Principal’s Welcome

September 2, 2013

Desmond College Principal : Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry

I’m delighted to welcome you all to our website.

I hope you enjoy browsing through this site and

getting to know us better.

Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry
Principal

First and Second Year Rugby Blitz in Tralee

November 21, 2014

Desmond College 1st and 2nd year Rugby Blitz in Tralee Desmond College 1st and 2nd year Rugby Blitz in Tralee

Desmond College Students and Teachers Support Local Primary Schools

November 19, 2014

Desmond College Students and Teachers are putting their experience and expertise in Science to help and support local Primary Schools in the area with their projects for the Young Scientist Competition which takes place in the RDS in January 2015.

Desmond College Students and Staff Support Local Primary Schools with their knowledge from the Young Scientist Competition Projects Desmond College Young Scientist Competition Students Supporting Local Primary Schools by Showing and Explaining Science Projects
Desmond College Students visiting Locally Primary Schools Desmond College Students visiting Locally Primary Schools
Desmond College Students visiting Locally Primary Schools Desmond College Students visiting Locally Primary Schools Desmond College Students visiting Locally Primary Schools A BT Young Scientist 2015 Student from Desmond College Newcastle West promoting science with a group of local primary school students
Desmond college students meet local primary school students Desmond college students meet local primary school students
Desmond college students meet local primary school students Desmond college students meet local primary school students

Two West Limerick Schools Embrace Chinese Language & Culture

November 18, 2014

Irish Delegation to China including Principal of Desmond College Vourneen Gavin Barry : Oct / Nov 2014

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Vourneen Gavin Barry, Principal of Desmond College, Newcastle West and Norma O’Brien, Principal of Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton, travelled to China during the midterm break as part of an educational delegation organised by the Confucius Institute in UCC. The delegation visited Beijing & Shanghai, visiting sights such as the Great Wall of China and Tiananmen Square and experiencing Chinese culture first-hand.

The delegation visited the Confucius Headquarters in Shanghai and spent time at Shanghai University, touring the campus and meeting with a group of Irish students studying Business, Arts & Chinese, from UCC.

The delegation also visited a number of schools and met with Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O’Sullivan at Shibei Junior High School in Shanghai. Minister O’Sullivan spoke of the introduction of a Short Course on Chinese Language & Culture in the new Junior Cycle Student Award and both Coláiste Mhuire and Desmond College intend to continue their collaboration with the Confucius Institute in UCC, in order to provide this Short Course to incoming 1st years.

Pictured: (back l to r), Norma O’Brien, Principal, Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton, Máire de Brún, Principal, Scoil Bhríde, Galway, Vourneen Gavin Barry, Principal, Desmond College, Newcastle West. (front l to r) Austin Gormley, Consul-General of Ireland in Shanghai, Minister Jan O’Sullivan, Headmaster He, Shibei Junior school Shanghai

Music Department Goes to Cork!

November 18, 2014

Desmond College enjoying the Cork Pops Orchestra, DJ Dashka and Keith Hanley at City Hall Cork, Friday November 7th 2014

The Desmond College Music Department attended a performance by the Cork Pops Orchestra at City Hall in Cork on Friday 07 Nov’14.

Students were exposed to a fantastic programme entitled “Blockbuster Classics-Music from the Movies“. It contained some of the great film scores that were very familiar to the audience: Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, some great classical music used in film: Verdi, Mozart, and some great ‘classics’ of the world of film: The Sound of Music, Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney.

The aim of this concert was to develop the ability to separate sound and vision in an increasingly visual and multi-media world.

The Orchestra had two special guests. DJ Dashka performed one of his music technology pieces accompanied by the orchestra, and showed a piece of his work which he compiled as part of his Masters Degree, composing music to accompany a short film. Finally we were treated to a performance of 3 well known songs: Let it Go, Happy and All of me, by Keith Hanley. A great day was had by all.

7th November 2014, Desmond College Students at BlockBuster Classics Music from the Movies at City Hall Cork Desmond College Music Students Enjoying the Cork Pops Orchestra Playing Blockbuster Classics Music from the Movies, November 2014 Desmond College Music Department goes to the Cork Pops Orchestra 7th November 2014 Desmond College Music Department Students at City Hall Cork

17 Projects for BT Young Scientist Competition

November 11, 2014

Desmond College BT Young Scientist 2015

STUDENTS PROJECT CATEGORY
Laoise Curtin
Emma Roche
Aoife Larkin
That’s Music to my Ears!! Junior
Technology
Diarmuid Curtin
Conor Kennedy
Eamon Browne
So this CAN heat us! Intermediate
Technology
Jack O Connor
Cillian McMahon
Conor Reidy
A Helping Hand Intermediate
Biological
Claire Nolan
Kelli Gayer
So How Many Do You Think??? Junior
Mathematical
Liam Dowling
Conor Leahy
Ladder Safety Attachment Intermediate
Technology
Sean McElliggot
Robert Meehan
Palm Powered Controller Intermediate
Technology
Chris Scannell
Padraig Collins
Colostrum and Calf Management Senior
Biological
Shane Lee
Eoghan McMahon
An Innovative Device which Recycles and
Purifies Water from Washing the Milking Machine
and Transfers it to Troughs for Cattle Consumption
Senior
Biological
Sara Flatley
Lauren Moloney
To investigate the morphological
variation in the shell of Nucella lapillus
at exposed and sheltered shores in Ireland
Intermediate
Biological Group
Diarmuid Flynn
Jack Corkery
Moooove Over Mammy Junior
Technology Group
Julie Cantillion
Teri Keane
Kiara Carroll
An statistical investigation into
the treatment of the Verroa Mite and
its effect on the Native Irish Apis
Mellifera Melliferra (AMM)
Senior
Biological Group
Alice Duffy Horizon Correction Glasses to
prevent Motion Sickness
Individual
Junior Technology
Emma Herbert
Danielle O Connor
Nikita Harnett
Adjustable Crutch Group Senior
Technology Group
Darragh McMathon E-COoker Individual
Senior Technology
Emily Duffy Homeless Wrap Individual
Intermediate Technology
Liam Callinan
Leona Mullally
Is our ambulance network correctly located
to best serve the Irish nation?
Group Junior
Mathematical
Ben Montgomery Self-Similar Sierpinski Fractals Individual Junior
Mathematical

Desmond College Second Best Represented School in the Country

November 5, 2014

Desmond College has 17 projects accepted into this year’s Young Scientist’s competition making us the second best represented school in the whole country (… details to follow.)