As Principal, on behalf of the hardworking and dedicated staff and board of management of Portlaoise College, I would like to welcome you to our new website and invite you to explore the world of Portlaoise College.

This website will provide you with a glimpse of life at our school and an opportunity to explore the wide range of options we offer, from academic to liberal studies, from sports to music, and from individual to team pursuits.

I hope you take the time to browse our pages and get a sense of the wonderful school we have.

At Portlaoise College, we have a strong tradition of students, teachers, and parents working together to encourage students to reach their potential. We promote participation in a wide range of activities to develop skills and attitudes that will help students thrive in further education and the world of work.

You will be challenged and encouraged at Portlaoise College, with opportunities not only to discover your talents but also to develop them to their fullest. Our team of top-class, committed, and dedicated teachers is here to help you achieve your dreams, and you will do so in a new, purpose-built school with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

We hope that as you read our school prospectus, visit us in person, and explore the many successes highlighted on our website, you will gain a true sense of life at Portlaoise College. Here, friendships are forged, unbreakable bonds are formed, and the exciting world of knowledge, success, and endeavour is open to you. Secondary school is a time to be embraced and enjoyed, and you will progress through the years, leaving as bright, confident, and happy individuals.

That is my wish for you, and I hope we can achieve that goal together.

Of course, this website cannot replace the experience of visiting our school. I warmly invite you to contact us and visit Portlaoise College to discover first-hand what makes our school community so special. Our school Facebook page, Portlaoise College Official has all the up-to-date photos of what has been happening in our school community.  

Thank you for visiting our website, and I very much look forward to meeting you in person.

Noel Daly
Principal of Portlaoise College

Noel Daly

Principal of Portlaoise College

Deputy Principals at Portlaoise College

Patricia Cullen

Patrick Travers

Mary Marum