Welcome to St. Kevin’s Boys’ School website

Our school is situated in the heart of Kilnamanagh, Tallaght Dublin 24, and has served the community since 1976. We currently have 320 boys attending and approximately 39 members of staff.  In our school we value positive relationships, learning is prioritised and we all have the common aim of doing our very best each day.

Thank you for visiting our website – if you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our latest newsletter is now available:

Christmas 2023 Newsletter

Thank you to all our students who supported our first ever Movie Night on the 5th of December.




We often see a large increase in infections in winter.

Significant increase in RSV infections

We are currently seeing a significant increase in the RSV virus (https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/rsv/),  a common winter viral infection which is of particular concern for babies.

Typical symptoms of RSV

Symptoms of viral infections, including RSV typically include:

  • runny or blocked nose
  • mild fever
  • cough
  • lethargy (tiredness)

Most children with viral infections, including RSV can safely be cared for at home. More information can be found at https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/colds-coughs-children/. However, in babies and young children, (particularly those under 5 years), bronchiolitis can cause more significant difficulties in breathing and feeding. Babies and young children are more likely to need hospital care. (More details on on how to take care of a baby with bronchiolitis at home and when to get help can be found here https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/bronchiolitis/)

Important messages for families and children regarding any infections:

  • The most important measure is for your child to stay home from school and activities if your child is unwell.

Many children might have a runny nose or a slight cough in winter season and still feel well. However, if a child is feeling unwell they should stay at home and away from school and activities until their symptoms have finished and they are feeling well.

See https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/colds-coughs-children/

Children who are unwell with one infection are more likely to get another infection, and may become more significantly unwell. Therefore staying at home will protect your child from other viruses while they are unwell, which may well also be circulating.

Further, Children with symptoms are more likely to spread infections. Staying home when unwell will help prevent spread to other children, families and staff. This is important particularly in primary schools where other children in their class may have younger siblings and babies at home.

Children who have had a viral infection, like bronchiolitis, may have a persistent cough after infection for a few weeks; once the fever and any other symptoms have finished, they should not be excluded because of this persistent cough alone.

Staff:  if staff are unwell they also should not attend until their symptoms have resolved.

Older children and staff may not be particularly unwell with RSV, but babies and young children can become very unwell with the infection, therefore taking infection prevention and control measures are very important.

  • Infection, prevention and control measures
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Keep hands clean

Measures that we all got used to with Covid-19 are still important. They should be encouraged for everyone. These measures help stop the spread of infection.

  • Vaccination

Making sure your child is up to date on all recommended childhood vaccinations will help:

  • stop your child getting an infection and
  • make them less likely to be unwell if they do get an infection

Routine childhood vaccinations protect against many significant viral and bacterial infections.

More information is available at https://www2.hse.ie/babies-children/vaccines-your-child/

There is currently no vaccine routinely available against RSV infection; but there are vaccines available and recommended for flu and Covid-19.

Flu vaccine

The free nasal spray flu vaccine is available for children aged 2 to 12 years from GP and pharmacies. It helps protect your children from getting seriously ill with the flu, as well as helping to protect babies and grandparents in the family.

See https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/flu/childrens-flu-vaccine/

Many adults are also recommended to have the flu vaccine. More information is available at


Vaccination for Covid-19 is recommended particularly for children with weak immune systems



Our 5th and 6th classes enjoyed their trip to Santry this morning to take part in the final run of Marathon Kids.  That a beautiful bright morning!


Our ‘Spooktacular’ End of Term Halloween Celebrations & Fundraising Events

Thank you to everyone who supported our end of term fundraising event.

Click here to read all about it in our Halloween 2023 Newsletter

Junior Infants 2024-2025

Enrolment Applications for Junior Infants 2024-2025 has now closed.

Applications for ASD Class are still open.   Please click below to view deadlines.  Admission policy available to view under school policies.

See below our Admissions Notice:

Annual Admissions Notice 02.10.2023 Junior Infants 2024_2025

Parents Association Committee & Sub-Committee 2023

Would you like to join a new Parents Association Committee?

To find out more details or to express an interest, please contact the school office or email Marion – marion@stkevinsboys.ie

School Council

A school council is a formal group of pupils who act as representatives of their classmates in discussing school issues with the headteacher and staff. It’s a brilliant way of representing and contributing to Pupil Voice in your school.

Changes this September

We said a tearful farewell to Mr Murray, Mr Regan, Ms Kelleher and Mr Gibbons last June.

This September, we  are delighted to welcome Ms Ciara Doherty, Ms Breda Doherty, Ms Taragh Seville and SNA Ms Louise Poole.

Ms Beggan is now Acting Principal.

What do School Principal’s do when they retire?

Mr Murray set off on foot for Cork last Monday morning.   Fulfilling a long held dream of walking to his native home.   The weather was definitely on his side!

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