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Welcome to St. Clares College

Welcome to the website of St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan.

St. Clare’s College is a place where we follow in the tradition of our founders, the Sisters of St. Clare “to bring service to the community”.


Our website offers a snap shot of life in St. Clare’s College, giving you a chance to see what is on offer in our curriculum and also to see the many activities that take place inside and outside the classroom.

'An Evening of Entertainment' - Celebrating our school's 60th year

A huge thank you to everyone in our school community for all of your hard work, dedication and support which made for a memorable night of top class entertainment. The evening began with an outstanding performance of 'Broken Cups', the PJ O'Connor award winning play, written by our former Deputy Principal Noel Monahan. Choral performances, soloists and instrumental pieces also showcased the incredible and diverse musical talent we're so privileged to have at St. Clare's College. 

Retirement of Deputy Principal and Appointment of the new Deputy Principal

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Pictured is newly appointed Deputy Principal of St. Clare's College, Ms Ciara Deasy with Principal Ms Teresa Donnellan, retiring Deputy Principal, Ms Carmel Smith and Chairperson of the Board Of Management, Mr. Padraig Campbell.

St. Clare’s College
Calendar 2023-24

Date                                 Weeks                                 Activity

August 2023                Monday 26th                      First Year Students

                                      9.00am – 1.30 pm         Induction and CAT4 Testing


                                             Tuesday 27th                                     TY & New Student Induction

Wednesday 28th                              3rd and 6th Years

Thursday 29th                                  2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th Years (Incl. 5 & 6LCA)

Friday 30th                                         1st, 2nd, 3rd, TY, 5th, 6th, LCA and Solas


September 2022              Monday 30th                                    School Closure Day


October                              Wednesday 9th                                6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting*

Thursday 17th                                              Closed: Junior Cycle Cluster Day for Staff


Mid Term Break October 28th – November 1st incl.


November                         Thursday 7th                                     Open Night

Wednesday 20th                              3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting*                             

December                          Thursday 5th                                     5th & TY Parent Teacher Meeting*

                                             Monday 9th                                       School Closure Day                                                                                   

Christmas Break December 23rd – January 3rd Incl.


January                              Wednesday 29th                              Closed: Junior Cycle Whole School Day


February                          Monday 3rd                                       Closed: Bank Holiday

Thursday 6th                                     2nd Year Parent Teacher Meeting*

Mid Term Break 17th February  - 21st February Incl.


March                                 Wednesday 12th                              1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting*

                                            Monday 17th                                   Closed: St. Patrick’s Day


April                                    Easter April 14th – April 25th Incl.


May                                     Monday 5th                                       Closed: Bank Holiday

                                             Thursday 22nd                                  TY Awards (Provisional Date)

                                             Friday 30th                                        School Year Ends                                           



*On the evenings that Parent Teacher Meetings take place school will close for all student at the earlier time of 3.40pm

*Dates are subject to change. You will be notified in advance of any changes. Please also keep an eye on the school website for any updates.

St. CLare's College Teaching Application Form

Please click on Word document link to apply.

National Ploughing Championships 2023

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Pictured above are Tara McCabe, Nicole Briody, Mrs. Anna May McHugh 'Queen of the Ploughing', Teacher Ms. Lauren McCabe, Blathnaid Farrelly and Ellen McCaul at the National Ploughing Championships yesterday.

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