• Iveagh Scholars Programme (Oisín Bowyer)

    Iveagh Scholars Programme photo album My name is Oisín Bowyer, a pupil in TYC. I came across an amazing opportunity that Ms. McGeehin highlighted to all TYs. It consisted of an essay competition entitled ‘Honouring the Past, Imagining the Future’. When I heard that the prize was a week with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, I Read More
  • Lorraine O'Carroll Fourth Year Pottery Workshop

    Lorraine O'Carroll (Peninsula Pottery) recently visited Mrs. McDermott's and Ms. McGee's Fourth Year Art classes to demonstrate "pottery throwing". While pottery throwing may sound like antisocial behaviour, it actually takes great skill. The pupils learned the basics of fashioning pots out of clay on a wheel. They clearly had some fun in the process. Many thanks to Lorraine for her Read More
  • 'The Factory Girls' by Frank McGuinness - 12th & 13th May

    Frank McGuinness's 'The Factory Girls' will show in CCS on Thursday, 12th and Friday, 13th May (7.30pm). The well known and much loved play, set in Co. Donegal, tells the story of five shirt-factory workers whose jobs are on the line. With their livelihoods under threat, they decide to stage a lock-in. The production is edgy and tense, but also very funny. The Read More
  • Class 2B Commended for their "White Ribbon" Trócaire Campaign

    Caitlin McGonigle and Clara McLaughlin (2B), represented CCS on Thursday, 21st April for the church’s Year of Mercy at the Diocesan celebration in St. Columb’s College Derry. The event was led by Bishop Donal McKeown and Richard Moore from Children in Crossfire also spoke on the theme of mercy in life. Class 2B led the school’s ‘white ribbon’ campaign in aid of Read More
  • Niamh Grant Proclaimed Easter Parade Competition Winner

    Congratulations to Niamh Grant, TYC who won 1st prize in the Carndonagh Easter Parade Committee essay competition. The essay title was '1916 - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' with a word limit of 500 words. Niamh won €50 for her efforts and also had the honour of reading out the Proclamation of Independence in Carndonagh on Easter Monday. Thanks to Ms Sandra Leeper Read More
  • Junior Cert History Pupils Get the 1800s Experience

    Classes 3A & 3F Visit the Ulster-American Folk Park (photo album) History pupils from 3A and 3F went back in time on Tuesday, 26th April as they paid a visit to the Ulster-American Folk Park outside Omagh. It's only a slight exaggeration to suggest that the Folk Park experience is akin to time travel. The tour began with a wander Read More
  • French Exchange Trip to Saint Brieuc (April)

    CCS students pictured with Mr. Mark Spencer just before their departure on the annual French Exchange trip. The students will be spending the weekend in Paris before travelling to St. Brieuc Brittany to meet up with their hosts at Lycée Saint-Charles, who visited Inishowen back in October. As well as visiting the region, the students will be putting to great Read More
  • Emerging Designer (and past-pupil) Oliver Doherty Visits CCS

    Oliver Doherty CCS Visit photo album Past-pupil, Oliver Doherty, now regarded as a "top-10 up-and-coming Irish designer" visited CCS on Monday, 18th April to showcase his techniques to senior Art pupils. Oliver's concepts marry contemporary and traditional styles together, with Donegal-based hand-weaving playing a significant role in his creations. The pupils were more than impressed to learn that the costumes worn Read More
  • Deaglan's Future in Physics Only a Matter of Time...

    Deaglan Farren TYB participated in the Physics/Nanoscience Workshop in TCD on Tuesday, 1st March 2016. The Trinity College School of Physics hosts a number of outreach events during their academic year. Their popular Transition Year Physics Experience (TYPE) is held in November. It lasts a full week and introduces secondary school pupils to nanophysics and astrophysics. Deaglan was unlucky in Read More
  • Dedicated Followers Applaud CCS Fashion Showcase

    Photos courtesy of Inishowen Independent (Brendan Diver) CCS Fashion Show photo album (Thanks, Ms. McDermott!) Friday evening, 15th April saw months of organisation bear fruit as "Showcase of Donegal Fashion" hit the catwalk in the Áras. An eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary clothing was unveiled in front of over 250 appreciative fashion followers. The line-up, introduced by compère Jackie Read More
  • From Nutrition Task to "Come Dine With LCA" in Four Months!

    LCA Nutrition Task ("Come Dine With Us") photo album On Tuesday, 20th April, weeks of planning and hard work came together remarkably well as Fourth Year LCA hosted "Come Dine With Us" in the Fourth Unit kitchen. Parents and staff were welcomed to the dinner party, offering a choice of Irish stew, chicken curry, Thai curry or chili con carne. Read More
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Annual Calendar / Weekly Calendar 2015-2016

DOWNLOAD Annual Calendar 2015-2016 (Amended 21st September)

As always, the Annual Calendar is provisional and subject to change. Changes will be notified by amendment date.

DOWNLOAD Weekly Calendar  /  D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything & Read) Schedule  /  Word of the Week


Principal's Schedule / Timetable

Parents and staff wishing to meet with the Principal should refer to the following timetable:

pdfPrincipal's Schedule / Timetable

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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.
American  |  French  |  Spanish