Congratulations to Clifford Neale (Class of 2017) who received a Certificate of Distinction from the Engineering Technology Teachers Association (ETTA) at the National Finals held in Letterkenny on Saturday 18th November. A huge achievement to make the finals out of 5000 students that took the subject last year. Clifford qualified for the National finals by winning the Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford area finals of the ETTA. The Leaving Certificate project this year was based around the Sirosky Search and Rescue Helicopter. As part of the awards ceremony the coast guard arrived with the helicopter, which was great for all the award winners. Photographs shows Clifford with his certificate, Keith Kenna National Chairman ETTA and his teacher Mr Rossiter.

The very best of luck from all at Kilkenny College to the following players who partake in the Interprovincial Hockey Championships this weekend.

Leinster U18

Ellie McLoughlin


SouthEast U18

Ciara Orr

Hilary Balding capt

Sophie Thomas

Yasmin Pratt

Grace Donald

Charlotte Cope

Iseult Cahill

Isabel Bourke

Elva Kerr

Dara Scobie

Jessie Wagenaar


South East U16

Faye Neill

Dwena Bradley

Alison Finlay


Roisin Jordan

Julie Greene

Radinka Pratt 

A video of the School Orchestra rehearsing before last Fridays prize day.


Notification to parents/guardians and staff at Kilkenny College

17.00 Hours: Monday 16th October

The Minister for Education and Skills has instructed that all schools are to remain closed for Tuesday 17th October 2017 as a consequence of the national Status Red weather alert.

In accordance with national policy Kilkenny College will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday 17th October. Subject to the national Status Red weather alert being lifted, the College will re-open for Boarders to return from 18.00hours on Tuesday 17th October. On this basis and again, subject to the national weather status, classes will re-commence for all students on Wednesday 18th October at 08.40Hours.

There is some debris lying on the campus which it is planned to clear during tomorrow.

The cooperation and understanding of parents and guardians in relation to impact of this national weather alert is appreciated.


Simon Thompson


Kilkenny College

Secretary to the Board of Management

Congratulations to Clifford Neale (class of 2017) who recently won the Area 9 (Carlow/Kilkenny/Wexford) Competition of the ETTA (Engineering Technology Teachers Association) for his Engineering Technology Project. This year was a Search and Rescue Helicopter.

Clifford’s project now goes forward to the National finals which will be held in Letterkenny on the 17th & 18th of November. The very best wishes to Clifford in the next stage of the competition.

The Board of Management, the Board of Governors and Staff of Kilkenny College 

cordially invite Parents to join them for 

Prize Day 


Friday 13th October 2017 at 1:45 p.m. sharp 


The Willoughby Hall, Kilkenny College 

Guest Speaker 



(Captain Lynch was a member of the Class of 2001) 

Refreshments in the Dining Hall at 3.30 p.m. 

Our Prize Day is one of the key public days which allows us to project the excellent work done here to parents, visitors and the wider community. 

Many thanks 

Simon Thompson