headmaster simon thompson 1 20161208 1335349952The choice of secondary school for our children is one of the most important decisions we make in life. The nurture, protection and stimulation of our children to develop their full potential and emerge as young adults ready to take on life’s challenges are your concern and ours.

Kilkenny College which serves as the Diocesan College of the Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Diocese, has a well established reputation for the exceptionally wide range of subjects available. We believe in the broad development of the whole person and strongly encourage involvement in the many sporting activities, clubs, cultural pursuits, equestrian and musical activities to be found here. We provide a caring, well ordered environment in which each pupil can find success in personal development, new skills and academic excellence. Depth of choice and expertise in academic subjects, sciences, technical and practical education, music and art enables us to offer a best fit for the aptitude of each young person.

Your child will be encouraged to take responsibility, show leadership and develop character. The involvement and commitment of our dedicated staff combined with excellent facilities, has enabled our pupils to achieve academic results which are amongst the best in the country along with similar success in sport and competitions. Meanwhile, they acquire the attributes of well rounded young people, imbued with Christian values and able to live life generously as good citizens. This prospectus can only give an impression of the experience of being a Kilkenny College pupil. I encourage you to visit our website www.kilkennycollege.ie and to make contact with us. You are warmly invited to make an appointment to visit the College or attend one of our open days.