Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy

Mission Statement

We believe in the value of the Catholic School and in it seek to integrate growth in Christ with the cultural enrichment acquired through human knowledge and skills. Our response requires deep commitment and dedication to the implementation of our mission statement.

“We are working to promote a secure and caring community environment, where respect, responsibility and Christian commitment grow; drawing forth the positive potential of each individual.”

Aim of Our School

  • To maintain a caring, stable environment where each student feels safe and secure.
  • To foster in each child a sense of respect and tolerance for herself, for others and for the wider community.
  • To encourage each student to take responsibility for herself, her learning and her property, and to instil in her an overall sense of honesty, loyalty and integrity.
  • To develop in each pupil her diverse talents and potential: Spiritual, Academic, Social, Physical, Creative and Emotional.
  • To recognise and reward effort and achievement, thus promoting a true sense of confidence and well-being.

School History

In 1859 the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Enniscorthy to open a Convent to meet the needs of the poor. In 1860 two rooms were procured and classes for children and adults commenced. Recognising the necessity for training the young, in 1882 a workroom was opened where the Sisters taught knitting, shirt making and kindred crafts.

In 1935, a large building for the second level pupils, known as Secondary Top under the direction of Sr. Catherine Bolger was provided. In 1970, the Secondary Top was upgraded to full Secondary status with the opening of phase one of the present Coláiste Bríde. The second phase was opened in 1978.

A Prayer Room was added in 1986 and a Sports & Drama Centre was opened in 1991. Four new classrooms were added in 1995, a fully equipped computer room in 1997 together with five pre-fabs to the rear of the school. A third science lab was fitted in 1999 and the school is now the Science Resource Centre for the Southeast.


News from Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy

10 Jan 2020
Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy Newsletter – December 2019

December Newsletter The Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy December Newsletter is now available. This newsletter features news from all school…

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31 Oct 2019
Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy Newsletter #19 Autumn 2019

The Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy Newsletter #19 Autumn 2019 is now available. This edition is packed full of news…

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15 Apr 2019
Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy Spring Newsletter 2019

The Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy Spring Newsletter is now available. This newsletter features Junk Kouture, CEIST Bake Off, St….

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15 Jan 2019
The ‘Global Schools’ Programme Launch in Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy

The ‘Global Schools’ Programme Launch in Coláiste Bríde On Thursday the 10th of January Coláiste Bríde welcomed three…

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24 Oct 2018
Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy – An Excellent Day with Her Excellency!

On Thursday last, 27th September 2018, all students of German at Coláiste Bríde, Inis Corthaidh, had the privilege…

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