Tel: (+353) 53 9377308

Our Facilities

In F.C.J. Bunclody we strive to combine the best traditions of our past with a progressive policy in the present and we believe that we are well equipped in human and material resources to face the future.  We have dedicated, committed staff and excellent specialist facilities which include :

Concert Hall & Music Rooms  /  Computer Room  /  ePortal throughout the school   /     S.E.N. Learning Centre   /   Guidance & Counselling Offices   /   Tuition Rooms – small groups   /   Language Laboratory                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

With our numbers continually increasing – 902 in September 2017  – the Study Hall/Library had to be converted into two classrooms, though they can be turned back into one room for meetings etc.   So we were delighted in October 2017 to witness the opening of a modern and up-to-date Library in the Convent Building.    Sr. Madeleine Hayes, fcJ, performed the Opening Ceremony. [See the Library page under Information]

 Dean Rooms    /      Sports Hall    /     Outdoor Gym    /     All-Weather Pitch     /     Two Home Economics Rooms with plans at an advanced stage for a third H.E. room in the St. Bridgid’s area     /    Tennis/Basketball Courts     /     Study Hall (Concert Hall)    /    Three Grass Pitches                     

Five Laboratories – Agricultural Science / Biology / Chemistry  / J.C. Science   /  Physics 

Specialist Rooms for Art  (with Kiln Room)  / Construction Studies  /  Design & Communications Graphics  /  Engineering   /  Materials Technology Wood   / Technical Graphics  /  Technology

During the Summer of 2017 improvements were made to the campus at the front of the buildings.   Extra car park spaces were provided and a clearly marked walkway for students was made from the front door to the main gate.



Students of 3rd, 5th & 6th Year may avail of two hours of supervised study each evening, Monday – Friday.  There is a charge for heating, etc.     Supervised Study for 6th Years is provided on Saturdays from October onwards and during mid-term breaks and Easter holidays at no cost to students.    5th & 6th Year “Study Skills” seminars are held annually.


We have spacious and beautiful grounds around our school.   This enables us to have separate recreation areas for the 1st and 2nd Years;  The Steps social area;  Courtyards and other areas with tables and seating.   Also there is the all-weather pitch, an outdoor Gym and of course the  Golf Links, which has three playing pitches and Basketball/Tennis Courts.                                                                                            
This useful service makes good food and hot drinks available for students and staff at lunchtime and before Evening Study, Sports Training, Orchestra Rehearsals, etc, at a reasonable cost. The Canteen is situated in St. Victoire’s Building.


Today, the Concert Hall and two classrooms are the oldest buildings on the campus.   They were built by the F.C.J. Society in 1964.   St. Bridgid’s, which is the 1st Year area and includes the Agricultural Science Laboratory, was completed in 1969 and was also funded by the F.C.J.’s.   The D.E.S. provided four prefab classrooms in this section of the Campus when the St. Victoire Building was erected.   These were demolished as soon as the four new rooms were completed in 2017.

St. Aidan’s  – the Construction Studies and Engineering Rooms, were erected in 1998, and funded by the F.C.J. Order.

In January 2003 work started on the d’Houët Building, which was built on the site of the Boarding School Building.  This project was financed by the F.C.J. Order and consists of 7 classrooms, a Technical Graphics Room, Toilets, an S.E.N. Learning Centre, office, storage and electrical facilities.   The building is named in honour of the Foundress of the F.C.J. Order, the Venerable Marie Madeleine Victoire de Bengy de Bonnault d’Houët and was opened in November 2003.   In 2017 two more classrooms were added to the building with D.E.S. funding.


St. Patrick’s – the red brick building, opened in 1986, and now provides Classrooms, Cloakrooms, Offices,  Computer Room, Biology & Physics Laboratories, Sports Hall, Language Laboratory, Art Room, Music Rooms, Domestic Science Kitchen & Sewing Room.   In June 1986 the boarding school closed after 125 years and the dormitories, refectory, etc. in the Grey Building were converted for school use.   This continued until the opening of the St. Victoire Building in 2003 when the Grey Building was demolished.

Work on the site of the St. Victoire’s Building started in September 2001.   Classes moved into the new building in January 2003.    This extension replaced the Boarding School (Grey) Building – Built in 1894 – which was demolished in January 2003. It is joined to the existing buildings by covered walkways.   St. Victoire’s has accommodation for the following :  classrooms, Staff rooms, offices, canteen, resource room, and Specialist Rooms for Technology, Chemistry, M.T. Wood & D.C.G.  In 2017 two extra classrooms were added to the building with D.E.S. funding. 

Contact Us

FCJ Secondary School,
Co. Wexford
Tel: (+353)53-9377308
App: FCJ Bunclody