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

We are continuing our preparations for reopening the school for staff on the 27th August 2020 and for 1st Year students on the 28th August 2020. Please be advised that these dates are subject to change as we ensure that the school is a safe environment for the entire community. Updates will be posted on the website regularly so please continue to check this page every few days or so.

In preparation for their return to school, students should consider purchasing the following items:

  • Washable, reusable face coverings
  • Personal bottle of hand sanitiser 
  • Small packets of tissue (cough etiquette)
  • Reusable water bottle (water fonts in the school will be turned off.)
  • Ear protectors (for students in woodwork and other such practical classes)

All students will have to wear a face covering for part, if not all, of the school day. This will be dependent on the numbers of students in each classroom. We will post more details on this at a later date.

Book Rental - The Book Rental fee is now due. Only students who are members of the Book Rental Scheme will receive textbooks from the school. The cost of the scheme is €85 per student with a reduction for any student with a medical card. Payment can be made via www.way2pay.org or by debit/ credit card at the front office between the hours listed below.

1st Years (who have joined the Book Rental Scheme) can collect their books from the school on Friday, 14th August 2020 between 9.30am and 12pm.

All other year groups will be invited to collect their books at a given time during the week of the 17th August 2020.

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.

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.