Coláiste Éinde
Salthill, Galway

History of Coláiste Éinde

History of Coláiste Éinde

Coláiste Éinde opened its doors for the first time on the 23rd October 1928, on its original site in Furbo, Connemara. In the Leaving Certificate class of that year there were 30 pupils, of whom 26 went on to St. Patrick’s Training College, Drumcondra, to become National School Teachers.

When, in 1937, the college moved to its present location on Threadneedle Road, it continued mainly as a preparatory college for students, aspiring to become National School Teachers. At that time it was a Boarding College, Irish-speaking and the all-male student population came from far and wide.

Many changes have happened since those early years. Coláiste Éinde became a day-school in 1986, when classes were conducted through english and the students, for the most part, came from the surrounding area. One of the many noteable developments occurred in 1991, whereby the college adopted a co-educational approach and the first female students were registered.


Coláiste Éinde today

Coláiste Éinde has played its part in this regard and has kept up to pace with the changing requirements of the community it serves. It continues to evolve to meet the needs of the local community. Coláiste Éinde is now a college of the 21st century. The school continues to excel both academically and in extracurricular areas. Achievements in areas such as sport, debating, drama, public speaking, science, maths, poetry and the arts have given students much to celebrate. Our students continue to make their mark on the future development of our nation, just as so many of our pupils from previous years have. Coláiste Éinde looks forward to celebrating its centenary in 2028.

The School Crest

The school logo in the crest reads: Nec Ardua Terrent, which roughly translates as "The arduous do not deter". In the middle of the image on the crest is a picture of St. Enda, in the ascendant. St. Enda was a 6th-Century saint who founded a tiny, Christian monastic settlement on the Aran island of Inis Mór. One of his students, St. Ciarán, later sailed up the river Shannon and established Clonmacnoise, a great centre of learning in the Dark Ages. Overhead St. Enda on the crest are three ducks representing 'Resourcefulness', three crowns representing 'Triumph', and three horses representing 'Intelligence'. The vision of forming well-balanced citizens within the school's ethos remains valid today.


Coláiste Éinde,
Threadneedle Road,

091 521 407

Coláiste Éinde participates in the Droichead programme

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