St. Raphael’s College, Loughrea

Mission Statement

St. Raphael’s College is a Catholic, co-educational school which aims to provide a Christian education designed to help each pupil achieve his/her potential.

As a Christian school we see the achievement of excellence in everything we do as our objective, while at the same time equally promoting the Christian values of tolerance, understanding and compassion. We have a tradition of academic excellence in St. Raphael’s.

Administrators and teachers see themselves as supporting the parents who are the primary educators of their children.

The broad education offered strives toward not only academic achievements, but the complete development of each pupil.

School History

St. Raphael’s College was founded by the Clonfert Sisters of Mercy in 1917. Up to 1974 the school provided education for day-girls and boarders from both the local area and many different parts of the country. In 1974, St. Raphael’s amalgamated with St. Brendan’s De La Salle School, which had been founded in 1947. For the first time there was a mixed staff which since then has offered co-education to boys and girls in this area.

CEIST are the trustees of St. Raphael’s College. The Trustees delegate the management of the College to a Board of Management, which is responsible for the ethos and direction of the school.




News from St. Raphael’s College, Loughrea

26 Feb 2018
St. Raphael’s College, Loughrea – Cross Country South Connachts

Great Success at the South Connachts Cross Country on a cold day in Galway. The minor girls team…

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26 Nov 2016
St. Raphael’s College Loughrea Stages Show of the Century

Amy Haverty of St. Raphael’s College, Loughrea, Co. Galway has kindly shared the following article with CEIST It…

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