Welcome to our School
Killoughteen N.S. is a rural, mixed, catholic school just outside Newcastle West town. Our 236 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.
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...read more
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...read more
Today our pupils sang some Christmas songs beautifully in their classrooms. They were all dressed up in their Christmas attire and did themselves proud. See below the links to the different classes. We hope that you enjoy watching them at home. Junior Infants Bualadh...read more
3rd Class went on an interactive journey into the past recently in Newcastle West Library. The show was called 'Irish History Live' by Michael Moylan. Michael told the children all about the ancient people from the Neolithic period right up the Romans! The children...read more
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.
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
Closed Monday 3rd of April to Friday 14th April.
May Bank Holiday
Closed Monday May 1st .
June Bank Holiday
Closed Monday June 5th.
Closing on Friday June 23rd.