• Amazing Brains (Third Years) - Tuesday, 24th January

    Amazing Brains (Third Years) - Tuesday, 24th January

    Third Year Drive for Results... Workshop for Junior Certificate pupils. All third year pupils will attend a workshop, "Drive for Results" delivered by Amazing Brains (www.amazingbrains.ie) on Tuesday, 24th January, during class time. The cost is normally €6.50 per student, but this will be subsidised by the school, and our 3rd years only have to pay €3 each. This workshop will help Read More
  • Camera Club - Wellness Week -

    Camera Club - Wellness Week - "Share the Journey"

    The theme for January is "Share the Journey". The emphasis is on "wellness" in celebration of Wellness Week in CCS, 23rd - 27th January. Entries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Otherwise, contact Mrs. O'Brien directly in Room 306A. Staff submissions welcome! Read More
  • Beaucoup D'amusement dans le Département Français

    Beaucoup D'amusement dans le Département Français

    French Club French Club photo album Before the Christmas break the French Club took place in a different location. Instead of the usual classroom, we all headed off to Café Donagh, a coffee shop in town owned by two French people - Pascal & Pascale! We celebrated Christmas with some French food, prepared just for us thanks to Pascal. The students Read More
  • "Manipulative Media" Makes the Grade at Young Scientist Exhibition

    Young Scientist Exhibition photo album Sally McKenna (5E) recently took part in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin. Sally's project "Manipulative Media" joined eleven other projects from Donegal. Overall there were 550 projects at the exhibition. The shortlist was reduced from 2091 entries to 550 in early Januray. The fifteen pupils from CCS who attended the Read More
  • Christmas Fayre a Resounding Success

    Christmas Fayre a Resounding Success

    Christmas Fayre photo album On 16th December, Transition Year hosted the inaugural Christmas Fayre in the Áras. The event was coordinated by Enterprise teachers and facilitated by the technical departments in the school. The goods on sale were produced to a very high standard and reflected all that is good in TY and in CCS. It was a memorable day for everyone in CCS, pupils and Read More
  • Day of Action - €7000 Donated to Designated Charities

    Day of Action - €7000 Donated to Designated Charities

    Day of Action Fundraising photo album In December, thanks to the remarkable efforts of pupils and staff, and the ever-present generosity of the Inishowen community, €7000 was donated to the school's designated charities. The Annual Day of Action 2016 played a central role in the fundraising drive. The Donegal Alzheimer's Society received €3000. Mary Gillen was on hand to accept Read More
  • Day of Action - €500 Donated to Global Brigades

    Day of Action - €500 Donated to Global Brigades

    Past-pupils Saran Diver and Erin Houghton visited CCS in December to speak to Transition Year pupils about their Global Brigades experience. The school subsequently presented €500 to the Global Brigades project on behalf of the girls and their fantastic efforts to date. The girls take up the story..."Last year we volunteered in Honduras, aided by the sponsorship of the school. Read More
  • Day of Action - €500 Donated to Childreach International

    Day of Action - €500 Donated to Childreach International

    On Thursday, 22nd December, CCS presented Childreach International (represented by past-pupil Mary Doherty) with a cheque for €500 as part of the school's Day of Action fundraising drive. Mary is currently preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro next summer to raise funds for Childreach. Childreach’s vision is that all children have a right to live, learn and play safely and freely. Read More
  • 'Word of the Week' Story Winners

    'Word of the Week' Story Winners

    Congratulations and well done to the following First Years in the Christmas Creative Writing Competition. The students were required to write a short story, poem, song, etc. using all the words of the week since September. Winners: Christopher Lovelle 1C; Chaylee Greene 1D; Hanna Fiorentini 1D Read the WOTW Short Stories Read More
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DES Academic / Holiday Calendar for 2016/17


In order to be able to sit the Leaving Cert Exam in June 2017 all pupils must complete and sign their Exam Entry Form. External candidates must register directly with the Department of Education and Skills.

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CCS Recommended Reading

CCS BooksOpen up the link, open up a book and jump in! Summer reading ideas for all ages and all genres.

"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light."


Fair Trade School

Carndonagh Community School has been designated a Fair Trade School. Ms. Nabla McGeehin would like to thank all the pupils and staff for their efforts. Together we made it happen!

3D School Map

3D CCS Map
First Year pupils and new members of staff need no longer wander the corridors in wonder, with the help of this handy 3D map of CCS!

Exchange Programmes

Carndonagh Community School has an association with several schools overseas. Take a look at our growing list of foreign friends in Europe and beyond.
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