TV Screen Day

You are welcome to Upcoming Events Thursday 8th February 2024 ETB 2.30pm Class 9.30am DUNNE ROOM ETB 12.30pm Class 9.30am LANIGAN ROOM ETB 2.30pm Class 9.30am BIRCH LIBRARY School Music Class 9.00am COLLEGE CHAPEL School Trad Class 11.00am COLLEGE CHAPEL School of Philosophy 7.00pm DUNNE ROOM School of Philosophy 7.00pm LANIGAN ROOM Unity Singers 7.30pm […]

TV Screen one event

You are welcome to Upcoming Events Saturday 19th November 2022 PCI College CP413 9.00am LANIGAN ROOM KCETB Professional Development 9.30am DUNNE ROOM

About

St Kieran’s College, which is a Diocesan College under the patronage of the Bishop of Ossory, was founded in 1782. In fact records show that on the 12th October, 1782 a lease was signed for an old house in Kilkenny making St Kieran’s the oldest Catholic College in the country and ‘the first Catholic College […]

History

St Kieran’s College is a diocesan Catholic secondary school under the patronage of the Bishop of Ossory.  St Kieran of Saighir is said to have preached the Gospel in Ireland before St Patrick. The College was established in 1782, ‘the first Catholic College in the Kingdom’ to open its doors after Grattan’s Parliament had relaxed […]

College President

I am delighted to welcome you to the website for St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny. St Kieran’s College, which is a Diocesan College under the patronage of the Bishop of Ossory, was founded in 1782. In fact records show that on the 12th October, 1782 a lease was signed for an old house in Kilkenny making […]

Mission Statement

St Kieran’s College, as Ireland’s oldest Catholic Secondary School and Diocesan College, continues its founding aim of the pursuit of real excellence in education and faith formation, in the light of the Gospel, so as to allow all our students, and all who visit the College or avail of its many services on or off-campus, […]

Past Pupils

When the College opened its doors for the first time in 1782 its goal was simple: the education and formation of each student to the highest standards based on the values of the gospel. It was, therefore, right from the start, all about students. It is after all for them that the school came into […]

Past Pupils Newsletters

A lot is happening: we continue to be a vibrant secondary school which is at the heart of all that we do here, its pupils the standard-bearers today for the great tradition and history of the College. Since the first days of our existence, in 1782, we have worked to move people on. The College […]

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.

August
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
September
Monday 18th
Open Evening
Friday 22nd
Sports Day
Monday 25th
School Closed
October
Thursday 19th (4:15-6:45pm)
6th Year P/T Meeting
Friday 27th
Mid-Term Break Begins @ 1pm
November
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)
December
Friday 14th
Christmas Carol Service @ 7:30pm
Friday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin @ 1pm
January
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
February
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
March
Friday 8th
St Kieran's Day Activities
Monday 18th
School Closed
Friday 22nd
Easter Holidays Begin @ 1pm
April
Monday 8th
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 18th (7pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 6th
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 7th
School Closed
Friday 31st
Summer Holidays Begin
June
Wednesday 5th
Junior & Leaving cert exams start

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Maths Regional Winners

Congrats to our Junior Maths Team – Conor Aylward, Darragh Drennan, Ivin Sony & Ryan Minogue – First place in the IAMTA Regional Maths Competition.  

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Catholic Schools Week 2024

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