St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Megan O'Daly (6th Year) at the National Gallery

Fri, Apr 21st, 2017

Last year, Megan O’Daly (6th Year) won the Leinster region of the Blackrock Education Centre’s 1916 poster contest. The title of the competition was: “What will Ireland look like in 2016?” The competition was held to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916.

Megan’s work depicted two girls holding hands, while dressed in clothes of the early 20th century. In fact, one of the girls is wearing Countess Markievicz’s uniform on O’Connell Street in Dublin today. Around these two beautifully-painted girls is the phrase, “1916 Fought Together, 2016 Together Forever”. Megan's painting also included modern images from Dublin's cityscape such as The Spire, the statue of Jim Larkin and even a Dublin bus!

The work means a lot to Megan, as she feels that it represents the women in 1916 who got airbrushed out of history. Moreover, the painting depicts that the girls are together as a couple. She wanted to show that, since the recent legalisation on same-sex marriage in Ireland, we are now a proud, modern and progressive nation, largely thanks to the selfless struggle of men and women in 1916.

For winning such a prestigious competition, Megan's work is now displayed in the National Gallery of Ireland, on Merrion Square.

Congratulations to Megan on this tremendous success!


More news:

Rusangano Family at St. Kilian's

16 Apr

The Choice Music Award winning rappers, The Rusangano Family, gave an amazing workshop for 4th and 5th Year Music students on Thursday, April 12th.


Hail and Rain!

6 Apr

Congratulations to Nathan Flanagan (6th Year) and Ben Rowsome (5th Year), better known as Hail and Rain, on winning the Public Vote at Stepping Stones: Battle of the Bands in Greystones.


Multicultural Day 2018

6 Apr

Multicultural Day 2018 was another outstanding success, with fantastic participation from students, their families and the staff of the school. The annual event is a tremendous celebration of the school's inclusive ethos and the diversity in our school community.


German Exchange 2018

6 Apr

Welcome to our twenty-two student guests, accompanied by two of their teachers, from our partner school, Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium in Würzburg, Germany. This year, our Würzburg friends will visit from April 6th to 14th. This is the thirty-sixth year of the exchange, which started in 1983. We hope that everyone has a great time over the next week.


School Closure due to Adverse Weather

28 Feb

Update 2: The school will reopen on Monday, March 5th - business as usual!
Update 1: The school will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, March 1st and 2nd.
Notice: St. Kilian's CS will remain closed today, Wednesday February 28th, and until further notice, due to the adverse weather conditions and the Status Red Weather Notice. Please consult this website, the school's Facebook page and local media for updates.
We hope that everyone stays safe and well over the coming days.


World Champion Irish Dancer!

11 Jan

Congratulations to Cherie Pageot (5LCA) who recently became a World Champion at the World Irish Dancing Championships held in Castlebar. Cherie dances with the Berry Irish Dance Academy in Bray.


Connect Youth Ballywaltrim

5 Jan

Congratulations to the peer leaders who raised €3,890 for Pieta House before Christmas. The majority of the members of the group, which is based at Ballywaltrim Community Centre, are students at St Kilian's.


Wigilia, December 13th 2017

5 Jan

On the evening of December 13th, 2017, the Polish community of St Kilian's CS came together at the school, to celebrate Wigilia, Polish Christmas Eve.


Christmas Greetings!

22 Dec

Best wishes to all of our students, past pupils and friends, and to their families, for a very happy Christmas and a healthy, safe and peaceful New Year.


Wigilia 2017

4 Dec

The school's current and past Polish students and their families are invited to Wigilia at St Kilian's CS on Wednesday, December 13th at 6.00pm. Wigilia is the traditional Polish Christmas Eve celebration.
Po wiecej informacji prosze o kontakt ze szkola st. Kilians lub email: wigilia@stkilianscs.com