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 the Penal Laws in the same year.  The College was situated in a number of different locations during the following decades before the foundation stone of the present neo-Gothic building was blessed in 1836. Two years later the College had a permanent home.

Since then, many extensions have been added, making St Kieran’s College a fine blend of historical and modern building styles.

The present College crest replaced an earlier one in 1874. St Kieran is represented with mitre and staff, standing between two pillars.  The motto is Hiems Transit (“Winter has passed”) from The Song of Songs (2:11) which refers to the ‘winter’ of the Penal Laws era.

In keeping with the aims of the College founders, we at St Kieran’s College strive to prepare an educated, committed, Catholic laity, keeping in mind its particular role in promoting solid Christian values.

Key Dates

August
Wednesday 25th
Staff Day (No school for students)
Thursday 26th
6th Years return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
Induction for First Year students at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return to school at 8:50am
September
Friday 3rd
Leaving Certificate Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day (To be confirmed)
October
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins
November
Monday 1st
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
LC Careers Information Evening (TBC)
Thursday 11th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting (TBC)

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the above times and dates. Please check back to this webpage throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

Key Dates

August
Thursday 26th
Sixth Year students return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
First Year Induction at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return to school at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return at 8:50am
September
Friday 3rd
Leaving Cert Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day
October
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 1st
School reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
Sixth Year Careers Information Evening at 7pm
Thursday 11th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm) TBC
Thursday 25th
Third Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm) TBC
Friday 26th
Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Monday 29th
Free Day (No School for students)
December
Thursday 2nd
Fifth Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm) TBC
Wednesday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin at 1pm

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

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