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

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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Our First Term in Miss Sweeney’s Class

We have got up to lots of new and exciting things in our first term in Miss. Sweeney’s classroom. For five of the children in our room it was their first time at Killoughteen National School. Ben, Hannah,Evie and Kalum are in Junior Infants. Joshua is in Senior...

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Tony Noonan brings Santa Claus to Killoughteen NS

Tony Noonan brings Santa Claus to Killoughteen NS

December 1st was a wonderful day in Killoughteen NS for our pupils. Santa Claus came to visit us all with Tony Noonan. Santa visited all the classrooms. The children sang some songs for Santa and promised to leave him out carrots, cookies, milk and many more treats on...

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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.