The Admissions process for Form 1 2021/2022 is now commencing.  Please see Kilkenny College website “Admissions”, Enrolment and Admission Documents, where you will find a formal Application Form.  

Please download and complete this Application Form in full and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to Kilkenny College, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny R95 CF61 or hand into the office.

The formal Application window for receipt of the completed Application Form is from the 14thSeptember to 5th November 2020.  Applications received after 5 p.m. on 5th November 2020 will be treated as late applications.

Please note that there are 144 places available into Form 1 2021 at Kilkenny College, 82 Boarding places between boys and girls and 60 day places between boys and girls.


In the 2020/2021 Application process a total of 448 Applications were received for entry into Form 1.

Timetable for 1st to 5th year for the academic year 2020/21 are now available to view or download at the link below.


Timetables 2020/21

The re-opening schedule and outline calendar for the upcoming school year is now available to view or download at the link below.


Re-opening schedule and outline calendar for 2020/21


The Boolists for the upcoming school year can now be accessed online by clicking the link below.

Click here for 2020/21 Booklists

On Friday last the 24th, Kilkenny College entered 4 teams into the Regional Final of the Team Maths Competition for Leaving Certificate Students run by the Waterford branch of the IMTA and hosted by Kilkenny CBS who were the winners of this event for the previous three years.

The pupils who took part were:

Mel Griffith, Leo Cahill, Simon Young, Katie McKenna

Marta Rodriguez Prieto, Evan Langrell, Luke Thompson, Bill Murphy

Darragh O’ Reilly, Jake Dunne, Matthew Lucas, Sheena Doyle

Finlay Grace, Craig Chamney, Josh Tormey, Adam Holmes

Kilkenny College had a very successful night finishing 1st and 2nd after a nail-biting 8 rounds.  The winning team of Marta, Evan, Luke and Bill finished 2 points ahead of Finlay, Adam, Craig and Josh and the other 2 Kilkenny College teams performed admirably.  As a result of finishing 1st, the College now qualify for the National Final of this competition which will be hosted by the Dublin IMTA  in March.

Sarah Stafford is a 2019 Quercus scholar in her first year in UCC studying Biological and Chemical Sciences. Sarah is from Kellistown County Carlow and attended  Kilkenny College at secondary level. She was awarded the Performing Arts scholarship based on her outstanding achievements in the performing arts having performed in a wide variety of roles both locally and nationally. At 16 she was selected to join the Youth Theatre Ireland residential programme under the directorship of Catriona Mclaughlin in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.  She has performed in a variety of roles including ‘you can’t feel, what you feel’ under the directorship of visual artist Yvonne McGuinness and performed the lead roles of Cinderella and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow. Sarah achieved a distinction in her Grade Eight Trinity London Speech and Drama exams in 2018. She has attained grade eights in the both the RIAM Musical theatre and Classical singing exams.

Sarah’s love for acting started when she was three and she has developed her skills in drama, singing and dance. She has trained with young screen actors, the Lir and the Gaiety school of acting. She was a senior member of Kilkenny College’s Chamber Choir which featured in Neven Maguires Christmas in Kilkenny this year and has sang with John Spillane, the Celtic tenors and in the O2 with the RTE concert orchestra Lord of the rings as a youth member of Aspiro choir. Sarah is a fluent Irish speaker and is very interested in promoting the Irish culture. She is currently working on achieving the Gold Gaisce award, having completed a silver award in 2018. Sarah loves Biology and likes the challenge and excitement of the broad range of options it offers while at the same time she hopes to pursue her passion for acting in Cork. Sarah is looking forward to bringing her performing arts skills to the highest level possible to be able to reach her full potential in UCC.

Pictured with Sarah are her parents Jill and Mark Stafford