Secondary School Education in Other Catholic Boys’ Secondary Schools in Ireland, 1922–1962

  • Tom O’Donoghue
  • Judith Harford


Provision of Catholic secondary school education for boys in Ireland by religious orders of priests and brothers lagged far behind the provision made by the Irish Christian Brothers and the diocesan colleges. In 1930, the Patrician Brothers had six schools catering for 536 pupils, the Jesuits had five schools catering for 863 pupils and the Presentation Brothers had five schools catering for 372 pupils. At the other end of the spectrum, the Holy Ghost Fathers had two secondary schools, while the following orders each had one school: the African Missionary Fathers, the Redemptorists, the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), the Order of Carmel (the Carmelites), the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the Order of Franciscan Minor, the Order of Franciscan Capuchin and the Order of St Vincent De Paul.


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© Tom O’Donoghue and Judith Harford 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom O’Donoghue
    • 1
  • Judith Harford
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.University College DublinIreland

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