Specialist Rooms

Our specialist rooms include a:

  • Woodwork Room
  • Construction Studies Room
  • Technology Room
  • Engineering / Metalwork Room
  • Art & Craft Room
  • Technical Graphics Room
  • Music / Drama Room
  • Home Economics Room
  • Multimedia Room
  • Physics Room
  • Science Room
  • Science Demonstration Room


In addition, the school has:

  • Olympic size indoor basketball court (with electronic scoreboard and shot clocks)
  • Olympic size indoor volleyball court
  • 4 x Olympic standard table tennis tables
  • Modern changing facilities
  • Running track
  • Football / Soccer pitches
  • Outdoor Tennis / Basketball courts
  • Fully equipped Gym


canteen 1Portlaoise College’s canteen is open daily before school and at break time and lunchtime. We aim to provide a happy healthy environment where the children can meet with their friends whilst enjoying a delicious and nutritionally balanced meal.

The canteen provides hot, nutritious healthy meals for students at both 11am and lunch time. It also caters for students who stay behind after school for evening study.

The canteen kitchen was professionally designed in according to the latest food hygiene guidelines. There are two full time catering staff working in the canteen to meet the high demand from the students for their culinary delights.

At Portlaoise College we actively promote and encourage healthy eating both in and outside of school.


Opening times

Breakfast :           8:30am-8:50am

Break:                11:00am-11:15am

Lunch:               12:50pm-1:45pm


DSCF6979Here in Portlaoise College we have modern, state of the art facilities which aid students in gaining a top education. We have 6 fully kitted ICT rooms and each class group is allotted an ICT class every week. As well as our ICT rooms, every classroom has a computer and an overhead projector.  Some of the specialist rooms such as the Business and Home Economics have more for researching purposes.

Ten of our classrooms are fitted with brand new Visualisers which enhance learning in subjects such as Science, Maths and Technical Graphics.