Education and Training

County Monaghan is supported by a network of 65 primary and 12 secondary schools and Monaghan Institute of Further Education and Training (MIFET).  (List of Primary Schools in Monaghan)

Post Primary Schools

Name Address  Enrolment
Largy College Analore Rd Clones Co Monaghan (047-51132) Boys: 230 Girls: 205
Coláiste Oiriall Ard Féa Muineachán Co Mhuineacháin (047-72344) Boys: 101 Girls: 173
Ballybay Community College Ballybay Co Monaghan (042-9741093) Boys: 144 Girls: 138
Inver College Carrickmacross Co Monaghan (042-9661282) Boys: 214 Girls: 162
Patrician High School Carrickmacross Co. Monaghan (042-9661525) Boys: 490
St Louis Secondary School Carrickmacross Co. Monaghan (042-9661587) Girls: 596
Our Lady's Secondary School Castleblayney Co. Monaghan (042-9740351) Boys: 298 Girls: 392
Monaghan Collegiate School Corlatt Monaghan Co Monaghan (047-82060) Boys: 141 Girls: 112
Castleblayney College Dublin Road Castleblayney Co Monaghan ( 042 - 9740066) Boys: 168 Girls: 136
St. Macartan's College Monaghan Co. Monaghan (047-83365)  Boys: 656
Beech Hill College Monaghan Co. Monaghan (047 81200) Boys: 413 Girls: 592
St. Louis Secondary School Monaghan (047-81422) Girls: 457


Third Level
Monaghan Institute offers a wide range of further education and training (FET) courses. Each course is specifically designed for employment - the balance between theoretical and practical study is decided with the job-market firmly in mind. Close links with local employers and the community ensure that the focus of FET course provision is reflective of local needs and current/future skills shortages. The work experience you complete as part of your training keeps both you and staff attuned to the realities of modern business/industry/commerce.

Dundalk Institute of Technology is just 45 minutes away with a variety of other universities and third-level options close-by (on both sides of the border).

Third Level Education

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Monaghan Institute of Further Education & Training


Monaghan Education Campus is a new multi-user education campus comprising of:

• A 16 classroom all Irish Primary School for Gaelscoil Ultain

• A 400 pupil all Irish Post Primary School for Colaiste Oiriall

• An Institute of Further Education (including Garage Theatre)

• Sports Hall – shared by all education users on the campus

Dundalk Institute of Technology