Manor House occupies a complex of red-brick buildings on the road from North Bull Island to Raheny village centre, formerly the site of a "Big House," which was demolished in the early days of the school.The school site is bounded by the Santry River and Watermill road.

The congregation of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God was founded in 1869 by Frances Taylor. In 1952 the sisters were invited by the parish priest of Raheny, Monsignor W Fitzpatrick to open a convent and a primary school in his parish. Manor House was purchased from Mr Morgan Mooney in March of that year. In 1953 the Junior School opened with twelve pupils. The Secondary School opened in September 1956 with two teachers. Due to an increase in demand for places in the Secondary school, there was a first extension in 1964 and a second one in 1977. The junior School was phased out during the 1960's. Originally the school was a private fee-paying establishment. In 1967, it joined the free education scheme. A Board of Management was set up in 1989. The first lay Principal was appointed in June 1995. The current enrolment of students is 770. Manor House aims to encourage each girl to identify and develop her potential in a caring and disciplined environment. Here is a copy of the address given by one of our sisters, Sister Margaret Cashman SMG, at a School Mass in 2014.

Recently there has been a new development for the school and our trustees. The Poor Servants established a new trust with 12 other religious orders. So, we are now a school in the SMG tradition under the trusteeship of the Le Chéile Schools Trust.


Moya Doherty, Riverdance Producer

Past pupil, Moya Doherty of Riverdance fame, gave a wonderful talk to our TY students during Empowering Women week in 2016. Here is the video she showed during the talk.


This is how Manor House looked and sounded in the years between 1953 and 1999. Many thanks to Ms Ní Ghallchóir, Ms Moya Doherty and Tyrone Productions for producing this video. Enjoy your trip down memory lane!

Strong Women in Action: 8 March 2018

The Student Council would like to acknowledge International Women's Day on Thursday, 8 March.  This slideshow, which Mr Montgomery and his 3rd years created last year, was screened on the school screens on International Women's Day in order to showcase the theme of strong women and their contribution to society. Below is a short video made by Mr Abrahamian. It features Women of Faith and includes our foundress Frances Taylor.