Culture Night, Friday 22nd September

The College is delighted to present an event for Culture Night again, after a gap of some years. All visitors are welcome to come on the evening of Friday 22nd September 2023.

St Columba’s College has been on its current site since 1849, and this tour offers a rare opportunity to see the campus and visit significant buildings. These include the 1880 Chapel (the only building in the Republic of Ireland designed by the great church architect William Butterfield), the 1971 modernist Science Block (architect: Robin Walker of Scott Tallon Walker), the Georgian Hollypark House, and Whispering House (2019), as well as lovely gardens.

Visitors are welcome from 6.30pm (you will be guided from the carpark to the Chapel). The tour and talk start in the Chapel at 7.00pm, and will be led by the Sub-Warden of the College, Julian Girdham, who will give an overview of the school’s history. Since the boarding school will be in operation during the tour, the event will end by 8.30pm.