Franciscan College,


Co. Meath.

Tel: (01) 8412203 / 8412674
Fax: (01) 8020126

In 1947 Gormanston Castle in Co. Meath, former seat of the Preston family, was acquired by the Franciscans. It was opened as a secondary school in 1954. The present college was built in 1955-6. 

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The Franciscans have been in Gormanston since 1947, when they purchased Gormanston Castle, the ancestral home of the Preston Family since c. 1300.  In 1954 a Preparatory School for our College in Multyfarnham was begun in the Castle.  But new plans resulted in the building of a new College and the transfer of the Multyfarnham College to this new location.

Gormanston College today is a thriving Secondary School, with 500 students.  Half the students are resident in the College, the other half are day-students, of whom about 60 are girls.  The students come from many countries and many counties.  A broad curriculum is offered and a wide variety of sporting and recreational activities.

The ethos of the College is Catholic and Franciscan, with its stated aim of the education of the young

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