To alleviate concerns regarding the weight of school bags two options are available to First Years. Option 1 is book rental (set of books for use at home), Option 2 purchase a computer tablet and E-book licences with an additional option to also have a set of books for use at home. There is no compulsion on students to purchase a computer tablet. We do however feel that the additional resources available to students via the computer tablets warrants our making them available to our students.

The tablet which will be available for First Year students in 2015  is the  Samsung Tab A (Full spec at this link)

Students who currently own a tablet may download E-book licences from the respective book companies.

All students have access to school books in the classroom therefore there is no need for students to carry books to and from school.


Folens Books

Parents may purchase the following Folens books online at


· Active Maths 1

· Dive In

· Uncovering History

· Bienvenue en France

· Eurobusiness


 You may also visit

with and  any questions or queries.



Follow the link to the Folens Store then click on and select your books.

Link for Gill and Macmillan Books

Gill and Macmillan


The following First Year books are available from Gill and Macmillan.


· Aois na Glóire 1

· New Complete Geography

· Understanding Technical Graphics



For students using a Microsoft based operating system (PC, laptop or netbook) digital editions of the three titles listed  are available via the website


Prices vary according to the length of the licence i.e. 1, 2 or 3 year licence.


Any difficulties contact the helpdesk  - who will be happy to help


Link for Mentor Books