CBS Kilkenny

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C.B.S Kilkenny
Type Secondary School (Public)
Religion Roman Catholic
Principal Mr Tom Clarke
Founder Edmund Ignatius Rice
Location James' Street
County Kilkenny
Staff Approx. 55
Students ca. 600
Gender Male
Ages 12–18
Publication The CBS Kilkenny Newsletter
Sports Rugby, Hurling, Soccer, Basketball, Chess

CBS Kilkenny (Scoil na mBráithre Criostaí) is a Roman Catholic school located in Kilkenny, Ireland. It has a good sporting tradition, particularly in hurling[1] but it also embraces many other sports such as rugby and Basketball. It is located on James' Street in Kilkenny.

The school was founded in 1860 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers for a sum of £3000.[2]


The Irish Christian Brothers came to Kilkenny in 1860. Five years before this a meeting was held between the Chairmanship of the Lord Mayor as requested by the then Bishop of Ossory. The assembly decided to raise funds to build the school and invited the Christian Brothers, led by Edmund Ignatius Rice to aid the cause. A fund of some £3,000 was collected and invested for the purpose. It was agreed that the brothers would be sent to Kilkenny and be provided with furnished accommodation free of charge. The voluntary fee for pupils was levied at one pence, this money would be used only in the maintenance of the school. In 1860 a site was bought and a large building erected. The main part of this development still remains in full use up to this day and functions as the entrance to the newer highly renovated parts of the school.[3] On 26 September 1860, it opened its doors to a large number of pupils; 260 boys were placed on the roll that day but many had to be excluded due to lack of space.


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