Mission Statement

As a Catholic school in the Loreto tradition, we aim to create a warm and caring community. In an atmosphere of respect and fairness, through support and friendship, we affirm each person's self-worth and dignity. We aim to provide a student-centred education that nurtures the talents and potential of all. In co-operation with parents and guardians, we work towards the spiritual, moral, social and academic development of each student. Our wish is that our students will grow into happy, confident and responsible adults.

Women in time to come will do much

Mary Ward – Founder of the Loreto Order, 1609



Loreto Secondary School operates an open and inclusive admissions policy. Very important information for parents who would like to apply for a school place on behalf of their daughter can be found here.

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Copy of Senior Choir Winners Smithwick Cup

Our programme of extra-curricular activities contributes in no small way to the personal development of our students. We also foster that famous Loreto spirit and sense of community while maintaining strong relationships among all members of the school community.

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Loreto has a long tradition of promoting high levels of participation in sport. We continue to achieve at the highest level in school competitions while maintaining an inclusive ethos.

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Latest News

CAS – Ambassador Award

CAS awards

On Sept 12th last Loreto Kilkenny once again received an Ambassador award for the work carried out in the fight against suicide during the academic year 2016-2017. At the reception held in Dublin the girls who accepted the award on behalf of the school were Emma Murphy (6th year), Alisha Shannon and Lucy Hickey (both […]

Miss First Year 2017

Miss 1st year finalists 2017

The annual talent competition known as “Miss First Year” was held in the school gym on October 4th. Run by the Leaving Certs this competition featured a total of 6 first year students – one from each of the 1st year classes – who had successfully come through the auditions and now performed in front […]

Cycle against suicide in Loreto

5 Loreto cyclists

More than 300 cyclists on the Thurles to Kilkenny leg of the Cycle against Suicide arrived in Loreto Secondary School on Friday afternoon to a very enthusiastic welcome! The sun shone as the cyclists came down the Granges Road at 2.10pm to be greeted by a sea of orange colour. The students and teachers lined […]

Top orchestra in Ireland


Pictured are the Loreto Secondary School orchestra recent winners of the All Ireland Post-Primary Schools Feis Ceoil competition held in the RDS in Dublin. As a result of this win the orchestra were invited to take part in the Feis Ceoil concert held in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday last April 26th. It was […]