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Principal Ms. Emma Raughter

The Board of Directors of Kilkenny College are delighted to announce that Emma Raughter, a former pupil of the College, has been appointed as Principal. Emma, originally from Greystones, Co. Wicklow, has for the past nine years served as the Principal of the 720 girls Loreto Secondary School in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Ms Raughter graduated from St. Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill, London with a B.A. in Education, Biology & Physical Education in 1995. She graduated from University College Dublin with a Higher Diploma in Career Guidance & Counselling in 2000 and a Masters in Education (Leadership & Management) in 2012.

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Statement on behalf of the Board of Directors and Board of Management of Kilkenny College on the death of Mr Philip Gray, former Headmaster of Kilkenny College

The news of the death of Mr Philip Gray, former Headmaster of Kilkenny College will be met with great sadness across the Kilkenny College community and the Diocese. Philip had a long and distinguished career as a history teacher in King’s Hospital before his appointment to Kilkenny College in 2005. Unfortunately, a serious cycling accident in 2008 resulted in his resignation as Headmaster on health grounds. We as a community will pay tribute to Philip in due course, however we take this opportunity to extend our very sincere sympathy to his wife Sandra, who has cared for him so devotedly since his accident and to their children Glen, Stephen and Laura at this sad time.