Wed 19thJune, 18.00 – 19.30, Room 4



The following books are available:



Irish – Cinnte 1 (2017) (Edco) x30

English – Fire and Ice 1(Edco) x43

German – Viel Spaß 1 (2nded. 2017) (Fallon) x20 

French – Bienvenue 1 (4thed. 2017) (Folens)  x28

Spanish – Aprendemos 1 (Folens) x2

Maths – Text and Tests 2018 ed. only (Celtic) x20

Business – Be Business 2016 (Gill) Workbook can be bought separately x20

RE – A Question of Faith (2014) (Edco) x24

Science – Exploring Science for the New Junior Cycle (2016) (Edco) x15



English – Fire & Ice 2 (Edco) x20; Romeo & Juliet (check version required)

                Lord of the Flies & Of Mice and Men (Novels) x15 each

French – Bienvenue 2 (4thed. 2018) (Folens) x5

Metalwork – Basic Engineering for J.Cert (Fallon) x10

MT Wood – J. Cert Wood Materials Technology (Edco) x15

Tech Graphics – Understanding Technical Graphics (G&M)Buy new W/book x20 Technology - Technology for JC (Golden Key) x2



Maths – Text & Tests 3 Ord (2015 onwards) (Celtic) x3

RE – Faith seeking Understanding - Sections B, C, D (Veritas) x6

Search for meaning - Sect A (Veritas) x10

Accounting  - Accounting for Senior Cycle (3rded.) (Edco) x3

History – The Making of Europe & the Wider World ( x4

Chemistry – Understanding Chemistry 2nded. (Edco) x10

Biology – Leaving Certificate ‘Life’ (Folens) (check class teacher) x10

Physics – Real World Physics (Folens) x6

Geography – Today’s World 1, 2017 (Edco) x4

Technology - Technology for LC (Golden Key) x2



RE - Worship, Prayer and Ritual - Sect G (Veritas) x3

English – King Lear (check version required) x 15

Irish – Fiuntas Nua 2016 (Ard) (Edco) x3

           Fuinneamh Nua 2016 (Ord) (Edco) x5

French – Exprimez-vous ( x10

               Montages toujours (Gill) x20

               A L’Attaque (2nded.) (Gill) x3

SECONDHAND BOOKS 2019 will be available for sale on Wednesday the 19thJune, 18.00 – 19.30, Room 4.  Books will be accepted up to Monday the 17that 4pm. A list of books for sale including quantities will be available on the website from Monday the 17th in preperation for the sale on Wednesday.

Please click read more to access the list of books being accepted.

Booklists for the upcoming academic year are now available to view or download at the link below.


Tuesday the 9th of April, 2019 saw the opening of Kilkenny College’s new Library. A happy crowd of students, friends and supporters of the project attended the opening. The Library project was a culmination of a huge amount of work and fundraising by students and staff, over the past school year. 

The shelves in the Library were obtained from Stone House Books on Kieran Street, Kilkenny and additional shelving was made. Then it all started; getting books that we knew students in our class, our year, the entire student body would enjoy. We went out on Wednesdays, week after week, book hunting; looking for books of every genre, telling many different and unique stories. Whether fact or fictional, comical or a novel, serious and full of interesting facts or humorous and light hearted, we wanted a book that would suit everyone in our school library. We also did a great amount of recycling. Parents and past students donated books to our cause. 

Our Library was then officially opened by our Principal, Mr. Simon Thompson who informed our guests of the work that had been happening behind the scenes. The collecting of books, the sorting out of those books and labeling all the books in the library. He also mentioned the people who kept the dream of our school library alive, Mr. Paul Cuddihy and Mrs. Sandra Arnopp. The Library was then blessed by Dean Daniel MacDonnell, there were also many true and touching speeches given by students representing our Library Committee. 

As a student who has been with and seen the project for quite a while the dream of our Library has finally come to life. There are currently 4000 books in our library and counting. At the moment 170 books have been borrowed to date, but our school library can only grow. 

People have always asked ‘when did talks of re-opening the school library begin? now it’s no longer ‘when it all started; it’s how it will continue’ 

Written by Melissa Okoye, 3rd Year.

Kilkenny College’s senior debating team has won the war of words at the 2019 All-Ireland final of the Gael Linn debating competition, Comórtas an Phiarsaigh.

Students Molly Parmeter, Iseult Ní Chathail and Rachel Ní Chaomhánaigh were yesterday declared winners over teams from St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick and Eureka Secondary School, Kells.

The event took place in the Lucan Spa Hotel, and was the culmination of this year’s competition, organised annually by Gael Linn, and funded by Foras na Gaeilge, for second-level schools nationwide, in which over 150 schools have taken part since October last.

The high standard of debating on the night posed a considerable challenge to the five adjudicators, Seán Mac Labhraí, Máirín Uí Mhuirí, Áine Máire Ní Ghioballáin, Fergus Ó Conghaile and Antóin Delap, in their task of selecting the winners. 
The motion up for debate was particularly appropriate for the age group — ‘Ba cheart an aois vótála in Éirinn a ísliú ó 18 go 16 (The voting age in Ireland should be reduced from 18 to 16).

Comórtas diospóireachta an Phiarsaigh

Comhghairdeas agus maith sibh dár bhfoireann iontach atá tar éis Craobh na hÉireann a shroichint. S’é an chéad uair riamh don choláiste páirt a ghlacadh sa chomórtas agus táimid fīorbhródúil as na cailíní. 
Beidh an Craobh ar siúl ar an 27ú de Mhárta in Ostán an Spa I Leamhchán. Go n-éirí go geal leo..!!
A trophy for Gaeilge in KCK!!
Irish Debating success
Congrats and well done to our fantastic team on a wonderful achievement in reaching the Finals stage of the Gael Linn debating competition. This is our first effort at debating as Gaeilge and the cailíní have really done us proud so far. The final will take place on 27th March in the Lucan Spa hotel. Best of luck!!
In Photo: Molly Parmeter (Captain)
Iseult Cahill and Rachel Kavanagh