Welcome to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School

The school was established in 1994 with the aim of providing a comprehensive post-primary education to all children of the community regardless of intellectual ability, religious background or family means. The building and its extensive grounds are located in Summerhill, just off the N4’s southern approach to the town.

What’s Happening:

Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Examination Timetables

To find the dates and times of the Leaving Certificate exams, click here!

Students sitting the Junior Certificate/ Cycle examinations can click here!

Leaving Certificate Candidate Information Booklet

The Leaving Certificate Candidate Information Booklet is available through the State Examinations Website.

The booklet answers the most frequesntly asked questions by students in the run-up to the examinations. It also outlines the procedures for viewing examination scripts after the Leaving Certificate and the Appeals Procedures should students wish to appeal the result of any subject.

This is an important booklet and all examination students should read through the booklet prior to the start of the examinations on Wednesday, 6th June.

CAO Change of Mind

All CAO applicants will receive a Statement of Application from the CAO this month. The statement is a record of the information that the CAO has in relation to the student's application.

Students should check their Statement of Application carefully. Do not assume that all of the information recorded is correct. If you discover an error or an ommission, you should notify the CAO immediately.

To submit changes to course choices, applicants should use the Change of Mind facility on the CAO website. The closing date for this option is the 1st July 2018 at 5.15pm. Once the student has used the Change of Mind facility, they will no longer receive a postal Change of Course Choices Statement. Students will be able to log onto their CAO account to verify that all of their changes (if any) have been recorded.

Please see our News Feed for information in relation to the CAO Handbook.

'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.

The Naughton Scholarships 2018

The Naughton Foundation is awarding 36 scholarships in 2018 to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. Each scholarship is valued at €20,000 i.e. €5,000 for each year of students third level course. Closing date for applications is Friday, 18th May 2018.

Please note that applicants must:

  • be attending a second level school in the Republic of Ireland, and
  • be a 2018 Leaving Certificate student applying for admission to an engineering, science or techology related course in any publicly funded University or third-level institution in Ireland, including Northern Ireland.

Application Forms and further information available through www.thenaughtonfoundation.ie 


Community School,
Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co. Leitrim. N41 VX63.

Phone: 071 9620880
Fax: 071 9621703