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3.50 -5.20  Top pitch





3.50 -5.20  Top pitch


4 – 5.00

( Skills/S and C)


U -15 Rugby

3.50 – 5.30

S and C Gym

3.50 – 5.30

Hollow Pitch


3.50 -5.30



JCT Rugby

3.50 – 5.30


6.10 – 7.40

S and C gym

3.50 -4.30 Hollow


3.50 -5.30


Possible Skills session

S and C on pitch

TY Rugby (Cup squad)

TY Rugby

3.50 – 5.30

Pitch at front

S and C: 7.40 -9.20

3.50 – 5.30 Pitch at front

3.50 - 4.30

Floodlit pitch


3.50 - 5.20 (Pitch recovery)

3.50 – 5.20

(Pitch recovery)

S and C

7am -7.50 am

SCT Rugby

Sunday night S and C

9 – 10.30

3.50 – 5.30

Floodlit pitch

S and C

7am to 7.50 am

3.50 -4.30

Floodlit Pitch


3.50 – 5.30

Floodlit Pitch

S and C

4 -5.30 (gym)

Girls Rugby:                                  


3:45 to 5:15

Pitch at front


3:45 to 5:15

Pitch at front


A school play is produced and staged each year including students from Form 1 through to Form 6. Rehearsals happen twice a week in the McAdoo Hall.

Heritage Club

This group has members from all years in our College. We organise meetings and trips, usually on Wednesday afternoons. We have gone on day trips around Kilkenny and the southeast, organised a trip to Flanders in 2017 for members and their families, are finishing a walled garden restoration scheme beside Celbridge House, fundraised for church repairs, we worked to help provide our new library service, and have workshops with guest speakers, as well as our own meetings on Wednesday afternoons.

This year we hope to travel to the National Stud, Japanese Gardens and St Brigid’s Cathedral Kildare; Birr Castle and Demesne; Historic Ferns and Borris; Rothe House and Kilkenny Castle; Trinity College and the National Gallery, Dublin; Saint Mullins and Graiguenamanagh; and the Woodstock Estate, Inistiogue.

We aim to have our walled garden restoration scheme completed by the Spring of 2022. Many more activities and events will occur.

Our hardworking committee are assembling a list of guest speakers for the forthcoming year, and will display it on our notice-board. The Heritage Group is currently headed up by Leah Shaw.

Library Club

Our new library is available for use by students and it provides a safe environment for students to take time out in their busy school day. A keen voluntary committee of students headed up by Julia Cardenas Treacy and Sydney Sharpe work with Mr Paul Cuddihy to try and provide a wide selection of books and magazines for our students. This year we have extended our magazine section to 20 different monthly magazines. With regular competitions and guest speakers we aim to have a very busy and productive year ahead. 

All students are welcome and all suggestions will receive careful consideration as we endeavour to grow our library service for our students. Our library is open at lunchtime and after school each day and by arrangement.

Book Club

Book Club meets every month, normally the first Monday of each month. We meet at 7pm in the library. Details are announced in school of the book we are reading

Educational trips

Trips to exhibitions, shows, lectures, factories, careers exhibitions etc. are arranged for pupils taking subjects such as Geography, Science, Art, Physical Education, English, History and Agricultural Science.

School Tours

Visits usually take place during the school holidays to Northern Ireland, England and the Continent.

Team sports

Players and supporters enjoy matches played ‘home and away’. There are regular rugby and hockey competitions during the season against local schools, Dublin schools and further afield, including trips to Ulster, Munster and occasionally to England and the Continent. The senior rugby team has travelled to Canada and France.

Cultural Excursions

These also take place to various locations, more recently to mainland Europe through our involvement in European Studies and the Comenius Project.

Language Exchanges

Language exchange programmes to France and Germany have been operating for several years.

Debating and Public Speaking

Both Debating and Public Speaking enjoy high profiles in Kilkenny College. The junior and senior clubs thrive and pupils who participate are equipped with invaluable lifelong skills. We enter many International, National and Regional competitions.

