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.


6th Year Graduation Ceremony

The 6th Year Graduation Ceremony will take place on Monday, 16th May 2022 in The Landmark Hotel. 

Classes will finish at 1.15pm on the day as the ceremony will begin at 2pm.

As always, there will be a religious element to the initial part of the graduation which will take place from 2pm to 2.50pm. Should you prefer, the Student Awards and relections on the past 5/6 years of school life will begin at 2.50pm.

School Closed
Carrick-on-Shannon Community School will be closed on Friday, 13th May 2022. This day is in lieu of the 18th March which we had already included in our school calendar.
Classes will resume on Monday, 16th May 2022 at 9am.

2nd Year Student Learning Review - 19th May 2022

The 2nd Year Student Learning Review (SLR) will take place on Thursday, 19th May 2022. 

The Learning Review will take place in the school and in person. The SLR will start at 4.15pm and run until 6.45pm. School will finish at 3.45pm on the day.

Please click on the links below to access some useful SLR documentation:

COVID-19 Guidelines in Schools Eased

We have received confirmation from the Department of Education that from the 28th February 2022, that the majority of COVID-19 guidelines for schools can be removed. These include:

  • Mask Wearing - Students, teachers and visitors to the schools are no longer required to wear masks on school grounds. Masks will continue to be made available to those who wish to continue to wear masks while at school.
  • Social distancing - There is no longer a requirement for social distancing in schools. This will mean that teachers will return to group work etc. in class.
  • Lockers - Lockers will be given to students over the coming two weeks. Students are advised to purchase a suitable lock in preparation for receiving a locker. There will be no charge for the use of the lockers for the remainder of this school year although lockers will be withdrawn from those who do not have a suitable lock. Students can continue to bring only four books to school until they receive their locker.
  • PE - Students can continue to wear their PE gear to school on days when they are timetabled for PE.

We will continue to ask students to spray their desks at the end of class and to wipe them with blue roll when entering the classroom. We will also continue to monitor the ventilation in the school and will keep the school heated accordingly.

The new guidelines allow for face-to-face meetings to resume and we will notify parents/ guardians of the times of Student Learning Reviews over the coming weeks. There will also be a meeting of the Parents' Association before the Easter Holidays.

Finally, as we return to something like a normal school life, we would like to thank every member of or school community for supporting our efforts in keeping Carrick-on-Shannon Community School a safe learning environment throughout the pandemic. We appreciate your support.

1st Year Enrolment for 2022/2023 - Stage 2

All students who expressed an interest in enrolling in 1st Year in Carrick-on-Shannon Community School for the academic year 2022/2023 by the 13th January 2022 can now proceed to complete the Enrolment Form (Stage 2).

As required by legislation, there are two stages to our enrolment process. To find out more about each of these stages and to access the Enrolment Form (Stage 2), please click here.

To go directly to the Enrolment Form (Stage 2), please click on the link button below:

Parents/ Guardians of incoming 1st Years are encouraged to download our school app from Google Play or the App Store and join the group Incoming 1st Years 2022/2023. We will use the app to inform parents/ guardians of each step of the process and to keep you up-to-date with school news. See below for details on how to access the app.

BT Young Scientist Success!

We are delighted to celebrate the success of our two projects in the BT Young Scientist Competition this year.

Hannah Stenson was awarded 1st Place in the Biological and Ecological Senior Individual Category with her project Unearthing the Hidden Potential of Irish Dung Beetles: Aphodius Fimetarius, Aphodius Prodromus and Aphodius Fossor. 

Three of our 3rd Year students, Maria Fallon, Zoe Zasytyte and Amy McManus, were awarded Highly Commended in the Social and Behavioural Science category for their project, How far are we from Equality for LGBTQI+ people?

Our congratulations also go to Ms. Creegan and Ms. Kelly for guiding the students along their BT Young Scientist journey.

January 2022

As we return to school, we are requesting again that parents/ guardians do not send children to school who are showing symptoms of COVID-19. If you are unsure of the symptoms, please click on the link below:

A guide as to what to do if you or your child are a close contact can be found via the link below:

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


Cashless School

As we continue our transition to becoming a cashless school, we have reopened our school canteen for 1st Years at lunchtime using Debitrak's contactless system.

Carrick-on-Shannon C.S. is the first school in the country to offer a cashless solution for students which combines the ease of online payment system, way2pay, and the contactless payment capabilities of Debitrak. Parents/ guardians can top-up their child's account at any time and the student can use their fob in the canteen when open.


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.

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.

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.