About St. Joseph’s

History

St. Josephs Intermediate School was opened for students on Tuesday 6th September 1960.

It was funded in part by St. Michaels Parish along with the Parishes of Botha, Pobal and Cleenish, together providing one third of the Capital Costs.

It was run and operated by the Presentation Brothers, to whom we are indebted for our founding ethos and vision.

The first Principal was Brother Osmund.

St. Josephs first enrolment was 284 students comprising 3 year groups: – Junior, Middle and Senior.

It had 16 teachers.

The official opening and blessing of the school took place on Saturday 12th September 1960 by Bishop OCallaghan.

In its 50 year history there have been 6 Principals:

  • The first Principal was Brother Osmund from 1960 to 1969.
  • He was followed by Brother Damacene who was Principal from 1969 to 1972.
  • History was made in 1972 when Jack Keenan took over the reigns as the first lay Principal.
  • Brian Gallagher became the 4th Principal of St. Josephs in 1984.
  • Brian was succeeded by Tom Cooney in 1996. Tom retired in August 2005.
  • Jimmy Jackson-Ware was Principal from 2005 to 2015.
  • Helena Palmer was appointed Principal in 2016.

In 1994 the school took on the title of St. Josephs College in recognition of the fact that it started to provide Post 16 education.

In 2011, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, St. Josephs has a staff of 38 and 232 students.

As in 1960, today a strong Catholic ethos permeates every aspect of the life of the school..

For further information about St Joseph’s College Enniskillen, please use the links below. If you cant find what you are looking for, please contact the school for more information on +44(0)28 6632 2918.

Principal’s Welcome
Core Values
School Prayer
School Uniform
Admission
School Prospectus
Board of Governors
Staff Members