Our School Crest

During spring 2020, an in-school ‘Design a Crest’ competition was held for current pupils to design a crest for Kilteevan National School. We were hoping for a crest that would reflect the school’s rich traditions in education, sport, music, nature and history, while also acknowledging the school’s Catholic ethos.

Following much deliberation among staff, the winning crest, designed by 6th Class pupil Maria Fox was chosen:

Maria describes the meaning behind her winning design as follows:

“The books represent the school which is at the heart of our community since 1897.

The bogland represents the beautiful nature, flora and fauna that surrounds our townlands; the “Groves of Kilteevan”.

The Doogarymore wheel, from circa 400BC, was discovered by Mr. John Mooney and Mr. Richard Mooney in 1968. It represents Kilteevan’s rich history, archaeology and past way of life.

The drawing of Kilteevan Graveyard represents our past and our ancestors’ peaceful final resting place.

At the centre of the crest, the hurls and Gaelic football represent school sports and St. Joseph’s GAA Club.”

What a beautiful school crest we have at last, thank you very much for your stunning design Maria.