CAO information

Dear Leaving Certificate Parents/Guardians,

The CAO: As you may be aware the CAO (Central Applications Office) opened on Friday 4th November. The fee is €30 to register an application and this price will increase by €15 on 20th January. All Leaving Certificate students are strongly encouraged to register their application as early as possible so as to benefit from the early bird tariff.

All students are encouraged to apply during our weekly Guidance Class, (this will require a debit card or the details on a debit card will suffice) however if you prefer that this is completed at home then this is not an issue.

CAO Presentation: To coincide with the opening, the CAO have released a video explaining the application process in detail.

I have attached a link to this webinar and strongly encourage students and parents to take the time view it:


For parents seeking further information, the CAO website has a wealth of helpful links.

Video Guides :

Information for Parents:

Please visit for further information and do not hesitate to get in touch if you require further information or assistance.


Kind regards,
Seamus O’ Doherty
School Guidance Counsellor

 November 21st 2022