Belvedere College

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Belvedere College S.J. (sometimes St Francis Xavier's College) is a voluntary secondary school for boys in Dublin, Ireland. The school has numerous notable alumni in the arts, politics, sports, science, and business. Alumni and teachers at Belvedere played major roles in modern Irish literature (James Joyce, Austin Clarke, the foundation of Ireland's National Theatre),[1][2][3] the standardisation of the Irish language (de Bhaldraithe), as well as the Irish independence movement – both the 1916 Rising (Joseph Mary Plunkett, Éamon de Valera) and the Irish War of Independence (Éamon de Valera, Cathal Brugha, Kevin Barry). The school's notable alumni and former faculty include two Taoisigh (Irish Prime Minister), one Ceann Comhairle (Speaker of the Lower House of the Irish Parliament), several cabinet ministers, one Blessed, one Cardinal, one Archbishop, one signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, two Supreme Court Justices, one Olympic medallist, thirty Irish international rugby players and numerous notable figures in the world of the arts, academia and business. Belvedere College forms the setting for part of James Joyce's semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'

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Belvedere College SJ
Coláiste Beilbhidír
Belvedere House in 2011

Coordinates53.355732°N 6.261936°W / 53.355732; -6.261936
MottoPer vias rectas
(By straight paths)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Society of Jesus
Established1832; 191 years ago (1832)
HeadmasterGerry J. Foley
Number of students1,005
Colour(s)   Black and white
Former pupilsOld Belvederians