Scoil Phádraig is an integral part of the community of Corduff. The newly built Scoil Phádraig opened its doors in 1986 to its first pupils. Although this was an extremely joyous occasion for Corduff, it was also tinged with sadness as it also signified the end of an era following the closure of the two existing schools – Sreenty N.S. and Corduff N.S.
The solemn blessing of the building was performed by Rev. Dean Morris. Rev. Fr Beggan presided at the ceremony and formally welcomed the Minister and other distinguished guests and all the parents, teachers, pupils, families and friends who had come to join in this historic event. Rev. Dean Morris read a special prayer, in which he expressed the wish that the new school would always be the “home of truth and wisdom”. Then the Minister for Health, Carrickmacross man, Dr. Rory O’ Hanlon TD performed the official opening.