Other Secondary Schools
- St. Michael's College
The College was founded by the Catholic bishop of Kerry more than one
hundred years ago to provide education for boys in the North Kerry area.
Its original school population of about 70 was multi-denominational,
including the son of the local Protestant clergyman, alongside the sons of
evicted tenants. It was originally to be located in The Square in Listowel.
This building was inadequate and when the present building, which was
built before 1845 as a fever hospital, became vacant it was bought for the
It was extended during the 1950's and again after the centenary
celebrations in 1979 when the present large extension was built. There are
more than 350 pupils in the college now and a new extension is currently under construction.
- Listowel Community College
The Community College is the only co-educational secondary school in the town. Run by the Kerry VEC, it has served the town with distinction for many years as a centre for learning especially with regards to technical subjects such as woodwork and metalwork.
As well as a comprehensive leaving-cert, leaving-cert applied and LCVP curriculum.
The school currently has an extensive range of Post Leaving-Cert courses
(including a very successful International Teleservices course) available which has proved
very popular with the students of the town.