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 was emailed to all parents and guardians last Friday morning for this week.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


Please ensure students have a supply of Masks on return to school.


P.E. Gear

                “Reminder of what is acceptable PE gear to be worn during the school day.

 If a student has PE during the day, every student (i.e., Day students and Boarders) can wear PE gear to class.  Students are allowed to wear a black tracksuit bottoms or an appropriate pair of black leggings for the girls, a College crested top or white tee-shirt over which students can wear their College jacket.

Hoodies are not permitted.

Shorts are not to be worn to class.

Coloured tops are not permitted.”

We would ask for your support in ensuring that your child wears the appropriate PE gear to school.

Transition Year

24th – 28th May

 Transition Year Work Experience continues from 24th – 28th May.

Mon 24th – Fri 28th May

Form 6 Students Study Week. 

Career Guidance

Reminder from Carlow Institute of Further Education that they are holding their last round of student interviews before the summer.   These will take place on Tuesday, 25th May from 12pm - 2pm. As places on all courses are limited, an application as soon as possible is strongly advised. Please check website to view the full range of courses on offer for 2021/2021 


Please enjoy our virtual Music Evening performed by The Music Department

by clicking on

This is a fantastic achievement for the College Community, and we ought to all be incredibly proud of our music students playing so fantastically and celebrating this past year in music. I encourage you all to watch it. You will certainly find something you will love. From Jazz, The Beatles, Billie Eilish, through a Bach Cantata, Flute Sonatas, Clarinet, and much more; this evening shows just how diverse our amazing College community is. Huge round of virtual applause goes out to all our students who have performed in this.

Hope that next year we will all be involved in even more amazing music making!   Mr. Thiede

Book Lists

Book Lists will be published on our Website shortly.

Fri 28th May

Summer Term concludes at end of Assessments. (1.00 pm)



Advanced Notice

Career Guidance

UCD Virtual Summer School will take place online from 8th–11th June 2021.

Prospective students, parents, guidance counsellors and International students are invited to join us online for some information packed, interactive webinars where they can meet lecturers, current students and ask questions to find out more about specific subject areas.

Students can learn, explore, and experience University College Dublin from the comfort of their own home or classroom.   Further details of the participating courses & schedule of talks are available at

Girls Hockey Camp

25th July – 30th July

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email for link to apply for online Application Form.

School reopens/

Return Dates

School will commence from Monday 30th August 2021. More details will follow.




Past Pupils News

Best wishes to past pupil Lisa Jacob and her fellow past pupils in the squad.

Past pupil Joy Thorpe, (class of 2000) featured on Sunday Independent 16th May.  We wish her continued success @TheShopkeepers based in Castlecomer.  See link to read article.


Kilkenny College Past Pupil and award-winning furniture designer and maker Alan Meredith talks about his passion for Design and Making.

Great to see past pupil Tatiana Nuzum getting published in The British Medical Journal. We wish her continued success.#britishmedicaljournal. 1395113326863167493/photo/1=



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 2,800 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

Tel. 056 7761544  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Simon Thompson


Kilkenny College