Welcome To Our 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.

More about us

Our School is closed from Monday 18th Feb to Friday 22nd February for Mid-Term Break.

Our Ethos

Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected and where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness and sensitivity to others are nurtured and protected.


School Activities

At The Model School we offer a variety of different sports and activities. Sports include swimming, soccer, hurling, rugby and basketball and there are regular school trips and outings, theatre visits, concerts and much more.


School Inspection

The report on the Whole School Inspection of Management Leadership and Learning (MLL) carried out in September 2017 has been published. The report is very positive, stating that the overall quality of teaching is good with some excellent practice observed.


School Calendar

  • February Mid-Term Break

    Fri Feb 15th 2:40pm - Mon Feb 25th 08.55am

  • School Closed

    Fri Mar 15th

  • School Closed for St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday

    Mon Mar 18th

  • Easter Holidays

    Fri Apr 12th 12.10pm - Mon Apr 29th 08.55am

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