The Sound of Music

Dunmore Community School present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music in the school Auditorium on Thursday the 28th Feb, Friday the 1st March and Saturday the 2nd March.

Tickets on sale in Eurospar, Quinn’s in Tuam and from the school office from 11am on 13th Feb. Tickets are €15 for each night (with U18 tickets available on Thursday night only @ €10).

Connacht Final

Best of Luck to our Senior lads who play in the Connaught Final in Pearse Stadium today at 12 o clock. We are all looking forward to a great day out!

Supporter buses will leave the school during 2nd class. Please ensure you wear a warm jacket, hat gloves etc and a full uniform. We will stop on the way home for some lunch, so bring some money for a lunch. We intend to be back before 4pm for buses home.

Those not going may remain at school and avail of supervised study for the remainder of the day.
Please note: There is no canteen available.

Study will run after school for those who want to stay for study,

Mocks 2019: Update

UPDATE: Due to our Senior boys playing in the Connaught Finals, the exams scheduled for Wednesday the 6th have been moved to Tuesday the 5th. Supervised study will be provided on Wednesday for those who do not wish to attend the match. Updated timetables are now available to download below.

Junior Cert and Leaving Cert Mocks begin on the 6th 5th February. A copy of your Timetable is available to view and download here:

Open Night 2019 – 31st Jan

Our open night for incoming 1st years is taking place on Thursday the 31st January 2019, with registration @ 6:45pm in the auditorium. We look forward to meeting the 6th class students and their parents on this night. At our Open Night, you will have the opportunity to look around our school, speak to some of our students and teachers, get a taste for the subjects we offer and experience the atmosphere of our school.

We will be visiting the local Primary Schools during the next week to talk to the students, give them further information about our school and an information pack containing a copy of our new 2019 Prospectus, which can be viewed here.


Galway Divisional Gardai are pleased to announce the inaugural Garda Youth Awards in association with Supervalu. An Garda Síochána in the Galway Division and SuperValu recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in the Galway Division.  To recognise their good will, effort and positive contribution to society, nominated young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years, will be considered by a judging panel for an award.

The nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award. This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.

It is envisaged that the Awards will not only acknowledge the positives in relation to the youth of the Galway divisional catchment area, but they will also hopefully provide An Garda Síochána with great community spirit and good will.

The Galway Divisional Awards ceremony will be held on
Thursday 21st February at 7pm at Galway Racecourse.

There are four categories to choose from:

1.       Individual Award

2.       Group Award

3.       Special Achievement Award

4.       Community Safety Award.

The four main winners in each category will go forward to represent the Galway Division at the National Youth Awards to be held in April 2019 in the Garda College Templemore.

The nomination forms are available to download through the Garda Siochana Western Region Facebook page AND are also available through the local Garda Juvenile Liaison Office in Galway and Tuam Garda Stations as well as any local Garda station. You can also get nomination forms from the Principal’s Officek.

Forms can be easily downloaded, and returned in two ways:

·         Filled out manually and returned in hardcopy to those identified on the form OR

·          It can be filled in electronically and returned to the email address specified on the form. 

Closing date for receipt of Nomination forms is January 25th 2019.

Calling the College Graduates of 2018

We are reprinting our school prospectus and we would love to include some of Dunmore Community School’s past students who have recently graduated from 3rd level in it.

If you have graduated this year and you would like to be included, we would appreciate if you could email us a graduation photograph along with your name, your course name and the course/college you have graduated from. (Photos can be emailed to – principal @ or dropped into the school and we will scan it for you. Due to printing deadlines, we will need your photo before the 7th January.

Please share and tag this post with fellow past students that have graduated in the 2018 academic year. Thank you.

It’s OK not to be OK Workshop

This week, our 2nd and 3rd years had workshops with Gina Dowd, Counselling West. The area of self-harm and suicide has been highlighted not only in the national media but also at a local level as an area of growing concern among our young people. Here at Dunmore CS, we are constantly striving to promote positive mental health and encourage any students who have concerns to talk to someone they trust.  As we approach Christmas, it is a time that these feelings can come to the fore.

Gina worked with our students by encouraging them to explore and manage what is happening in their lives and explain to them the options open to them in getting help if they ever need it. The various numbers and websites are listed below.

What is Counselling: Counselling can help you to explore and manage what is happening in your life. It helps you understand yourself better and gain an awareness of why you do things or why you don’t do things.  Maybe you have some worries or concerns that you need to think through, or possibly some difficult decisions to make. Counsellors aim to help you through difficult situations to gain a better awareness of yourself and help you to find a way forward.  It may be about helping you accept what can’t be changed!

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