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.



Staying Safe

We were delighted to enlist the help of Aoife, Faith and Ryan to post a reminder of the various measures which he have put in place to try and keep everybody safe.

Let's renew our efforts to stay safe. Please encourage your child to:

  • Wear a mask correctly at all times on school grounds and at lunchtime if leaving the school
  • Wash/ sanitise hands regularly throughout the day
  • Remain a safe distance from others at all times (1m with mask, 2m without)
  • Cough into a tissue or sleeve. Carefully dispose the tissue immediately and wash/ sanitise hands.

If your child is absent for any reason, they are required to complete a Return To School Form which is available via our school app or under the COVID-19 tab above.

1st Year Enrolment 2021

Stage Two of our enrolment process for incoming 1st Years is now closed. If you did not complete your forms on time but still wish to enrol your child in Carrick-on-Shannon C.S., please contact the school using the Contact Link above.

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 enrolment forms. This two stage process is required under 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)

Online Learning - Things to Note

A Roll Call will be taken at the start of each class. If your child is unable to attend a class for any reason, please use the contact form above to let us know. Do not use your child's school email account to contact a teacher directly. All communication with the school and/ or teachers must be made through the Contact Us link above.

More lessons will take place 'live' online so it is important that your child can attend class throughout the day. 

We advise all parents/ guardians to know their child's email address and password so that they can support their child's learning at this time and so that they can check that assignments etc. are being handed up in time. Where a teacher notes that a student is not participating in online lessons, the school will contact the parent/ guardian to inform them of this.

The school's Code of Behaviour continues to apply so students will not be permitted to record any session that occurs online on any form of media device. All interactions online must be respectful and students can have their account blocked if they are involved in a serious breach of the school rules.

This continues to be a learning process for us all, although we are in a much better place to provide a blended learning model than we were in March. Once again, I ask you to be patient with us as we will continue to try new online methodologies etc.  

School Calendar

Term 3

School in Session                 Monday, 12th April 2020 to Friday, 4th June 2021 inclusive

School Closed                      Monday, 3rd May 2021 & Tuesday, 4th May 2021 (Bank holiday and school closure)

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.