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 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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Science Blast

Science Blast

Our 5th & 6th class pupils attended Science Blast this week at the University of Limerick. It was a great, educational, fun day out with lots of science based activities for the children to participate in. Both classes got to show case their projects and everyone...

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Celebrating Autism this April

Celebrating Autism this April

April is Autism Acceptance month. Last week we celebrated Autism with lots of lessons and games. On Wednesday we had an inclusive game of Heads and Tails that all children could participate in. Winner in our junior classes was Mason Geary from senior infants &...

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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