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:

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


College Awareness Week 2017

30 Nov

2017 College Awareness Week takes place at St. Kilian's from December 4th to 8th.
Please read on for full details.


John Doyle R.I.P.

30 Nov

The Board of Management extends its sympathy to the family and friends of our highly esteemed colleague, John Doyle, on the sad occasion of his untimely passing.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Parents' Association AGM

14 Nov

The Parents' Association AGM will be held at the school on Wednesday, November 15th at 7.00pm.
All parents and guardians are welcome.


Soundwaves October 2017

13 Oct

Soundwaves, St Kilian's CS's Music Festival, takes place during the week beginning Monday, October 16th. The week is chock-a-block with interesting, varied and enjoyable recitals, workshops, talks, concerts and other performances. Many thanks to Ms O'Sullivan for a tremendous feat of organising and good luck to her and everyone involved for the week ahead.
Please read on for full details.


Oscar Yeoh (4th Year) - Maths and Science Success!

10 Oct

Congratulations to Oscar Yeoh (4th Year) who, on the basis of his Junior Cert results, has been shortlisted to represent Ireland at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) and the European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO). Final team selections will take place in the coming months. Best of luck, Oscar!