St Mary’s CB PES/ Secondary – Divis St / John St

St Mary’s, Divis Street

Four Christian Brothers arrived in Belfast on 3rd November 1866, Louis Caton, Thomas Neaton, Alipius Maguire and John Ennis. Their first school, St Mary’s, Davis St was opened on the 12th November 1866 where 350 pupils were taught in four classrooms. Many more could not be accommodated. The school became known as a school for “the ragged Arabs of the Lower Falls”.

 

FORMER TEACHERS

PAST PUPILS

1890s

Michael Mac ConaillSean MacEntee, Albert Sharpe,  

1920s
Walter Barkley, Patrick Barker, Patrick Begley, Thomas Bermingham, Andrew J V Bready, Charles A B Bready, Arthur J Byrne, Edward E Campbell, Michael R Campbell, Joseph B Clancy, John A Clarke, Peter E Cosgrove, Thomas C G Courtney, Gerald Cunningham, Brian Lady, Henry J Gallagher, Joseph G Hill, James Kelly, James Lappin, George Leonard, Joseph Lenzi, Donal McFarland,  Patrick P McFarland, Desmond McGranaghan, Patrick J McGrogan, Hugh McRandal, James McRandal, Thomas McKeith, Matthew McNaughton, Desmond O’Boyle, Gerald Scanlon, Joseph Skelton, 

1930s
Michael McFarland,

1940s
Oliver Campbell, Gerard Conlon, John Conlon, Seamas Conlon, Eamon Regan,