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.


Leaving Certificate Examinations

Friday, 24th June 2022

Morning - 

Afternoon - Applied Mathematics

Monday - 27th June 2022

Morning - Russian

Tuesday - 28th June 2022

Morning - Politics and Society

Afternoon - Relax and have a great summer! The Leaving Certificate is finished for students in Carrick-on-Shannon CS!

Summer Holidays - Office Closed

Carrick-on-Shannon Community School will close on Wednesday, 29th June 2022 at 1.15pm.

The school reception will reopen on Monday, 8th August 2022 at 10am. Throughout August, the office will open during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Friday: 10 am -1pm.

1st Year Enrolment for 2022/2023 - Stage 2

All students who expressed an interest in enrolling in 1st Year in Carrick-on-Shannon Community School for the academic year 2022/2023 by the 13th January 2022 can now proceed to complete the Enrolment Form (Stage 2).

As required by legislation, there are two stages to our enrolment process. To find out more about each of these stages and to access the Enrolment Form (Stage 2), please click here.

To go directly to the Enrolment Form (Stage 2), please click on the link button below:

Parents/ Guardians of incoming 1st Years are encouraged to download our school app from Google Play or the App Store and join the group Incoming 1st Years 2022/2023. We will use the app to inform parents/ guardians of each step of the process and to keep you up-to-date with school news. See below for details on how to access the app.

BT Young Scientist Success!

We are delighted to celebrate the success of our two projects in the BT Young Scientist Competition this year.

Hannah Stenson was awarded 1st Place in the Biological and Ecological Senior Individual Category with her project Unearthing the Hidden Potential of Irish Dung Beetles: Aphodius Fimetarius, Aphodius Prodromus and Aphodius Fossor. 

Three of our 3rd Year students, Maria Fallon, Zoe Zasytyte and Amy McManus, were awarded Highly Commended in the Social and Behavioural Science category for their project, How far are we from Equality for LGBTQI+ people?

Our congratulations also go to Ms. Creegan and Ms. Kelly for guiding the students along their BT Young Scientist journey.

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


Cashless School

As we continue our transition to becoming a cashless school, we have reopened our school canteen for 1st Years at lunchtime using Debitrak's contactless system.

Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. is the first school in the country to offer a cashless solution for students which combines the ease of online payment system, way2pay, and the contactless payment capabilities of Debitrak. Parents/ guardians can top-up their child's account at any time and the student can use their fob in the canteen when open.


Health and Safety

Students are reminded that no schoolbag should be left on any corridor at 1.15pm. This is to ensure that all exits and walkways are clear of obstruction at all times.

At 1.15pm students should place their schoolbags in the room in which they are timetabled for class at 2pm. Schoolbags which are removed from the corridors will be placed in storage and may not be returned immediately.

Reasonable Accommodations for JC/LC 2022

2022 Reasonable Accommodations Key Dates





Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied 2022 – Reactivation Form and New Accommodations Form

Early October 2021

5th November 2021

Mid -February


Leaving Certificate/LCA 2022 – Late Application Form

February 2022

9th April 2022

May 2022

Junior Cycle 2022 – Standard Application Form

October 2021

14th  January 2022



Junior Cycle 2022 – Late Application Form

February 2022

8th  April 2022

May 2022

Emergency Application Form 2022  -  LC and JC

May 2022

June 2022

June 2022

For more information, please contact Mr. Nyland.

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.