James Hardiman – Principal

James works with a commitment to  give opportunities to other people through providing a quality, friendly and supportive atmosphere at North Connaught College where each individual can achieve change in their life through life-long learning.

James qualified in maths and geography having studied in both Ireland and the UK. He entered the teaching profession initially before branching out and setting up his own business in Outdoor Education in North Mayo. During this time he also qualified with a Masters in Environmental Science. James re-entered the teaching profession at St. Mary’s College in the early 2000’s where he also held the position of Deputy Principal for ten years.

Our Staff

Deirdre O’Connor

Deputy Principal

Fiona Morrisroe Conway

Beauty Therapy

Dolores Hannon

College Secretary

Caroline Casey

Ann Marie McLouglin

Healthcare & Community

Adrien Kneale


Patricia O’Reilly


Michael Kellegher

College Caretaker

Maura Brennan

Childcare & Healthcare

Mary Leydon

Healthcare/Nursing Community

Laura Rainey

Security & Business

Hugh Ward

Career Guidance

Gabrielle McSharry

Course Support