Douglas Community School

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Douglas Community School
Clermont Avenue, Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Type Public
Principal Jim Long[1]

Coordinates: 51°52′43″N 8°26′32″W / 51.8787°N 8.4422°W / 51.8787; -8.4422

Douglas Community School, also known as Douglas Com, The Com or DCS, is an all-boys community school in Douglas, Cork, Ireland. It was founded as Coláiste Muire by the Presentation Brothers in 1926 as a juniorate[2] (i.e. for lower-cycle secondary students). In 1965 it became a full secondary school.[2] In 1974, it became one of the first "community schools" in Ireland, when it was transferred by the Presentation Brothers to a local board of management.[2] The Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork's representatives are trustees on the board of management.[2] Its uniform is a navy jumper with royal blue and yellow stripes at neckline. The school also hosts adult education evening classes.[3]

On 16 October 2017, during Storm Ophelia, the school gym was damaged and its roof blown off.[4]

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  1. ^ "About the School - Staff". Douglas Community School. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About the School". DCS website. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Adult & Community Education". DCS website. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
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  5. ^ "Cork Connections Eyeing the UEFA Nations League". 1 Feb 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  6. ^ "Kieran Healy's Homepage". Princeton University. Archived from the original on 21 December 1996. Retrieved 15 February 2018. visit Douglas Community School where I spent five years of my life 
  7. ^ O’Byrne, Ellie (21 December 2015). "A tribute to late Cork musician Mick Lynch". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 

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