St Finian's Primary School

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Coordinates: 54°35′56″N 5°56′46″W / 54.599°N 5.946°W / 54.599; -5.946

St Finian's Primary School (1901 - 1989) (Irish: Bunscoil Naomh Fionán) was a Roman Catholic primary school located in the Falls Road area of West Belfast near Dunville Park. It was run by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.[1]

Due to falling student numbers the school closed in the 1980s.

Since 2004 the building has been occupied by the Irish-language primary school Gaelscoil an Lonnáin. However, the board of governors have proposed that it relocate to the former site of St Comgall's School in Divis Street.[2]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Former pupils of St. Finian's include:


  1. ^ a b George Fleming (1998), "First Day at St Finian's", Magennis VC: the story of Northern Ireland's only winner of the Victoria Cross, p. 23, ISBN 9780953301805 
  2. ^ [DUP minister's decision to block Irish school move must be quashed, court rules]; accessed 13 October 2017
  3. ^ Professor John Loughlin profile,; accessed 29 March 2015.
  4. ^ [; accessed 8 March 2017.