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

Dogs Trust Visit

Dogs Trust Visit

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 | Mr Kearns's Class

Heather from Dogs Trust and her dog Ted came to visit our school today. Heather spoke about being a responsible ...
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Basketball Blitz in the Watershed

Basketball Blitz in the Watershed

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 | Ms. Lorraine Dalton

5th Class recently took part in a Basketball Blitz in the Watershed.
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Author Visit to School

Author Visit to School

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 | Mrs. Patterson

We had a very enjoyable visit from Dolores Keaveney, children’s author and artist.
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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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