Welcome to Scoil Aireagail
As Principal of Scoil Aireagail I welcome you to our website. Scoil Aireagail is an excellent school and I am privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to contribute to the education of a generation of young people from the community. I do so in collaboration with a dedicated staff, a committed Board of Management, a loyal community and a hugely supportive Kilkenny/Carlow ETB. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our students’ education and are committed to realising the potential of each individual student.
Scoil Aireagail has woven itself into the fabric of the community in South Kilkenny for generations. I hope to see this relationship strengthen further and look forward to working and engaging with all in the school community in order to fulfil our shared aspirations for our students.
Mr. Liam O’Brien
The school is running a draw in the run up to Christmas. The school would like to express its gratitude for the great prizes which were generously sponsored by local firms and businesses. The proceeds of the draw will go towards defraying the costs of supporting extra-curricular activity in the school. Students will be selling cards for the draw in the local community and your support will be greatly apprteciated.
The Parents Council of Scoil Aireagail met recently and welcomed a number of new members on board. Those present discussed the role of a parents’ council in contributing to the education of their children. In addition it discussed its role in contributing to school policies and school development. The Principal also gave a report on the main events that had occurred in the school year to date. The council will next meet on Thursday, 16 January at 7 pm. New members are most welcome.
Our Leaving Cert and 5th year Irish students recently went to see Máiréad Ní Ghráda’s play An Triail in the Excel Arts theatre, Thurles. This classic play is part of the Irish language curriculum on the Leaving Certificate course. Ní Ghráda’s groundbreaking play explores the hypocracies inherent in Catholic sixties Ireland. Her heroine Máire becomes pregnant by a married man and then attempts to do the impossible and keep her baby. Thanks to Ms. Murphy and Ms. Kennedy for organising this trip.