Chess and Draughts

Chess and Draughts Clubs are active with pupils taking part in competitions, both inside and outside the College.

An Gaisce

Participation in the President’s Awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze – takes place each season. Some continue their involvement into Third Level.


This activity teaches pupils how to participate in an adventure activity in a safe and controlled way.


International adventure has brought pupils as far away as Vietnam and to Kenya. Training commences with regular hill walking in the uplands of the South East. Pupils train and prepare for two years, learning how to fund-raise for themselves and be fully fit for the rigours of trekking in difficult terrain and climate.

Community Work

Within Kilkenny, the College plays its part in raising money for charity, e.g. Bake sales, clothes and mobile phone collections to name but a few. There is also an Annual Musical Evening held every May and Carol singing at Christmas time to raise funds for local charities.


‘The Swift Review’ is a news magazine with articles and news written by volunteering pupils. It gives a flavour of life in the college and beyond.


Four rugby pitches accommodate over a dozen teams of boys playing the game. Teams take part in the premier sections of the Leinster Senior and Junior Cup and League Competitions enjoying considerable success. Boys have attained representative honours for Leinster and Ireland.


Boys and girls play on two synthetic pitches and two shale pitches. Girls play within the South-East area while boys play in the Leinster competitions and have been very successful in recent years. Players, both girls and boys, have won interprovincial and international honours at under-16 and under-18 level.


This sport is largely undertaken on an individual basis, but a “Fit for Life” running activity is provided as part of our ECA programme. The College also competes in inter-schools Cross Country in the Autumn term and  inter-school outdoor Track and Field events both team and individual in the Summer term.


We have many pupils who enjoy golf and some who represent the college with distinction in various local, provincial and inter school competitions. Some pupils take part in the Past Pupils’ Annual Golf Outing.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is on every Friday in the Macadoo from 3.50-4.50. We have 2 black belts in 1st yr - Ashton Botha and Lydia Berry. They are pictured with Aoife Botha, past pupil and Master Michael Botha, instructor. 

Other Sports

Outdoor sports include tennis, cricket, soccer and cross-country running. The large Sports Hall is the venue for various indoor activities including physical education classes, indoor hockey, indoor soccer, basketball, weight training and table tennis.


This is provided as an ECA activity each Tuesday afternoon after school throughout the year. It is aimed at all age-groups in the college and is a therapeutic leisure activity. Lane swimming is provided for those who wish to use it for fitness reasons while a less formal area of the pool is provided for those who wish to enjoy a more relaxing swim.


Boys and girls receive coaching in the sport in our P.E. Hall. There is much interest and pupils recently won a national championship.

Tuesdays  3.45 to 5.15pm - All ages boys and girls in Sportshall   
Wednesdays 2.15 to 5.15pm - All ages boys and girls in Sportshall
Fridays 3.45pm to 5.15pm - 1st yr Girls only in Sportshall
Ms Sharman & Ms Parr


Founded in 1994 our Equestrian Club endeavours to encourage our members to develop their interest in and love for all aspects of the equestrian world.

We compete in schools competitions at weekends, have meetings with guest speakers and have trips to visit the Irish National Stud planned for this school year.

It is a requirement that all our riders wear back protectors and helmets during competition, and care for their ponies and horses.

Every rider, irrespective of ability is given every encouragement and whatever the results are at the end of the day we try to ensure that skills are being developed and that each rider returns home happy that they have done their best and make new friends. It is important too to contact your parents before putting your name forward for team competitions.

After 18 months without competitions we would hope to have a very busy and enjoyable year ahead

Over the years we have won 40 Irish titles and we have won 6 titles in Hickstead as well. Many of our former members have gone on to work in the equestrian industry, some as jockeys, and very many retain their love of horses for life. See details on our notice board or contact Mr Paul Cuddihy in Room 3 or Hetty Cope and Kate Collins, our joint chairpersons.

This year we are planning to compete in the schools show-jumping league which starts in October. We hope to get half-zips for competing members.

