St. Columba’s College – 175th Anniversary
In 2018 St. Columba’s College celebrates 175 years of academic excellence. Founded on April 25th 1843, originally in Stackallan House in Co. Meath, the College has been in its current location since 1849. In that time it has undergone significant change and now has a traditional yet fully- modernised campus with educational facilities that are among the very best in the country. Thousands of pupils have passed through the doors of our beautiful campus, leaving their mark on their peers, their teachers and the wider world. Come and join our celebrations in June 2018. There is much to celebrate in terms of how the College has developed in the last 25 years and also much to look forward to, with ambitious plans for the future. We celebrated a special day here in the College on Wednesday 25th April 2018, when staff and pupils marked the foundation of the College with a series of low-key private activities.
In June we welcomed back to the College many Old Columbans, former members of staff and other members of the broader St. Columba’s community for more formal celebrations. The weekend of prize-giving, to which Old Columbans were invited, saw a drinks reception in Trinity College on the Friday evening, a gala ball on the Saturday evening, sports and other activities on the Sunday and a chapel service for all those who had survived the weekend!
Mark Boobbyer, Warden