Principal’s Welcome

September 2, 2014

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

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk

March 6, 2015
Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk
The Transition Year students, with the help of their teacher Ciara Broderick, as part of their Young Social Innovator (YSI) project have organised a 5km fun run/walk.
It will take place on Sunday 19th April at 12pm beginning at Desmond College.
All participants can register at Desmond College on the day beginning at 10.30am. The entry fee is €5 for adults and €2 for students/children. All proceeds will go to Console who support and help people bereaved through suicide.

Desmond College Playwrights present ‘The Way of The Cross’

March 5, 2015

Desmond College, Newcastle West, County Limerick is pleased to be hosting The Way of The Cross 2015, an annual re-enactment of the journey Jesus took on Good Friday.

The Way of The Cross is now in its 10th year, and over this time it has attracted crowds in their thousands. The procession begins at Calvary Graveyard at 14.20, making its way through the streets of Newcastle West and culminating in The Church of the Immaculate Conception.

This prestigious event relies upon the support of a number of individuals and organisations. Mr Sean Shiels and a 50 strong team of actors and backroom staff perform The Way of the Cross, with the Legion Ireland, the Roman Re-Enactment Society, Brian Smith as Jesus Christ, also performing in this solemn event. An Garda Síochána, the Clergy, and the parishioners of Newcastle West and nearby parishes also support The Way of the Cross.

Desmond College Playwrights present ‘The Way of The Cross’

This year the Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy is attending the event. It promises to be a truly remarkable vigil and Desmond College would greatly appreciate the support of the parishioners of County Limerick and surrounding areas.

Young Enterprise

March 5, 2015

A team of students from Desmond College, Newcastle West comprising of Emma Herbert (Managing Director) and fellow directors Eamonn Browne, Eoin Considine, Seamus Hurley and Diarmuid Curtin , transition year students have established a mini company as part of their enterprise module.

Young Enterprise 2015 : Seamus Hurley, Eamonn Browne, Emma Herbert, Diarmuid Curtin and Eoin Considine.

They have designed and manufactured a device, which aids people with limited dexterity inserting their key into the lock. The device is affixed on to the area around the keyhole; the user then simply slides their key into the top part of the device, which then guides their key into the keyhole. It work with any standard front door lock and comes compete with full instructions.

In addition to establishing their own business the students have created their own website, Facebook, Snapchat, Linked In and Twitter accounts. The product is selling well as people appreciate the unique selling points; this innovative product has to offer.

For more information, find Guide a Key on Facebook or on Instagram.

Desmond College JCSP “Make a Book” Exhibition:
Remembering World War 1

March 4, 2015

On Friday 27th February, Rang Eoin,second year students from Desmond College, travelled to City Hall, Cork for the annual JCSP “Make a book” exhibition.

JCSP Make a Book 2015 : Katie Marie Cleary, Jamie Fitzgerald, Chloe Shiels, Caitlin O Brien, Padraig Flavin,Jason Ryan, Ben McCormick

This years book/project was entitled “Remembering World War 1″. This was a cross curricular project involving the English, Art, History, IT and Horticulture departments. Students studied the history of World War 1, in particular trench warfare and the hardships endured by the soldiers. They studied war poetry and examined videos, photographs and posters from the period. This provided the inspiration for works of Art and creative writing, which culminated into a book and a display, which included a genuine artefact from the period-a German trench shovel.

Remembering World War 1 - Desmond College Make A Book Remembering World War 1 - Desmond College Make A Book

This project also raised awareness of the involvement of Irish soldiers in World War 1 and highlighted the importance of remembering the fallen soldiers of World War 1. The project was so well received in City Hall, the JCSP Team have decided to include the Desmond College Project as part of their Dublin Exhibit. Congratulations to students and staff involved.

The Student Council welcomes Dr Maureen Griffen to Desmond College for a Cyberbullying Talk

March 4, 2015

The Student Council: Cyberbullying Talk 2015: Caoimhe Danaher, Leah Barry, Jack Corkery, Breda Magner, Dr Maureen Griffin, James O Connor, Rhea Crowley, Alice Duffy, Micheal Collins, Jack Nash

Caoimhe Danaher, Leah Barry, Jack Corkery, Breda Magner, Dr Maureen Griffin, James O Connor, Rhea Crowley, Alice Duffy, Micheal Collins, Jack Nash

Desmond College Star Killian Brouder makes History

March 3, 2015

Killian Brouder - Desmond College student signs professional soccer deal.

Killian Brouder 5th Year student student in Desmond College has made history by becoming the first ever academy player to turn professional in soccer. Killian is a defender with Limerick FC having previously played for Newcastle West and Mungret Regional. Killian’s skill and dedication to soccer has been recognised internationally this year having played with the U17 Republic of Ireland team and the U18 Irish School’s team. We wish Killian every success for the future.