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Welcome to Killusty National School!

Beannachtaí agus Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Cill Loiste!

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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Slievenamon Project 

In July 2023, Killusty N.S was one of many schools asked to participate in highlghting 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. 


Sixth Class Graduation 2023

In June 2023, our school community said farewell to our three Sixth Class boys. Aaron, Ewan and Gus graduated with pride after 8 great years in Killusty N.S. They have left us with many fond memories. We wish them the best of luck with the adventures that lie ahead. 


Active School Flag

In recognition of our busy year of fun activity and P.E., and our commitment to fitness and health, the children and staff in Killusty N.S. were recently awarded the Active School Flag. 

Great Celebrations in Killusty!

The whole School Community is very proud. 


Killusty Fun Run 2023

On June 19th 2023, the Parents Council of Killusty N.S. organised a 5K Fun Run around the village - a much appreciated fund-raising event in aid of Killusty School. The sun shone, prizes were won and all went home happy and tired - a lovely occasion. 

Local Blitz

On Wednesday June 21st 2023, Killusty Children travelled to the new Town Park in Fethard to play in a Gaelic Football blitz with children from Fethard and Moy Glass primary schools. All the games were played in good spirits and everyone was a winner!

Making Music 

After a superb year of music with Niamh from Music Generation, we finished up with an outdoor drumming session - enjoyed by all the children in Killusty School and all the people in village as well! 

Local History Trip

On a sunny June 13th 2023, Children from the Senior Room in Killusty N.S. travelled into Fethard and enjoyed a Local History session with Terry Cunningham of the Fethard Historical Society. Children learned about Fethard in Medieval days and spent time in the old Holy Trinity church and around the walls of Fethard. 

Summer Gardening

Children in the Junior Room availed of the lovely weather, donned the gardening gloves and got busy putting together some colourful window boxes for the school.  

Sports Day 2023

Killusty N.S. held Sports Day on June 6th 2023. The weather obliged on the day as the children enjoyed many activity stations in the morning followed by an al fresco Teddy Bears picnic and ice cream. The races were held in the afternoon - some fun, some competitive.  The day finished off with rounders and basket-ball. Much fun was had by all. 


As part of our ASF work, all children in Killusty N.S. completed the P.A.W.S programme in May - Primary, Aquatic, Water, Safety. Children learned important tips about keeping safe near water, especially over the summer holiday season. Upon completion of training, certificates were awarded to all. 

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We Are Published!

All children in our school created a book entitled 'When We Grow Up'. Each child wrote about their plans for the future and created an illustration to match.  We are so proud. 

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School Tour 2023

On May 31st 2023, the highlight of the year arrived  - The School Tour! This year we ventured across the border and enjoyed a lovely, sunny day in Castlecomer Discovery Park. It was an all-active affair. Children in the Senior Room enjoyed lots of games, boating, high circuit challenges and ziplines. Meanwhile, Junior Room children explored every inch of the playground, completed a forest scavenger hunt, mastered a low-circuit challenge and bounced to their hearts delight in the bouncing nets. More fun-time followed in the Playstation, Kilkenny - climbing frames and slides galore.  A tremendous day all round. 

Pedigree Day 

On May 19th 2023, children from Killusty N.S. made their way to Clonmel to enjoy the annual Pedigree Day hosted by the Museum in association with the Clonmel Show.  Children enjoyed spending time with the animals, observing horse shoes being made by the local black smith, watching a sheep being sheared, figuring out stem problems and observing activities of old, such as spinning. 


County Semi Final

Hard luck to our U13 hurlers who lost to Lorrha NS on May 17th in the County Semi Final. They played brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves. Best of luck to Lorrha in the final.


In My Shoes Fund Raising 

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Killusty School supported the In My Shoes Charity Shoe Appeal this year. Pre-loved runners and football boots were donated by families and sent to needy Township children in Lesotho  and South Africa.  

Football and Hurling Blitz

Children from 1st to 6th class travelled to Dr Maurice Park on May 9th to participate in a hurling and football blitz organised by Tipperary Coaching and Games. All had great fun and to top off a great day, everyone got a tour of Semple Stadium.

First Holy Communion 2023

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First Holy Communion was celebrated in Killusty Church on Sunday May the 7th 2023. We had 6 super VIPs on the day and this year it was an all boy affair.  The weather was kind to boot! A very special occasion enjoyed by all.   

Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to our U13 hurling team who had a great win today over Skeheenarinky NS in the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol.

We are now through to a county semi final in the coming weeks. Well done also to our U11 team who played a challenge match against Skeheenarinky and played very well.

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Charity  Work 

The whole school community in Killusty N.S. was gratefully recognised for its recent efforts in raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society. We were delighted to help.

Junior Splash Day 

On April 25th our Junior Infant Girls travelled by bus to Clonmel Swimming Pool for our annual Junior Splash.  We enjoyed story time in the Library first and after much fun and splashing we made our way to the Clonmel playground for more fun. Enjoyed by all!

Green Schools World Earth Day 

        April 22nd - World Earth Day - The Earth is in our Hands.
As part of our commitment to our Green Schools theme - Water - Children in Killusty School engaged in environmental based activities to mark the importance of this day. Children in the Junior Room reconstructed an oil spill in water and explored the challenges of cleaning up such a catastrophe. They also completed a whole-class Acrostic poem based on Water and an art presentation with an important message. Children in the Senior Room created very colourful agamographs and looked at ways of reducing our carbon footprint. . 

Happy Easter

Check out our lovely Easter Art!
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Dafoddil Day

Thank you to everyone who supported our Daffodil Day Bake sale today. It was a great success. Total funds raised were €241.50 for the Irish Cancer Society.

World Water Day 2023

On March 22nd 2023 Killusty School celebrated World Water Day. We completed a WALK FOR WATER activity which we incorporated into our Green Schools work for our Water Flag and also our Active Schools Flag work. On that day we also remembered the people around the world without any access to clean drinking water. 

Green Schools 2023

We are currently working towards our Third Green Flag - Water.
All children in Killusty N.S. participated with pride in the local Community Games Art and Hand Writing Competitions in March. Many medals made their way to Killusty to the delight of the children.  Next round - here we come!

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Apple Trees

A big thank you to Fethard Tidy Towns who visited our school recently to plant three Apple trees on our grounds. The children saw from start to finish how an apple tree is planted and learned valuable tips along the way.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day 

Children embraced Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick's Day Activities with great enthusiasm.

First Penance 

On Wednesday March 15th  our 6 boys made their First Confession in the Church of the Sacred Heart

First to Sixth Class enjoyed a very interesting visit to the Tipperary Museum of Hidden History on March 14th. The children got to experience examples of clothing, technology and life in the past. They really enjoyed the tour provided by Julia, Deirdre and Liz. Check out the photographs of our trip below

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Rotary Competition

There was great excitement on Thursday the 9th March when Clonmel Rotary club came to present the prizes and certificates of a recent Young Writer's Competition based on the theme of 'Peace'. Well done to all who particpated and thanks to the Rotary club for organising a super competition.

Engineers Week

Second class and third class participated in the Junior Engineers Workshop in Clonmel Library on March 6th  2023. Well done to Kaiden Power who came first for his engineering activity. 

Spring Art in Killusty N.S.

Pancake Tuesday 

Pancake Tuesday 

Out with the chefs' hats and wooden spoons!   The Juniors were cracking and pouring and mixing and eating ...... Yum