Education in Ireland

Since the Ursuline Sisters arrived in Ireland in 1771, they have been involved in the work of education, from Primary through Secondary and on to Third Level.

The first Ursuline primary and second level schools were founded in Blackrock, Cork.  From there, Sisters travelled to open schools in Thurles and Cork City.  Communities founded in Waterford and Sligo were to add primary, second and third level centres of Ursuline education.  Junior and secondary schools in Cabinteely, Dublin followed.  Present day Ursuline schools and colleges are listed below.  If you wish to contact any school or college, please do so directly – using the web links in the list below.

Sr June Fennelly is Education Officer for Ursuline Schools in Ireland. She has had the responsibility of bringing Ursuline Schools under the umbrella of the Le Cheile Trust, which exists to protect and promote the heritage of Christian education in Ireland. Contact can be made with Sr June via the contact form on this site.