Accommodation in Tuam Area
Tuam tourist Attractions
Tuam Business Directory
Local Sports Clubs and Societies
Education in the area

Tuams History
Tuam Industry
Tuam Property
Where to go in Tuam
Local Restaurants
Shopping in Tuam
Tuam Tourism Information
More on Straubbing
Buy, Sell, Advertise and much more


St. Jarlaths College

St Jarlath's College
Bishop St,
Tel  : 
+353 (0)93 24342

Fax : 
+353 (0)93 25388

Email : info@jarlaths.ie

St Jarlaths College Tuam


Mission Statement

St. Jarlath's College, embodying the Christian vision of its founders and in co-operation with parents and the wider community, strives to provide a well-balanced modern education which realises the integrated potential of each individual.

Our aims are:

  • The full intellectual development of every student in our care.

  • The fostering of an enlightened Christian ethos.

  • The encouragement of self-confidence and self-appreciation in a friendly, vibrant community.
  • Helping students to make informed life choices.
  • Valuing and encouraging vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life.
  • The promotion of team spirit.
  • Participation in sporting and cultural activities.
  • The nurturing of a sense of responsibility for one's behavior and a commitment to the common good.
  • Respect for cultural identities.
  • A caring, ordered life for boarders.

History :
St. Jarlath's College Tuam is a Catholic diocesan post-primary school for boys. It is staffed by priests of the Archdiocese of Tuam and by lay teachers. It caters for both boarding and day students. The college has a long and proud history dating back to 1800 when it began life in a few thatched cottages in the Mall. It was founded by Archbishop Dillon in the first place to prepare young students for entry to the new Maynooth seminary. Its first President was Rev. Oliver Kelly later to become Archbishop. The college soon broadened its scope to provide a good Catholic education for boys from all over the diocese. But today St. Jarlath's College does not dwell on past achievements. Rather it seeks to equip its students for the challenge of tomorrow by giving them an academic, physical and moral training second to none.  

Subjects :
Students are prepared for the Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations, including the Leaving Cert. Vocational Programme. Subjects at Junior Level include : English, Irish, Maths, Science, French, German, History, Geography, Latin, Business Studies, Art, Music, Classical Studies, Religion, Physical Education, Computer Studies and CSPE . At Leaving Certificate students study seven subjects from the following : Irish, English, Maths, Geography, History, Physics and Chemistry, Accounting, Classical Studies, French, German, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Social & Scientific, Applied Maths, Art, Physics and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. Classes in Careers, Religion and Physical Education complete the curriculum.                                       

Sport :
In the area of sport, St. Jarlath's has traditionally given pride of place to Gaelic Football, a game in which our record is unrivalled. We have won the coveted Hogan Cup for the All-Ireland Colleges championship a record eleven times. May 1997 marked the 50th anniversary of the first winning of the Hogan Cup in 1947. It is school policy to encourage the maximum participation by the boys in a very wide range of sporting activities. We also cater for Hurling, Basketball, Handball, Tennis (hard-court and table-tennis), Badminton, Athletics and Swimming. All students are taught to swim in the school's own heated indoor swimming pool.

Boarding :
From the beginning St. Jarlath's has always been a boarding school. In recent times there has been a remarkable expansion in the numbers of day students, but the large and flourishing boarding school is as vibrant as ever. We try to create a friendly and happy atmosphere in which life will be well ordered and yet homely and pleasant. The great variety of recreational activities under the supervision and direction of the teachers helps in no small way towards this end. The physical, emotional and spiritual well being of the boys is the primary concern of the college staff. A qualified nurse cares for sick students and those who require further attention are seen by the college doctor. There is a modern kitchen where four meals a day are prepared. Students assist in tidying up after meals.

Information Technology :
The newest IT Room is fully equipped with all of the latest computer technology. With an ISDN line all computers are linked to the world wide web. The room is also fitted with the very latest in video conferencing facilities. This room is the Past Pupils' Union's gift to the College on the occasion of the Bi-centenary.


Home | Accommodation | Agriculture | Attractions | Building | Business | Clubs Societies | Contact Us | Education | Health | History | Industry | Links | Noticeboards | Property | Professional Services | Pubs Clubs | Restaurants | Shopping | Tourism | Travel | Twin Town

Website Designed by Western-Webs Tuam, County Galway, Ireland

The information contained in this website is, to the best or our knowledge, true and accurate at the time of publication and is solely for informational purposes. All information on this site is intended to be accurate, complete and timely. Western Webs accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising as a result of use or reliance on these web pages, or on the information thereon, or in respect of information accessed via any links from the Web pages. Questions regarding content of this web site should be sent to sales@western-webs.com. No information on this site is intended to serve as legal advice.