A welcome message from our Principal

I would like to welcome you to the website of Colaiste Lorcain Community College.


This is a successful and high achieving school that caters very professionally and warmly for the educational needs of the students of this area. Colaiste Lorcain, opened in its amalgamated form in 1984, serves the community of the Castledermot, south Kildare and Carlow.


Our students achieve exceptional results in state examinations and the number of our students transferring to Third Level is very high annually. We are involved in many sporting and cultural activities that enable our young men and women develop their personality, temperament and character in different ways – socially, spiritually, sexually, academically, physically and morally.


Through our pastoral care programme and guidance programme, we respond comprehensively to the changing demands of students and their families as the boys and girls in our care move from teenage life / adolescence into adulthood.


As a school, we welcome and encourage parental and community involvement in our school and we derive great personal and professional fulfilment from the role we play in the lives of the young people whose education is entrusted to us.


I hope that this website gives you a flavour and snapshot of our school and the joy and enthusiasm within which we work daily.


Eric Gaughran,

Principal.