Kilkenny College will hold our Open Days for enrolments into Form 1 in 2019 on the following dates:- 

10th September 2018 - Monday

9:15 a.m. Open Day for Boarder Boys

11th September 2018- Tuesday

9:15 a.m. Open Day for Boarder Girls

13th September 2018 - Thursday

9:15 a.m. Open Day for Day Pupils – Session 1, 1:15 p.m. Open Day for Day Pupils – Session 2



Closing date for receipt of applications for 2019 Academic Year is 1st September 2018


Kilkenny College Open Days are by invitation only to those families who have submitted a completed official Application Form / Intention to Enrol Form

Families are invited to attend the Open Day which includes:

A presentation by the Headmaster outlining:

o                The ethos of Kilkenny College,

o                The daily schedule,

o                The facilities of the College,

o                The staff,

o                The subjects taught,

o                The co-curricular programme,

o                The Transition Year programme,

o                Career Guidance,

o                Academic standards and achievements

Information on Grants from the Administrator of the Secondary Education Committee.

A Tour of the College accompanied by a member of staff and a Prefect.

Refreshments in the Dining Hall and a chance to meet members of staff.

Please click the link below to download the August 2017 newsletter which contains information relevant to the new school year.

August 2017 Newsletter (PDF)

Please click the link below to download the Summer Newsletter.

Summer Newsletter 2017

The timetable for our Autumn sports programme for the upcoming year can be found at the link below.

Sports Activities 2017


Outline Calendar 2017/2018

  • Monday 28th August 2017 Form 4 Presentation on Transition Year for Parents/Guardians/Agents only, in the Swift Building commencing at 7 p.m. Form 4 boarding students return to settle into their dormitories from 7 p.m. (no earlier)
  • Tuesday 29th August 2017 Form 1 and Form 4 Induction Day. Meeting for new pupils entering Forms 2, 3, and 5 with Parents/Guardians/Agents (please see below for details). All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 30th August 2017 Full School day for all students
  • Monday 25th September 2017 School closed all day. All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 30th October Friday 3rd November Mid-term break (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 27th). All boarders return on Sunday 5th November from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 25th December 2017 Friday 5th January 2018 Christmas Holidays (School closes at 3:40pm on Friday 22nd). All boarders return on Sunday 7th January from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 29th January 2018 Friday 9th February 2018 2 weeks Work Experience for Form 4 students. Leaving and Junior Certificate Mock Exams take place.
  • Monday 12th Friday 16th February 2018 Mid-term break (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 9th). All boarders return on Sunday 18th February from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 19th March 2018 Public Holiday, school closed all day All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 26th March Friday 6th April 2018 Easter Holidays (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 23rd March). All boarders return on Sunday 8th April from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 7th May 2018 Public Holiday, school closed all day Boarders return from 7: 30 p.m.
  • Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June - In-house Summer examinations take place
  • Friday 1st June 2018 End of Summer Term - (School closes at 2 pm on Friday 1st June)

New Pupils: Forms 2, 3 and 5 Tuesday August 29th

10:15 a.m. - Arrival and registration in front hall.
Prefects and staff available to assist and advise.

10:30 a.m. - Meeting in Media Room Parents/Guardians/Agents and pupils.

Students to arrive in full uniform. Allocation of lockers and assignment to subjects and class-groups will follow the meeting. Parents/Guardians/Agents and day students depart thereafter. 


Wed 21st June, 6-8 pm, Room 4


Available (as of Tues 4pm & may change slightly)



Maths x 27

Business x 27

RE x 15


Irish Ordinary x 8

Irish Higher x 8

Maths Higher x 20

Maths Ordinary x 5

RE x 15

German - Viel Spaß  1 x 3, Viel Spaß 2 x 7

HE x 8

Metalwork x6

Tech Graphics x 12

Wood x 8

Music x 3

English x 2

CSPE x 8

French x 7

FORM  4                                        

Art x 5

RE x 1

Chemistry x 6

Economics x 5

Physics x 5

Maths Higher x 8

Maths Ordinary x 10


Form 5

Irish Ordinary x 1

Geography Book 3 x 6