St Patrick's College Strathfield


Edmund’s first School.

In 1802, using a converted stable of three rooms in New Street, Waterford, Edmund begins his ministry in education. His commitment to a life of educating the poor is borne out of the sale of his business and in taking up residence upstairs in New Street.

Plans for a more substantial school, built on the back of Edmund’s business success, are at this time in motion.The early setbacks he experiences do not deter him and he is joined by two men, Thomas Grosvenor and Patrick Finn, who commit their services to his new venture.

Edmund’s revelation alive in the world today.