Mission statement

The mission of Templemichael College is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and qualities required to unlock their potential and create opportunities in a changing diverse world. This mission will be achieved in partnership with parents/guardians and the wider community.

We are committed to providing an environment which leads to the personal development of the individual and promotes the unique talents of our students.


The school opened in 1983 as a co-educational school. It is located on a beautiful twelve-acre site with extensive playing fields and surrounded by mature trees.

Templemichael College is proud to be a VEC school that has been in Longford since 1983. You may ask what the VEC is and how is it relevant to your child’s education.

The VEC was originally set up in 1930’s to provide easy access to continuing education for Ireland’s young at a time when second level education was not the norm. Through the years the VEC prides itself on changing and growing with the needs of the county. This need is what led to the opening of Templemichael College.

Since opening our doors we too have strived to provide both first class and relevant educational needs for each of our students. With our rich history, we are in a unique position to offer our students a wide range of subjects that will give your child the best chance of achieving their goals. We are the same as all second level schools our syllabus includes academic subjects such as Mathematics, English, Irish, French, History, etc but we also offer less widely available subjects such as Engineering, Woodwork, Metalwork, Technical Graphics and Home-Economics.

Templemichael College also offers a wide range of subjects at third level.

In School Management:

Principal Sorcha Nic Dhonnacha

Deputy Principal Michael O’Rourke

Assistant Principal Annmarie Flynn

Assistant Principal Maura Casey

Assistant Principal Fiona Fallon

Guidance Counsellor Linda Doorley

Home School Liaison Co-ordinator Linda Doorley

Special Duties Teachers

Linda Doorley

Olive Wright

Valerie Connally

Secretarial Staff Mary Nolan & Maeve Hartman

School Completion Co-ordinator Shane Crossan

J.C.S.P Co-ordinator Maeve O’Reilly