Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí

Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai (Bantry Community College) was established through the amalgamation of St. Goban´s Bantry and Ardscoil Phobail Bheanntrai and now caters for over 697 post primary students and has a staff of approx 60.

On Tuesday 11th October 2011 the doors of our new state of the art college opened for the first time to welcome students.



The college was officially opened on March 30th, 2012 by Seán Sherlock, Minister for Research & Innovation. Speaking at the official opening Minister Sherlock said :

I am delighted to see that these resources include information and communications technologies, multi media learning laboratories, science laboratories, woodwork and engineering rooms.


The college operates under the co-trusteeship of  Cork Education and Training Board and the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

The College is co-educational and multi-denominational.


Mission Statement:

“In partnership, through a comprehensive curriculum, we aim to provide quality teaching and learning in the pursuit of excellence, to promote intellectual, spiritual and personal development in an atmosphere of respect thus enabling students to contribute positively to their community”







Latest News


Internet Safety for Teens – Free Parents Workshops

on February 25, 2015

Colaiste Pobail Bheanntraí's Parents Association is delighted to announce to free parents Read More→

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Fundraising Quiz

on February 24, 2015

Josh McGuinness is currently a student in Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí. As part of his work Read More→


Home Economics students travel to Discovery Science Festival

on February 24, 2015

Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí Second Year Home Economics Students enjoy an educational excursion to Read More→


‘Fairtrade’ Forthnight

on February 11, 2015

  Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai is a Fairtrade Read More→


Under 19 Girl’s Basketball.

on February 11, 2015

The under 19 Girl’s Basketball team have reached the All-Ireland final after a decisive victory Read More→

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Transition Years in West Cork Enterprise Competition

on February 10, 2015

Two TY mini companies participated in the West Cork Enterprise Read More→


O’Brien Cup Munster Final

on February 6, 2015

This was the first time a West Cork team claimed this coveted title. Played in difficult conditions Read More→