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Welcome to Killusty National School!

Beannachtaí agus Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Cill Loiste!


Green Schools Success

We did it again! The children of Killusty School clocked up their third Green Flag in Spring 2024 - Water Conservation and Sanitation. We are delighted with our achievement.  


Active Schools Week 2024

Monday the 13th of May witnessed a very wet start to Active Schools Week in Killusty N.S. Despite the weather we soldiered on and made the most of our active events. In the end, a great week of sport, activity and fun was enjoyed by all. 

Fire Safety at Killusty N.S.

On Wednesday May 7th 2024 a Fire Safety Officer visited Killusty School to promote Fire Safety Practices.  The lesson was delivered through a user-friendly video followed by a Q and A session. The children were a captive audience and learned some important Fire Safety messages.


Junior Splash 2024

On May 7th 2024 Juniors and Seniors  travelled to Clonmel for a morning of fun. First stop was story time at the Library followed by a splash about in the Pool. Next up was free play in the play ground. And no rain to boot! A great morning enjoyed by all. 

Cumann na mBunscol

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Well done to our U13 hurling team who played so well in their Cumann na mBunscol blitz at Holycross, narrowly missing out on a place in the County Semi final. 

Hunting for signs of Spring in Killusty N.S. 

Children from the Junior Room explored the grounds of the school in search of Spring. We found buds, cherry blossoms, tulips and daffodils, nests, buttercups, daisies, high grasses and weeds!

Happy Easter From Killusty N.S. 

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Confirmation Day 

On March 20th 2024 10 children from 5th and 6th class celebrated the very special occasion of their Confirmation in Holy Trinity Church in Fethard. A wonderful day for all. 

Seachtain na Gaeilge  

Children enjoyed many activities as they celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge - Singing, Games, Competitions, Drama, Art, Quizzes. Bhí an-spaoi againn.

The Chick Project 

Bringing it back to nature! There was much excitement on the morning the chicks hatched. A lovely spring project.

Happy St. Patrick's Day From Killusty N.S. 


Green Schools

As part of our Green Schools work on Water, children in Killusty School entered the Water for Peace A3 poster competition.
We have also been busy litter picking

Sacramental Preparation 

In preparation for Confirmation 2024, 5th and 6th class children attended a retreat in Holy Cross Abbey on Thursday, February 8th. 
The Ceremony of Light  took place on Sunday, March 10th in Killusty Church where families and the community joined the 5th and 6th class in their preparation for Confirmation. 

Come Holy Spirit 

World Book Day 2024 

Spring is in the air!

Check out our Spring Art

Community Games

Children in Killusty School participated in the First Round of the Art and Hand Writing Community Games in March. Wonderful pieces were entered by all and to much delight many medals made their way out to Killusty School.

Active Schools

We are keeping our commitment  to being an active school on the top of our agenda. On February 20th Killusty Children from 5th and 6th class travelled to Cahir to participate in the FAI Soccer tournament.  The weather cooperated and a great morning was had by all. 

Active Schools

On Tuesday 13th of February 2024 our neighbouring school joined us for a fun hurling Match on Killusty Pitch . 

Pancake Tuesday 

Killusty Master Chefs got down to business on Tuesday 13th of February  creating delicious smells all over the school. 

Active Schools

Our playground leaders are busy in Term 2 organising games and activities during break times. 

Green Schools - Water Theme

We have been very busy here in Killusty School working towards our Water Green Flag. Our committee members got to work identifying all our water points and drawing up a map.  


Children  in Killusty School made a well being tree by attaching leaves with positive thoughts and inspirational quotes. 
Our special tree is the first thing we see when we open the door in the morning.

St Brigid's Day and St. Valentine's Day Art 

Making St. Brigid's special cloak using fabric and fibre. 
Finger Painting hearts to mark St. Valentine's Day. 

Clothing Collection  

A clothing collection - supporting charities and promoting recycling - took place in Killusty N.S. on Friday February 2nd 2024. 
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Great support on the day. 

Thank You. 

Space Explorers

In January 2024, Children in the Junior Room completed a project on the Solar System. Check out our work.
Photo Gallery 

Welcome 2024

Nollaig Shona  

Wishing one and all a very happy Christmmas from all in Killusty N.S.

Christmas Carol Service  

On Tuesday 19th of December, the  Killusty Community was treated  to a Carol Service performed by the children from Killusty National School - some traditional carols,  some new ones - all delivered with pride by the students on the night. 

