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.



Cognitive Ability Testing - Change of Date

1st Year Cognitive Ability Testing will take place on Tuesday, 21st September 2021. 

3rd Year Cognitive Ability Testing will now take place on Thursday, 23rd September 2021. 

Further details in relation to both tests can be found on our online school calendar.

Leaving Certificate Results 2021

Congratulations to our Leaving Certificate Class of 2021 who achieved an excellent set of results in the Leaaving Certificate exams this year. Students in both the Leaving Certificate Applied and the traditional Leaving Certificate can be proud of the results they have recieved this morning. The management and staff of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School are certainly proud of everything that you have acomplished and wish you all every success in the future.

Staying Safe

There is a natural excitement when students return to school. This has not dissipated during the COVID-19 pandemic so it is important that students take the time to be mindful of the following:

  • Wear a mask when on school grounds or when in a group of other students.
  • Remain socially distant as per the COVID guidelines and continue to wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue (dispose of this carefully when finished) to help prevent the spread of COVID.
  • If queing for food in Carrick-on-Shannon at lunch time, remember to remain socially distant at all times. Follow the instruction of the business owners and respect all others who might pass by while you queue.

We were very proud of the manner in which our students adapted to the COVID rules last year. Let's hope this year will be no different.

Book Rental Scheme

Thank you to everyone who has returned their books to the school. Students whose books were not returned have now been withdrawn from the book rental scheme. Textbooks will be collected from these students on their return to school.

To pay for the Book Rental Scheme, please go to www.way2pay.org


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


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.