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.


CAO Virtual Information Evening

The CAO are holding a virtual information evening on Tuesday, 19th October 2021 at 7pm and this will be of particular interest to our 6th Year class. The event is being hosted by representatives from:

  • CAO - Central Applications office
  • IGC - Institute of Guidance Counsellors
  • National Parents Council Post Primary

To register to attend this presentation, please click on the following link: 

Extra Curricular Activities

Today (14th October 2021) was another milestone in Carrick-on-Shannon CS as training resumed for the Senior Girls' Football Team. The team will begin their competitive games next week and we wish them the very best of luck! Other teams will resume training as their competitions are announced.

We also have the new STEM Club (see below for details) which is now up and running.

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.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Year STEM Club

A new STEM Club has launched!

Students will learn how to apply the scientific method to a project of their interest. E.g. farming, food science, statists, microbiology (including Corona virus) technology (e.g. gaming), sustainability etc.

The Scientific Method is a key component of both the Junior Certificate Curriculum (e.g. CBA 1) and the Leaving Certificate Curriculum (e.g. 25% of the final marks in LC Ag. Science exam). In this STEM Club we introduce the scientific method in an informal way that engages with the student’s personal interest.

All projects will be entered into Scifest Schools (Science Competition within our school) and Scifest Colleges (regional science competition…schools within Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo participate). If the project is particularly good it will be submitted to BT Young Scientist (An all-Ireland Science Competition)

Links of interest below.

Warm Regards

STEM Club Team.


The scientific method - YouTube

Schools | SciFest

SciFest@College Information for Students | SciFest

Home - BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

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.

Staying Safe

There is a natural excitement when students return to school. This has not dissipated during the COVID-19 pandemic so it is important that students take the time to be mindful of the following:

  • Wear a mask when on school grounds or when in a group of other students.
  • Remain socially distant as per the COVID guidelines and continue to wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue (dispose of this carefully when finished) to help prevent the spread of COVID.
  • If queing for food in Carrick-on-Shannon at lunch time, remember to remain socially distant at all times. Follow the instruction of the business owners and respect all others who might pass by while you queue.

We were very proud of the manner in which our students adapted to the COVID rules last year. Let's hope this year will be no different.

Book Rental Scheme

Thank you to everyone who has returned their books to the school. Students whose books were not returned have now been withdrawn from the book rental scheme. Textbooks will be collected from these students on their return to school.

To pay for the Book Rental Scheme, please go to www.way2pay.org


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


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.