrolled, the first permanent building was opened. In the eighties when student numbers increased, prefabs were opened. A permanent extension building opened in 1995, with a science lab, computer room, art room, classrooms, staff room and offices. In the 2011–12 school year, the enrolment was 255 boys and 281 girls.[1] Irish-language courses for children 10-14 are held in the school during the summer holidays.[2]

In The Sunday Times 2013 ranking of progression to third-level education, the school ranked 5th in Cork city and county, and 22nd in the state.[3]


  1. ^ "Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Cork County". Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Coláiste Ghleann Maghair". Gaelachas Teoranta. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  3. ^ "About League Tables". Archived from the original on 29 October 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

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Coordinates: 51°55′05″N 8°23′54″W / 51.917985°N 8.398409°W / 51.917985; -8.398409 (Coláiste an Phiarsaigh)