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

The Annual Admissions Notice is now available in the Admissions tab with full details of the application process for 2023/2024 school year. Please note Junior Infant applications cannot be submitted until the application period begins on Thursday 5th January 2023.

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

    Wed Dec 21st 12.10pm - Thu Jan 5th 08.55am

  • 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

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