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

11 Jan 2019
St. Brigids Killarney News – January 2019

Winners at St. Brigid’s Killarney Loraine Crowley, Jane Sexton and Heather Culloty, 3 first years who received certs…

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17 Dec 2018
St. Brigid’s Killarney News – December 2018

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Forty shoe boxes were collected today for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal for Hope. Well done…

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16 Nov 2018
St. Brigid’s Killarney News – November 2018

Second Year Art Students visit Siamsa Tire On Wednesday 7th of November 2nd year Art students visited Siamsa…

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24 Oct 2018
St. Brigid’s School, Killarney News – October 2018

Take on The Teacher Challenge St. Brigid’s School, Killarney held a Teachers vs. Students competition on Tuesday, October…

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30 Sep 2018
St. Brigid’s, Killarney News – September 2018

St. Brigid’s, Killarney Climb Carraunntoohil Fifth Year students in St.Brigid’s started their senior school year on a high…

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15 May 2018
St.Brigid’s Presentation School Killarney News

ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist National Finals 2018 Two Students from St.Brigid’s Presentation School Killarney have reached the National finals…

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