Kilkea N.S. Christmas Fundraiser

Thank you for taking the time to visit our school website. Thank you all so much for supporting our raffle. We raised an astounding 3,400!! Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, shared the link with family and friends, sold and purchased tickets. A special thank you to the local businesses that kindly donated to our Christmas raffle.

Míle Buíochas again to Kilkea Castle, Publicity Loft, Value Centre Cash & Carry, Horan's Centra, Audrey Dunne Life Pharmacy, Rath's Londis, O'Gorman Butchers, Bread and Beer and the Old Yard for donating the prizes.

Congratulations to the following raffle winners:

Prize Description and Winners:

  1. One night B&B in a Carriage Room at the Kilkea Castle Estate with dinner for two in Herminoe's restaurant

John Bourke

  1. Four-ball golf at Kilkea Castle golf course

David Murphy

  1. Beauty hamper worth €250 kindly donated by Publicity Loft

Brian Shanahan

  1. Food hamper worth €100 kindly donated by Value Centre Cash & Carry

Pauline Davy

  1. Bread and Beer meal for two with a bottle of wine

Michael Murphy

  1. Voucher for Horan’s Centra, Castledermot

Brian Shanahan

  1. Voucher for Horan’s Centra, Castledermot

Tom Deegan

  1. Beauty Hamper kindly donated by Audrey Dunne Pharmacy, Castledermot

Agnese Romano

  1. Food hamper kindly donated by Rath’s Londis, Castledermot

Lesleyann Corrigan

  1. Voucher for O’Gorman’s Butcher, Castledermot

Michael Murphy

  1. Gift set from The Old Yard cafe, Castledermot

Ingrid Kelly

  1. Tablet

Ger Bracken


Kilkea National School (formally Scoil Náisiúnta Cill Cae) is a three-classroom school nestled in the beautiful south Kildare countryside. Originally founded in 1863 in the old schoolhouse, the children moved up the road to a new two-classroom school in 1950. The completion of works, including an extension, in June 2009 saw the school building expand to a 3-classroom building with GP Hall.

Nearby Kilkea Castle was the seat of the Fitzgerald clan - Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster - for over 700 years.

We hope you enjoy looking around our website, and would love to hear from you; just get in touch!

General Information

Kilkea NS is a vertical, mainstream school. This means our school caters for all pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Our school day runs from 9:20am-3:00pm (although the infant day is one hour shorter)

Our Patron is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell

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S N Cill Cae

Kilkea National School

Kilkea, Castledermot, Co Kildare, R14 KC 97, Ireland