About Us

 Overview of Services

Kilkenny and Carlow ETB is a local education authority, established on the 1st July 2013. The 33 Vocational Education Committees (VECs) were dissolved and replaced by 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The Kilkenny and Carlow ETB is governed under Education and Training Boards Act 2013.


 Our Mission

It is the mission of Kilkenny and Carlow ETB to be a key provider of quality, inclusive education opportunities and support services that enable young people and adults to reach their full potential and contribute in a positive and meaningful way to society.


Our core organisational values and principles are:
To place the learner at the centre of all our work
To provide quality services
To promote quality teaching and learning
To engage in building positive, respectful relationships
To value and respect all staff and learners
To promote a culture of openness and fairness
To promote inclusiveness and embrace diversity
To be responsive in our approach and promote innovation and partnership
To be an integral part of the local community

We provide a comprehensive range of quality education programmes and supports designed to meet the needs of young people and adults throughout the counties of Kilkenny and Carlow . Over the years it has developed a range of educational provision to meet the diverse and ever changing demands of learners. Today Kilkenny and Carlow ETB runs thirteen second level schools , an extensive adult education service and a range of post-leaving certificate courses. It is involved in many partnership activities at local level and provides a range of educational supports to enhance the quality of its education programmes.

Kilkenny and Carlow ETB supports young people and adult learners through its four main areas of activity:


Second Level Education Adult Education Service
Abbey Community College, Ferrybank
Borris Vocational School
Coláiste Aindriú, Bagenalstown
Coláiste Cois Siúire, Mooncoin
Carlow Vocational School and
Institute of Further Education
Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown
Coláiste Mhuire, Johnstown
Coláiste Pobail Osraí, Kilkenny
Duiske College, Graignamanagh
Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach
Grennan College, Thomastown
Kilkenny City Vocational School
Ormonde College of Further Education, Kilkenny
Scoil Aireagail, Ballyhale
Tyndall College Carlow
Adult Education Guidance Service
Adult Literacy Scheme
Back to Education Initiative(BTEI)
Community Education
Co-operation Activities
Evening Courses/Part-time Courses
Interagency Projects
Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme(VTOS)
Youth Work Activities
Training Services
Educational Partnership Initiatives


Partnership Activities Educational Support Services
in association with
County Development Boards
County Childcare Committees
Leader Programmes
Recreation and Sports Partnerships
Local Drugs Task Groups
School Completion Programmes
Social Inclusion Measures Group
Buildings Development Programme
Budgetary and Financial Management
Corporate Services
Customer Services
Health and Safety
Recruitment and Human Resource Services