Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick is situated just fifteen minutes from Limerick city. This co-educational post-primary school, under the patronage of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB), offers full-time education to boys and girls from first year to Leaving Certificate level, ranging in age from twelve to nineteen years.

The school has built up a national reputation in the delivery of a high quality and progressive educational programme, particularly with its emphasis on the sciences, languages, information & communication technology and overall commitment to innovation, in all that it does. The previous school building was built in 1987 and had become unsuitable for the level of expansion in student population which had taken place. Our new school Campus opened in January 2021 with the project costing in the region of €20 million. The campus is fully equipped with the latest technology,  catering for the most comprehensive offering of subjects, together with GAA, Soccer and Rugby pitches in addition to provision of courts for Basketball, Soccer and Tennis. 

 The leadership team, Mr. Gerard O’Sullivan (Principal), Ms. Evelyn Canty (Deputy Principal) and Mr. James O’Shaughnessy (Deputy Principal) were appointed in September 2018.

Coláiste Chiaráin has developed a strong reputation for its innovative approach to curricular provision. In 2012 it was one of the first schools nationally to pilot the new Junior Cycle. More recently the school has expanded its senior cycle curriculum to include the provision of Leaving Certificate Computer Science and Politics and Society.

Over the years Coláiste Chiárain has been a leader in ICT developments in education. This innovative spirit continues and now extends to the broad area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Since 2017 all Junior Cycle students study a STEM Junior Cycle Short Course that introduces them to the areas of STEM and the opportunities that STEM careers present in 21st century Ireland. The school continues to build strong links with industry and third level education to further support student learning and opportunities in these areas.

Coláiste Chiaráin is a co-educational secondary school operating under the patronage of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. www.lcetb.ie

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Contact Details

Coláiste Chiaráin

High Street, Croom, Co. Limerick

Tel: +00 353 61 397700

Email: admin@cco.ie


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