What's happening in the Royal School

Feachtas (Irish Quiz)

The Royal School Cavan attended an Irish Quiz organised by Feachtas in Our Ladys Secondary School Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan on Tuesday 22nd of October 2019. The Quiz was funded by the National Lottery and The Department of Children and Youth affairs. There was very stiff competition on the night and The Royal School achieved very high marks but were pipped to the post by Coláiste Oiriall Co. Monaghan. The pupils received a certificate of participation and are pictured with their Irish teachers Mr. N. Ames and Miss. L. Cowan.

Monthly Roundup – October 2019

Junior Certificate/Cycle Results:
Congratulations to the Junior Certificate class of 2019 who were awarded splendid results. All were pleased with their levels of attainment.

Ploughing Championships:
About 40 pupils enjoyed a great trip to the National Ploughing Championships in Co. Carlow this year. They had a great day and enjoyed glorious weather throughout. Thanks to H.E. Teacher Ms. Poyntz & Agricultural Science teacher Ms. Kelly for organising this trip.

Fun Day & Open Night:
On 30th September we hosted a Fun Day for 110 fifth class pupils from the local primary schools. Those who attended availed of the opportunity to sample some new subjects, view the facilities and meet the teachers & potential new friends. Later that evening we held an information night for parents and pupils. Anyone who missed this event but would still like to learn more about the school, the grants system or the application process is welcome to contact the school.
Contact details: Email:, follow us on twitter @rscavan, find us on Facebook or simply call 049 4361605!

Higher Options:
In mid-September the Leaving Certificate pupils attended the higher options event in the RDS in Dublin to explore their third level and further education options. Thanks to Miss Sheridan, guidance counsellor for organising this trip.

Hot Lunches & Supervised Study:
Several pupils now avail of the hot lunches supplied by the school. This is a great option in particular for pupils doing afterschool supervised study from 4 to 6.30pm or extra-curricular after school activities.

Carol Service (save the date):
The annual Royal School ‘Carols by candlelight’ service will take place in Cavan parish church on Wednesday the 18th of December at 7pm. This event has become very popular so please join us for a truly festive occasion.

Student Council:
The Student Council has been elected for the coming academic year. These pupils have been elected by their classmates to represent pupils’ views, help shape school policy and give voice to the student body. Best wishes to them all.

TY Events:
RSC TY were delighted to attend Grease, the musical in late September in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. This trip was funded by the ongoing Peace IV collaboration between RSC and Loreto College. The TY group have also recently taken part in a TY minority sports day at Clones Peacelink, undertook defibrillator training, enjoyed swimming lessons and circuit training, completed a drama workshop, attended TY Zeminar in Dublin and had a road safety workshop so far this term!

Congratulations are extended to our TY student Rogan Cunningham, who was crowned the National Indoor and Outdoor Archery Champion for a second year in a row. He also now holds the All Ireland Series Title for U17’s. He has also been selected to travel to France in January to represent Ireland at his first World Archery Event.
Congratulations to 3rd year pupils Charlotte & Olivia Moore who travelled with Triathlon Ireland to compete in the Belgian Youth Championships on September 14th. This race consisted of a 500m swim, 12km cycle and 3 km run. Charlotte & Olivia were both placed in the top 6! This event followed the girls’ remarkable success last May in the National Post Primary Schools Triathlon Championships where Charlotte took 1st place and Olivia came home 3rd in the U17 girls’ event. Well done girls!

Careers in Art Expo

The students gained a wonderful insight in to the possible art careers pathways available by choosing art as a Leaving Certificate subject. There was a varied number of speakers on the day, this included, an interior designer, architect, graphic designer, fashion designer and artist, The students got an opportunity for questions and answers session at the end.


Junior Certificate/Cycle Results

Best of luck to all students receiving their Junior Certificate/Cycle results today.

Extra Curricular Activites

Extra Curricular activities that are available for the year 2019 -2020 are posted under the tab School Life >> Extra Curricular.

Leaving Certificate Results 2019


Best of luck to the class of 2019, receiving their results today.

Results are available in the school on the morning of August 13th and are available online at from 10 a.m.

If you do not register you will NOT be able to access the range of online services available on the portal. The application to view scripts; the viewing of scripts marked online, the appeal application and the appeal results services are being provided exclusively online this year.

Here are the key dates for candidates for this year:

Below are some links and phone numbers that may be helpful in the coming days:

Points Calculator

Leaving Certificate Helpline

The Helpline is provided courtesy of the National Parents’ Council in association with the Irish Independent, the Dept. of Education & Skills and supported by the GAA. The Institute of Guidance Counsellors are employed to provide qualified guidance counsellors to give advice and support to both students and their parents.

Helpline Phone Number: 1800 265 165


Deputy Smyth’s Visit

Deputy Niamh Smyth unveiling our new wellbeing areas (courtyard, library & mural) and raising our new Pieta house Amber flag. Well done to everyone involved.

Click on the collage for more photos!

Farewell Mr. Galligan

Mr Galligan, our acting Deputy Principal is bidding farewell to our school after 16 years of service to take up a new Deputy Principalship. The students of Royal School Cavan are most grateful for all his kindness and support in his many roles; classroom teacher, TY Coordinator and for the past two years as acting Deputy Principal. Mr. Galligan you have left a rich legacy at Royal School Cavan and we wish you every blessing in your new school.