St. Brigid’s College & Coláiste Éamann Rís Callan Amalgamation

New Post-Primary School for Callan, Kilkenny

A new state of the art 600 pupil post primary school with an expanded curriculum is to be opened in Callan, Kilkenny in September 2022. This new school will be comprised from an amalgamation from the two existing second level schools  St. Brigid’s College (CEIST) and Coláiste Éamann Rís (ERST). The new school will merge the two existing secondary schools to form a new  co-educational Catholic voluntary secondary school to serve all students from the area.

Please click below to read full articles from the Kilkenny People newspaper.

History in the making – Kilkenny People

Dawn of a new era in Callan education – Kilkenny People


Pictured at the announcement of the amalgamation of secondary schools in Callan where:

(Front L-R) Lorna Cody (Teacher rep from St. Brigid’s College), Emer Hickey (Teacher rep from Col Éamann Rís), Frank Smith (chair of co-ordination committee), Helen O’Brien (Br Edmund Rice Schools Trust), Mary Dollard (Parent rep from Col Éamann Rís), Eddie Bourke (Br Edmund Rice Schools Trust)

(Back L-R) Liam Maloney (Board of Management Col Éamann Rís), Cannice Hickey (Principal Col Éamann Rís), Mary O’Keeffe (Principal St. Brigid’s College),  Paddy Lacey (Board of Management Chair for St. Brigid’s College), Aonghus MacDomhnaill (Parent rep from St. Brigid’s College) and Catherine McCormack (CEIST )


picture taken from Kilkenny People newspaper