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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 […]

Past Pupils Events/Reunions

It is our exports, therefore, our past pupils, that make us most proud also. It is wonderful, then, when a former student comes back to the College, alone or with family, to share memories of time spent here. It is great to hear what so many have done and achieved in the years since they […]