Kilkenny College was recently presented with teaching resources for Leaving Cert. Construction Studies, which were sponsored by Dan Morrissey & Co., Carlow. They have sponsored many schools and colleges in the South East region to help improve Construction within the education system.

The teaching resources are produced by Mr. Patrick Larkin of the House Builder Guide, himself a retired teacher who saw the need for more visual learning aids in the subject. The resources consist of the ‘Building Blocks’ Teaching and Training DVD series and are suitable not only for Leaving Cert. Students but also students studying Architecture, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Construction Apprenticeship Trades.

Our photograph shows Mr. Patrick Larkin, House Builder Guide presenting Leaving Cert students with the resources. Also included is Mr. Sam O’Rourke, Business Development Manager with Dan Morrissey & Co. Carlow. Mr. Simon Thompson, Principal, Kilkenny College and Mr. Stephen Boyle Construction Studies Teacher, Kilkenny College.

The campus at Kilkenny College and the Kilkenny city area are safe for Kilkenny College to re-open for Boarding students to return tonight and Day Pupils and Boarders to return tomorrow morning. It is expected that Monday 5th March will run as a normal school day.
The following Buses will run for Boarders tonight at the normal times, unless shown otherwise:
The Red Cow Inn Bus
The Clonmel / Callan Bus
The Birr / Roscrea Bus (PLEASE NOTE: LEAVING BIRR AT 6.00PM).
The Kilcullen Bus
The following Buses are unable to run tonight:
The Edenderry Bus
The Gorey Bus
The New Ross / Wexford Bus
It is hoped that these buses may run tomorrow night (Monday 5th March), but this is subject to further thawing in theses areas.
If you are travelling from an area still affected by snow / ice, please sure it is safe to travel before setting out. It is hoped that the weather situation will regularise as soon as possible for all families within the Kilkenny College community.
Simon Thompson

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Congratulations to Clifford Neale (Class of 2017) who received a Certificate of Distinction from the Engineering Technology Teachers Association (ETTA) at the National Finals held in Letterkenny on Saturday 18th November. A huge achievement to make the finals out of 5000 students that took the subject last year. Clifford qualified for the National finals by winning the Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford area finals of the ETTA. The Leaving Certificate project this year was based around the Sirosky Search and Rescue Helicopter. As part of the awards ceremony the coast guard arrived with the helicopter, which was great for all the award winners. Photographs shows Clifford with his certificate, Keith Kenna National Chairman ETTA and his teacher Mr Rossiter.

Congratulations to Clifford Neale (class of 2017) who recently won the Area 9 (Carlow/Kilkenny/Wexford) Competition of the ETTA (Engineering Technology Teachers Association) for his Engineering Technology Project. This year was a Search and Rescue Helicopter.

Clifford’s project now goes forward to the National finals which will be held in Letterkenny on the 17th & 18th of November. The very best wishes to Clifford in the next stage of the competition.

The Board of Management, the Board of Governors and Staff of Kilkenny College 

cordially invite Parents to join them for 

Prize Day 


Friday 13th October 2017 at 1:45 p.m. sharp 


The Willoughby Hall, Kilkenny College 

Guest Speaker 



(Captain Lynch was a member of the Class of 2001) 

Refreshments in the Dining Hall at 3.30 p.m. 

Our Prize Day is one of the key public days which allows us to project the excellent work done here to parents, visitors and the wider community. 

Many thanks 

Simon Thompson