Tractor Run


€10.00 in aid of The Good Shepherd Centre, Kilkenny.

Hats available to buy from Mr. O’Keeffe, Deputy Principal and Tractor Run Committee




Monday 7th

Form 1 Christmas Fundraising

Helping the Homeless

Reminder: Toiletries (shower gel / shampoo / toothpaste / toothbrush / sanitary products / shaving foam) may be placed in a box in the boarding houses or in Mr. O’Keeffe’s office up to Monday 7th December.  Students from other years may also donate items. See Ms. Arnopp with any queries.

Tuesday 8th

Debating: takes place every Tuesday in the Computer Room.

Juniors from 17.30 – 19.00            Seniors from 19.00 – 20.30

Best of luck to Zeta Ashmore and James Hannon who will be participating in the Leinster Schools semi-final virtual debate next Tuesday at 7pm. The motion is: This House Believes That Political Polling Harms Democracy


Fit for Life:  Run, Jog, Walk is on Monday and Thursday evenings at 3:40.  Meet at Room 63 with

Ms. Treacy and Ms. O’Connell. 

Swimming resumes at The Watershed from 4 pm – 5 pm.  Bus departs at 3.50 pm. ETA 5.30 pm

Transition Year

Transition Year Christmas Market this year is an on-line event.  An email has been sent to you separately with Brochure and order form.  The Christmas Market and all the proceeds from it, as it has always done, will support charity.  This academic year will see New Growth and The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre supported.  Please support.

Wednesday 9th




Please sign up for gym sessions weekly.

RugbyTraining as normal.


Girls Hockey Training:

Senior 1st on pitch C (half pitch) 4 – 5.30 pm Full pitch 5 – 5.30 pm

Senior 2nd on pitch C (half pitch) 4 – 5 pm           

Senior 3rd on pitch D (half pitch) 2 – 3 pm

Senior 4th on pitch C (half pitch) 2 – 3 pm

TY 1 on pitch C (half pitch) 2 -3 pm                     

TY 2 on pitch D (half pitch) 2 – 3 pm

Junior A on pitch C (half pitch) 12 -1 pm             

Junior B1 on pitch D (half pitch) 12 – 1 pm

Junior B2 on pitch D (half pitch) 12 – 1 pm

Minor A on pitch C (half pitch) 12 -1 pm             

Minor B1 on pitch D (half pitch) 4 – 5 pm

Minor B2 on pitch D (half pitch) 3 – 4 pm           

Minor B3 on pitch D (half pitch) 3 – 4 pm

Form 1A on pitch D (half pitch) 4 – 5 pm          

Form 1 B1 on pitch C (half pitch) 1 -2 pm

Form 1 B2 on pitch C (half pitch) 1 – 2 pm         

Form 1 C1 on pitch D (half pitch) 1 – 2 pm

Boys Hockey Training:

Senior on pitch C (half pitch) 3 -4 pm

Junior on pitch C (half pitch) 3 – 4 pm

Minor with Juniors on pitch C 3 – 4 pm

1st Year on pitch D (half pitch) 1 – 2 pm

All Training and Extra Curricular activities occur within Level 5 Guidelines.

Thursday 10th

Green Schools: Reminder that the Green Schools Committee meet every Thursday at break time in           The Library.

Thursday 10th

Orchestra: Every Thursday at 6.15pm - 7.30pm in the Sports hall. No wind instruments.

New members welcome especially first years.

Friday 11th

Red & Black Fun Walk/Jog for Form 4 & Form 6 at 2.15 pm in aid of two charities New Growth and The Rape Crisis Centre. €2 to enter must be paid in advance.


ETA (estimated time of arrival back to Kilkenny College)


Advanced Notice


Monday 14th December

Book Club


Kilkenny College Book Club: Meeting 8 pm. in The Library. The book we are reading is ‘Midwinter Break’ by Bernard MacLaverty. All students are welcome.

Wednesday 16th

Christmas Jumper Day. €2 to participate must be paid in advance.  Proceeds towards TY charities: New Growth and The Rape Crisis Centre.


Well done to our Past Pupils

We had two past pupils feature on RTE TV this past week.

William Hutchinson featured on ‘Ear to the Ground’ on Thursday. Not only is he a past pupil but William is a parent of two current pupils and one past pupil. He also happens to be a TY Tractor Run Judge.

In this episode William discusses how he has turned a breed of sheep which shed their wool naturally with Darragh McCullough.   

It is available here on the RTE player for the next few weeks.



Make Up artist James MacInerney featured on Nationwide last Monday.  

He recently had a great deal of success on a BBC program called Glow Up.  You can watch Nationwide on the RTE player  here


Past Pupil Gemma Willis (Class of 2012) was involved in a car accident in 2015. While she was in hospital recovering, Past Pupil Patrick Furnell (Class of 2012) drew her a get well card with a rabbit on it. All Gemma’s family and friends commented on the card. Years later they decided to design a life for the rabbit and so created Stun Bunzs a quirky greeting card company.

Gemma Willis 087-7915582

Patrick Furnell 083-3518285


All parents and guardians are reminded to return the Screening Questionnaire before your child comes on campus on Sunday evenings (or if a day student) Monday morning.  The questionnaire is emailed to all parents and guardians on Friday afternoon.
                                                                                                                             Thank you for your ongoing support.

Note: All Training and Extra Curricular activities occur within Level 5 Guidelines.

Students On-line


Please note that Kilkenny College accepts no responsibility for personal purchases made on-line and delivered to the school.

Day Pupils

Signing Out

In circumstances where you wish to sign your child out before end of school day please be advised this must be done by 9.30 am by either. 

·       Phone Call: 056 – 7761544

·       Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·       Note in School Journal.                            

Text messages on your child’s phone are not acceptable. Please give the reason why your child is leaving early.

Year Heads


Year                        Year Head                        Contact Details

6th Form                Ms. M. Cuddihy                      086 012 3899

5th Form                Mr. J. Carter                             087 397 7073

4th Form                Ms. M. Wilkins                       086 012 4505

3rd Form                Ms. B. O’Keeffe                      087 195 3861

2nd Form                Mr. R. Willis                            087 293 2780

1st Form                 Ms. S. Arnopp                        087 195 3803

For more information about Kilkenny College please visit our website

You can also follow us on Twitter @kilkennycollege, this is updated every day.

You can also follow us on  INSTAGRAM kilkennycollege where there are over 2,500 photos and short video clips of life

at the College. 

We also have a ‘LinkedIn’ page “Friends and Alumni Kilkenny College”

Transition Year activities can also be viewed on

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Simon Thompson


Kilkenny College