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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

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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.

September
Friday 23rd
Sports Day for all students
Monday 26th
Open Night for Incoming First Years 2023 beginning at 6:30pm
October
Monday 17th - Friday 28th
TY Work Experience
Thursday 27th
6th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 28th
Midterm Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 7th
School reopens after Mid-Term Break at 8:50am
Thursday 10th
6th Year Careers Information Evening for Parents at 7pm
Thursday 17th
5th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 25th
Staff Training Day - No school for students
Monday 28th
JCT Cluster Day - No school for students
December
Thursday 1st
3rd Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Monday 12th
Christmas Exams Begin (Provisional)
Wednesday 21st @1pm
Christmas Holidays Begin
January
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Thursday 12th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 19th
1st Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 26th
2nd Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
February
Monday 6th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
March
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test
Thursday 9th
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 17th
St Patrick's Day (School Closed)
Monday 20th
JCT State Training Day (No School for Students)
Friday 31st @ 1pm
Easter Holidays Begin
April
Monday 17th @8:50am
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 27th @7pm
Third Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 1st
Bank Holiday (School Closed)
Tuesday 2nd
Free Day (School Closed)
Monday 23rd
End of Year Awards Night
Monday 29th
Summer Exams Begin (Provisional)
June
Friday 2nd @1pm
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 7th
State Examinations Begin

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Junior Cycle Results

Well done to all students on the outstanding Junior Cycle results. A proud day for students, teachers and families.

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Active Schools

St Kieran’s College is one of just 20 schools in the country selected to pilot the introduction of the Active School Flag programme to Post-Primary schools in Ireland. Our Active School Flag (ASF) Team are busy planning ways to make our whole school community more active, more often.

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