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.

Tell us your story using our online form...

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...

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To jog your memory, have a look at the pdfInis Dúinn 30th Anniversary Magazine. You're in there...somewhere!

  • Louise's CV is the Best in Ireland!

    Louise's CV is the Best in Ireland!

    A BIG congratulations to Louise McElhinney 6H, who took first place in her category in the Europass CV Competition. Louise can claim to have the best CV in Ireland! As first place winner, Louise received a Google Home voice activated speaker. Well done Louise! What a great achievement and very well deserved! Read More
  • TY Pupils Get Their 'Survival at Sea' Badges

    TY Pupils Get Their 'Survival at Sea' Badges

    Congratulations to the following TY students who received their Certificates for the 1-Day Personal Survival Techniques Course. The course contained practical and theory sections including launching and entering a life raft in a designated pool. Included are actions to be taken by persons for self-protection in emergency situations, survival at sea and deployment of safety equipment. Read More
  • Junk Kouture - 7 out of 7 for Regional Finals

    Junk Kouture - 7 out of 7 for Regional Finals

    This year was a very busy one for budding Transition Year dress designers for the very popular Junk Kouture competition. Junk Kouture inspires young designers to use everyday junk materials to create striking works of wearable art. All of the seven entries this year were selected for the Northern Regional Finals which take place in the Millennium Forum, Derry, on Read More
  • CCS Ceili Mór - Friday, 2nd March

    CCS Ceili Mór - Friday, 2nd March

    CCS will host its annual Ceili Mór on Friday, 2nd March. Entertainment will be provided by Raymond Looney. Admission is €5 including supper. Read More
  • Weekly Maths Puzzle - Puzzle 14 (Sponsored by Banba!)

    Weekly Maths Puzzle - Puzzle 14 (Sponsored by Banba!)

    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. Read More
  • U16 Rugby - Omagh Leave Valiant CCS Stuck in a Ruck!

    U16 Rugby - Omagh Leave Valiant CCS Stuck in a Ruck!

    We were prepared for anything: Gear bags packed, water bottles filled, the finest rugby kits in the school freshly washed, Ethan was coming; we were set. A full squad ready of the top u16 rugby players in the school (also Sean) were going to Omagh to win. Then the match was cancelled and we had to go back to class, Read More
  • TYA Catering Module Wrap-up Taste-test

    TYA Catering Module Wrap-up Taste-test

    TYA recently had their final taste-test session as part of their Catering Module. Over the course of the module, they had a brief introduction to catering with a focus towards safe and hygienic food preparation for prospective employment in the food industry. Students selected, prepared, cooked, served and evaluated a range of dishes and demonstrated a wide array of practical Read More
  • Dancing at Lughnasa Photo Album

    Dancing at Lughnasa Photo Album

    Dancing at Lughnasa photo album The curtains are closed, the tears have been shed and the Áras is you'll forgive us for not writing the Dancing at Lughnasa match report today. But thanks to Transition Year pupil, Éadaoin Doherty, we have a superb photographic review of a wonderful show. The video is on the way... Read More
  • The Physics of Hobbies (James Soper)

    The Physics of Hobbies (James Soper)

    James Soper, internationally renowned science presenter, ex-professional circus performer and Guinness World Record holding juggler, performs this fast-paced and interactive show especially written for 14-16 year olds and the Tyndall Lectures. In the show, James will challenge and inspire the audience to look at their passions and hobbies and see that the physics behind their hobbies is the same physics Read More
  • Pope John Paul II Awards 2018

    Pope John Paul II Awards 2018

    Congratulations to the 5th year students who received their John Paul II Awards at a ceremony in the Millennium Forum in Derry, 5th February 2018. The students actively took part in the life of their Church and in the life of their community and society. In total, Carndonagh Community School received eleven gold awards and seven bronze awards. The students Read More
  • Cross-country Athletics - Ulster District Success for CCS

    Cross-country Athletics - Ulster District Success for CCS

    Intermediate (U17) Cross-country team: (Back row) Mr. Niall McGee (Coach), Lughán Devenny, Brian Houghton, Christopher O'Brien, Mr. Paul Fiorentini (Principal); (Front row) Diarmait Keogh, Fionn Bowyer, Jack Leddy Intermediate Cross-country Trials & Team photo album Carndonagh Community School continued their long tradition of success at the Ulster District Cross-country Championships by taking team gold in the Inter-Boys (Under 17) race Read More
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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!

Gaisce President's Awards


Gaisce Bronze / Silver Awards 2017-18 (Info Pack)

Students who wish to complete the Gaisce Bronze or Silver Awards in 2017-18 must do the following FIVE things...

Information and Downloads

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!

Weekly Maths Puzzle Competition

CCS Recommended Reading

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

Health Promoting Schools


School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.

Health Promoting Schools