Welcome to Grennan College


As a centre of education, we endeavor to promote all aspects of students’ development – personal, academic and experiential. This is done through a caring, pastoral and motivating environment. For every student, the primary aim is to be the best that they can be in all that they do.

Grennan College is a community of people – staff, students, parents and associated groups – working to achieve the highest level of accomplishment for all of its students. In order to reach full potential, the most important need must come from within the student; guided, encouraged and nurtured by teachers, management, parents and peers.

The core of learning is competency in literacy and numeracy – these two principles are key factors across all subjects.
Each student is responsible for his/her own learning and progress. Balance of participation in all activities is important. Extra-curricular activities should be balanced against academic pursuit – there is room for both, but not to the detriment of the primary goal – academic fulfillment.

We are a caring school, with each individual student’s development, progress and welfare at the core of all that we do. Work with us in your time here and you will succeed.

Go n-éirí an bóthar libh go léir.
S. O’ Sullivan (Principal)

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Strike Notice Tuesday 2 December

Click to read notice to parents and guardians relating to a strike day on Tuesday 2 December 2014.

Grennan Mill Craft School

Grennan Mill Craft School is housed in an 18th century grain mill on the banks of the river Nore in Thomastown, County Kilkenny.The grain lofts of the mill have been converted into spacious and well equiped craft/art studios.The school was set up in 1981 and has now established itself as an important centre of study in the crafts area and offers a wide range of courses. (Click for more – PDF)

Grennan Equestrian College

Grennan Equestrian College is situated in the beautiful Nore Valley countryside of Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, a vibrant town with an expanding commercial, industrial and educational base. The College was a pioneer in the area of Equestrian Studies when it originally opened in 1978, and has continued to develop to meet the particular needs of the horse industry. (Click for more – PDF)

Top Student (20/02/11)

Top Marks for Grennan College student   Grennan College student, Rioch Walsh , achieved the highest marks in Ireland in Construction Studies in the Leaving Certificate 2010. To mark the occasion his success will be acknowledged by the Techno Teachers Association of Ireland at an Awards Ceremony to be held in Galway on March 5th. […]

Snow (08/12/10)

Hard packed snow and freezing conditions continue to cause cancellation of classes at Grennan College. The hazardous conditions prevailing in the school yard and grounds present a serious threat to student and staff safety. Despite a minimal thaw the school car park remains inaccessible while the hard surface areas are covered in a minimunm of […]

GC Leisure (30/11/10)