St Mary's College, Dublin

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St Mary's College CSSp
Coláiste Naomh Mhuire
Rathmines, Dublin 6
Coordinates 53°19.66′N 6°16′W / 53.32767°N 6.267°W / 53.32767; -6.267Coordinates: 53°19.66′N 6°16′W / 53.32767°N 6.267°W / 53.32767; -6.267
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
Gender Male
Age 7 to 19
Number of students 500
Colour(s) Blue and White
Religious order Holy Ghost Fathers

Saint Mary's College C.S.Sp. (Congregatio Sancti Spiritus) is an all-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 the Senior School Deputy Principal is Barry Leonard. The Junior School Principal is Mary O'Donnell and the Junior School Deputy Principal is Brian Barron

Notable Past Pupils[edit]

Notable staff[edit]

  • Éamon de Valera – Taoiseach and former President, taught at St. Mary's for a short time in 1915 as a mathematics professor

Sister schools[edit]

The following schools were also founded by the Holy Ghost Fathers in Ireland:

St. Mary's College R.F.C. in Templogue.

St. Mary's Rugby Club[edit]

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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