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.

Latest News

Split the Pot

We 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. The draw is on weekly on Thursdays and the winners are posted here on the website and on our school Facebook page....

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School Admission Notice for the School Year 2024 2025

School Admission Notice for the School Year 2024 2025

Please see below the school's Annual Admission Notice in respect of admissions for the 2024/2025 school year. Here you will also find a link to our Schools Admission Policy. Killoughteen NS will accept enrolment application forms via the school website under the...

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School Calendar 2023-24

First Day of School 

Tuesday, 29th August

Halloween Mid Term

Closed on Monday 30th October  and re-opening Monday November 6th.

Christmas Holidays

Closed Friday December 23rd and re-opening Monday January 8th.

St. Brigid’s Day

Closed Monday February 5th

Mid Term Break

Closed Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February

St. Patrick’s Day

Closed Monday March 18th

Easter Holidays

Closed Monday 25th March, reopening Monday 8th April

May Bank Holiday

Closed Monday May 6th .

June Bank Holiday

Closed Monday June 3rd

Summer Holidays

Closing on Thursday 20th June