Rachel Sheenan - Winner of College Group Bursary

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The College Group is delighted to award their third further education bursary to Rachael Sheenan, who has started her Primary school teacher training in Dublin.  Rachael was a self-motivated, conscientious and hard-working student who achieved 600 points in her Leaving Certificate. Rachael is a most worthy recipient of the College Group Bursary and we wish her all the best in the future.


The College Group Bursary has been developed to help make expensive third level education an affordable reality for more young people from the Nobber Community. The Bursary recipient was chosen by a panel of local advisors and the bursary will be administered by the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB). At College Proteins, we are committed to sponsoring this bursary for more deserving young people in the future. “Given our Nobber village location and considering that we are a significant local employer it is our pleasure to give something back to the community which gives us so much.”

Student enrolment procedures for students 2020/21


The enrollment procedures for O'Carolan College is as follows:

  1. Principal visits primary schools.
  2. Open Evening.
  3. Enrolment applications released.
  4. Return of application by set closing date.
  5. Offer of places.
  6. Entrance assessments and payment of book rental.
  7. Correspondence with parents regarding commencement of academic year.
  8. Commencement of academic year.


  1.  Principal visits primary schools.

In September, the Principal of O'Carolan College visits the local primary schools and presents a glimpse of what our school has to offer. This allows the students prepare for their incoming journey in O'Carolan College and get answers to any questions they may have.

  1. OpenEvening.

In October, we open our doors to incoming first years and their family, to show what we can offer our students. Parents and children are addressed by members of the staff and student body and then a tour of the school commences.

  1. Enrolment applications released.

On the open evening, enrolment forms are issued. If parents cannot attend the open evening, they can call into the office to receive an enrolment form.

  1. Return of applications closing date.

Parents have one week to fill in the application forms. The closing date and offer of places date are published on the website and at the Open Evening.

  1. Offer of places.

Upon reception of the application forms, the school offers places to incoming students for the next academic year in O'Carolan College.

  1. Entrance assessments and payment of book rental.

In February, the incoming first years visit O'Carolan College and undertake an assessment. This is an assessment that allows the school to gauge the student's natural abilities and identify their strengths. Book rental payment is also due in February.

  1. Correspondence with parents regarding commencement of academic year.

Parents / guardians are sent a letter detailing when the school with open its doors for the academic year, when the students are to return and a brief summary of what will occur during the first few days of term for the incoming first years.

  1. Commencement of academic year.

The school opens its doors to the returning and incoming students, and the year begins as normal.

Cross-cause book donation.

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Cross-cause is an Irish charity who work to help abandoned children in Romania and West Africa. The charity makes regular trips to both locations to distribute containers of donations from the Irish public.

These donations are comprised of a variety of items such as medical equipment, sewing machines, agricultural equipment and educational supplies. Given that all subjects have now been revised for the Junior Cycle, O’Carolan College has proudly donated all of our old textbooks to Cross-cause.

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Some of our first year students helped the founder of the charity, Conor Hughes, with the loading of the textbooks. These books have made a 10-day trip to West Africa where they will now help in the education of less fortunate children.

Junior Cycle Results Day

Good Luck


The staff of O’Carolan College would like to wish all our students receiving Junior Cycle results today the very best of luck. We know you have worked hard in your subjects and look forward to seeing your efforts recognised at a national level.

Results will be given to transition year and 5th year students at 11:40.

We wish you all the best and have an enjoyable and safe weekend.

OCC Open Night - 3rd Oct




Join us on Thursday evening 3rd October from 6.00 - 8.00pm for the Annual Open night of O'Carolan College, Nobber. We invite all 5th and 6th class Students to tour our school; meet our dedicated staff and students; visit our subject departments and discover the world of opportunities that O'Carolan College has to offer you.

The Principal's address will commence in the Main Hall at 6.00pm Sharp.

We look forward to showing you how we help young student's develop into the capable adults of tomorrow, and maintain our reputation for promoting a tradition of excellence in education.