The Board of Management and the Board of Directors of Kilkenny College wish Mr. Simon Thompson every good wish as he takes up his new role as Headmaster of the British School in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms Claver Ryan will take on the role of Acting Principal of Kilkenny College.


Kilkenny College Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

A vacancy has arisen for the following position. Applications are invited for the post of


Kilkenny College is a co-educational boarding and day secondary school under Church of Ireland management operating from a modern 50-acre Campus on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. The College has a current enrolment of 920 pupils of whom 483 are boarders

Prospective candidates may request in confidence, an application form either by writing to:

Mr M. Larkin Chief Operations Officer Kilkenny College Castlecomer Road Kilkenny

Or by E-Mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Completed applications should be returned to the above address by email or registered post to
arrive not later than 5pm on Friday 09 September 2022

Kilkenny College is an Equal Opportunities Employer

The booklists for all forms for the 2022/23 academic year have now been uploaded. They can be downloaded or viewed at the link below or accessed through the 'Academic' drop down menu above.


Booklists 2022/23

Kilkenny College had four students in the Engineering and Technology Teacher’s Association National Competitions 2021 over the weekend.

Daniel Neale and Aaron Langrell were in the National Young Engineer Competition Higher Level Competition.

Tim cope and Troy Pienaar were in the National Young Technologist Leaving Cert Higher Level Competition.

Each student were awarded a certificate of Distinction for competing in the National Final.

Troy Pienaar was the 2nd prize Winner of the National Young Technologist Leaving Cert Higher Level Competition held in  TUS:MMW Athlone Campus  last weekend.

Further pictures can be found here

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