Principal's Welcome Message

St. Colman’s College has a rich history. When it first opened its doors seventy-five years ago, in September 1945, Ireland was a very different place. Claremorris was a small rural town and education was the privilege of a few. Now as we move ever further into the 21st century the town has grown and even though times have changed, and thousands of students have come and gone from St. Colman’s over the decades, there remains something constant about this school – our wish to provide the most rounded and varied education possible for every boy who attends here. 

Notwithstanding the fact that every boy is unique and has his own hopes and aspirations for the future, we in St. Colman’s are ever conscious that education means different things to different people. Our students have gone on to feature prominently in all strata of Irish society, whether it is in business or politics, in academic or religious life. Many have remained in the local area and have raised their families here and are happy to send their sons to this school. That helps to create tradition, and so the story of St. Colman’s College continues. 

Now it’s our turn to play our part in that proud tradition. We want our students to enjoy their time with us, to grow and evolve into fine young men who will be proud to call St. Colman’s their alma mater. 

But our College is about much more than looking back with pride over bygone years. It’s about living for today as well, carpe diem, and looking to the future. My fervent wish, as Principal of St. Colman’s College is that every boy gets as much as he can out of life while he is a student here with us but just as importantly, as he makes his way in the world beyond our gates.  Our students’ success is our success. 

Roy Hession