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A short video on the importance of Education and the work done by the CDETB, City of Dublin Education and Training Board

Mario O’Kelly was a former student of Killester College. Mario started off at Larkin Centre (Level 4) then was at KCFE where he was assisted by Carol Melody and completed his Level 5. Onwards and upwards for Mario as he’s now doing a Level 6 in the Bots and is one of 10 students on the leadership committee – tasked with organising open days. Well done Mario!

Interview: A student of horticulture in 2018 – Growtrade

Following the Teagasc Open Day at the National Botanic Gardens on March 8, we sat down with John Mulhern, Principal of the College of Amenity Horticulture located at the National Botanic Gardens, and Liam McMahon,…

From 2018, Killester College Science & Animal Science Students who meet The Entry Requirements for Sligo IT Science courses are guaranteed places! See

Sligo IT offers a range of excellent Science based courses e.g.

  • Environmental Science
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Human Nutrition
  • General Science
  • Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development
  • Health Science and Physical Activity
  • Forensic Investigation and Analysis
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Science

Killester College students can progress to Sligo IT upon successfully completing their studies in Dublin & meeting Sligo IT’s Entry Requirements.

Read about one of Killester College’s success stories.

Robert Hickey came to Killester College to start his studies in Science. Read below to see what he says about Killester College and then read the entire article in his own words.

After doing the leaving cert I then considered university, I had a good think about what I would actually enjoy studying for 4 years and where I could see myself working in the future. I enrolled into the Foundation Science Course at Killester College of Further Education with the intention of using this course as a spring board of getting me into a degree in Sports Science or Human Nutrition & Dietetics. By the time I finished my year at Killester my university preferences had changed somewhat, I really enjoyed the Biology aspect of the course at Killester that my first and second CAO choices were now Genetics and Biotechnology respectfully.


Shane Rock

It is with great sadness that the Killester College Community has learned of the death of our recent graduate Shane Rock. Shane was a wonderful young man, whose kindness and warmth touched all who met him. His passing is a great tragedy. We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to Shane’s family and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Rory O’Sullivan


Paul Condell Scholarship

The first Paul Condell scholarship was awarded to Ms Hayley Gilmore this week. The scheme provides that a Graduate of the Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education programme in Killester College of Further Education can secure advanced entry onto Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education without incurring programme fees.

Ian McKenna, Director, SNMCI stated:

“I am delighted to announce that the first recipient of the Paul Condell Scholarship is Hayley Gilmore. Halyley displayed commitment to the vision and ideal of this scheme. Paul’s core philosophy was that each person has a role to play within society and a key enabler is education. Paul was committed to inclusive education practice in every sense and I know that Hayley will do justice to the scholarship.”

Ian McKenna went on to say:

“I would like to thank the staff in Killester College of Further Education, where Paul spent many years. When I first raised this with Rory O’ Sullivan, Principal, I was delighted with the support from Rory and everybody within the college. I would like to thank in particular Joan Donelan, Career Guidance Counsellor and her colleagues in the Early Years Department, who have encouraged their students to participate in the scheme.”

The Paul Condell Scholarship will be available to the 2018 Level 6 Graduate in Early Childhood Care and Education in Killester College.

Date Published: 3 August 2017