Primary Schools

  • Bennettsbridge National School

    Opening Hours: 9.20am to 2.00pm for Junior and Senior infants. 9.20am to 3.00pm for 1st to 6th Class children.

    Classes: Co-Educational, mainstream, Junior Infants to 6th Classe, multi-grade classes when necessary.

    Teachers: 7 mainstream; 1 full-time Learning Support; 1 part-time Learning Support; 1 Administrative Principal.

    The school building is compliant for disabled children.

    Principal: Brendan Smyth.

  • Castlecomer Covent National School

    OPENING HOURS: Mon - Fri 9.00 - 2.45

    As a Presentation School, our vision is to promote the growth of our school community – children, parents, staff and management in a Christian, Catholic/Presentation atmosphere, so that all of us may achieve our full potential as children of God and live as responsible members of society in our world

    Staff: 6 mainstream teachers, 1 Learning Support Teacher, 1 Rescource Teacher.

    Principal: Margaret Maxwell.

  • Castlecomer National School

    The Boys’ National School is situated in the townland of Donaguile and is located three hundred metres south west of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Kilkenny Street. It is a four teacher school with three mainstream teachers and caters for pupils from second to sixth classes. Its feeder school is the Presentation Convent primary school where the boys attend junior infants, senior infants and first class.

  • Clara National School

    St Colman’s NS is a ten teacher school in Co. Kilkenny.  We currently have 194 pupils enrolled in the school. We strive to ensure that all children in our school reach their full potential and that they are happy and secure in our care.

    Principal: Richard Mulrooney.

  • Conahy National School

    St. Colman’s National School is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strikes to provide a well ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

    There is a large sports pitch and a soccer court on the tar for wet weather. There is a basketball court and a variety of line markings on the yard to encourage activity.
    The school has access to the local community hall beside the school for PE lessons on wet days, for school plays and other activities.

  • Convent of Mercy National School

    Our school has over 400 pupils and is the result of an amalgamation between Ladywell Boy’s school and the Convent of Mercy National School.

    Facilities include a state of the art P.E. hall, 2 pitches, 2 basketball courts and a ball wall.  Each classroom is equipped with a wide variety of ICT resources to aid teaching.

    There are 19 teachers in the school. 15 mainstream,3 Special Education teachers and an Administrative Principal. There are also three part-time English Language and resource teachers employed.

    We have 3 special needs assistants (S.N.A’s) in the school.

  • Creenkille National School

    Scoil na Críon Coille is a rural, two-teacher primary school in the parish of Lisdowney in north Kilkenny.

    There are twenty two children enrolled in the school. The school grounds includes vast play areas for the children, including a hurling pitch, and lovely gardens for our planting activities.

    All of the children in the senior room are computer literate and each enjoy access to their own laptop. The school has two interactive whiteboards and both the junior room and the learning support room have computer stations for the pupils to enjoy.

    Principal: Síle Waldron.

  • Gaelscoil Osraí

    Gaelscoil Osraí is a mixed sex primary school.

    Our principal aim in Gaelscoil Osraí is to provide an excellent education for all of the pupils under our care. It is our objective that the life of the school would have a positive impact on the lives of our pupils for as long as they attend our school and that they would have positive memories of their school lives afterwards. 

    Gaeilge is the language of our school. It is through the medium of Gaeilge that the child participates in all school related activities.

    Principal: Seán ÓhArgáin.

  • Glenmore National School

    Scoil Seamus Naofa is a mixed primary school which is proud of its Catholic tradition. Located in the heart of Glenmore, Co. Kilkenny, we are fully committed to creating an atmosphere in which the children are happy and work to the best of their ability. We aim to develop each child's potential in the most supportive and christian environment. We have five class teachers and a learning support teacher. There are currently 138 pupils on roll.

    Principal: Philip Kennedy.

  • Goresbridge National School

    Our school has 5 classrooms, an office, 2 resource classrooms and a staffroom. We currently have 92 pupils enrolled in the school. We have 4 mainstream class teachers, 1 learning support and 1 resource teacher working in the school, and we have 1 SNA. We have an active Parents Association and a pro-active Board of Management who both support the school.

