Provisional Calendar 2021 - 2022

Term 1             27 August 2021 (Friday) to 22 December 2021 (Wednesday)


                        (27 August – First Year Trip to Tanagh OEC)

                        Midterm Break: 25 October to 29 October 2021

                        Closed: 10 December 2021 (Friday)


Term 2             6 January 2022 (Thursday) to 8 April 2022 (Friday)


                        Midterm Break: 21 February to 25 February 2022

                        Closed: 17 March 2022 (Bank Holiday) & 18 March 2022 (Staff Day)


Term 3             25 April 2022 (Monday) to 3 June 2022 (Friday)

                        Closed: 2 May 2022 (Bank Holiday Monday)


Please note that this calendar is provisional and subject to change. The school may be required to close for additional days to accommodate staff training

A more detailed calendar will be posted on the school website and the Student Journal in due course.



25 March 2021

Re: Bus Transport


Dear Parents,

For those of you who wish to avail of bus transport to the school please note the following:

  • Students who are 4.8km from the school are entitled to bus transport to the school provided that Coláiste Dún an Rí is your nearest school
  • In the case where students are more than 4.8km from the school but Coláiste Dún an Rí is not the nearest secondary school then students may be given a concessionary ticket by Bus Eireann provided there are seats available on the bus.
  • Parents must register for tickets on before 30 April 2021.
  • Payments must be made as required as Bus Eireann will only determine routes and buses once timely payment is made. They will then allocate tickets.

The local Bus Inspector has told me that he will push for additional routes and buses for the catchment area, but he can only do this once ticket payments are made. Extra tickets or seats will not be provided in August or September. Once payments have been made then the inspector will cross reference addresses with existing and/or new routes.

Unfortunately, the school has no say in the provision of bus routes or tickets. As principal I can only continue to speak with Bus Éireann and ask them to consider extra routes. I also encourage parents to make contact to both Bus Éireann and local public representatives to highlight the need to provide extra routes and buses for the children of the area.

To assist parents with this process I have organised a Zoom meeting for Monday March 29 at 6pm. Please click on this link:

The aim of this meeting is to determine the need for bus transport in the catchment area and how we can try to secure extra placements. During this meeting I will try to answer any questions you may have and we can explore future options.

If you have any queries or concerns in relation to bus transport, please don’t hesitate to contact me here in school.

Yours sincerely,


Fergal Boyle


pdf Letter to Parents Re Bus Transport (188 KB)

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