Welcome to our School

Killoughteen N.S. is a rural, mixed, catholic school just outside Newcastle West town. Our 235 pupils range in age from 4 to 13 years. The atmosphere in our school is a very happy one enhanced by a supportive parent body. We opened our first Special Class  (ASD) and a pre-school on the school premises called Killoughteen Kids in September 2018. In September 2022 we opened our second Special Class.

Latest News

Split the Pot

Split the Pot

We have begun 'Split the Pot' here in Killoughteen NS to raise funds to upgrade and install the best play and recreational areas possible for our pupils. We intend to increase the area of astro turf from 600M² to 1800M². The draw is on weekly on Thursdays and the...

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Killoughteen NS New Build and Fundraiser

Killoughteen NS New Build and Fundraiser

In Killoughteen NS we have just begun a very exciting building project. Before the Summer of 2023 we will have completed the construction of 2 new mainstream classrooms, 1 Special Education Teacher room, 2 ASD classes with ancillary accommodation and a halla along...

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Cumann na mBunscoil Football League

Cumann na mBunscoil Football League

Our boys football team is in Division one of the league this year. We will be playing Shountrade NS, Ahalin NS and Broadford NS. Today October 4th was our first game. We got off to a great start and won against Shountrade in the Old Mill pitch. The score was 2-07 to...

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Gearóid Hegarty visits Killoughteen NS

Gearóid Hegarty visits Killoughteen NS

Today our sixth class pupils had visitors from both Desmond College and SMI visit the school to speak with our sixth class pupils about progressing to secondary school and what SMI and Desmond College had to offer. Sincere thanks to all the staff who spoke to our...

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School Calendar 2022 – 2023

First Day of School 

Wednesday, August 31st.

Halloween Mid Term

Closed on Monday 31st October  and re-opening Monday November 7th.

Christmas Holidays

Closed Thursday December 22nd and re-opening Thursday January 5th.

St. Brigid’s Day

Closed Monday February 6th

Mid Term Break

Closed Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February.

St. Patrick’s Day

Closed Thursday March 17th

Easter Holidays

Closed Monday 3rd of April to Friday 14th April.

May Bank Holiday

Closed Monday May 1st .

June Bank Holiday

Closed Monday June 5th.

Summer Holidays

Closing on Friday June 23rd.