St. Fintan's High School

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St. Fintans High School is a boys, catholic secondary school, which is located in the suburb of Sutton in Fingal, Ireland[1]

The school was founded in 1943 as a fee paying secondary day school and following education reforms in Ireland in the 1960s it became a state funded school, although it expects parents and guardians of pupils to make a " voluntary contribution " towards running costs.[2]

The school was founded by the Christian Brothers but now has a fully lay staff and remains a constituent of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust. The school is greatly oversubscribed [3]and is known for its sporting success. It is currently the strongest school in Ireland at Squash .[4]

Notable past students include the author Roddy Doyle, and the singer Ronan Keating and Dublin footballer Brian Fenton.[citation needed] It was also the location of one of the first performances by the band 'Feedback' which was later to become U2.[5]


  2. ^ "Home". 
  3. ^ Department of Education and Skills, Whole School Evaluation, 23 September 2015
  4. ^ "All Ireland Schools Cup Finals - Results - Irish Squash". 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  5. ^ "U2 Setlist Archive - Irish Shows 1976-1978". 

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