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

06 Jan 2021
St. Brigid’s Killarney News – December 2020

#GRMA DAY On Friday, 11th of December 2020, the school community of St.Brigid’s paused and said #GRMA (Go raibh maith agaibh) to everyone in our school community…

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17 Nov 2020
St. Brigid’s Secondary School Killarney News October 2020

In November We Remember     November is a time for remembering and praying for our loved ones…

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27 May 2020
St. Brigid’s Secondary School Killarney News – May 2020

SBK Hearts for Heroes Collection The Hearts for Heroes project was begun by an Art teacher in Dublin….

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23 Mar 2020
St Brigid’s Killarney News – March 2020

  Seachtain na Gaeilge Students in St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary school kick start ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ by taking…

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27 Feb 2020
St. Brigid’s Killarney News – February 2020

Pieta House Pictured below are 2nd year girls from St. Brigids Secondary School Killarney pictured handing over a…

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30 Jan 2020
St Brigid’s Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2020

Catholic Schools Week St Brigid’s celebrated Catholic Schools Week this year with an inspiring thought for the day…

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