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. Please note that Junior Infant application forms will not be accepted until Monday 8th January 2024.

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

  • Christmas Holidays

    Fri Dec 22nd 12:10pm - Mon Jan 8th 08:55am

  • Bank Holiday

    Mon Feb 5th

  • February Mid-Term

    Wed Feb 14th 2:40pm - Mon Feb 19th 08:55am

  • Bank Holiday

    Mon Mar 18th

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