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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Junior Infant Enrolment 2021-2022

We are now accepting applications for Junior Infant Enrolment for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications can be submitted to the school by post or email from Thursday 7th January 2021 until Friday 29th January 2021 before 3pm. Click on the Admission tab above to access application forms, our Admissions Policy and other enrolment documents.

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

  • Mid-term Break

    Fri Feb 12th 2.40pm - Mon Feb 22nd 08.55am

  • St. Patrick’s Day

    Wed Mar 17th 08.55am - 2.40pm

  • Easter Holidays

    Fri Mar 26th 12.10pm - Mon Apr 12th 08.55am

  • Bank Holiday Break

    Fri Apr 30th 2.40pm - Wed May 5th 08.55am

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