Welcome to Kilkenny Model School

Generally known as ‘The Model School’, Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School was founded in 1856 and is located in a fine modern school building just off the Castlecomer Road in the medieval city of Kilkenny.

History of the Model School

Sift through the exciting events in the life of our school, find out how we got our name and about the three different school buildings we have occupied.

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What we've been doing

Dolores Keaveney, Author/Illustrator School Visit

Dolores Keaveney, Author/Illustrator School Visit

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 | Mrs. Jackson's Class Mrs. Patterson Ms. Kearns's Class

Dolores Keaveney, author and painter, came to school to speak with Junior Infants – 2nd Classes. She read some of ...
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Fabian Erlinghauser - Cartoon Saloon Illustration Workshop

Fabian Erlinghauser – Cartoon Saloon Illustration Workshop

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 | Ms. McLoughney

Fabian Erlinghauser, from Cartoon Saloon, gave an illustration workshop to 5th & 6th classes. Fabian introduced the children to drawing ...
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Snow Pictures "Beast from the East" February 2018

Snow Pictures “Beast from the East” February 2018

Monday, March 12th, 2018 |

Thank you to Richard Sherwood for these photos of our school.
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Alan Nolan - author visit

Alan Nolan – author visit

Monday, February 26th, 2018 | Ms Mackey's Class Ms. Lorraine Dalton

To celebrate World Book Day we recently had a visit from Alan Nolan, author and illustrator. He spoke with 3rd ...
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Barnstorm Theatre Trip

Barnstorm Theatre Trip

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Ms Mackey's Class

1st – 4th Classes went to see the Barnstorm production “Barney Carey get his Wings”. It was thoroughly enjoyed by
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