Drogheda Grammar School

Drogheda Grammar School

Drogheda Grammar School
Latin: Factis Non Verbis
("By deeds not words")
Drogheda, Meath
Type Private, independent, coeducational Boarding/Day school
Denomination Predominantly Protestant and Buddhist
Established 1669
Head of campus Hugh Baker
Staff 120
Enrolment 350
Colour(s) Green and Black
Website droghedagrammarschool.ie

Drogheda Grammar School is an Irish co-educational multi-denominational boarding and day school, located on the Mornington Road, Drogheda, County Meath. Founded in 1669 by royal charter, the school was saved from closure in the 1950s by a group of mainly Quakers. Although the school is part of the Protestant SEC Sector, it does not have a patron.


Drogheda Grammar School is located on 18 acres in a rural setting off of Mornington Road, Drogheda, Count Meath. The original building on its current campus was owned by Chief Justice Henry Singleton.[1] Recently the school has received a new building which was open to students in 2012. This new building includes a library/writing center, technology workshop, DCG room, and a Home Economics room. In there is a small reflection room which as a stained glass window originally made in contribution to the memory of a student who died in 1942 by Harry Clarke Stained Glass Studio in the 1940s and was in storage since 1976 after the school was moved from Lawrence Street. The school hosts 6 tennis courts, 5 playing pitches, a large gymnasium, and an AstroTurf pitch available for student use.[2]


The school has a strong sports tradition in recent years with the boys' rugby team winning the North East Leinster league three years in a row. The school also has chess team which has won the Leinster junior chess league every year since 2004.

Past pupils


  1. "Holdings: Some notes on the buildings of Drogheda Grammar...". sources.nli.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  2. "School History - Drogheda Grammar School". www.droghedagrammarschool.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-01.

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Coordinates: 53°43′8″N 6°18′13″W / 53.71889°N 6.30361°W / 53.71889; -6.30361

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