Booklists for the upcoming academic year are now available to view or download at the link below.


As part of the College Foundation fundraising plan we are doing an online auction.  The First part of this auction is for Kodaline Tickets, VIP Guest-list tickets.  This will be followed by a monster auction in September.

Below is the link to bid on the tickets - remember Guest list Tickets - You choose the Day.  Its a very simple and safe to bid.

You are cordially invited to the following events which take place in Kilkenny College during the penultimate week of this academic year. We do hope you will be able to attend.






AT 7:00 P.M. Sharp

You will hear performances by the Senior and Junior Choirs, the Chamber Choir, the Orchestra, Jazz Band and music students in Forms VI, V. III and II.

Ian Sexton,

Director of Music







7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.


R.S.V.P. to Dolores on 056 7761544 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Yours sincerely,

Simon Thompson


The school is holding its 6th Annual Golf Classic on Thursday 6th June in Kilkenny Golf Club. All proceeds raised by this event go to the school’s building development fund. We are most grateful for your support for our previous Golf Classics and would appreciate very much if you could support this event again this year. 

All support will be acknowledged and publicised at the event in the Club House and on the course itself. 

Perhaps you might be kind enough to consider one of the following options: 

a). Enter a team on the day at €200 for a team of four. 


b). Sponsor a tee box for €100. 

Should you require further information please contact Trish Walsh on 056 – 7761544 or myself on 086 3685426. 

Thank you, 

Peter Dukelow 


The annual Kilkenny College Transition Year Tractor Run rolled back into Kilkenny College last Thursday evening. This yearly fundraiser was organised by a small but hard working TY group headed up by Rebecca Sherwood and Nathan Tomb. The nominated charity was The Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team.

On hand to meet the drivers were Mr Ian Wilson and Mrs Mary Pender of the well respected and highly valued charity. 

Speaking at the conclusion of the run TY’s Rebecca Sherwood said; “This would not have been possible without help from many people. JVW Transport have been very good to us for the last 7 years allowing us to gather safely and depart from their yard. Kilkenny Gardaí Community Policing Unit have again supported us. I like to thank  Garda Aidan Fitzpatrick and Garda Andrew Neill for their help”

The 58 tractors included a Marshall Steam Engine from 1912 as well as a variety of tractors of varying age. The convoy travelled the 16km in the Carlow Road along the hard shoulder before turning down the Ring Road. It was a short run along the Castlecomer Road before a noisy reception awaited the drivers in Kilkenny College. As well as the 435 boarders who were on hand, a large number of day pupils and members of the school community turned out to welcome the drivers back to school.

The Hegarty Transition Year Tractor Run Cup was awarded to Luke Kerr of Form 6. Luke was joined on the evening by his dad (David) and grandad (George), along with their Massey Ferguson 135 which dates from 1974. The judges were William Hutchinson, Bryan Harris Robin Wallace and Bryan Daniels who all have extensive agricultural experience and are past pupils of the College. The sub Committee would like to thank the judges, JVW Transport, Kilkenny Community Policing Unit ,McCarthy Commercials as well as Eamon O’Connor of Bank of Ireland for all their support.

The girls and boys raised €6,603.29 for The Carlow Kilkenny Home Car Team. Further pictures are available in the picture gallery.

Tuesday the 9th of April, 2019 saw the opening of Kilkenny College’s new Library. A happy crowd of students, friends and supporters of the project attended the opening. The Library project was a culmination of a huge amount of work and fundraising by students and staff, over the past school year. 

The shelves in the Library were obtained from Stone House Books on Kieran Street, Kilkenny and additional shelving was made. Then it all started; getting books that we knew students in our class, our year, the entire student body would enjoy. We went out on Wednesdays, week after week, book hunting; looking for books of every genre, telling many different and unique stories. Whether fact or fictional, comical or a novel, serious and full of interesting facts or humorous and light hearted, we wanted a book that would suit everyone in our school library. We also did a great amount of recycling. Parents and past students donated books to our cause. 

Our Library was then officially opened by our Principal, Mr. Simon Thompson who informed our guests of the work that had been happening behind the scenes. The collecting of books, the sorting out of those books and labeling all the books in the library. He also mentioned the people who kept the dream of our school library alive, Mr. Paul Cuddihy and Mrs. Sandra Arnopp. The Library was then blessed by Dean Daniel MacDonnell, there were also many true and touching speeches given by students representing our Library Committee. 

As a student who has been with and seen the project for quite a while the dream of our Library has finally come to life. There are currently 4000 books in our library and counting. At the moment 170 books have been borrowed to date, but our school library can only grow. 

People have always asked ‘when did talks of re-opening the school library begin? now it’s no longer ‘when it all started; it’s how it will continue’ 

Written by Melissa Okoye, 3rd Year.