St Mary's College, Dublin
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|St Mary's College CSSp|
Coláiste Naomh Mhuire
|Motto||Fidelitas in Arduis|
(Faithful in difficulty)
|President||Fr John Flavin, CSSp|
|Principal||Denis Murphy and Mary O'Donnell|
|Staff||47 full time, 8 part-time|
|Age||7 to 19|
|Number of students||700|
|Colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Religious order||Holy Ghost Fathers|
Saint Mary's College C.S.Sp. (Congregatio Sancti Spiritus) is an independent boys' primary & secondary school run by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and located in Rathmines, County Dublin, Ireland. The school was founded in 1890, closed in 1916, and then reopened in 1926. The school colours are blue and white. The Senior School Principal is Denis Murphy and Deputy Principal is Lari Benirt. The Junior School Principal is Mary O'Donnell and Deputy Principal is Judith Keane.
Notable Past Pupils
Arts & Media
- Nicholas Kearns – President of the High Court of Ireland
- Tom O'Higgins – former Chief Justice of Irish Supreme Court
- Paul Dean – Former Irish and Lions rugby player
- Denis Hickie – Former Leinster, Irish and Lions rugby player
- Shane Jennings – Former Leinster and Irish rugby player
- Kieran Lewis – Former Munster player
- Darragh MacAnthony – Chairman of Peterborough United FC
- Ronan McCormack – Former Leinster and UCD Rugby player
- Jack McGrath – Leinster and Irish rugby player
- Rodney O'Donnell – Former Leinster, Irish and Lions rugby player
- Jonathan Sexton – Leinster, Irish and Lions rugby player
- Tony Ward – Former Irish and Lions rugby player and League of Ireland footballer,
- Stephen Grissing - Former Leinster Rugby Player. Chief baller Davy
- Darragh Fanning - Former Leinster and Connaught Rugby player
- Darren Hudson - Former Leinster and Bristol RFC Rugby
- Frs. Tom and Earnest Farrell – Founders of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland in 1927
- David O'Sullivan, Director General for EU Trade
- John Mark Redmond – cardiothoracic surgeon and businessperson
- Éamon de Valera – Taoiseach and former President, taught at St. Mary's for a short time in 1915 as a mathematics professor
The following schools were also founded by the Holy Ghost Fathers in Ireland:
St. Mary's Rugby Club
Saint Mary's College C.S.Sp. is directly associated with the St. Mary's College Rugby located in Templogue. The club has been home to some of Leinster and Irelands greatest rugby players of all time.
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- St. Mary's College C.S.Sp. – school's official website
- St. Mary's College RFC – rugby club's official website