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.

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Admissions 2023/2024

The Annual Admissions Notice is now available in the Admissions tab with full details of the application process for 2023/2024 school year. Please note Junior Infant applications cannot be submitted until the application period begins on Thursday 5th January 2023.

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.

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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.

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Covid-19 Parent Information

This page contains information relating to your child's return to school.

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School Calendar

  • Christmas Holidays

    Wed Dec 21st 12.10pm - Thu Jan 5th 08.55am

  • St. Bridgets Day Bank Holiday

    Mon Feb 6th

  • February Mid-Term Break

    Fri Feb 10th 2.40pm - Mon Feb 20th 08.55am

  • St. Patricks Day

    Fri Mar 17th

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