History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people  

 Martin Luther King, Jr.


Our school was founded in 1867. We are proud to continue the provision of education to the boys of Monaghan Town and its surrounding areas.

History gives us all an insight into the lives of people in the past and it encourages us all to work as historians to gather information and look at the events of the past.

Exploring our history helps us to be aware of human character, motivation, belief and emotion.
It can help us to understand the world we now live in and how the past has shaped our home, our locality and the wider world.


Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it 

George Santayana


Useful links for History

Monaghan Museum

The National Museum of Ireland

National Art Gallery of Ireland

Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan

Scoilnet- History

Heritage in Schools

RIA- Educational resources

National Geographic History