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Maynooth Open Days

We have been notified of the following Open Days for Maynooth University:

  • 24th & 25th November 2023
  • 27th April 2024
  • 29th June 2024

1st Year Enrolment Process 2024

Our enrolment process for the 1st Year Class of September 2024 will begin at the end of November. If you have a child who is interested in attending the Community School from September 2024, please note the following dates for your diary:

  • Wednesday, 29th November @ 7.30pm - Online Information Webinar
  • Monday, 27th November - Enrolment Process Begins (Stage 1)
  • Thursday, 7th December - Open Night 2024
  • Friday, 15th December - Stage 1 of Enrolment Closes
  • Monday, 22nd January - Stage 2 of Enrolment Opens
  • Friday, 9th February - Stage 2 of Enrolment Closes
  • Saturday, 9th March - Students invited to take another tour of the school

You can register for the information webinar by clicking on the link above.

The above dates are subject to change so please keep an eye on our school app and website for the most up-to-date information.

School Closed - Monday, 2nd October 2023

As per our School Calendar 2023/2024, Carrick-on-Shannon Community School will be closed on Monday, 2nd October 2023.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 at 9am.

CAO Round 1

A reminder that the CAO Round 1 offers are available from 2pm today (30th August 2023).

Best of luck to everyone seeking an offer this afternoon.

The closing date to reply to Round 1 offers is 3pm on the 5th September.


'Thank you' to our Mentors who helped with our 1st Year Induction Day on Friday. Your assistance was greatly appreciated by the students and staff.

Student Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received the Student of the Year Award in their year groups:

  • Sarah Kerr (1st Year)
  • Aisling McFadden (2nd Year)
  • Matthew Ffrench (3rd Year)
  • Caoimhe McGovern (Transition Year)
  • Leah Patterson (5th Year)
  • Kaelan Hanifa (6th Year)

Sci-Fest Success!

Congratulations to Andselinka Pelnika and Bohdana Brynetska who won the E.S.E.R.O. Discover Space Student Award recently at Sci-Fest in Sligo. Their teacher, Ms. J. Walsh also recevied the E.S.E.R.O. Ireland Discover Space Teacher Award.

The Sci-Fest Chemistry Student awards went to Rojus Jonelis, Bilal Saddique and Devin Pelton-Moore.

We are also delighted to congratulate Conor Keenehan and Brandon McKiernan who won the Institute of Physics Award.

And finally, a big 'thank you' to the teachers who guided the students through the process; Ms. Kelly, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Creegan.


Carrick on Shannon Community School is delighted to welcome Leitrim MABS (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) to the school on Thursday, 18th May, 2023 for an information session on all aspects of their work paying particular attention to:

* Budgeting for family meals

* Back to School/College

* Managing utility bills etc.

The talk will take place from 7pm to 8pm in the school and all are welcome.

Euro Money digital art

2nd Year Tour Meeting Postponed

The 2nd Year School Tour meeting due to be held this evening has been postponed until the 17th April at 7pm in the school.

We apologise for this change of time and date and any inconvenience caused. 

Transition Year Work Experience

Transition Year students will be on Work Experience from the 10th March to the 16th March 2023 inclusive. 

Students are required to return the Work Placement Summary Form prior to commencing their work placement.