|St Malachy's College|
36 Antrim Road
|Coordinates||54°36′32″N5°56′25″W / 54.6089°N 5.9403°W Coordinates: 54°36′32″N5°56′25″W / 54.6089°N 5.9403°W|
|Motto||Gloria Ab Intus|
(Glory from within)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Closed||July – August|
|Local authority||Education Authority|
|Years taught||Year 8 – Year 14|
|Number of students||1,025 (approx)|
|Athletics||Badminton, basketball, Cross country running, Gaelic, golf, hurling, rugby, soccer, swimming, volleyball, waterpolo|
|Team name||Malachians FC|
St Malachy's College, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is the oldest Catholic diocesan college in Ulster. The college's alumni and students are known as Malachians. 
The college, founded by Bishop William Crolly, opened on the feast of Saint Malachy, 3 November 1833 four years after a Roman Catholic Relief Act ("Catholic Emancipation") removed the last of Penal Laws that had, until 1782, outlawed Catholic education. 
The college, opened under the superintendence of Cornelius Denvir, has been on the same site since 1833 when Bishop Crolly took the lease on an eleven-acre site on the northern fringes of the then small Georgian town – Vicinage House – which today is recalled on the street next to the college, Vicinage Park. Vicinage Farm was owned by Thomas McCabe, a watchmaker by trade, an advocate of Catholic Emancipation and parliamentary reform, and a founder member in 1791 of the Society of United Irishmen. 
One of the glories of the college is the chapel, built in the 1882 (at the same time as the distinctive College tower)  which was significantly enhanced for the college centenary in 1933 when 32 stained glasses windows from the Harry Clarke studio were commissioned.  Installation took place between 1935 and 1937 and today this is one of the finest collections of stained glass in Northern Ireland. 
St. Malachy's College is located in the Oldpark electoral area of north Belfast, between two main roads (the A6 Antrim Road and the A52 Crumlin Road), close to where they meet at Carlisle Circus.
The grounds of the college are accessed primarily from a tree-lined avenue on the Antrim Road, which leads to the front quadrangle, known as "the quad". The foremost building, which comprises 3 sides of the quadrangle and faces westward, is the oldest part of the college and dates to its earliest days in the 1860s. 'A' and 'B' blocks, housing the History, Classics and Drama departments, as well as administrative offices, the library, and the chapel, take up much of these three sides; the remaining rooms consist of priests' apartments, former dormitories and the Upper Study Hall. 
The more modern seminary building (see below) completes the fourth side of the quadrangle. The college canteen and Music block are also accessed through the front quadrangle.
The concreted back quadrangle, bounded by the College Hall (westward), the gymnasium (northward) and the old building (southward and eastward), has in recent years been enhanced by several flower beds. The Mater Infirmorum hospital, and a small shrine to the Virgin Mary, both overlook the back quadrangle. The College Hall is the focal point of dramatic productions within the college, as well as assemblies and examinations. In recent years, the college's music department has eschewed the College Hall for its annual concerts, in favour of the more acoustically advantaged Ulster Hall in Bedford Street.
Behind the College Hall is 'D' block, completed in the 1960s, and the adjoining 'E' block, completed in the 1970s. Both consist largely of standard classrooms, with the exception of Physics laboratories on the top floor of 'D' block and Biology laboratories on the top floor of 'E' block. Since the 1980s, the second floor of 'E' block has also become home to the Computing department. The school's Lecture Theatre is on the ground floor of 'E' block. 'C' block, located to the north of 'E' block, was opened in the 1990s and replaced a row of temporary classrooms from the 1950s. It now houses the Chemistry, Art and Technology departments. 
At the rear of the college grounds is the Sports Hall, the centrepiece of which is a basketball court, renovated in recent years with a multi-purpose hardwood floor. A synthetic pitch, laid in 2006, is adjacent to the Sports Hall. For security reasons, the pitch is surrounded by high walls on three sides, separating the college grounds from the former Crumlin Road prison (now a tourist site) and the residential area on the site of the former Girdwood British Army barracks on Cliftonpark Avenue.
The college celebrated its 175th Anniversary in April 2008 with a concert at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It also gathered the students and staff together in the college "Quad" area for a special photo which has not been taken in over 50 years for the college.
St. Joseph's Seminary, the seminary for the Diocese of Down and Connor,  was situated on the same campus for over a century. This was officially known as the Diocesan Seminary at St Malachy's, and colloquially as "the wing" due to it being a wing of the college building. The Diocesan Seminary moved to Cliftonville Road during the Christmas holidays of 2012, and took the name St. Malachy's Diocesan Seminary, in recognition of the long-standing connection to the college, until its closure in 2018.
The college has impressive records in both GCSE and A-level examinations, In 2018 it was ranked joint seventh in Northern Ireland for its GCSE performance with 99.4% of its entrants receiving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including the core subjects English and Maths.  82.4% of its students who sat the A-level exams in 2017/18 were awarded three A*-C grades. 
The college is also noted for having a strong music department and was designated as one of the first specialist music colleges in Northern Ireland and has built on this designation, developing a strong reputation for the arts and music and, more recently still, film/video production.  The college is strong in mathematics and the primary sciences, with numerous alumni working in senior positions in prestigious national and international engineering and technology companies and research institutes.
The college has had many recent sporting successes, especially in athletics and basketball. 
The current chairman of the board of governors for the college is Sir Gerry Loughran.
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