Annual Day of Action Fundraiser...THANK YOU!!

Day of Action 2020

A huge thanks to pupils, parents and the wider community for their consistent generosity towards Carndonagh Community School’s Annual Day of Action fundraiser. So far, €3025 has been handed in by pupils for our designated charities - Hospice Movement (Donegal & Carn), Donegal Alzheimer Society, and Children in Crossfire.

Any pupils who still have donations to hand into their RE teachers can do so before the school closes for Christmas, or when the school reopens in January. Thanks once again to everyone who got involved. A full total of the donations received will be published in the new year.

School Draw 2020 Winners

1st - Marie Doherty - €500

2nd - Susan McLaughlin - €200

3rd - Elizabeth Doherty - €100

Spinning for Niall


Spinning for Niall was held on Friday, 24th January in the Áras, with both students and staff spinning for Niall Gallagher. A significant total was raised in advance of and on the day. The grand total will be announced once all the sponsorship cards have been submitted. CCS would like to thank all students and staff who helped to make the event such a fantastic success.

CCS Golf Classic 2019

CCS Golf Classic 2019

CCS Golf Classic photo album

Despite weather that tested golf swings and advertising hoardings alike, the CCS Golf Classic teed off on Saturday, 14th September. The scoring was fairly impressive given the conditions, with 88 points leading at last count. Full scoring details will be available on Ballyliffin Golf Club's Facebook page later this week. CCS would like to thank all players, sponsors and parents who got behind the event. A formal thanks to our sponsors will appear in the local media next week. Thanks also to Ballyliffin GC. The prizes were excellent and the course was tough but fair, as it should be. A special word of thanks goes to our main sponsor - Conor Kelly Inishowen Oil - who always gets behind Carndonagh Community School. The support is hugely appreciated. Dates are already being considered for next year's Golf Classic. We've decided to pick a day when the sun will be shining and there won't be a breath of wind...

Caitlin's Tractor Run raises over €5000

Caitlin Tractor Run

Fifth year student Caitlín McGonigle, supported by her dad Noel, recently took part in a 280km journey from Dublin to Mayo on her late grandfather Paddy’s vintage tractor, a Massey Ferguson 35x. Caitlin’s grandfather drove the same Massey last September from Mizen Head to Malin Head rasing €12,000 for Croí Heart and Stroke and Beaumont Hospital. After meeting the Dublin to Mayo committee on his journey, he agreed to come back to take part in Dublin to Mayo, this time sharing the drive with Caitlín. After Paddy’s very sudden passing in November, Caitlín decided to do the run on her own in his memory. Caitlín raised €5,500 which will be split between The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dublin and the Special Baby Care Units in Mullingar and Castlebar. Caitlín then raised a further €500 for Croí Heart and Stroke, her and her family benefitting from the facilities when her mum spent time in Galway Hospital last year. Caitlín was shocked when she realised how many local people needed to use these four facilities. Caitlín says this was an experience she will never forget, even though she wished her granda could have been here to do it with her. She also said she met loads of new people she hopes to stay in contact with and was overwhelmed with the support. Caitlín hopes to continue to do an event for charity annually and is in planning mode for her next adventure.