It remains the case that in the unique circumstances of this year we will once again need to stagger the first day of attendance across year groups reaching a point of full attendance by Thursday 2nd September. It will be important that from both a boarding and day student perspective we have a small amount of time to test our procedures and protocols to ensure a prompt and full return for all. Final details of this first week of re-opening are set out below. In the interim work continues to ensure we will be ready to reopen promptly and effectively for all.

We will continue to comply with Government Guidelines at all times in our re-opening.
This may include quarantine requirements for those returning to Ireland from other Countries.

The full document and outline calendar can be accessed by clicking here


Thursday 26th August 2021:

Staff Only: Preparation for Opening. No students on campus

Friday 27th August 2021:

Staff Planning and Preparation Day: No students on campus

Sunday 29th August 2021:

1st and 5th Form Boarders only return (Time to be confirmed)

Monday 30th August 2021:

1st and 5th Form Day Pupils return
1st and 5th Form Induction Day: Including Covid-19 training
4th and 6th Form Boarders return that evening (Time to be confirmed)

Tuesday 31st August 2021:

4th & 6th Form Day Pupils return
4th and 6th Form Induction Day: Including Covid-19 training
3rd and 2nd Form Borders return that evening (Time to be confirmed)

Wednesday 1st September:

3rd and 2nd Form Day Pupils return
3rd and 2nd Form Induction Day: Including Covid-19 training.

Thursday 2nd September:

The first full academic day with all students present on campus.

Kilkenny College is accepting Notice of Intention to Apply for Form 1 for the 2022/2023 Academic Year.  The closing date for receipt of the Notice of Intention to Apply for the 2022/2023 Academic Year is 31st August 2021.

Any Notice of Intention to Apply received, for the 2022/2023 Academic Year, after this date will be deemed a late application.

Click here for enrolment documents

Please see below a recording on the Parents Association Career Evening that was held recently.

The 2020 Christmas Newsletter is now available to view or download from the link below.


The Admissions process for Form 1 2021/2022 is now commencing.  Please see Kilkenny College website “Admissions”, Enrolment and Admission Documents, where you will find a formal Application Form.  

Please download and complete this Application Form in full and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to Kilkenny College, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny R95 CF61 or hand into the office.

The formal Application window for receipt of the completed Application Form is from the 14thSeptember to 5th November 2020.  Applications received after 5 p.m. on 5th November 2020 will be treated as late applications.

Please note that there are 144 places available into Form 1 2021 at Kilkenny College, 82 Boarding places between boys and girls and 60 day places between boys and girls.


In the 2020/2021 Application process a total of 448 Applications were received for entry into Form 1.

Timetable for 1st to 5th year for the academic year 2020/21 are now available to view or download at the link below.


Timetables 2020/21