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.

Changes to Leaving Certificate Examinations 2020

The Minister for Education and Skills has announced that the Leaving Certificate Oral Examinations (Phase 1) have been cancelled. All students who were due to sit an LC Oral Examination (Phase 1) will receive 100% in that element of the overall subject examination. The languages covered by this announcement are: Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.

The practical performance tests in Leaving Certificate Music and Junior Certificate Music and Hame Economics have also been cancelled.

All Schools will remain closed until the 20th April 2020.

Carrick-on-Shannon Communitiy School is now closed as directed by the Department of Health. Please encourage your children to follow the advice of the HSE in relation to social distancing and regular hand-washing. 

Distance Learning

Our teachers are busy providing the curriculum to our students while the school building is closed. To access the curriculum, students should log onto their Office 365 account to access Teams or OneNote. The parents/ guardians of students who do not access their account over the coming weeks will be notified of this by text message.

To find out about the arrangements that we have made to ensure that your child can continue to access the curriculum during the period of closure, please click here.

Carrick-on-Shannon Community School is due reopen on Monday, 20th April 2020.

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.


All extra-curricular activities and Student Learning Reviews have been postpned until further notice.

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.