Principal’s Welcome

I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome to Coláiste Íde’s website. Coláiste Íde is an all Irish boarding school, committed to an educational programme which is Christian in outlook. The school in under the trusteeship of Cairde Choláiste Íde. We are most grateful to our professional staff who provide an exceptional high standard of education and encourage a strong work ethic that ensures our students reach their full potential, which stands to them for life. 

I am a past pupil of Colaiste Íde and I spent five extremely happy years here under the guidance of the Sisters of Mercy. I returned to Coláiste Íde as a Home Economics teacher in 2005, and it was a great honour to be appointed Principal in 2008. As a past pupil I appreciate the importance of student wellbeing and we place a high emphasis on pastoral care and we hope all students will be very happy in a respectful and welcoming school environment.


In addition to a quality education through the medium of Irish, we provide a range of cultural activities, including music, singing, drama, debating, voice training, speech and drama as well as a wide programme of sports. The Irish language and Irish culture are central to all school activities so students can develop respect and a grá for their native language and culture. 

We do hope you enjoy the website and you are more than welcome to contact us should you require any further information.

Mise le mór mheas,


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