    Principal: Gerard Farrelly.




  • Holy Spirit Special School

    School of the Holy Spirit, Callan Road, Kilkenny is a special school, which provides an educational service to children in the Kilkenny and surrounding areas.

    Our school caters for students who are diagnosed with ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties and other special needs.

    It is co-educational and caters for students aged 4-18.

    The policies, practices and attitudes of the school are inspired by Christian values.

    Principal: Karen Lowther.

  • Kilkenny CBS Primary School

    There are currently 18 members on the school staff, including an SNA and a Special Education Team.

    Two playing pitches, Junior pitch, Gymnasium, School library/IT Room, Art Room, IT facilities in each classroom, Environmentally friendly school garden.

    Extra Cirrucular: Art Classes, School Choir, Book Club, Drama, Guitar and Piano Lessons, French Lessons and Homework Club.

    Principal: Donal McCarthy.

  • Kilkenny School Project

    Any child of primary school age (four years upwards) is entitled to attend the school. Children are accepted into the school depending only on available places and the school is open to all, irrespective of religious, social or cultural background.

    There are no fees and pupils are admitted on a non-discriminatory basis according to their date of application for enrolment.

  • Kilmoganny National School

    St. Eoghan’s is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well ordered, caring, happy atmosphere where the needs of all pupils are identified and addressed. While St. Eoghan’s is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions. St. Eoghan’s encourages the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through their involvment in St. Eoghan’s Parents Association. St. Eoghan’s promotes equality among the teachers and pupils.

    Principal: Tom Hickey.


  • Mother of Fair Love National School

    Mother of Fair Love School is a Catholic co-educational special school which caters for pupils with special educational needs from the City and County of Kilkenny. There are currently 90 plus students in the school ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old.

    The school provides a Post-Primary as well as a Primary Course and those pupils who can benefit from the courses provided, are encouraged to remain in school until they are 18 years old.

  • Our Lady of Lourdes

    We are a Catholic Boys Primary School which strives to provide a well -ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.  We aim to provide each child with an education in a caring and happy environment.

    While Scoil Mhuire Lourdes is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for and welcomes all other religions.

  • Owning National School

    St.John of God N.S., Owning is a rural, co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

    While St. John of God N.S. is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions.

    Gender equity amongst the teachers and pupils of St. John of God N.S. will be promoted.

    St. John of God N.S. will try to inculcate a healthy attitude towards work and recreation.

  • Piltown National School

    Piltown National School, in co-operation with parents and the community, aims to provide equal opportunities for all its pupils and is committed to providing its pupils with an effective, progressive and well balanced education which will develop each child to his/her full potential in a Christian, disciplined and caring environment.

    Principal: Mark Connolly.


  • Presentation Primary School

    Presentation Primary is situated in the heart of Kilkenny City in the shadow of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

    We have sixteen mainstream classes, four Special Education Classes and two Language Units. Our school caters for boys and girls to first class, and girls only to sixth in mainstream classes.

  • Schoile Bhríde Girls School

    Scoil Bhríde is a Roman Catholic school, which sees itself as a community of children, and teachers who seek to develop the whole person in our students by creating a learning environment sensitive to each child’s needs and developmental level. In our school, parents/guardians & teachers are co-partners in the child’s education. We see our school as a learning community where Christian values find constant expression in the daily routine.

    We have a teaching staff of seven, comprising of five class teachers, one learning resource and one learning support teacher.

  • Scoil Iognad Ris/Bunscoil McAuley Rice

    At Bunscoil McAuley Rice, we aim to enable each child to realise his/her potential as a unique individual.We also want  every student to develop socially through living and cooperating with others in a Christian environment. Our goal is to prepare every student in our school for further education and lifelong learning.Our students should leave Bunscoil McAuley Rice in Sixth Class with a high degree of self confidence and self esteem that will enable them to lead long and happy lives into the future.

