Principal Mr Declan Rowley SM.jpgThe school community of St Mel’s College would like to welcome you to our website. We hope you get a good sense of what St Mel’s College stands for as you browse the various pages on the website which include a history of the school , our policies, curricular and extra-curricular activities, photographs and many other interesting pages.

St Mel’s College is a Catholic Diocesan College dedicated to the education of boys and it opened in 1865 . The college offers a wide range of subjects at Junior and Senior Cycle and traditionally has a strong academic emphasis where students are encouraged to achieve the highest academic standards.
Our mission statement has a very real presence within the ethos of our school and we promote the spiritual, moral, social and personal development of our students. Our school motto ‘Aemula Virtus’ –strive for excellence , captures the schools ambitions for our students and we expect our students to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives in our school.

We believe that students should enjoy school and be happy and supported when they are in our care and our excellent staff looks after the students’ academic needs but they also go the extra mile to support the students in so many other ways through our sporting & pastoral systems. We continue to respond comprehensively to the changing demands of students and their families as the boys in our care move from teenage life/adolescence into adulthood.

I hope our website gives you a flavour of what life in St Mel’s College is like and if you need further information on any aspect of the college please feel free to contact us.

Declan Rowley


St. Mel’s Road, Longford, Co. Longford.
043 334 6469
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