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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Enrolment 2021-2022

We have now completed Junior Infant Enrolment for the 2021-2022 school year. Further Junior Infant applications submitted will be placed on our waiting list. We will begin Transfer Enrolment on Monday 8th March 2021. Transfer Applications may be submitted to the school by post or email from Monday 8th March 2021 until Friday 26th March 2021 at 12pm. 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

  • Summer Holidays

    Fri Jun 25th 12.10pm

  • School Re-opens for 2021-2022 new school year

    Tue Aug 31st 08.55am - 2.40pm

  • Fri Oct 22nd 2.40pm - Mon Nov 1st

  • Wed Dec 22nd 12.10pm - Thu Jan 6th 08.55am

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