Through the Corridors of Time - The Chronicles of CCS
Carndonagh Community School opened on 1st August 1973. In 2018 we will be commemorating and celebrating 45 years of the school. To mark the event, we hope to bring together the recollections and reminiscences of as many of our past pupils (and staff) as possible, with a view to compiling a chronicle of memories.
Our aim is to have contributions from every year – 1973-2018. We have past pupils all over Ireland and all over the world, and also a great many who stayed in Inishowen. Everyone has their story and we want to hear it. Besides the online form (see above), there are several ways to contact us...
Congratulations and Well Done to the five winners of our Christmas Card Competition: Valerie Grant 1GJennifer Doherty 1GAoibhín Nolan 1CGrainne Crawley 2EKatie Wilson 2G Students were invited to design a Christmas Card, with the winning entries printed professionally and sold at the TY Christmas Craft Fayre. We had some fantastic entries but eventually managed to narrow it down to our…Read More
Have a go at the following puzzle to win yourself a voucher for a hot chocolate and a tray bake in the delicious Café Banba!! Answers (including name and class) to be posted in the answer box at the Coffee Dock.
Christmas Craft Fayre 2017 photo album Bobbles, Christmas jumpers, hot chocolate and wooden snowmen and 120 energetic and enthused TY's...what else could it be but the now traditional TY Christmas Craft Fayre. Friday 1st December saw a large throng of eager Christmas shoppers descend on The Aras where they were greeted by a gargantuan glittering display of all things Yuletide.…Read More
The First Year boys and girls played brilliantly in Waterford on Tuesday, 5th December but were up against some very tough teams. They kept their heads high and did the coaches and the school proud. All Ireland Futsal Finals photo album Boys:The boys were competing against St Francis College (Rochestown, Cork), Good Counsel (New Ross, Wexford) and St Joseph’s (The…Read More
Lighting of the Trees photo album Last year, Tony Lafferty lit the tree at the gym as part of our annual 'Day of Action'. Tony was at the switch again in 2017, this time co-hosting with Darragh Gallagher in light of the fact that there are TWO CCS trees this Christmas. The local hospice ward and The Irish Heart Foundation…Read More
The boys’ senior rugby team kicked off their season on Wednesday, 29th November, when Mr. McNally retreated from teaching to take the team to Rainey. A young PJ Callaghan was told he was going to the hill and Stephen Kelly was handed a Mars Dar Duo to force them both to play. It was too tempting an offer for Kelly…Read More
LCVP Careers Day photo album Class 5B LCVP organised a Careers Talk Day in the Aras. The day proved to be extremely productive and informative. The invited guests from all different backgrounds gave the students an insight into their world. The feedback from both the students and the guests was extremely positive. A special thanks to all who took the…Read More
Fifth Year Home Ec. Trip photo album | Home Ec. Trip video On Thursday, 9th November 2017, the 5th year Home Economics students left Carndonagh for an overnight trip that was to include a visit to the cookery school “Recipe 4 Success” in Limerick. After a long journey we arrived at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh where we received a…Read More
It was a solid performance from the boys, who took the lead through Cian Burke after some good work from Shane McCaul, Gareth Bradley and Josh Diver. Despite MCC creating a few chances of their own and applying pressure in stages, the defence stood firm and Jack Nelson made sure nothing was getting past him in goals. The second half continued…Read More
A group of 2nd & 3rd year trip students went to W5 Science Museum Belfast on Tuesday, 7th November. The students enjoyed a technology trial workshop which involved building and testing a race car. Followed by a chance to try out their climbing skills on Climb IT. A fun day was had by all! Read More
The Carndonagh Community School Calendar will adhere to the DES school closures below, but will also carry details of all events, activities and school closures particular to CCS. Parents, teachers and pupils should note that the DES has approved school closures to enable planning for the introduction of Junior Cycle
Congratulations to the Drama Club on their Christmas performance. The Drama Club performed an abridged version of Charles Dickens' famous tale, "A Christmas Carol". The show was enjoyed by 1st years and it was a great way to end the term with some festive cheer. Well done to all involved and we can't wait to see what 2016 will bring!
In October 2015, French Exchange pupils from St. Brieuc joined their counterparts in CCS for one week. CCS pupils will be reciprocating in April 2016 with a visit to Brittany. See French Exchange Itinerary for details.
As part of the Creative Writing Competition, pupils were required to use all the words of the week since September. Ms. Farren was inundated with entries and choosing the winner was extremely difficult due to the high standard of creativity. Overall junior winner was William O'Canain (1C), followed by Blaithin Gillen (1E), Lekila Doherty (1F), Nadia McDaid (1E), Emma McCloskey (1C), Cahir Noone (1E), Anais Doherty (1E), Aaron Doherty (1C) and Laura Doherty (1E). Overall senior winner was Catherine Devlin (4G), followed by Rebecca Leddy (5D), Mary Doherty (5A) and Chloe Donaghey (4A).
The CCS U16s rugby team played St. Columba's Stranalor on Thursday 17th December and won impressively 22-0. The CCS boys started strongly with some determined runs by Stephen Kelly (captain), Padraig McCarron and Oran Kearney, but St. Columba's defence stood strong. CCS opened the scoring with a fine penalty kick from out-half Ultan Doherty. Connor Quigley, running the game at scrum-half, passed to Padraig McCarron who ran at the opposition's numbers 10 & 12. A superb offload found Conor Bambrick, who showed great pace and a fantastic side-step to score under the posts; Ultan Doherty converted. The rest of the first half saw CCS playing mostly in the opponent's 22, but giving away penalties to allow them to clear their lines. The half ended CCS 10 - 0 St. Columba's.
In the second half CCS were playing into the wind and needed the front eight to rule the half; they did that. Continuous carries from PJ Callaghan, Kevin Noone and Owen Doherty opened up the visiting team's defence. Finally the breakthrough came with another fine finish from winger Ciaran Doherty. St. Columb's threw everything at the CCS lads in the last 10 minutes, but with some great tackling by Patrick O'Leary and Dylan McGonigle, and ball-stealing by PJ Callaghan, the try line was never reached. At the end Ultan Doherty picked up a loose ball near the wing and with a quick turn of pace passed the St. Columba's back line to score under the posts. A successful conversion followed. Final score CCS 22 - 0 St. Columba's. We would like to thank Gregg Byron from Inishowen RFC for referring the game.
The CCS U16s rugby squad: Stephen Kelly 2B, Sean Carroll 2D, Michael Harkin 3B, Keanan Callaghan 3C, William J Callaghan 3C, Finin MacLoachlainn 3D, PJ Callaghan 3E, Dylan Mc Gonigle 3F, Paddy Monagle 3F, Dylan Doherty 3G, Eoin Doherty 3G, Darragh McCormick 3G, Kevin Noone 4C, Oran Kearney 4D, Thomas Mullin 4D, Thomas Cavanagh 4D, Ultan Doherty TYA, Patrick O’Leary TYA, Sean Byrne TYB, Padraig McCarron TYB, Micheal Porter TYB, Connor Quigley TYB, Oisin McGonigle TYC, Conor Bambrick TYB, Ciaran Doherty TYB.
On Friday, 5th January, a selection of students attended a Chemistry Magic Show – “Flames, Flashes and Frozen Flowers – putting the WOW into Science”. This show was created and presented by Dr. Sarah Hayes who you may have seen exploding ping pong balls with liquid nitrogen on “The Late Late Show”. The show lived up to its rather dramatic billing and was enjoyed by all. The students also benefited from a careers talk in the afternoon detailing the range of science courses available at third level.
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