This year St. Eunan’s College celebrates 115 years of education in Donegal and to coincide with the milestone the college has launched a new Alumni Association.
The College was formally opened in July 1906 and the first students, along with their teachers and President, Dr Edward Maguire, took up residence in September 1906.
Over the years the school grew with a mixture of boarders and ‘day boys’ attending. As a result, it was necessary to build a new extension to the school in the 1930s.
Later, the recreation hall was built in 1958 and a new science block in 1968. A new wing known as the ‘new building’ was added in 1979. Today, the College has a student population of over 900 with around 100 staff.
Currently, exciting plans are at an advanced stage for the construction of a new school on the existing site along with the refurbishment of the castle building as the school’s curriculum is constantly changing to meet the evolving needs of the modern era.
The long history and tradition created by the thousands of young men and staff who have entered the walls of St. Eunans down through the years is an important part of life on Sentry Hill.
It is this heritage that the Alumni Association hopes to preserve as it aims to create linkages with its former pupils and staff, many of whom are now scattered throughout the world.
The Alumni Committee is appealing for all former students and staff members to join our new Alumni Association. This can be done through the link on our website www.sainteunans.com, through the school Facebook page and Twitter account, by emailing email@example.com or by sending your details to us by post. We require your name, the year you finished in St. Eunans, a contact email address and phone number.
St. Eunan’s College Alumni Committee is also making an appeal for any memorabilia relating to the school.
These can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, dropped into reception or posted to the school addressed to the Alumni Committee. (Please note if you wish items returned).
As the school looks forward to an exciting future, it is hoped that those who call St. Eunan’s College, their alma mater, will be with us on that journey.