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 2024/2025

Information on enrolment for the 2024/2025 school year is now available under the admissions tab. Senior Infants to 6th Class transfer period will commence on Monday 4th March and applications cannot be accepted prior to this date. The transfer application form is available to download from the admissions page.

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.


Covid-19 Parent Information

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


School Calendar

  • Bank Holiday

    Mon Mar 18th

  • Easter Holidays

    Fri Mar 22nd 12:10pm - Mon Apr 8th 08:55am

  • May Mid-Term Break

    Fri May 3rd 2:40pm - Mon May 13th 08:55am

  • June Bank Holiday Break

    Thu May 30th 2:40pm - Tue Jun 4th 08:55am

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