Pat McDonagh is a former teacher and e-learning entrepreneur. He is one of the founders of the Riverdeep educational technology firm and is currently chairman of the Third Force e-learning company.
He owned the site on which the school was built and helped fund the construction of the school.
Rolestown’s brand-new state of the art school was officially opened on the 1st February 2010. The school is named after its benefactor, local man Pat McDonagh and was unveiled by Mr McDonagh himself.