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Welcome to the Tullow Community School Website

Tullow Community School was established in 1978 from the amalgamation of the Brigidine Convent Secondary School, the Patrician Brothers Secondary School and Tullow Vocational School. It aims to provide a comprehensive system of post-primary education open to all the children of the community. The school is co-educational and multi-denominational.


Return to School


                                      We hope that you have had a pleasant summer and look forward to working with you over the next academic year. As you are probably aware a great deal of development work has been taking place on the school campus during the holidays. Whilst the school will reopen as originally planned on 26th August 2014 we have had to reschedule the return dates for certain groups as set out below in order to facilitate the completion of essential aspects of  the refurbishment work which is being undertaken as part of the overall school redevelopment and extension project.The focus of the work to the existing school buildings over the school holidays has been on essential safety upgrades to the building services and fire safety improvement works.

The extent of this work, which needed to be undertaken between the end of the state exams and the recommencement of the school for the 2014/2015 school year, was always challenging; this has been compounded due to the poor condition and complexity of the existing building services (electrical etc) which were encountered.

We have been in ongoing liaison with the building contractor Stewart Tracey JV duringthe summer months with regard to the progress of these works and do not anticipate any further adjustment of the dates set out below. We are extremely satisfied with progress to date on the project generally and in particular the efforts of the wider project delivery team to complete these essential works for the start of the new school year.

It should be noted that there will be an adapted traffic plan in the car park in order to allow for the construction of the new administration wing of the school. Also for the next academic year, specific rules and restricted access will be introducedon the campus in order to ensure that students remain safe during the construction process. This will include the use of specific entrance/exit doors for each year group.

Return To School Schedule (the schedule is dictated by the number of rooms that are available to the school onthat day):

Wednesday 27th August2014: 6th Years only.

Thursday 28th August 2014:6th Years and 3rd Years only.

Friday 29th of August2014: 6th and 3rd Years only.

Monday 1st September 2014:1st and 6th Years only.

Tuesday 2nd September2014: 1st and 6th Years only.

Wednesday 3rd September2014: 1st, 3rd and 6th Years.

Thursday 4th September2014: 6th, 3rd, 5th and Transition Years only.

Friday 5th September 2014:6th, 3rd and 2nd Years only.

Monday 8th September 2014:All students return.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of these revised dates,however we assure you that the safety of the building and those who use it remained the priority in making these changes to the return to school schedule and we appreciate in advance your understanding.

Timetable for 3rd Years Returning Thursday August 28th 2014

Periods1-3                   Meetings with Year Head and Class Tutors in Canteen

Period 4                       All Classes                   English

Period 5                       Birch & Hazel              French/German

                                    Oak &Rowan              Religion

Period 6                       Birch & Hazel              Irish

Period 7                       Birch & Hazel              Maths

Period 6& 7                Oak & Rowan              Home Ec/Woodwork/Tech. Graphics

Period 8& 9                Birch & Hazel              Science

Period 8                      Oak & Rowan              Irish

Period 9                      Oak & Rowan              Science

Book Lists 2014/15
Please click below for the relevant 2014/2015 book lists.
1st YEAR BOOK LIST 2014.pdf
2nd YEAR BOOK LIST 2014.pdf
3rd Year Book List 2014.pdf
5th YEAR BOOK LIST 2014.pdf
Also available from the school office. 

Latest News

School Foreign Tour

Forty seven students and six teachers from the school travelled to northern Italy for a four day foreign tour at Easter 2014.

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First Year Science Projects

All first year students recently completed Science projects based on their topic of choice from the area of human biology.

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Under 17 Rugby

Congratulations to the U17 rugby team who recently won a one day rugby blitz in Carlow Rugby Club.

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Aidan Fahy got the highest mark in Ireland in Construction Studies at ordinary level

Congratulations to Aidan Fahy a student of Tullow Community School who got the highest mark in Ireland in Construction Studies at ordinary level in last year's leaving certificate exams. 

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Gaeltacht Courses

Any pupil interested in doing a Gaeltacht Course in Colaiste Sheosaimh Carna and Cill Ciarain, Conamara can apply for a 10% discount voucher from their Irish teacher

Tags: Gaeltacht Courses,10% discount

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Upcoming Events

LC Geography Trip
Wednesday 10 September 2014

Friday 26 September 2014
Location: School

Staff Meeting
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Location: School

School Musical
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Location: Hall

Mid-term Break
Monday 27 October 2014

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