Christmas Hat Day 

On Wednesday 20th of December the school community in Killusty supported Christmas Hat Day in aid of Irish Charities. We raised funds for three of Ireland’s leading children’s charities - Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-A-Wish Ireland and a range of children’s charities around Ireland making a difference in local communities through Community Foundation Ireland. We recorded a message for Christmas FM, wore our PJs and Hats and enjoyed some customary hot chocolate to boot.
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Christmas Art in Killusty N.S.

The Christmas Show

This year we kept things local and made our way to the White Memorial Theatre in Clonmel for the Christmas Show - Elfie saves Christmas!

The Library Van comes to Town!

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On Wednesday November 29th, Infants enjoyed  their first
brouse around the Library Van. 

Science Week 2023

During the month of November, all the children in Killusty School celebrated Science Week - with great enthusiasm. 
Children in the Junior Room investigated colour mixing, water displacement and solubility. We also explored our sense of taste.
Children in the Senior Room investigated chemical reactions, liquid density and bacteria growth on bread. 

Tag Rugby Training in Killusty N.S.

Killusty School children participated in the Munster Rugby Schools Programme which gave students an opportunity to learn to play rugby through fun, non-contact rugby games. The impressive URC Trophy, the prestigious cup that Munster won last season, also made its way to Killusty School. We were all wowed!

We are keeping Active!

Children in Killusty N.S. signed up for the Active Break Every Day Challenge - An activity programme delivered on-line by Irish Olympians.  

Two Little Dickie Birds

Check out the two little Dickie Birds in the Junior Room 

Diabetes Day 2023

Children in Killusty School celebrated World Diabetes Day on Tuesday 14th of November. 
Children came to school wearing blue on that day and supported Diabetes Ireland, the charity dedicated to people living with diabetes.

Hallowe'en Hoolie 2023

Check out the Hallowe'en fun at Killusty N.S.
Slide Show 

Art in Killusty N.S. 

Hallowe'en Art 

Autumn  Art 

Environmental Awareness and Care 


As we work towards our next Green Flag, the children continue to focus on Environmental Awareness and Care. In the Junior Room We revisited the topic of recycling and came up with a new slogan -

Think of the trees and recycle your paper please.

Jersey Day 

All children in Killusty N.S. participated in Jersey Day 2023.  We were happy to wear, care and share this October and to raise money for GOAL.

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Lights, Camera, Action and Cut!

A very exciting day for Killusty N.S. on October 16th 2023 - The day Nationwide came to film us about our Margaret Maher Project. We're all superstars. And now the wait begins until the show is aired. 


Primary Schools Cross-Country Clonmel 

Well done to all our Runners. On a very wet October 11th, Children from third to sixth class took part in the cross-country running competition in Clonmel.  Our 3rd/4th class boys team and our 5th/6th class girls team topped the score board in their division. Great success.

Our Local Heroes 

It was wonderful to welcome back some of our past pupils in early October 2023. Not one GAA county final but two! What  a bunch of women. 


Playtime in the Junior Room 2023

Children in the Junior Room enjoying well-deserved playtime after all their hard work. 

Under 13 Football 

On Monday the 2nd of October 2023 5th and 6th class children participated in the Cumann na mBunscol under 13 Football Competition. Children played with heart, pride and spirit, winning three out of their 5 matches on the day.  Heads were held high. 

Cross Country Running

On Thursday 28th of September children in the Senior Room participated in the Cross-Country Running Competition in Crokes Complex in Thurles. Children did themselves proud with their stamina and effort with a bronze medal awarded to Ted Purcell of Third Class. 

County Final Victory


A big congratulations to students of Killusty N.S. - past and present - who, along with their team  mates, clocked up an impressive win in the Under 13 Hurling County Final on Sunday 17th of September.

     Well done boys. Be proud. 

Welcome to 2023-2024 


On August 30th 2023 we were joined by our 4 new Junior Infants. They have made themselves at home already.

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Green Schools - Water Theme

We have been very busy here in Killusty School working towards our Water Green Flag. 
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Slievenamon Project 

In July 2023, Killusty N.S was one of many schools asked to participate in highlighting the 175th Anniversary of the 1848 Rising at Ballingarry and Slievenamon. Each school told its unique story of Slievenamon and  under the guidance of local artist, Mia Kearney, the children brought their story to life through art. Killusty school children chose the story of Margaret Maher- a young woman from Slievenamon who emigrated to America in the 1850s and crossed paths with the poet, Emily Dickinson. The rest as they say is History.