Board of Management

Management of the school is under the Board of Management. A Board of Management was first established in October 1984. The Board is appointed by the Loreto Education Trust.

The Loreto Education Trust, from among the eight nominees, appoints the Chairperson of the Board. The Principal is the Secretary to the Board of Management.

The present members of the Board of Management are:

Bernie Ryan

Ms Angela McGarvey

Teaching Staff Nominee
Ms. Sharon Murphy

Ms. Donna Blessington

Parent Nominee
Ms. Mary Brady Dunning
Mr Patrick Sheanon

Trustee Nominee
Ms. Bernie Ryan
Ms. Jacqueline Maloney
Mr Gerard Finn
Bernie Dolan


Chairperson of Board of Management’s Welcome.

Welcome to the website of Loreto College Cavan.

Loreto College Cavan is an all-girls, voluntary Roman Catholic Secondary School under the trusteeship of the members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known in Ireland as the Loreto Sisters. The school was established in 1930 to provide second-level education for the girls of Cavan Town and its environs. The school community recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the school and was greatly honoured by a visit from the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese at that time.

Loreto College has a long tradition of academic and pastoral excellence and has always emphasised a holistic approach to the development of the students in its care. We have recorded significant achievements over the years in every area of school life, including many Young Enterprise and Young Scientist winners, outstanding achievement in Science in the Rolls Royce Competition, Sporting success in many County and Ulster championships, winners in Léargas and other EU funded projects, Young Social innovators, Debating and many other areas of school life. Just recently, our traditional music group, Sin É, won first prize in the Senior Trad Group Competition at the World Fleadh in Port Laoise

A Board of Management was first established in October 1984. The first lay Principal, Mr. Brendan McCann, was appointed in 1994. Ms. Donagh took over from Mr. McCann in 2005. Ms McGarvey took over from Ms Donagh in 2011.

Loreto College Cavan looks forward to continuing its excellent work into the future.

Chairperson of the Board of Management

The Board of Management delegates to the Principal, Ms. Angela McGarvey and the Deputy Principals, Ms. Laura Gilleese and Mr. Stephen Sheridan, the day-to-day administration of the school.

The Board of Management may be contacted by writing to The Secretary, Board of Management, Loreto College, Cavan, Co. Cavan