Father Kevin Donaghy recently announced his retirement after 17 years as principal of St. Patrick’s Grammar School. It is fitting that as he announces his retirement the school should feature as the top all boy’s grammar school in Northern Ireland based on ‘A’ level results.
A past pupil of St. Patrick’s, Father Kevin started school life in September 1969, completing his final year as Head Boy in 1976. Father Donaghy returned to the school as a teacher in 1987 – the following year St Patrick’s Grammar school was set in place (1988) with the amalgamation of Armagh’s two boys’ grammar schools, two schools with long and proud histories of service and achievement, St Patrick’s College and CBS, Greenpark. He left St. Patrick’s to take up another teaching role in Dungannon in 1993.
Father returned to St. Patrick’s as Principal on the 1st September 1999 and has overseen significant academic, sporting, musical and many more successes at the Armagh school.
We wish Father Donaghy the very best for the future!