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  • Digital School of the Year 

    Innovation in Education.

  • F1 in Schools Winners 

    Autolaunch Racing came first in Ireland.

  • Academic Awards

    Proud of our Students' Success

  • Mamma Mia!

    This year's musical was a huge success.

  • Academic Excellence


  • All Ireland Champions 2017

    Minor Girls and Senior Boys Relay Teams.

Our Mission Statement

Presentation College is, by choice, a truly co-educational school. We aim to prepare all of our pupils, girls and boys alike for the challenges, responsibilities and experience of adult life. All members of the school community - pupils, parents, teachers and other staff - are held in very high regard and their dignity, worth and individuality is respected. We strive to build a sense of community based on Christian values. The school’s Code of Conduct acknowledges this and aims to promote a culture of respect throughout the school. It recognises that good discipline enables good teaching and allows good learning to take place.

Latest News

Geography Field Trip

On Monday the Sixth Year Geography students travelled to Kippure, Co. Wicklow to carry out experiments in the river Liffey for their Leaving Certificate Geography Project. Despite some showers in the morning the weather held out for the rest of the day. Some of the experiments carried out were: 'Calculating the Velocity of the river', 'Calculating the Slope of the River' and 'Analysing the Bedload'. The project will be worth points for their final Leaving Certificate Geography exam. 
13/09/2019 14:49 | Presentation College

Meitheal Team organise fun activities for First Years

Well done to our fantastic Meitheal Team who organised some fun activities on Friday for our First Years. They finished off the day with some impressive moves during Wii Dance!! They have been working really hard, ensuring all our First Year students are settling into Secondary School life that little bit easier and supporting them all the way.
09/09/2019 17:37 | Presentation College

Green School Committee take a Trip on the Barrow

On Wednesday 28 August our hard working committee members went on a trip on the Barrow.  They are currently working on the Water Theme and were very pleased to find that once they travelled out of town, there was almost no litter. 
09/09/2019 15:22 | Presentation College

Awards Day

Students at Presentation College recently received awards for their excellence in academic, sporting and extra-curricular activities. The highest award that of Senior Student of the Year 2019 went to Ciara O’Doherty. Daniel Pender received the Ceist Award. The Brídín Quinn Award recipient was Darragh Curran ....Photos

19/06/2019 23:03 | Presentation College

Latest Newsletter

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Awards Day

May Newsletter
29/05/2019 23:33 | Presentation College

Appointment of New Deputy Principal

The Board of Management is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Gary Carley as Deputy Principal in Presentation College with effect from 3rd September 2019.


Mr Carley has worked as National Coordinator for Religious Education with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) for three years and has lectured in Religious Education in Maynooth University for four years. He has also worked as an Advisor with the PDST in the areas of Politics and Society, and Health and Wellbeing as well as being co-author of a Religious Education textbook for the new Junior Cycle. In addition, Mr Carley has been a teacher of Religious Education for the past sixteen years.


The Senior Management team in our school will now consist of Mr Ray Murray, as Principal, and Ms Lorraine Gillespie and Mr Gary Carley as Deputy Principals.


The Board of Management wishes Mr Carley every success in his new appointment in Presentation College and looks forward to working with him over the coming years.



Return to School Dates

2019/2020 School Year - Return to School Dates

Please note students will return to school as indicated below:


First Year students (and Meitheal Leaders)
Thursday, 22nd August, 8:50am – 1:05pm


Third Year and Sixth Year students
Friday, 23rd August, 8:50am – 1:05pm


Second Year and Fifth Year students
Monday, 26th August, 8:50am – 4:00pm


Transition Year students
Tuesday, 27th August, 8:50am – 4:00pm


Presentation College Carlow

Presentation College, Carlow

The school is a co-educational Catholic voluntary secondary school which caters for pupils of all religions and backgrounds. We aim to provide our pupils with an education that equips them for life and living in the modern world. We aim to challenge students to share with us the Christian vision of life. We have drawn up a Mission Statement that describes the kind of school we wish to be. We hope that every member of the school community will attempt to live by it and we intend that all of our decisions are informed by it and our school development plans based on it.

Upcoming Events

National Ploughing Championships: School Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Meeting with First Year Parents

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Parent-Teacher Meeting for Third Year Students

Thursday 26 September 2019

Parent-Teacher Meeting for Second Year students

Tuesday 8 October 2019

School Musical: Matinées

Tuesday 22 October 2019

School Musical

Thursday 24 October 2019

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