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Extra Curricular

A number of extra curricular activities are available to students throughout the year. These currently include Athletics, Basketball, Football, Girls Club, Handball, Debating, Art Club, Tag Rugby, Creative Writing, Hill walking, Hurling, Camogie, Boxercise, and Zumba and The Gaisce Awards’ and much more.
Our annual sports day takes place in Lahinch’s Sports Field, in which staff and students participate and compete in teams. School tours and field trips take place locally, nationally and internationally.
Recent trips abroad by the school include climbing Kilamanjaro, and trips to Barcelona and Italy.


Our students participate in a number of school based sporting events including football, athletics, basketball, camogie and many more. We also actively encourage and support our students competing in sporting events outside of school.

Music Generation

We are very fortunate at EVS to have the opportunity to work with Music Generation Clare (MGCE) the last number of years. MGCE is a national partnership programme whose goal is to create inspiring experiences for children and young people through music. Each year at EVS, we invite Music Generation Clare to work with our TY students on a number of Music programmes. The "Teens Ceol" programme has been a great success so far. Our students collaboratively work together in songwriting and ultimately create a unique piece of music, which is recorded at the end of the programme. The TY's of 2020 creatively penned the song "Fake Friends".

Last year, EVS was the first school in the county to work with MGCE on the "Music Tech Programme". The students creatively engaged in designing and engineering music using state of the art software and computers. Using their cleverly written song "Fake Friends", the TY students further enhanced the song through sound design and produced a high quality song which they were all very proud of. 

A third programme has been rolled out by MGCE this year called the " Music and Wellness Programme". We are delighted to be involved in such a promising programme. The students get to experience music as an aid to wellness by developing an awareness of each person’s innate musicality and creativity through group communication, interaction and tolerance through music. The TY class of 2021 are really looking forward to embracing this experience in a time when wellbeing is central to their everyday lives.



Students Council

Ennistymon Vocational Student Council gives students an active voice and platform in the
decision making of our school. Each year elects two of their peers to represent their views on the Student Council.
The council promotes leadership and active citizenship within the student body.


After School Study

Supervised study commences in September and continues until the end of May.
Sessions run from 4 –6.10pm Monday to Thursday.
Project work and extra study days are held on Fridays and during school breaks in order to maximise results .
Study skills workshops are run to teach students how to use their study time effectively.
Regular use is made of the Virtual Learning Environment Microsoft 365 where students can manage their learning beyond the classroom.


Awards & Achievements

The school gives annual awards to students. Academic awards are given in each subject area to students who receive the highest result in their exams. A special award is given to best overall junior and senior level student. Sports awards are presented to teams of individual students who have excelled in their sport.
Gaisce (The President’s Award) is presented to students who complete their programme.
Students are encouraged and supported in entering national competitions with great success.



Young Scientist

Mr Ó Suilleabháin with Ryan Bliss, Shane Bliss and David FitzGerald competing at the Young Scientist 2019


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