Coláiste Phobail Cholmcille is a small school founded in 1999 to serve the community, both children and adults of Tory Island. Before the school was founded, the Island’s young people had to leave their families and home behind to avail of second-level education which was only available on the mainland. Thanks to County Donegal Vocational Education Committee and the parents of the Island, Tory’s young people can now avail of second-level education at home on the Island.
Coláiste Phobail Cholmcille is a co-educational school which places great emphasis, not only on the highest educational standards, but also on Irish language and culture. Irish has a central place in the life of the school.