What is MathsKillarney?

MathsKillarney is a two week summer course in Leaving Cert Higher Level Maths to be held in St. Brendan's College, Killarney from July 19th-30th 2021. This course is for students who have completed one year of the Leaving Cert programme and plan to sit the Leaving Certificate exam in June 2022.
The course , which has been in existence for over 20 years, was the brainchild of Mary Rose Felle , an experienced teacher of maths, applied maths and resident of Killarney.  It's original home was in the Brú na Páirce campus.  The course has built up a reputation of excellence which is as a result of the professional level of teaching delivered by an experienced team of teachers. These teachers all have extensive experience of teaching Higher Level Maths, correcting State Exams as well as  having an involvement in the design and delivery of second level mathematics education reform in Ireland.
The course is an opportunity for students of Higher Level Maths to maximise their potential and to be exposed to the whole of the leaving Certificate course which gives a greater understanding of the links between topics in the subject. Students have over the years consistently reported a greater understanding and confidence in Maths after completion of the course.

Dates and Venue for MathsKillarney 2021

  • Dates: July 19th-July 30th 2021.
  • Venue: St Brendan's College, Killarney. 

How is the course organised?

  • The course lasts for two weeks (10 days) -  full attendance is mandatory.
  • Daily classes are provided that cover Leaving Certificate Higher Level topics from ALL of the five strands on the syllabus.
  • Class times on Monday-Thursday run from 9am-4.30pm and Friday: 9am-3pm.
  • Daily evening study periods are provided which are facilitated by MathsKillarney staff. 
  • Study is on Monday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm.  There is no study on Friday.
  • Daily homework assignments are monitored and corrected by MathsKillarney staff.
  • Regular examinations are set and assessed with feedback given to students individually.
  • Each student will be given a comprehensive Book of Notes covering all topics on the Leaving Certificate Higher Level course with worked examples that have an exam focus.


Phone: 089 243 1100
Email: mathskillarney@gmail.com

Notes for Parents/Guardians

The course is challenging and therefore each student should have obtained at least a ‘C’ grade in Higher Level Maths at Junior Cert level. A copy of their results transcript is a prerequisite of entry to the course.
  • Students make their own travel arrangements. It is strongly recommended that students go home for the weekend mid-course.
  • The management of MathsKillarney is not responsible for students outside of school hours.
  • In-house rules given on arrival. N.B Breach of rules or undesirable attitude / behaviour will lead to immediate expulsion.
  • Study is an integral part of the course and full attendance and participation is mandatory.
  • Accommodation must be provisionally booked before any application is accepted.
  • Driving of cars to and from classes/study is forbidden. Landladies listed with "yes" for transport must bring and collect their own students.
  • Onus is on parents / guardians to procure accommodation (SEE LIST) and ensure that students remain in their accommodation each evening.
  • Agreements must be made between parent/guardian and landlady, independent of MathsKillarney.
  • To see the accommodation listing click here.
How to apply
  • To download 2021 application form click here.
  • Post completed form with copy of Junior Cert/Cycle results and deposit* (non-refundable) to:
    c/o Dr Bernie O'Donoghue,
    Whites Cross,
    T23 VW32
    Or email completed form with copy of Junior Cert/Cycle Results to mathskillarney@gmail.com
Deposit €400 - see application form for payment options 
Balance of €320 on July 19th 2021.

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