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:

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.

The Summer Holidays and Back to School

Now that the Leaving and Junior Certificate Examinations are over, we would like to wish all our students a relaxing and safe summer break.

During the current high temperatures, make sure that you stay well hydrated, apply sunscreen regularly and be careful around water. Only swim where there is a lifeguard, stay within your depth and follow the advice on any signs etc. For more information, visit www.watersafety.ie 

We look forward to welcoming all our new 1st Years to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School on Monday, 27th August 2018 at 9am. School will finish at 1.15pm n that day.

'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.


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

Phone: 071 9620880
Fax: 071 9621703