The Student Council for Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir have recently held their in inaugural meeting for 2017/2018. They are pictured with the Principal, Mr O’Donoghue.

Congratulations to 3rd year student Naomi O’ Shaughnessy on her selection with the Munster Schools U15 girls soccer team.

Our school has been selected once again this year to participate in the Music Generation project. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to avail of music lessons from experienced professional tutors.

We are looking for 30 enthusiastic students to commit to 25 weeks of music lessons. Classes are suited to beginners and improvers. If you don’t have an instrument, you can rent at a significantly reduced cost of €25 per annum non-returnable.


  • Concertina
  • Fiddle
  • Banjo
  • Guitar

Other instruments will be considered depending on demand.

Tuition will begin on 3rd October 2017; days and times are to be confirmed.

Cost of Lessons

€150 tuition fee is payable in advance in two payments. €75 must be paid before Friday 29th September 2017. The second payment of €75 will be payable in January 2018. This works out at €6 per lesson and is extremely good value. Individual agreement forms will need to be signed by each parent/guardian and returned to the school. Parents/guardians are liable for tuition fees irrespective of attendance.

Please encourage your child to avail of this opportunity to acquire a life skill that will stay with them throughout their lives. Application forms available at school – return to the college by Friday 22nd September 2017.

You are invited to a FREE Stained Glass Class on Thursday, 21st of September @ 10:00 am in the Parents Room (cream prefab behind the school).

Make and bring it home!

Text your NAME followed by ‘STAINED GLASS’ to 0866009137 or call to book your place.

We offer free supervised after school study to students. Study takes place for 2 hours each day (except Friday).

To book a place simply complete and return an application form before Wednesday.

Well done to all our students on their Leaving Certificate results this morning. We wish you every success in your future endeavours.​

Leaving Cert results will be published on Wednesday August 16th 2017. In advance of this we have published a helpful guide on the new grading system and CAO points systems as an aid to students and their parents/guardians.

Download Your Guide

Recently the Department of Education and Skills directed a minimum time that must be allocated to a class period in schools. In line with this we have made some changes to our timetable for the coming 2017/2018 academic year. The main points to note are:

  • All class periods are of 40 minutes duration
  • The first class begins at 08.55 each morning
  • Classes finish at 15.50 on both Monday and Tuesday and at 15.10 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • The morning break extends from 10.55 to 11.10 each day
  • Lunch is from 13.10 to 13.50 each day (ie lunch break is 40 minutes long)

Download the new timetable


Best Wishes to our Class of 2017!

Class of 2017

Clare County Council has granted permission for a substantial expansion project at Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir. The planners made their decision on Wednesday having received applications on behalf of the school from Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.

“We are thrilled with the decision to grant permission for this development”, said the school principal Brian O’Donoghue. “The project will see a build of over 4,100 square metres. It includes multiple classrooms and specialist rooms such as science labs. Also included is a full size state of the art sports hall. We have been in Ennis since 1938 and this is a very significant development which will greatly benefit our students and the community of Ennis.”

Construction is expected to begin in the coming months.