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

27 May 2019
St. Brigid’s Killarney News – May 2019

IMTA Junior Maths Quiz Well done to Lynne Fahy, Rebecca Doyle, Nike Rujevan and Sarah McGrath who competed…

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04 Apr 2019
St. Brigid’s Killarney volunteer for Young St Vincent de Paul

St Brigid’s students attending a Young St Vincent de Paul event. This events encourages and provides opportunities for…

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12 Mar 2019
St. Brigid’s Secondary School Killarney News – March 2019

Physical Education Expo in DCU St Brigids Transition year students attending PEXPO which is a Physical Education Expo…

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28 Feb 2019
St. Brigid’s Killarney News – February 2019

TY Wheelchair Basketball On the 7th of February 19 of St. Brigids Killarney TY students took part in…

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29 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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