Coolmine Community School

Coolmine Community School was one of the first two community schools founded in the Republic of Ireland in 1972. The school was officially blessed and opened in 1974.

This Community School (and the subsequent 84 others opened since 1972), was established by the State after considerable discussion between the local Parents Committee, the Department of Education, the VEC and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, with a view to integrating the traditional academic / classical approach of the Secondary Schools with the vocational / industrial tradition of the Vocational Schools.


I had originally created the old website many years ago using a proprietary CMS that I designed myself. With the advent of mobile technology it was time to refresh the site, but they liked the old design so much that I had to come up with something similar. So I created a bespoke WordPress theme and imported all the data from the old CMS using a variety of techniques.

UX / UI Design

``User eXperience``, and ``User Interface`` design, from desktop to smart phone.


Import all data from proprietary CMS and format in WordPress.


Test web site for responsive layout from mobile to desktop and everything in between.