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

Admissions 2023/2024

We have now completed our Junior Infant enrolment for September 2023. Any further forms submitted will be dealt with as late applications. The Transfer application period will commence on Monday 6th March 2023. We are unable to accept transfer applications prior to this date.

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

  • 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

  • School Closed

    Mon Mar 20th

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