Coláiste Mhichíl School History


Coláiste Mhichíl is an all-boys school of approximately 330 Students located in Sexton Street Limerick. Colaiste Mhichil was founded in 1829 by the Christian Brothers to provide education for boys in Limerick City. It is now under the Trusteeship of ERST. The current principal is Mr. Denis O Connor and the current Deputy Principal is Ms. Elaine Minogue.

The school has a long history of academic success, with many famous past students. These include J. P. McManus. Mr. McManus has a close affinity to the school and awards 8 scholarships worth €27,000 each year. These scholarships have been in place since 1996 and Coláiste Mhichíl students have received nearly €5 million worth of scholarships from Mr. McManus.

There are many activities available for our current students including; soccer, table tennis, basketball, cricket, dungeons and dragons, coding, chess, choir, draughts, and many other such activities. A wide variety of sporting and non-sporting activities to suit every interest is available in our school.

In January 2019 Colaiste Mhichil was named the most improved school in Limerick by the Sunday Independent. This League table highlights schools’ performance in securing college places for students. The vast majority of our students are transitioning to local higher-level institutes such as UL, LIT, MIC, CCL and LCFE. These students are helped assisted in reaching their full potential by a fantastic staff.

The school is currently on the Department of Education’s 2016-2021 Buildings List which will see a complete refurbishment of the current school and the construction of a state of the art extension. This will bring the school building into the 21st century and see the facilities match the energy and great work that takes place in the school.

Mission Statement
We aim to provide a visibly Christian environment where staff and pupils can achieve their full potential as human being intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually.