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St. John Bosco CC

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About Kildysart Community College


St. John Bosco Community College, Kildysart, opened in September 2002 replacing Cahercon Secondary School and Kildysart Vocational School. Our core aim is the provision of an educational experience that is life enchancing for all, both teacher and pupil: a school that together with the home provides a happy environment where the Christian spirit is nurtured: the dignity of the individual is cherished; where diligence, courtesy, participation and respect are fostered and the code of discipline is implemented for the good of the individual.

Kildysart Community College is an amalgamation of two second level schools and has operated as a college since September, 1999.


  1. Department of Education & Science Junior Certificate which is taken after 3 years.
  2. The Leaving Certificate of the Department of Education & Science.
  3. Secretarial which is ideal for students with the Leaving Certificate or for students with the Junior Certificate who may not wish to proceed to Leaving Certificate.

A Comprehensive range of subjects is offered in a caring atmosphere, by an experienced staff. This college is situated in a quiet, rural setting.

Curriculum Core Subjects

Religious education
Physical education
Social, personal, health education
Civic, social & political education

Optional subjects

Art, craft, design
French, German, woodwork
Technical graphics, metalwork,
Home economics


A book rental scheme operates for the first three years. Cost €80 in total.

Extra-curricular activities

The facilities of this new college include a modern sports hall, playing fields and hard court surfaces. At present students are involved in gaelic football, hurling, ladies' football, basketball, volleyball and rugby.

Other activities are:



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We are located in south-west Clare in the village of Kildysart on the banks of the river Shannon.

  • Kilrush is 18 miles
  • Ennis is 15 miles(a daily bus service operates)

Further information from:

Marion Coughlan Flynn

Tel: (065) 6832300

Fax: (065) 6832307

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