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 670 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”







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Transition Year Business Project Awards- UCC

on April 11, 2014

On Wednesday April 9th 2014, three mini company groups participated in the Bank of New York Mellon, Read More→

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Transition yr trip to Blackwater activity Centre

on April 10, 2014

On the 28th of April the Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai Transition year activity trip to Blackwater Read More→

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Geography field trip

on April 9, 2014

On Thursday 3rd April Class 1 Fionnbarra together with their Geography teachers Miss O Connor and Read More→

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Irish Maths Teachers Association Pi Quiz

on April 8, 2014

On Friday April 4th four junior cert students travelled to Wilton to take part in the Irish Maths Read More→

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C.P.B students visit Garda Station

on April 8, 2014

Rang 2 Ide visited Bantry Garda Station on Friday 4th April as part of their CSPE course. Garda Read More→

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Students participate in Community based Art project

on April 3, 2014

A number of second year students from Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai spent two days down in Co-Action Read More→


PA Cyberbullying Seminar

on March 31, 2014

A key topic of ongoing concern to parents is how to combat cyberbullying. A Nationwide Study of Read More→