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.

The annual student awards were presented this week. Here are the winners from Second Year.

Awards 2017

Our lovely new Student Council badges!

It was a beautiful day yesterday for Sports’ Day, packed full of activities at the school, in Lees Road, Ennis Gymnastics Club and Ballyalla. Click here to see all the photographs! See below for video:

LCVP students were presented with certificates of achievement for their participation in the Shannon Group Skills and Work programme. Below is a selection of photographs from the event.

Shannon Group LCVP Presentation

Click below for a selection of photos from the First Year tour, when they went paintballing at the Basecamp Adventure Park in Limerick.

First Year Paintball Outing

Credit: Ms McCarthy

Yesterday Mr O’Donoghue was a guest on Clare FM’s Morning Focus. He was interviewed about Logged-On, the EU project our teachers are working on, pioneering the use of new educational technology.

Congratulations and well done to Katie, Rhiannon, Shay and Anthony who travelled to Mary I for the day on 24th of March 2017. The day was run by the ISSU and students representing many Students Councils in the region got together to work on issues of relevance to young people today. They came back with many great ideas and these were shared with senior management.

Thank you to the Student Council for organising a lovely cake sale on fri 7th of April 2017.


Ennis Community College teachers participating in the Logged-On meeting in Italy, from left: Mr Murphy, Ms O'Brien, Ms McCarthy, Ms Doolan, Mr O'Brien

Ennis Community College teachers participating in the Logged-On meeting in Italy, from left: Mr Murphy, Ms O’Brien, Ms McCarthy, Ms Doolan, Mr O’Brien

A delegation from Ennis Community College is in Italy this week to take part in a meeting of European educators working to develop new methods for the integration of technology in secondary education. Their work will lay the foundation for a major conference on the use of technology in education, to be held in Ennis in October.