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St Mary's Africa, Our Global Partner in Education


Fr Donall Cathain and Sr Paulina, Principal

St Mary’s Primary and Secondary School is located in the African country of Nigeria. There are no towns or cities in the area and tarred roads do not exist; the landscape is rough and extreme. The primary school opened in May 2008 and the secondary school admitted its first group of students in September 2010. The school has been built through the combined efforts of Fr. Donall Cathain, a young SMA priest from Cork, Rowan Hand from Newry and a range of sponsors in Newry and throughout Ireland. To date St Mary's High School has raised £25,000 to support the building of the primary and secondary schools.


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St Mary's High School, Newry