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St Kieran’s College responds to claims students “ran amok” through Kilkenny

The deputy principal of St Kieran’s College says Wednesday was a “good humoured day” despite reports of vandalism and disruption.

KCLR understands it was the present 6th years’ last day in school before their Leaving Cert begins.


“Very surprised” and “very taken aback” were the words used by Deputy Principal Ken Maher about reports nationally that students ran amok at the school, vandalising property on Wednesday.

Local gardaí made an appeal through KCLR to students to behave in an appropriate manner amid reports that a group of up to 30 of them were going around the town dressed up as super heroes.

A window at Coláiste Pobail Osraí was also broken by the students – with reports that a pupil in that school may have received some injuries from it.

Having contacted St Kieran’s College again this morning, the Vice-Principal told KCLR that they are on extremely good terms with Coláiste Pobail and the students involved informed them immediately about the broken window.

Mr Maher says they apologised for the damage caused and the two schools are sorting it out between them.

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