Adrian Jackson, Principal of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School said there were a lot of "smiling students who were very, very happy with their results" this morning.
Some of the school's 125 Leaving Certificate students made the trip in to collect their results as soon as they became available, but Mr Jackson also urged students to take a moment to thank everyone who helped them throughout their exam year.
"This is obviously a very important day for the students but it's important to acknowledge that their success is also down to the support of a lot of people, first and foremost their family, but also their teachers as well. I would say to the Leaving Certificate students to take time today to thank the people who have helped you," he said.
Mr Jackson said that it was important for students to realise that, even if they didn't get the results they wanted, there were still plenty of options.
"The key thing is not to panic," he stressed.
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