St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney

Mission Statement

Our School is a centre of growth and development.

Our Aim is an education for life and living, which is realistic and challenging.

Our Inspiration is the Christian vision, which fosters the dignity and value of every human being.

School History

The Presentation Congregation was founded in Cork, by Nano Nagle in 1775 and the history of St. Brigid’s dates back to 2nd October 1793 when the Presentation Sisters came to Killarney.

The foundation in Killarney was noted by the annalist with emotion: “This is the first branch transplanted from the parent tree”. The first convent and school consisted of three houses in New Street.

A new building was completed in 1803 and later an industrial school was added in which girls were taught needlework, crochet, lace making and knitting. The Killarney Lace School was to become famous.

Another building was completed in 1875. In 1948 the Presentation Sisters opened a Secondary School. The foundation stone of St. Brigid’s Secondary School was laid in 1950.

In 1984 the present extension to the school was completed.

News from St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney

15 May 2018
ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist National Finals 2018

Two Students from St.Brigid’s Presentation School Killarney have reached the National finals of the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards…

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10 May 2018
St. Brigid’s Killarney are UCC Salter’s Institute Festivals of Chemistry Winners

The winning team were first year students Ellen Kennedy, Chiara White, Leah Vinluan and Rita Akter. Congratulations to…

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13 Apr 2018
St.Brigid’s, Killarney News – April 2018

St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney receive visit for GOAL John O Shea, founder of GOAL, recently gave a…

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05 Apr 2018
St. Brigid’s Killarney News March 2018

All Ireland Football Final The staff and students of St.Brigid’s wish to congratulate the Junior B football team…

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07 Feb 2018
St Brigid’s Killarney Feb News

Munster Junior Football B Final Victory St. Brigid’s claimed a fantastic victory in the Munster Junior B Final…

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