Year - 1833
St. Malachy’s College & The O’Laverty Library
Antrim Road
028 9074 8285


  • Date: Founded 1833
  • Architect: John O'Neill.
  • Style: Gothic.
  • Extensions: Additions designed by Mortimer Thomson (who was involved in the construction of St Patrick's Church) in 1882. Gymnasium added in 1935. The chapel houses stained glass windows by renowned artist Richard King, when he was working at Harry Clarke Studios.
  • Relationships: Close relationship with St Patrick's Church.
  • The O’Laverty Library: Converted from classroom in 1872; used as meeting room for Gaelic League members in 1920s; contains libraries of key 19th century Belfast figures.
  • Use: Education since 1833
  • Notable: Bishop Cornelius Denvir, James O'Laverty, Thomas McCabe, Ciaran Hinds, Pat Hughes.
  • Stop 10 on the North Belfast Heritage Trail (next stop Carnegie Old Park Library).

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