Selection Criteria

Where Application Forms received by the closing date above, exceed the number of places available, the Board of Management directs that the places will be allocated in the following order of priority:-

  1. Brothers, step-brothers, half-brothers, foster brothers of students who are or have been enrolled in St Brendan’s College.
  2. Students whose father or mother is contracted (in the current academic year) as a teacher, SNA, administrative or caretaking staff in the school.
  3. Students whose parents were past pupils of St. Brendan’s College.
  4. Brothers, (step, half or foster brothers) of girls who are enrolled in St. Brigid’s Secondary on the date of application (applications for eligibility under this criteria authorise the Principal of St. Brendan’s College to confer with the Principal of St. Brigid’s Secondary to verify same).
  5. Sons of eligible staff (in the current academic year) of St. Brigid’s Secondary. Any application to St. Brendan’s College authorises the Principal of St. Brendan’s College to confer with the Principal of St. Brigid’s Secondary to verify same).
  6. Students from the Primary schools in the greater Killarney area. (See Appendix 1 at the end of this document)
  7. All other students living in the greater Killarney area.

In the event that the number of applicants within a particular category exceeds the balance number of places available, then the date of birth of each student shall be used to determine maximum eligibility. The oldest students within the category will have greatest priority.

Application Forms are available The Admissions Office, St. Brendan’s College, Killarney.



  1. Anabla National School
  2. Barraduff National School
  3. Coolick National School
  4. Cullina National School
  5. Faha National School
  6. Firies National School
  7. Fossa National School
  8. Gaelscoil Faithleann
  9. Glenflesk National School
  10. Kilcummin National School
  11. Knockaderry National School
  12. Knockanes National School
  13. Lissivigeen National School
  14. Loreto National School
  15. Loughquittane National School
  16. Presentation Monastery School
  17. Raheen National School
  18. St Olivers National School
  19. Tiernaboul National School
  20. Two Mile Community National School


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