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 2022/2023

Enrolment for 2022/2023 has now closed. Any further applications received will be placed on a waiting list. Application forms are available under the Admissions tab.

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

  • School Reopens for 2022/2023 school year

    Tue Aug 30th 08.55am - 2.40pm

  • Halloween Mid Term Break

    Fri Oct 28th 2.40pm - Mon Nov 7th 08.55am

  • Christmas Holidays

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

  • St. Bridgets Day Bank Holiday

    Mon Feb 6th

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