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Welcome to St Kieran’s College school web site.  As the oldest Catholic secondary school in Ireland, we have a proud tradition and have been central to the education of the people of the locality and the diocese of Ossory for over two hundred years.  The school is set in extensive grounds close to the centre of Kilkenny City and serves the educational needs of over seven hundred boys.

Our ethos and culture reflect the diocesan nature of the school as we provide a rounded and holistic education for the pupils in our care.  We are proud of our academic record as is evidenced by the successes of our pupils in the Leaving Certificate over many years.  We are proud, too, of the wide range of extra-curricular activities that we are able to provide in sports and other areas and we are of course renowned as the most successful school in the country in hurling competitions.

Recently, a team of Inspectors from the Department of Education and Skills conducted a Whole School  Evaluation in the school. It is tremendously gratifying for everyone involved in the St Kieran’s College community that the findings are so positive and are a glowing endorsement of what the school seeks to achieve.  We are told that:

  • The vision for the college is clearly focused on providing students with high-quality educational experiences and outcomes.
  • There was a high standard of teaching and learning observed in St Kieran’s College.
  • Students were enthusiastic about attending St Kieran’s and displayed a positive attitude, diligence and sense of community, which clearly exemplifies the college’s characteristic spirit.
  • The college’s programme of extracurricular and co-curricular activities is exceptional and exemplary.
  • The full report, published in January 2010, can be accessed on the Department of Education and Skills website.

On behalf of my colleagues on the staff, the pupils and parents that make up the St. Kieran’s College Community, I trust that you will find our web site useful and informative.

Mr Adrian Finan

Principal

Quick Links

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

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.

December
Thursday 2nd
Fifth Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 9th
3rd Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Wednesday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin at 1pm
January
Thursday 6th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Tuesday 11th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 20th
1st Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 21st
JCT Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Monday 24th
JCT Cluster Day (No school for students)
Thursday 27th
2nd Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
February
Tuesday 1st
Subject Choice Online Meeting for Transition Year Parents
Monday 7th
TY Work Experience begins for two weeks
Thursday 10th
Transition Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 18th
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 28th
School reopens after M/T Break
March
Thursday 3rd
St Kieran's Day Mass
Friday 4th
St Kieran's Day Activities
Thursday 17th
St Patrick's Day - School Closed
Friday 18th
Bank Holiday - School Closed
Monday 21st
Free Day - No school for students
April
Friday 8th
Easter Holidays Begin @1pm
Monday 25th
School reopens after the Easter Holidays @8:50am
Thursday 28th
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 2nd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
June
Friday 3rd
Summer holidays begin @1pm

Latest News

Virtual BT Young Scientist

2022 will bring much excitement for our budding Young Scientists who qualified for the annual BT Young Scientist Competition. This year, six groups have qualified from St Kieran’s College. Well done to Mr Hennessy for organising and to all our students for all of their hard work – Conor Fitzmaurice, Charlie Fitzgerald, John Davis, John […]

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Christmas in St Kieran’s

We were lucky to enjoy many festivities in the lead up to Christmas including our many fundraising activities for local charities, writing Christmas Cards to those in local nursing homes and our outdoor Carol Service on the Front Steps of the College – All part of our Advent journey. Click this link here for a […]

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Parents Association Virtual AGM

The Parents’ Association AGM will take place online on Wednesday 8th December at 7pm. Guest Speaker on the night will be Ms Elma Walsh. Parents will be sent details for how to receive the link to the meeting. All parents are welcome to attend.

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