    Staff: 13 mainstream staff, 3 Learning Support staff, 2 Secretaries, 1 Principal

  • Shanbogh National School

    Shanbogh National School is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

    While Shanbogh National School is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions.

    Shanbogh National School will strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes.

  • Slieverue National School

    Staff: 8 Class Teachers

    Sports: Hurling and Gaelic Football, Soccer, Swimming.

    Music has always played a very important part in the life of Slieverue National School. It was always school policy that each child be given the opportunity to appear at least once on the stage of the Theatre Royal in Waterford in Feile na Scoileanna. This was an annual non-competitive festival of children performing on stage.

  • St Aidan's Central School

    St. Aidan's N.S. seeks to nuture each child to achieve their full potential in all dimensions of his or her life - spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical - through diligent use of Curaclam na Bunscoile and by promoting Catholic values.

    Staff: 7 Class Teachers, 1 Learning Support Teacher, 1 Resource Teacher, 1 SNA.

    Principal: Robert Byrne.

  • St Brendans National School

    St. Brendan's National School is situated in the village of Muckalee which is eight miles from Kilkenny city. There are now seven classrooms, a sports hall, a reading room, a resource room and a staffroom. The infants are facilitated in the first refurbished rooms and there are separate toilets and also separate cloakrooms for the boys and girls. The school is well equipped with educational aids and also has a well-stocked library. The IT facilities in the school are comprehensive and are availed of by all students.

  • St Brigid's National School

    Our school is a 3 teacher co-educational Catholic primary school in the North-East of Co. Kilkenny, near the Kilkenny-Carlow border.

    We strive to provide a caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of our pupils are identified and addressed.

    While it is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions.

    Principal: Eleanor Drennan.




  • St Canice's National School

    St Canice's School is situated on the Granges Rd, in Kilkenny city. It is the largest school in County Kilkenny catering for over 600 pupils. The classes range from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

    We recently built an autism unit which has two classes caring for 12 children.

    There are 22 class teachers, 8 Learning Support/Resource teachers, 10 Special Needs Assistants, a secretary and a caretaker in the school.

    Principal: Marie Comerford.

  • St Ciaran's Boys School

    St. Kieran's Boys National School or Scoil Chiaráin Naofa is situated in the village of Ballyragget (Béal Átha Ragad) which is ten miles from Kilkenny city. The school caters for boys from 2nd class to 6th class and currently has an enrollment of 48 pupils.

  • St Colmcille's National School

    Our school is a small mixed primary school situated at the foot of Tory Hill, a short drive from Waterford or Mullinavat. 

    The school follows the Primary School Curriculum as outlined by the Department of Education, catering for the needs of boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 12 years. The school day begins at 9.10a.m. and finishes at 2.50p.m.

    Principal: Sabrina Kelly.

  • St John's Infants National School

    St. John's Junior School is situated in Michael St. in St. John's Parish in Kilkenny city.

    There are presently 200 children on roll, and the staff consists of the principal, Ms Mary O'Neill and sixteen teaching staff. The school shares a Home/School Liaison Teacher with St. John's Senior School, and employs three Special Needs Assistants. The staff also includes a Secretary and a Caretaker.

    In addition to the normal academic programme the school also provides tuition in gymnastics, swimming, choir, violin, recorder, and GAA skills.

    Principal: Mary O’Neill

  • St John's Senior National School

    St John's Senior School is situated in Ballybough Street, Kilkenny. It is a Senior Co-Educational school catering for pupils from third to sixth class.

    Staff: Principal, six Class Teachers, Learning Support Teacher, Part-Time Resource Teacher, Two Classroom Assistants, a secretary, a caretaker, a Home/School/Community Liaison Co-Ordinator and a visiting French Teacher.

    The school has a dedicated computer room with 13 computers which offers every child an opportunity to develop their computer skills. The computer room has also been used for computer courses for parents.

  • St Joseph's Girls National School

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.20 - 3.00.

