About Tyndall College Carlow
A New Horizon In Education
Tyndall College is Carlow’s newest Post-Primary school and is based on the new Kilkenny-Carlow Education and Training Board’s campus at Mortarstown on the Kilkenny Road, Carlow. Named after the famous Carlow-born scientist, John Tyndall, this new school is a major development for the region.
At 10,000 square metres, Tyndall College represents a major investment in the education of future generations in Carlow and beyond. The school includes state-of-the-art facilities for science, the arts, technology and sports as well as generous provision of classrooms and learning support. Tyndall College represents a safe, modern, inclusive and progressive educational environment.
Tyndall College Carlow is named after John Tyndall – a very important 19th-century physicist, who was born and educated in Carlow. One of the leading scientists of his day and responsible for extensive scientific discovery, Tyndall explained why we see light in the sky as blue during the day, but red at sunset. Tyndall College Carlow has chosen to celebrate this spirit of discovery in its student uniform and crest. The Tyndall College Carlow crest shows shades of blue light, divided by white light and a starburst with gold, signifying the exciting pursuit of knowledge, understanding and reason through education.
As a Kilkenny-Carlow Education and Training Board school, Tyndall College is an inclusive co-educational, non-denominational, multi-belief school and offers the new Junior Cycle programme, Transition Year, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme.
Tyndall College Carlow has the most up-to-date teaching and learning facilities. The school has fully-equipped general purpose classrooms with interactive computer projection systems, modern science labs for each specialist science subject, language rooms, computer rooms, home economics rooms, metal workshops, wood workshops, art studios and music rooms. Tyndall College features all-weather outdoor sports surfaces, a fully-equipped gym, handball alley and an extensive sports hall.
As part of our commitment to wellbeing, Tyndall College provides dedicated space for learning support, pastoral care and guidance. The schools features a library, spacious canteen and circulation areas. The school is set in landscaped grounds with extensive outdoor recreation and learning areas.
We invest in the best up-to-date technology to underpin and support learning including language labs, CAD and computer systems, and we have a campus-wide WiFi education network with special high-speed broadband access.