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  • Welcome to Scoil Dara Kilcock

    Promoting a spirit of service and care

  • Vibrant School Community

    Welcoming school community in which all members will experience a real sense of active participation and belonging

It is a pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website. Ours is a happy school where learning, growing and caring are the key concerns and activities of students and staff. In Scoil Dara we value openness and collaboration. Through our website we want to acquaint you with our school, its history, values and mission. We want to introduce you to our students, staff and Board of Management. In your browsing you will be briefed on our school policies, the different programmes we offer in the school and the range of subjects we provide for our students. We want to share our successes and celebrations with you.

Dr. Brian McNamara, Principal


Senior Cycle Programme Options 2017-2019

There will be a briefing meeting in the Senior Social Area on Thursday night next, January 19th, starting at 7pm for parents of all 3rd year students. Students welcome. Information will be provided at the meeting on the Senior Cycle Programmes available in Scoil Dara:

  • - Transition Year (TY)

  • - Leaving Cert Established

  • - Leaving Cert Applied (LCA)

  • - Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP)


Art Exhibition – Scoil Dara – 25th January

We are delighted to invite parents to an Art Exhibition on Wednesday, 25th January from 7pm-8pm in the School Canteen. Artworks from the Christmas Art & Photography competition will be framed and exhibited together with other artworks from various students. There will also be light refreshments on offer!


Scoil Dara Jubilee Concert

Scoil Dara will hold a Jubilee Concert in Kilcock GAA Club on Thursday 2nd February at 8pm. It promises to be a great night and all are welcome.


Scoil Dara Newsletter, December 2016

Click here to view or download: Newsletter - Winter 2016_Final.pdf
Upcoming Events

Fifth-Year (inc LCA1) & TY Parent-Teacher Meeting (4:15pm - 6:45pm)

Thursday 26 January 2017

Pre-Junior and Pre-Leaving Cert Exams (Provisional Date)

Monday 6 February 2017

School closes for mid-term break at 1.20pm

Friday 17 February 2017

Mid-Term Break

Monday 20 February 2017

School reopens after mid-term break

Monday 27 February 2017
Latest News

Daniel Kyne: DCU Academic Scholarship Award Recipient

Congratulations to Daniel Kyne who received an Academic Scholarship Award from Dublin City University on November 30th last, for his outstanding achievements in his Leaving Certificate 2016. Daniel is studying for a BSc in Marketing, Innovation and Technology in DCU.

17/01/2017 10:18 | Scoil Dara

Sarah McCarthy: MU Award Recipient

Congratulations to Sarah McCarthy who received an Entrance Scholarships Award from Maynooth University on November 8th last, for her outstanding achievements in her Leaving Certificate 2016. Sarah is studying Primary Education in Maynooth University.

17/01/2017 10:17 | Scoil Dara

Aidan Chan - Winner of Fr. Frank Maher Award

Congratulations to Aidan Chan, a Sixth Year student at Scoil Dara, who won the prestigious Fr. Frank Maher Classical Music Award on Friday 11th November. The competition was held in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin and is Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools. Scoil Dara wishes Aidan the very best for the future.

17/01/2017 10:12 | Scoil Dara


Congratulations to the following girls on  their tremendous achievements:

Megan Lyons who made the Leinster Interprovincial Schools team.

Aoife Rattigan who has been named as Kildare U14 footballer of the year.

Caoimhe Shiel, who received the award of Kildare Camogie U16 Player of the Year.

Well done to Megan, Aoife and Caoimhe from all at Scoil Dara.


02/12/2016 13:38 | Scoil Dara

Scoil Dara Library Visit by Local Author

 To conclude Library Week 2016, Laura Cassidy, a local author is visiting the school Monday Dec 5th. This is the second year running that Laura will return to the school to inspire students to become more creative in their writing. We are grateful to Kilcock Library, especially librarian Mary Dunne for making the arrangements for these workshops to take place and part funding the event.
01/12/2016 13:42 | Scoil Dara
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