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
Principal

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk

March 27, 2015

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk

The Transition Year students with the help of their teacher Ms C 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 Hurling Teams

March 27, 2015

Desmond College Under 14 Hurling Team 2014-2015

Desmond College U14 Hurling Team

Desmond College Under 15 Hurling Team 2014-2015

Desmond College U15 Hurling Team

Transition Year students enjoy a talk from
Darragh Lavelle from the Irish Defence Forces

March 26, 2015

Transition Year students enjoy a talk from Darragh Lavelle from the Irish Defence Force :Eamonn Browne, Cian Cremin, Conor Leahy, Shauna Hallinan, Chloe Collins, Sara Flatley, Lauren Moloney, Stacey Flynn, Matthew Hally, Conor Kennedy, Sean McElliggott, Eoin Considine, Seamus Hurley, Claire Mortell, Emma Herbert, Darragh Lavelle, William Lane, Jodie Lenihan

Desmond College looks forward to their
re-enactment of “The Way of the Cross”

March 26, 2015

Desmond College 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.

Desmond College 2015 Re-enacctment of the way of the Cross

Mr Sean Shields and a team of 50 strong 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. 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.

Mr Sean Shields and a team of 50 strong actors and backroom staff perform The Way of the Cross, with the Legion Ireland, the Roman Re-Enactment Society, Brian Smith as Jesus Christ

CÚRSA GAEILGE – GAELCHOLÁISTE UÍ CHONBÁ

March 25, 2015

This year’s Irish Language Course will be held at Gaelcholáiste Uí Chonbá, Newcastlewest for two weeks commencing on Monday, June 29th and ending on Friday, July 10th, 2015. In addition to the language provision the curriculum also includes Irish dance and music and daily sporting activities with an excursion trip for each group. Each day’s activities will run from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

This course is planned to cater for students with varying degrees of competence in the Irish language, from completion of 2nd Class Primary School right up to the end of 2nd Year Post Primary School.

Completed Application Forms together with Full Fee must be received by Friday, 29th May, 2015.

Please note that there are a limited number of places which are allocated on a first come first served basis.

1 Student €160 per student
2 Students from one family €150 per student
3 Students or more from one family €140 per student

Application forms available from Desmond College and Gaelcholáiste Uí Chonbá
or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.

Third Year Students enjoy an Irish Breakfast Morning
to celebrate the Irish Language

March 25, 2015

Third Year Students enjoy an Irish Breakfast Morning to celebrate the Irish Language

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015: Third Year Students enjoy an Irish Breakfast Morning to celebrate the Irish Language