|Sullivan Upper School is named after Robert Sullivan, a remarkable man who was born in Holywood in 1800 and devoted most of his life to the development of education in Ireland. |
He provided the money for the Sullivan Lower School which opened in 1862. Robert Sullivan died in 1868. His estate provided the money for the establishment of Sullivan Upper in 1877 and his will greatly influenced the character and aims of the school, and continues to influence Sullivan Upper School today.