Our school community provides a caring, happy and safe environment, which strives
“to nurture the wellbeing of all, so that they may grow in knowledge, conscience and compassion”

Room 60


The Tullow Community School ASD Programme was established with one classroom in September 2017 and in September 2018 the second classroom was opened.

The development of the Tullow Community School ASD Programme is based on the philosophy of educational inclusion, where students with specialised needs receive their education within the least restrictive setting of the school’s mainstream classrooms and activities.

At the same time, students in the ASD Programme can access “Naomh Brid” in Room 60 for curricular support classes, social outings & classes unique to the ASD Programme focusing on each student’s own strengths and needs.

Thank You

A massive and heartfelt thank you must go to the following and individuals and businesses.
Without your help and support, the new ASD facility in Tullow Community School would not be done without you.

  • Allen’s Carlow
  • Conner’s Shop, Rathoe
  • Flying Tiger, Carlow

  • Ivan Stanley’s, Tullow

  • J and J’s, Tullow

  • Jones’s Business Systems, Carlow

  • Logideals.ie courier service

  • Morgan’s Pharmacy, Tullow

  • Patrick Bermingham, courier service

  • Penney’s, Carlow

  • Service Matters

  • Sunflowers Florist, Thurles

  • Supermacs, Tullow

  • Tara Arts

  • Tesco’s, Tullow

  • The Range, Carlow

  • Tullow Pharmacy

  • Users of Adverts.ie

  • Users of Donedeal.ie

To all staff, parents and students who have given their time and to the Tullow Community School’s Parents Council,
School Management and the Board of Management for their continued support.

Pam Glynn – ASD Co-ordinator

What We Provide

In the Tullow Community School ASD Programme we provide the opportunity for all of our students to achieve the greatest level of meaningful independence, whilst at the same time catering for their educational needs.

Classes take the form of individualised support to mainstream inclusion. Naomh Brid classes in Room 60 involve curricular support or classes unique to the ASD

These unique classes include:

Different Not Less
  • Communication & Literacy

  • Numeracy

  • Social Skills

  • Personal Care

  • Living in the Community

  • Preparation for Work

  • Short Courses

  • Social Outings into the wider community

We cater for a wide range of students. From those looking to pursue state examinations (Junior Certificate, Junior Certificate Schools Programme, the new Junior Certificate Level Two Award and Leaving Certificate), to those focusing on personal skills aimed at increasing their quality of life, independence and life skills once they graduate from Tullow Community School.

Applications are made available from the school reception, post-Tullow Community Schools opening evening.

The enrolment policy is available for download here.

Here is a video link of Room 60 in September 2017.

The vast majority of people on the autism spectrum have difficulty managing their sensory input. They may react to visual, tactile, and aural input, sometimes to the
point where they are unable to participate in typical life activities.

Even people with Asperger Syndrome (high functioning autism), who are bright and capable in many settings, may be unable to go to movies, sit through concerts, or otherwise take part in social activities because the sound, lights or sensations are too overwhelming.

“Sensory processing refers to our ability to take in information through our senses (touch, movement, smell, taste, vision, and hearing), organize and interpret that information, and make a meaningful response. For most people, this process is automatic. We hear someone talking to us, our brains receive that input and recognize it as a voice talking in a normal tone, and we respond appropriately.”

See links below for more info:

In April of 2019, a group of TY students (Kerry Nolan, Eoin Dalton and Daragh McEvoy completed a sensory audit of the school. They focused on sound as their sensory topic of their project. In doing so, they recorded most popular daily sounds that happen in our school. These sounds can now be accessed on the school website.

This project has become two-fold, where it has spread ASD awareness to the wider community but it also enables a smoother sensory processing transition for the students with ASD.

Sound Clips