Scoil Cholmcille is a five teacher school. It is surrounded by farmland and is situated about halfway between Drogheda and Duleek. The original school dates from 1897. This building is now a private house. The present building was built in 1961. It was a two teacher school.
The school was refurbished and extended in 2005/2006 and now has 4 main-stream classrooms and a special education room. During the school year 2015/2016, a General Purpose Room was built onsite as were car parking facilities.
Scoil Cholmcille is a Roman Catholic School which aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil – physical, intellectual, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.
It was one evening during the great Battle of the Boyne, St. James fled from the battle scene by horse. As he galloped through Mount Hanover his horse lost a shoe. Having nowhere to stay St. James took shelter in Mount Hanover house. It is from here we get the horseshoe, while the books and the quill represent the hard work in the school down through the years!