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Through the Corridors of Time - The Chronicles of CCS

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Fill in the form below and become part of our Chronicle, charting 45 years of Carndonagh Community School.

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. If you left after a year to go to a factory, building site or farm, or went on to become a doctor, TD or barrister, your story is valuable to us. There are several ways to contact us (besides filling in the form below)…

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Using the form below, we're asking people to contribute their memories of CCS, and also offer some details of life after CCS. Any relevant photographs (then and now) would be greatly appreciated. Get in touch, stay in touch and inform your friends as we journey through fact, myth and nostalgia...

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

If you want a hard copy of this form, please call 074 9374260 with your request and we will post it out.

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Abiding memories of Carndonagh Community School

Sports Teams; Choirs; Trips & Tours; Concerts; Musicals; Fifth Year Functions / Formals; Ski Trip; Public Speaking Teams; Bomb Scares; Gas Leaks; Other...

Or maybe your memory has faded a little over the years...Here are a few suggestions that might help jog some recollections:

First Day memories
Last Day memories
Funniest memory
Funniest thing said / Memorable quotes
Greatest character you met
A standout talent
A school function you attended
Any classroom that you really remember being in 
The best advice you were given in CCS
Notable people who visited the school
The bus journey to/from school
Ceilis in the Atlantic or the Lilac

Life since leaving Carndonagh Community School

We are interested in what people have done since leaving school. We would like our Chronicle to reflect the great variety of stories that our past pupils have to tell - from the ordinary, to the extraordinary, to the bizarre, and everything in between.

One past pupil has told us of his journey from Leaving Cert Applied to running his own business; another has recounted her work in Wormwood Scrubs Prison; yet another has described his experiences on an aid convoy to Palestine that was impounded by the Israelis. EVERYONE has a story to tell. Please tell us yours…

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A few snaps...

We always appreciate a few photos (then and now). For convenience, use the photo upload facility below. (You can attach up to four photos on this form.)

The Maths Tutor Visits CCS

The Maths Tutor

Carndonagh Community School exam-year students have a new resource to help them to master maths and prepare for their exams. The school has invested in a licence for, Ireland’s leading online support system for post-primary maths students. And it is very fitting that CCS students should benefit from this system, as its creator, Eamonn Toland, is himself a past pupil of the school...

Read full article at Donegal Now

Pupils Get a Kick out of Science Roadshow

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow photo album

A Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow took place in the Aras on Wednesday, 15th November. Students undertook a range of fun and interactive physical activities. A competition soon developed to find out who could kick the ball the fastest! Mr Bogan was in the lead with 50 miles per hour...until...Cian Burke recorded 57 miles per hour! Mr Halvin and Mr Doherty have asked for their score not to be recorded online. 

Students completed the following tasks using their understanding of how key scientific principles relate to physical activity: A sensor timing gate ten meter sprint challenge investigating speed and acceleration; an inflatable distance cage assessing kicking speed in miles per hour; a vertical jump challenge investigating explosive power and hang time in the air. Students learned about the links between scientific theory and practical applications through the sports experiments.

First Year Futsal - Clean Sweep in Ulster

First Year Futsal 2017

First Year Ulster Futsal Championships photo album

The 1st year boys and girls had a highly successful day at the Ulster Futsal Championships on Tuesday, 14th November, held in the Aura, Letterkenny. Both our boys and girls teams, who were representing Inishowen, faced off against the champions of Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal.

The 1st year boys were drawn in a group with Patrician High School Carrickmacross, St Patrick's College Cavan and St Columba's Stranorlar.

Game 1: Carndonagh CS 5-3 Patrician High School
CCS started the game very well and went a goal up in the first couple of minutes. However, a Carrickmacross shot that looked well short of the line was given as a goal, giving Patrican High School a way back into the match. A number of the Carn players lost concentration and began to argue with the referee. Patrician High School took control and scored two more goals to lead 3-1 at the break. The Carn CS lads came out with renewed vigour in the 2nd half and played with much more composure. Lee Coyle pulled an early goal back before Sean O'Kane got the equaliser. The lads could sense the momentum turning in their favour and further goals from Adam Duffy and Lee Coyle clinched a 5-3 victory after a superb 2nd half display.

Read more: First Year Futsal - Clean Sweep in Ulster

GOOD LUCK to the CCS Mock Trial Team in New York

CCS Mock Trial Aras

CCS Mock Trial Team photo album

ALL THE BEST TO THE CCS MOCK TRIAL TEAM as they take on the cream of amateur law in the Empire World Championships, New York. Months and months of preparation and fundraising are finally about to be put to the test. At the risk of being prejudicial, we have great hopes for this legal team. Over the last few weeks they have fine-tuned an admirable combination of legal knowledge, sophisticated reasoning and good aul-fasheened Inishowen wit....There are no further questions...It's time!