Who Do I Contact?

Fr.-Willie-PurcellWe know how difficult this proclamation is nowadays and how easy is the temptation to discouragement when the effort seems useless. “Vocations promotion, with respect to other ministries in the Christian community, is the most difficult and most delicate”. However we wish also to remember that there is nothing more stimulating than a witness to one’s own vocation, which is so passionate as to make it contagious.

New Vocations for a New Europe  Rome, 5-10 May 1997

Contact Details

Rev. William Purcell, Ossory Vocations Director,

St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny.

Tel. 056-7770261    Mobile: 087-6286858    E-mail: ossoryvocdir@gmail.com


Bishop Seamus Freeman

Vocations Office

Sion Road, Kilkenny

Tel:  056 7762448

If you are interested in learning more or simply have some questions you would like answered why not contact us using the form below.  Someone will get back to you shortly.

Key Dates

Monday 1st
School reopens for Leaving Cert Students
Friday 5th
St Kieran’s Day Mass
Wednesday 17th
School Closed (St Patrick’s Day)
Friday 26th (1.00 pm)
Easter Holidays begin
Monday 12th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 22nd (7.00 pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
Monday 3rd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 4th
School Closed (Free Day)
Friday 28th
Last day of school for all students
Wednesday 9th
Leaving Cert Examinations Begin

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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