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                                                        ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE

Admissions Policy and Application Form

A copy of the school’s Admissions Policy and the Application Form for 'Intention to Apply' for the 2023/2024 school year is available as follows: –

  • To download here below:

  • On request: By emailing or writing to: Kilgarriffe National School, Old Timoleague Road, Desert, Clonakilty, Co. Cork P85 KR27


PART 1 - Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year


Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023/2024 school year

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants:


The school will commence accepting applications for admission on 15th Jan 2023

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on 15th Feb 2023

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application 8th Mar 2023

The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is 8th – 26th Mar 2023*

*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn


Number of places being made available in 2023/2024 school year

The number of places being made available in Junior Infants is 12

Places also available in all other classes: Contact school with 'Intention to Enrol Form 1'

The school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy

If you would like to apply for a place for a child to attend Kilgarriffe National School then please complete the 'Intention to Apply form 1' below and return to the school address: Kilgarriffe NS, Old Timoleague Road, Clonakilty, Co. Cork P85 KR 27 or on email:

Alternatively you may contact the school directly by phone (023) 8834965 / 083 0658096 or email

PART 2 - Admissions to the 2022/2023 school year

Information regarding the admission process for the Intake Group for Junior Infants for the 2022/2023 school year

In respect of 2022/2023 school year, the total number of applications for admission received by the school was: 09

Breakdown of places allocated for the 2022/2023 school year:

Number of places available in Junior Infants: 12

Number of  Junior Infant applications received: 4 / Other classes: 5

Number of offers made and accepted under each criteria:

Priority Category 1: Applicants who are members of the Church of Ireland or a Protestant reformed church or of a minority religion which has the same or similar religious ethos, living in Clonakilty Union of Parishes or Ross union of Parishes – 5 place offered, 4 place accepted.


Priority Category 2: Applicants living within a 20km radius of the school –  3 places offered, 3 places accepted.


Priority Category 3: All other applicants – __ places offered, __ places accepted.

Total number of offers made: 09

Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned: 0

The Kilgarriffe National School Notification of 'Intention to Apply Form 1' can be downloaded below:

In conjunction with admissions please read the Kilgarriffe National School Admissions Policy, Code of Behaviour and Ethos Statement. All of these can be downloaded below :

The Kilgarriffe National School Code of Behaviour can be downloaded below:

The Kilgarriffe National School Notification Ethos Statement can be downloaded below:

The Kilgarriffe National School Positive Behaviour Policy can be downloaded below:

The Kilgarriffe National School Internet Acceptable Use Policy can be downloaded below:

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