In 1984 a group of interested parents got together and set up the Irish language school now named Gaelscoil Osraí.
They received permission from the Department of Education to do so, and the school commenced its being in a room rented from James Stephen's Gaa Club on the outskirts of Kilkenny City.
On the first of September, the Mayor of Kilkenny welcomed the first classes of twenty-two pupils and their teacher, Gobnait Ní Choitir. He officially opened the door of the school on its first day.
Back Row; Brónagh Ní Dhálaigh, Ruairí Ó Feargháil, Breandán Ó Feargháil, Macdara Ó Drisceoil, Eoin Ó hÓgáin, Oisín Breathnach, Peadar Ó Neachtain, Seán Ó Beoláin, Sionann Ó Beoláin, Máire Ní Chúipéir, Karen Ní Néill.
Front Row; Rúth Nic an Éanaigh, Diana Ní Dhubhshláine, Máire Rúth Ní Phuirséal, Róisín Ní Chaoimh, Clár Nic Amhlaoibh, Bébhinn NÍ Laoghaire, Sinéad Ní Chaisín, Jill Ní Chríogáin, Gráinne Ní Fhloinn, Donna Ní Néill, Sinéad Ní Dhulchaointigh, Múinteoir Gobnait.
The school succeeded and grew. After a year had passed, more pupils enrolled and the school's first assistant, Proinnsiasa Ní Chathasaigh was appointed.
The school acuired it's own site in Loughboy, about a mile from the City centre. The Department provided prefabricated buildings to jouse the school on this site.
The school rented St. Patrick's Boys school as a temporary location while awaiting completion of work on the site.
Míchéal Ó Máirtín was appointed Principal of Gaelscoil Osraí in 1987.
With the passing of time the school has grown in size and popularity. There are thirteen teachers and almost three hundred pupils in the school today.
The school has achieved greatly in promoting a love and respect for the Irish language and indeed all areas of Irish culture, as well as providing a high standard of education.
Staff Of Gaelscoil Osraí.