St. Fintan's High School
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.
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 and is known for its sporting success. It is currently the strongest school in Ireland at Squash .
Notable past students include the author Roddy Doyle, and the singer Ronan Keating and Dublin footballer Brian Fenton. It was also the location of one of the first performances by the band 'Feedback' which was later to become U2.
- "ST. FINTAN'S HIGH SCHOOL". education.ie.
- "Home". stfintanshs.ie.
- Department of Education and Skills, Whole School Evaluation, 23 September 2015
- "All Ireland Schools Cup Finals - Results - Irish Squash". 2016-04-13. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- "U2 Setlist Archive - Irish Shows 1976-1978". u2setlists.com.
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