    The facilities in our school now are a computer lab, an office, a prefab, a shelter, a basketball court, a car-park and a new hurling pitch behind the school.  We also have access to the sports hall beside the school and there is a sports complex down the road.

    Principal: Michael Kavanagh.




  • St Joseph's National School

    St. Joseph’s N.S. is a mixed school in Jenkinstown in North Kilkenny catering for children from Junior Infants to 6th class. The school acknowledges the right of each pupil to enjoy school in a secure and safe environment.

    4 Mainstream Teachers, 1 Special Needs Assitant.

    Enforcement of Anti-bullying Policy.

    Extra Curricular: Arts, Debating, MATHletes competition, Music, Basketball, Football, Hurling/Camogie, Soccer, Speeling Bee Competition.

    Principal: John Dermody.


  • St Lachtain's National School

    St Lachtain's Primary School promotes excellence in teaching and learning. Supervision begins at 9.20am.

    Each classroom is fully equipped with Interactive Whiteboard and broadband.

    We are also very fortunate to have a dedicated computer room fully equipped with sixteen computers, interactive whiteboard, cameras and visualizers. 

    Principal: Brendan Tynan.

  • St Micheals National School, Galmoy

    Scoil Mhichil Naofa is a Catholic primary school which strives to provide a structured, caring, happy and secure environment where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed

    While Scoil Mhichil Naofa is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions.

    We are a small 3 teacher school in the heartland of North Kilkenny nestled neatly between the Kilkenny, Laois and Tipperary borders. There are currrently 60 children on the roll.

    Principal: Brian Boyle.

  • St Patrick's National School, Kilmacow

    Staff: 7 Class Teachers, 2 Learning Support/Resource Teachers, 3 Special Need's Assistants.

    Extra Cirrucular: Visits to concerts, educational tours, Visiting Theatre Companies, musicians performing in the school, Swimming, Green Schools, Instrumental music-recorder (3rd -6th classes), Christmas Carol Service, Quizzes/Competitions- Credit Union Quiz and Poster Competition, INTO/EBS Handwriting, Texaco Art competition, Sport/P.E-Schools Hurling/Gaelic Football teams, Go Games, Visiting teachers for Gymnastics and Dancing, Ball Skills, Rugby, Soccer.

  • St Patrick's Special School

    St. Patricks School which is part of the Sisters of Charity Services to children with special needs urged on by the love of Christ' recognises that each child possesses a unique dignity and identity.

    The School is committed to the holistic development of each child to his/her potential in a happy environment.

    State of the Art Facilities that cater for the needs of pupils including a room for pupils with sensory needs, hygiene room, outdoor playground, sensory integration room and a soft playroom.

    Swimming lessons each week in St. Patrick's Centre Swimming Pool.

  • Stoneyford National School

    Scoil Chiaráin Naofa is a co-educational Catholic primary school, under the patronage of the Bishop of Ossary. We welcome children of all faiths, and of none.

    We have six teachers in the school, a Special Needs Assistant and a part-time secretary.

    The school day runs from 9.20am to 3.00pm with a break from 10.55-11.10am and 12.30-1.00pm.

    Junior and Senior Infants classes finish at 2.00pm.

    Principal: Pádhraic Ó Móráin.




  • The Model National School

    Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School, better known as “The Model School”, is a Church of Ireland managed National School, one of four in the Diocese of Ossory and two in Co Kilkenny.

    Kilkenny Church of Ireland National School is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected irrespective of sex, social background, family circumstances, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual functioning.

    Principal: Olwen Mackey.









  • Wandesforde National School

    Wandesforde National School is a three teacher school. It offers wonderful facilities and resources in a traditional stone building with plenty of grounds for parking and playing. Class sizes are small generally being 6-10 children per class.

    Premises are open at: 9.05a.m.

    Pupils assemble for class at: 9.05 a.m.
    Lessons begin at: 9.25 a.m.
    Morning break: 11.10 a.m.-11.20 a.m.
    Lunch: 12.45 p.m.-1.15 p.m.
    Infants go home at: 1.45 p.m.
    Day ends at: 2.45 p.m.