YSI Success!

Anna Keogh, Jenna Corcoran, Isobel Keogh and Ms Clynes fresh from their successful pitch to the YSI/ IBM Den today! The students secured €700 funding and business mentorship for the TY Saor; Free the Flow project. Well done to all involved! An article about the project can be found here.

Incoming First Years Information Evening.

An Information Night for Parents and Guardians of incoming 1st year students of Portmarnock Community School will be held on Thursday February 1st 2024 at 7:00pm for an hour. Details of Uniform, School Rules, Subject Choices and Guidelines for Parents etc., will be given to you at this talk. This talk will take place in the Assembly Hall of the main building. No cars are allowed on the school grounds. 

The Powerpoint Slides can be found here.

CAO Presentation.

The Powerpoint from the online CAO presentation by the Guidance Department on Tuesday 12th December can be viewed here.

Leaving Certificate Awards 2023.

The Leaving Certificate Academic Awards took place in an atmosphere of celebration and recognition on Thursday 16th November. Catherine Healy, past pupil, and newly appointed Historian in Residence at the EPIC Museum, spoke of her positive experiences in PCS and the importance of maintaining those invaluable friendships. Ms Norris, Ms Molamphy and Ms Tobin presented the awards which recognised the endeavour and sheer dedication it takes to achieve in the Leaving Certificate Exams as well as the character it shows.

Principal’s Award – Ella Walsh

Ger Kenny Cup and Maths Medal for Excellence in Maths – Aoife Burke

Gold Medal Winner- Highest academic attainment – Lucy Lenihan
Silver Medal awards for academic attainment in LC 2023over 600 points– Allison Rivera-McMahon, Eimear Crean-Lynch, Eloise Campbell Irwin, Aoife Burke
Loreto Education Trust Joy Award – Alannah Foran
Full List: Lucy Lenihan, Aoife Burke, Eloise Campbell Irwin, Eimear Crean-Lynch, Alison Rivera-McMahon, David Stanley, Alannah Foran, Katie Coates, Erin Cassidy, Adam Hickey, Cathal Tuite, Oisin Ffrench, Aoife Daly, Naoise Cullen, Dennis Custic, Alex Gordon, Shauna Lea, Ella Walsh, Senan Fitzgerald and Abigail Sex.

Admissions 2023/24

The deadline for Admissions for next year has now passed. Please contact admissions@portmarnockcommunityschool.ie if you want an application form to be considered after the deadline.

Letter to the School Community from Ms Tobin.

Dear students, families and friends,


I hope the first half term of the new academic year has been going well for you, particularly those of you for whom September 2023 marked the first step in your journey with us here at Portmarnock C.S. The new school year always involves changes of different kinds but I hope that as the weeks have passed you are all settling in and enjoying school life.

Many of you will be aware that I had to take illness leave in December 2022 and I am very happy to say that I have now been cleared to resume my role as Principal of the school from today, Tuesday 10th October 2023.

I would like to sincerely thank all of my colleagues on the staff here who ensured that the school and all aspects of our work continued without interruption; in particular Mr David Clarke who took on the role of Acting Principal and Ms Orla Coleman who acted as Deputy Principal in Mr Clarke’s place. Thanks to the work of the Senior Management team, Ms Molamphy and Ms Moran, and every single teacher I am returning to a school that has continued to flourish throughout the past ten months.

Mr Clarke will of course now resume Deputy Principal responsibility for our 5th and 6th year students along with Ms Coggins (5th Year Head) and Mr Dempsey (6th Year Head)

As the Principal acts also as Secretary to the Board of Management of the school, all matters relating to correspondence with the Board should be addressed to me here in school.

While I missed many important occasions in the lives of our students and staff this year, I look forward now to returning to continue the new academic year with you all.


Yours sincerely,

Helen Tobin

Principal, Secretary to the Board of Management

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