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.

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Sports Day

Sports Day was a great success in Kilkea N.S. with lots of surprises throughout the day! The pupils worked up an appetite with their different activities and stations. Afterwards, Kilkea Castle very kindly treated our school to an incredible BBQ! The staff from Kilkea Castle arrived with smiles and food for everyone to enjoy. 

When we were all finished with our food, we were greeted with another surprise when we heard familiar music...the ice-cream van! It was a fabulous day and we felt so grateful with full hearts and full tummies! GRMMA!

Cumann na mBunscol 

We are very proud of our senior football team which is made up of pupils from Levitstown, Ballyroe and Kilkea schools. They have shown great skill and team work for every game. It is fantastic to see so many children getting involved in sport. Thank you to all involved. 

County debating champions!

Our incredible debating team are now county champions after their recent win in the Kildare debating final, which took place in Kildare Education Centre. They have grown in confidence with every debate and we are so proud of them. 

School Twitter 

Check out our school twitter account. This is where you'll find the most up to date news and goings on from Kilkea NS! 

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 9:00am-2:40pm (although the infant day is one hour shorter) 

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