Welcome to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School

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


School Holidays - Important Update

Carrick-on-Shannon Community School is now closed to students for the summer holidays.

Please note the following dates for return to school:

  • 1st Years - Friday, 27th August 2021
  • 3rd & 6th Years - Monday, 30th August 2021
  • All other classes - Tuesday, 31st August 2021

The school building will be closed from Wednesday, 30th June 2021 to Monday, 9th August 2021 inclusive. During the month of August, the office will be open to the public during the following times:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am to 4pm. Closed for lunch.
  • Friday: 10am to 1.30pm.

Remember, you should only come to the school if you have a prior appointment.

We wish all the members of our school community a warm and relaxing summer!

Leaving Certificate 2021

The following subjects will be examined on:

Thursday, 24th June 2021

  • DCG
  • Music

Tuesday, 29th June 2021

  • Politics and society


  • Do not attend an exam if you are displaying any signs of COVID-19. Call your GP for advice.
  • The timetable is available via the school app.
  • Make sure that you have printed a copy of the timetable and highlight the exams you wish to sit.
  • If you are down to sit an exam but have decided not to take it, please let the school know at least 24 hours in advance.
  • The school accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend exams as registered.
  • Make sure that you have the right materials for each exam i.e. a calculator for Maths etc. 
  • Students must wear a mask at all times during the exam and on school grounds.
  • When you have finished your exam, re-read your paper and check for errors.
  • We regret that students cannot remain on school grounds between examinations.
  • Read the Instructions for Candidates which were emailed to you recently.

Book Rental Scheme

Thank you to everyone who has returned their books to the school. Students whose books are not returned over the coming weeks will be withdrawn from the Book Rental scheme and no further textbooks will issue to them.

6th Years must return their book on the date of their final written exam. 

When returning your books, please go to the main reception where you will be given a form listing the books that are due for return. You will then be directed to a classroom where you can leave your books with the form and the initial check of the booklist will take place. As per the terms of the Book Rental Scheme, any missing books must be replaced by the student.

All books must be returned so that we can complete an audit of our current stocks. We regret that it is not possible for students to retain school textbooks throughout the summer.

We hope to have books ready for collection by students who have paid the Book Rental fee in early August. We will notify you via our school app when you can pay for the Book Rental via way2pay.

A Message from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, to Leaving Certificate students in Ireland

New Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. App Available for Download

We are delighted to anounce that our new school app, hosted by Schoolzine, is now available for download.

The app is part of our strategy to improve communiactions between the school and the wider community. From 1st September 2021, Carrick-on-Shannon Community School will no longer use text meesages to inform parents/ guardians and students of upcoming events etc. Instead, all information will be available on our website and notifications will be sent via the app.

Instructions to download our app can be found via this link: https://www.carrickcs.ie/szapp


Enrolment 2021/ 2022 - Now Open

Enrolment to Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. is now open. Enrolment will take place online this year and, in line with our new Admissions Policy, will require parents/ guardians to complete two forms. This two-stage process is required under current legislation.

The first form (Stage 1) notifies the school of a student's intention to enrol in the school while the second form (Stage 2) confirms that the student has received an offer of a place in the school. If the student intends to enrol in Carrick-on-Shannon Community School they complete the Stage 2 form within the timeframe allowed. 

Enrolment is now open and you can access our enrolment form via the following page, https://www.carrickcs.ie/junior-cycle-enrolment or the following link, https://carrickcs.schoolzineplus.co.uk/form/7

To see our Admissions Statement, please click on the link below:

Carrick-on-Shannon Community School (carrickcs.ie)

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.