School history

A brief introduction to the history of Ardscoil Phadraig

Ardscoil Phádraig was founded in the late 1940s with classes taking place in Market House, Granard. The original school was opened in 1953 and practical subject classrooms were added in the early 1960s. The new extension comprising of the assembly hall and additional classrooms was opened in 1982.

The Canon Kelly Sports Hall was built in 1985 and changing rooms, showers, hard courts, storage etc. were added in 2006. Cluain Eala (ASD Facility) was constructed in 2009. Four additional general purpose classrooms were opened in 2015. The official opening of two state of the art Science Labs and a modern purpose built Autism Facility took place in 2018.