Principal’s Welcome

Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh Principal
Coláiste Pobail Osraí


At present many of you will be considering your child’s postprimary education. Within these pages you will get a flavour of how rich and varied the pupil experience is at Coláiste Pobail Osraí.

Established in 1991, Coláiste Pobail Osraí is an Irish language medium, co-educational school in the heart of Kilkenny City. Parents choose us because our core interest is in developing their children’s individual gifts, skills and talents and in inspiring and empowering them to achieve their hopes and aspirations. This is an honour that we take seriously. Our aim is to make a difference in the life of every student allowing them to blossom and grow, as we guide them through their school journey, ensuring that they leave the school confident in their own ability and ready for the future.

Coláiste Pobail Osrai like many other Irish-medium post primary schools are renowned for the excellence of their educational provision. We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of education. We provide an extensive curriculum to meet the needs, abilities and interests of each individual pupil.

We endeavour to provide equal opportunity for all students and are committed to providing an environment within which the development of intellectual and spiritual values are of prime importance. We support each and every one of our pupils with individualised care and support to achieve their academic potential in a safe positive environment.


Mission Statement

Coláiste Pobail Osraí is a learning community seeking to achieve the highest level of education through the medium of Irish for its pupils. This journey is undertaken in an environment that encourages self-esteem and mutual respect. The challenge of education is undertaken in a supportive way that develops all the gifts of our students.

In Coláiste Pobail Osraí a great emphasis is placed on our Irish identity. This is achieved through sport, music, respect for our language and our rich cultural heritage. We recognise the role each individual plays in terms or our educational partnership.

Emphasis is placed on spirituality, personal skills and ability in a positive open environment. Courage and pride is awoken through the day to day activities at our school.