Principal’s Welcome

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.

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 25th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
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 Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 9th
3rd Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Wednesday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin at 1pm

Latest News

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In the absence of being able to hold Parent Teacher Meetings in-person due to Covid restrictions, it has been decided that Parent/Teacher Meetings will take place online this year as follows: 6th Years – Thursday 25th November 5th years – Thursday 2nd December 3rd years – Thursday 9th December All parents will receive the necessary […]

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