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AIT Open Day

Athlone Institute of Technology is hosting an Interactive Open Day on Saturday, 21st April from 10am to 1pm.

AIT has three faculties: Business, Engineering and Science running courses in Accounting, Business, Athletic Rehabilitation, Sports Science among others.

Pre-register by clicking here, or simply turn up on the day!

Prospectus available to download or to collect from the front office in the school.

SUSI - Notice for 6th Year Students

Click on for information on all aspects of student grants.

Use the Eligibility Reckoner to quickly assess whether you may be entitled to a grant while remaining within the education system after secondary school. 

Need advice? Call the SUSI helpdesk between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on 076 1087874.

Making an application? Use the online tracker to check the status of your application.

If elligible, get your application in early. The sooner you apply, the sooner you find out if you will receive a grant.

Final date for new applications is Thursday, 12th July 2018.

School Transport 2018/ 2019

Bus Éireann's on-line application system for school transport is now open. Go to for further information.

Closing date for applications is the 27th April 2018.

Internet Safety

A reminder to all that you should never open an email or it's attachments unless you know the source of the email.

If you receive an email from an unusual source, simply delete it.

If you accidentally open an email that is seeking something from you (e.g. passwords, home address, money etc.), take a screenshot of the email including the address from which it came and print the screenshot. If you can block the sender, you should do this also. Never click on a link or attachment within the email.

Sometimes the author of an email will try to trick you into believing that they know something about you. Report such emails to a parent/ guardian or teacher immediately.

As a rule of thumb, you should notify a parent/ guardian or teacher about all emails that look to gather information about you or others.

For further information visit

Annual Cash for Clobber Fundraiser

Our annual Cash for Clobber fundraising event takes place over the next number of weeks.

All discarded clothes, curtains and bed linen, shoes and towels will be gratefully accepted as part of this drive.

This is a great opportunity to do a spring clean! We will post details of how to leave the clobber into the school at a later date!

All funds raised will be used to purchase equipment for the PE Department.

Bord na Gaeilge UCD

The Board na Gaeilge UCD Irish Language Student Residence is at the centre of Saol na Gaeilge on the UCD campus since 2000. Teach na Gaeilge offers scholars a unique experience. Students from various subject areas, have the opportunity to live and work together through the medium of IRish, while further developing their individual talents through a range of social and cultural activities.

Bord na Gaeilge offers scholarships to 24 students (12 first years), who are fluent Irish speakers and who have the desire and ability to initiate projects which promote the use of the language.

Further details:

Clár Ní Bhuachalla, Bord na Gaeilge UCD, Foirgneamh na Leabharlainne, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, Belfield, Baile Átha Cliath 4.

Tel: 01 716 7387

Access DCU Entry Route

The Acess DCU Entry Route is aimed at students who, due to their low family income, would find it difficult to gain entry to or take up their place in DCU. The eligibility criteria are the same as those for the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR). 

Two types of support are available:

  • Subsidised accommodation (20 Rooms approx) with access supports
  • Reduced point entry with financial scholarship and access supports

If a student has made an application through the HEAR scheme and is not seeking subsidised accommodation there is no need for them to reapply through this scheme.

Applcations may be made online at :http//

The closing date for applications is 5pm, 27th April 2018.

ESB Networks Electrical Apprenticeships

Applications have opened for ESB Networks Electrical Apprenticeships.

Candidates must be 16 years of age on or before the 1st June 2018 and meet certain entry requirements.

Full details can be found on

Student-Teacher Placement 2018/ 2019

Carrick-on-Shannon Community School has filled all student-teacher placements for the academic year 2018/ 2019.

Two-Schools Project

It was wonderful to welcome Mr. Graham Powell (Educational Coach) to our school today.

Mr. Powell came to Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. as part of our Two-Schools Project in conjunction with St. Louis Community School. We look forward to working with Mr. Powell and St. Louis C.S. over the next number of years as we continue to explore new ways to improve the learning capacity of our students.

Community School,
Co. Leitrim. N41 VX63.

Phone: 071 9620880
Fax: 071 9621703