St Mary's College, Dublin

Saint Mary's College C.S.Sp. (Congregatio Sancti Spiritus) is a voluntary boys' primary & secondary school run by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and located in Rathmines, County Dublin, Ireland. The school was founded in 1890, closed in 1916, and then reopened in 1926. The school colours are blue and white.

St. Mary's College C.S.Sp.
Coláiste Naomh Mhuire
Rathmines, Dublin 6

Coordinates53°19.66′N 6°16′W
MottoFidelitas in Arduis
(Faithful in difficulty)
PresidentFr. John Flavin C.S.Sp.
Staff47 full time, 8 part-time
Age7 to 19
Number of students700
Colour(s)Blue and White
Religious orderCongregation of the Holy Spirit

Notable Past Pupils

Arts & Media





Notable staff

  • Éamon de Valera – Taoiseach and former President, taught at St. Mary's for a short time in 1915 as a mathematics professor[13]

Sister schools

The following schools were also founded by the Holy Ghost Fathers in Ireland:

St. Mary's College Rugby Club

Saint Mary's College C.S.Sp. is directly associated with the St. Mary's College Rugby Club located in Templeogue. The club has been home to some of Leinster and Ireland's greatest rugby players.


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