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President’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to St Kieran’s College, our Diocesan Secondary School. Since we first began in 1782 St Kieran’s College has remained faithful to its original mission and ethos: the education and formation of each student to the highest standards, based on the values of the Gospel. We strive, therefore, to provide the opportunity for students who come to St Kieran’s the possibility to achieve the fullness of their potential academically, personally, sportingly and spiritually.

The school community is led today by Mr Adrian Finan, as Principal, Mr Ken Maher and Mr Liam Smith as Deputy Principals and a team of many committed pastoral, year heads, post holders and so many more. Ours is a community that has all its members working to realise our mission – the relentless pursuit of academic excellence – and the full formation, of each student, according to the values of the Gospels so that each may fulfil their God-given talents.

It is, truly, humbling to witness the variety of gifts and talents of our students. They are as many as the pupils we educate – from music to drama, debating to maths, poetry to science, languages to sporting successes and so much more… It is a privilege for us to journey with these men as they hone their talents through practice and commitment. Educating them is a sacred duty, guiding them is an honour, coaching them is a privilege, encouraging them is a simple task and enjoying the fruits of their gifts – a joy.

As the oldest Catholic Secondary School in Ireland, we are very proud of our past; and of those who left here carrying that tradition with them, we are immensely proud! But it is the future that we think about most: how can we continue to best prepare our students to serve as leaders in the Ireland of tomorrow?
I know you will find in St Kieran’s College a community that is welcoming, supportive and encouraging. Maybe this is the continuation of your family’s tradition with St Kieran’s or maybe it is the beginning of a new one … whichever it may be, you are most welcome.

Fr Dermot Ryan

President

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Key Dates

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)
Thursday 9th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
March
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test
Friday 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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