Welcome to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School

Welcome to the Carrick-on-Shannon Community School website. We invite you to browse the various pages to discover about the various programmes and events in our school.



Reopening of Schools

The Minister for Education and Skills, Norma Foley T.D., announced the 'The Roadmap for the Full Return to School' on the 27th July 2020.

This document outlines the steps that schools need to take prior to reopening in September 2020. Over the next few days we will examine this document carefully to ensure that everything is in place for our students when they return to school at the end of August or in early September.

Please note that the school office will remain closed to the public until the 6th August. 

In the meantime, please stay safe and follow the government's advice on social distancing and mask wearing etc.

Summer Office Hours:

Please note the following office hours for Carrick-on-Shannon Community School:

23rd June to 30th June Monday to Thursday 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm
Friday 10am to 12pm
July Closed Closed
6th August to 24th August Monday to Thursday 10am to 12pm & 2pm to 4pm
Friday 10am to 12pm


Student Awards - 

Please imagine a drum roll!

Congratulations to all those who have received the following awards:

6th Year - Student of the Year                                        Áine Lyons

6th Year - Sports Awards                                               Oisín Bohan

                                                                                            Caoimhe McGarry

                                                                                         Aisling Leahy

6th Year - Farrell McElgunn (Irish) Award                    Roisín Reynolds

6th Year - Music Award                                                  Roisín Noone

1st Year - Student of the Year                                        Daire Shannon

2nd Year - Student of the Year                                       Niamh O'Connor

3rd Year - Student of the Year                                       Roisín Kelleher

5th Year - Student of the Year                                       Faith Peter-Olabiyi

Transition Year - Student of the Year                             Milo Blake

                                                                                          Hannah Stenson

Return of School Books 2020

For information regarding the return of all school books to the school, please click here.

Important Update for CAO Applicants

CAO sent an email last Friday, 15th May 2020 to everybody who applied to CAO this year before 1st February 2020.

This email replaces the 'Statement of Application' letter that normally comes in the post every May. It was not possible to send this letter by post this year due to the CAO office being closed and CAO staff working from home. This email will now be referred to as the Statement of Application Record EMAIL.

It is extremely important that all CAO applicants read this email carefully and that you follow the instructions as indicated in the email.

If you did not receive the email, check your JUNK or SPAM folder. If there is no email there, you need to contact CAO next week and quote your application number. There is a contact link on the CAO website.

For more information see http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=aboutStmt#b0 

Student Wellbeing

This is an unusual time for all students and teachers as we work together to continue to access the school curriculum and to stay safe and well.

Our Guidance Counsellors, with suport from the Student Support Team, have prepared a very uselful  document to provide some helpful tips and advice on what to do if students feel that they would like some extra support while the school is closed.

COVID-19: How to prevent spread (HSE Advice)

The Department of Health has asked schools to publish a letter for parents/ guardians. The letter references the closing of a school in Dublin and offers advice to parents/ guardians around the Coroavirus. TO access this letter, please click here.

The Department of Health has also asked all schools to inform parents/ guardians and students about the simple steps that can be taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The HSE has a website for the general public to access information on COVID-19. You can access this website here.

The risk of contracting coronavirus is quite low. The HSE requests that we all do the following:

  • Wash your hands properly and regularly.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze. (Use your sleeve if you do not have a tissue.)
  • Place used tissues in a bin and wash your hands properly.
  • CLean and disinfect frequenly touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow the travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

We are asked not to touch our eyes, nose or mouth if our hands are not clean.

A decision relating to our School Tours and other events will be taken closer to the date of the event in consultation with relevent agnecies (travel agents, sports organisations etc.) bearing in mind advice given to the school from the various government departments.

Review of Child Safeguarding Statement
The Board of Management of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School will review it's Child Safeguarding Statement in March 2020. (Postponed due to COVID-19)
For information regarding Child Protection in Carrick-on-Shannon Community School, please click on the link above or click here. When the review is completed, the updated Child Safeguarding Statement and other relevant documents will be available for all in the Child Protection Section of this website.
Posted: 7th January 2020

Happy Birthday To Us!!

On the, 7th January 1995, the students and staff of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School began teaching and learning in our new school building.

Over the past twenty-five years, Carrick-on-Shannon Community School has become an integral part of the community and has gone from strength to strength.

While celebrating our birthday, we remember those who have shared parts of this journey with us but are no longer here to share this day with us.

Thank you for all your support over our first 25 years.

'Use Your Brain Not Your Fists' Film Launch

We were privileged to attend the launch of the Use Your Brain Not Your Fists film in The Bush Hotel on the 27th April 2018.

The short film, by Leitrim Comhairle na nÓg, highlights the devastating consequences that can occur when a person uses their fists instead of their brains in a conflict situation. The film is dedicated to Shane Grogan and to the memory of Andrew Dolan. Both Andrew and Shane were victims of seperate unprovoked assaults while enjoying time out with their friends. Andrew died as a result of the assault while Shane was left with brain injuries. Both Shane's and Andrew's parents attended the launch and shared their personal stories with us.

Please click on the link to watch the video and remind everyone to Use Your Brain Not Your Fists.

Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. - Learning at the heart of our community.