St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla

Mission Statement

St. Joseph’s is a Catholic Secondary School under the trusteeship of CEIST . We are a caring community which fosters belonging and self-worth while promoting academic and personal fulfillment.

School History

Secondary education began in Tulla in 1950, when 38 students enrolled in the Mercy school behind the church.

The first Leaving Certificate class graduated in 1954.

Work on a new school began in 1956 and was completed the following year at a cost of £12,000. At that time 100 students were on the rolls.

Due to expanding enrolment as a result of free second-level education it was decided to move to a new location in 1970 at Fogarty’s Cross. The school worked on a spilt site for a while until the building was completed in 1985.

In April 2016, the new Public Private Partnership Strand 4 building was occupied for the first time. The Minister for education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton, TD officially opened the school on the 22nd September 2016. It was officially blessed by Bishop Fintan Monaghan, Bishop of Killaloe and Fr Brendan Lawlor, School Chaplain.


News from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla

26 Apr 2018
Silver medals for 1st years from St. Joseph’s Tulla

Silver medals for 1st years from St. Joseph’s representing Clare at the Munster Community Games in Draughts in…

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19 Apr 2018
St. Joseph’s Tulla raise €5,500 for Annual Fast

Congratulations to our Leaving Certs pictured here presenting Sr Angela with €5,500 cheque for the annual Fast. Well…

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26 Mar 2018
St Joseph’s Secondary School Tulla win Model E.U. Council debate

Congratulations to St Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla, Co. Clare students on their great win in the Model E.U. Council…

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