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How To Apply for A School Place in St Kieran’s College


If you are interested in applying for a place in St Kieran’s College for your son, we would first advise that you view our  St Kieran’s College Prospectus  and then carefully read all of the information below:



Admissions Policy

Please read the St Kieran’s College Admission Policy. Our admissions policy outlines how the admission procedure works for our school. It was formulated and ratified by our Board of Management, following consultation with our Parents’ Association, Student Council and Teaching Staff. It has been approved by our then Patron, Most Reverend Denis Nulty, Apolostic Administrator for the Diocese of Ossory. It is reviewed by the Board of Management on an annual basis, most recently on August 21st 2023.

Please click on the following link to download our Admission Policy


Application Process for Enrolment to First Year


Mailing List (optional) 

  • You may wish to have your name included on our mailing list.
  • This is not a requirement but names on the mailing list will receive a reminder about our Open Night/ Admissions Process for the following academic year, when your son begins Sixth Class.
  • To be included on our mailing list, please click on the following link and submit the relevant form: I would like to be included on the Mailing List  


Annual Admission Notice

  • The Annual Admission Notice will be published here after September 1st each year.  The Annual Admission Notice for the 2024-2025 is available here.
  • The Annual Admission Notice gives all relevant dates for the full application process pertaining to the Sixth Class students for that given year for admission to St Kieran’s College the following year.
  • The deadline for applications for 1st Year 2024-2025 has now passed. However, if you would like to make a late application, the Application Form for First Year 2024-2025 is available on request by emailing: school@stkieranscollege.ie

Annual Process 

  • The link for the relevant Online Application Form will be available here following the publication of the Annual Admission Notice.
  • The school will host an Open Night (usually in September) on for prospective students (Sixth Class Only) and their parents.

Application Process for School Transfer:

If you wish to apply for a place for your son as a school transfer (i.e. if he wishes to transfer from another second-level school) then you must:

  • Read the St Kieran’s College Admission Policy available below.
  • Download a copy of our School Transfer Application Form (available below) for students transferring from another second-level school or contact the school office to have a copy posted to you.
  • Complete this School Transfer Application Form and submit a hardcopy to the School Office.
  • Please include copies of your son’s two most recent school reports with his application and a cover-letter explaining why you are considering a school transfer at this time.
  • Please note that we receipt all applications via email to the email address provided in the School Transfer Application Form.
  • If you do not receive same within a couple of days, the onus is on you to contact the school.
  • The school does not take any responsibility for Application Forms not received.

Relevant Documents:

Admission Policy

School Transfer Application Form

Form BOMR1


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Key Dates

Key Dates

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the below times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

Thursday 24th
6th year students return at 8:50
Friday 25th
3rd year students return 8:50am/ 1st Year Induction at 11am
Monday 28th
2nd year, 5th year and TY students return to school at 8:50am
Monday 18th
Open Evening
Friday 22nd
Sports Day
Monday 25th
School Closed
Thursday 19th (4:15-6:45pm)
6th Year P/T Meeting
Friday 27th
Mid-Term Break Begins @ 1pm
Monday 6th
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursdays 9th (7pm)
6th Year Careers Information Evening
Thursday 16th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
3rd Year P/T Meeting
Thursday 23rd (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
5th Year P/T Meeting
Friday 24th
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Monday 27th
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Friday 14th
Christmas Carol Service @ 7:30pm
Friday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin @ 1pm
Monday 8th
School Reopens after Christmas Holidays
Thursday 11th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 18th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
1st Year P/T Meeting
Monday 22nd
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Thursday 25th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
2nd Year P/T Meeting
Monday 29th (Jan) - Friday 9th (Feb)
Mock Examinations for JC & LC
Monday 5th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Wednesday 7th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for Transition Year Parents
Friday 9th
Mid -Term Break Begins @ 1pm
Monday 19th
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 22nd (4:15-6:45pm)
TY P/T Meeting
Friday 8th
St Kieran's Day Activities
Monday 18th
School Closed
Friday 22nd
Easter Holidays Begin @ 1pm
Monday 8th
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 18th (7pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
Monday 6th
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 7th
School Closed
Friday 31st
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 5th
Junior & Leaving cert exams start

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