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

Welcome Back!

The school and office re-opened on Tuesday 29th August for the new school year. Wishing all our children and families all the very best for this school year.

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

  • October Mid-term Break

    Fri Oct 27th - Mon Nov 6th 08:55am

  • 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

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