Please try to attend our meetings which will be advertised.

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Personal Identifiable Information (Post Primary Students)

We collect personal identifiable information from prospective students in a variety of ways in connection with the delivery of education at our school. We will collect personal identifiable information from data subjects when they voluntarily submit such information to us:

Post Primary Student’s Data (Lawful Basis: Public Interest, Consent, Legal Obligation):

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  • Name, Address & Tel. No. of GP, Previous Educational History.
  • Photos with classmates, tours, matches, awards etc.
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  • Classroom based assessments and exam results;
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  • To process appeals, resolve disputes, and defend litigation etc.

Personal Identifiable Information (Teaching Staff)

We collect personal identifiable information from prospective staff & staff in a variety of ways in connection with the delivery of education at our school. We will collect personal identifiable information from data subjects when they voluntarily submit such information to us:

Staff & Prospective Staff Data (Lawful Basis: Public Interest, Consent, Contractual Obligation, Legal Obligation):

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We use your personal data (staff) for purposes including:

  • your application for employment;
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How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We keep your personal information for a length of time as per our Retention Policy i.e. For students, this generally means we will retain data for up to 7 years after a student has left the school,

For staff we will retain data for the duration of employment and up to 7 years thereafter. If you apply for a position but you are unsuccessful, will retain your data for up to 18 months after close of the competition.

After this time, your data will be destroyed by confidential shredding or deletion from our school’s database.

In certain circumstances we may retain your data longer, these circumstances and the retention period are outlined in Kilkenny College Data Protection Policy. 

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell or trade personal identification information to others. We may share your data with the State Examinations Commission, the Department of Education and Skills, NCSE, TUSLA, NDTI, An Garda Síochána, HSE, the Department of Social Protection, our Insurance Company, the Revenue Commissioners etc.

We are legally required to provide certain records relating to the progress of a student (under 18 years) in his/her education to the student’s parents/guardians, including results of examinations. The sharing of student personal data and the nature of what is shared depends on various factors. The Government bodies to which we transfer personal data will use that data for their own purposes (including: to verify other information they already hold etc.) and they may aggregate it with other information they already hold about the data subject and the data subject’s family.

We also share your personal data with other third parties including our insurance company and other service providers (including MIS, Communications Platform (Zoom / Microsoft 365), External Psychologists, Speech Therapists, IT providers, security providers, legal advisors, consultants etc). In accordance with our Photography Policy we may share photographs & video on our school website, app, on social media or in brochures, yearbooks, newsletters, local and national newspapers and similar school-related productions.

Your rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. These rights include the right to:

  • request information regarding the personal data that we hold about you and the source(s) of that information. You can request a copy of any personal data we hold about you. This service is free of charge.
  • request that we rectify without undue delay any inaccuracies in relation to the personal data we hold;
  • in some circumstances, request the erasure of your personal data or object to the processing of your data;
  • obtain restriction of processing in some circumstances;
  • object to any processing in some circumstances;
  • in some circumstances, request that your personal data be transferred to you or a new school if the data is processed automatically (Please note, that we retain only a copy of certain data collected from you. Furthermore we do not avail of systems that make automated decisions based on your data);
  • if we are processing any data for which you have given consent, you may withdraw consent to us processing your personal data. This will not affect the processing already carried out with your consent; and
  • lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In Ireland, this is the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner;

Any enquiries regarding the above rights or if you wish to exercise any of these rights or any other rights provided for in this Statement please contact us below.

Personal Identifiable Information (Website)

We may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways in connection with activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

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We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Our use of cookies

Cookies are small pieces of code sent from websites to your device and used to store information by your web browser (see aboutcookies.org). Our use of cookies and other technologies may collect information such as your IP address, operating system, the browser you use and the frequency and length of your visits to our website. This information is treated as your personal information by Kilkenny College under the terms of this Statement.

We use cookies and other technologies to:

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Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Changes to this privacy policy

Kilkenny College has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


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For general queries and requests of any kind, please contact:


Kilkenny College

Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, R95 CF61.

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