Principal’s Welcome

August 29, 2018

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

SciFest

May 22, 2019

A number of students took part in the SciFest Competition in Limerick Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee.


Sarah Barrett completed a project ‘Dandelions – The answer to Bacteria??’
Sarah Barrett completed a project ‘Dandelions – The answer to Bacteria??’


Matthew O'Connor completed a project entitled ‘Sharing – but not Caring’
Matthew O’Connor completed a project entitled ‘Sharing – but not Caring’


Oisín O'Sullivan completed a project entitled ‘iScope – The Design and Development of an Enhanced Digital Stethoscope for Remote Auscultation.
Oisín O’Sullivan completed a project entitled ‘iScope – The Design and Development of an Enhanced Digital Stethoscope for Remote Auscultation.


Conor Fox and Victoria Brouder carried out ‘A Scientific Investigation into the wild growth and abundance of agaricus campestris in West Limerick’
Conor Fox and Victoria Brouder carried out ‘A Scientific Investigation into the wild growth and abundance of agaricus campestris in West Limerick’


Kayla McMahon and Fiona Kelly designed a device ‘Eye in the Cab’
Kayla McMahon and Fiona Kelly designed a device ‘Eye in the Cab’


Melissa Flaherty carried out ‘an investigation into the Dynamic Features of the No.9 and its ability to Increase Learning’.
Melissa Flaherty carried out ‘an investigation into the Dynamic Features of the No.9 and its ability to Increase Learning’.


Dylan O’Shea carried out an ‘Investigation into Asteroids and their potential damage to Earth’
Dylan O’Shea carried out an ‘Investigation into Asteroids and their potential damage to Earth’


Ciara Brouder designed a ‘Safety Harness Attachment to prevent Suspension Trauma’
Ciara Brouder designed a ‘Safety Harness Attachment to prevent Suspension Trauma’


Leah Ní Chaoinleáin and Sarah Hallett carried out a project entitled ‘ Bernoulli’s Principle from “Whooh-Haah” to Hurling’
Leah Ní Chaoinleáin and Sarah Hallett carried out a project entitled ‘ Bernoulli’s Principle from “Whooh-Haah” to Hurling’


Rhys O'Connor and Eamon Conlon with their project Learn to Survive at SciFest in LIT
Rhys O’Connor and Eamon Conlon with their project “Learn to Survive” at SciFest in LIT.


Congratulations to Oisín O'Sullivan who pick up the Boston Scientific Award at SciFest in Tralee
Congratulations to Oisín O’Sullivan who pick up the Boston Scientific Award at SciFest in Tralee


Congratulations to Ronan Mullane who picked up a STEM award at National Finals of SciFest 2018
Congratulations to Ronan Mullane who picked up a STEM award at National Finals of SciFest 2018

Masters Superbike Championships

May 21, 2019

Congratulations to JP Gahan who qualified 3rd on the grid in the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championships after returning from a good winter testing in Spain.

JP was unfortunate to pick up a minor collar bone injury which he felt was ‘a bad start to the year’ but is determined to bounce back.

He is currently the fastest in his group and ‘intends to maintain this position’ through training and pushing himself to achieve his full potential.


Desmond College student participates in Dunlop Masters Superbike Championships

Teacher Taster Programme

May 21, 2019

Ten prospective teachers from the Transition Year class visited the University of Limerick to experience a teacher taster workshop.

The Desmond College Students were instructed by UL undergraduate students and learned new skills and experienced microteaching sessions.

It was a wonderful opportunity organised by the three 3rd level institutions in Limerick…
* University of Limerick,
* Mary Immaculate College
* and Limerick Institute of Technology.


A number of Desmond College Transition Year students who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick
A number of Desmond College Transition Year students who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick.


Cian Nolan and Matthew O'Connor who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick
Cian Nolan and Matthew O’Connor who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick


Joanne Lai, Marcelina Krzywdainska, Alanis Leen, Chloe Aherne and Mary Sexton who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick
Joanne Lai, Marcelina Krzywdainska, Alanis Leen, Chloe Aherne and Mary Sexton who took part in the Teacher Taster Programme at the University of Limerick

Transition Year Trip to Rome

May 20, 2019

The TY class trip to Rome was packed full of sightseeing, fun, sunshine and smiles. The group experienced this historical city first hand by enjoying walking tours of the Colosseum, the Pantheon, ‘bones church, Trevi fountain and Spanish steps to name but a few.

The typical Italian cuisine (pizzas and gelatos) were all sampled!! As was a bit of Italian shopping!

A visit to the Cincinetti world film studios showed how films are produced and sets were made. This was followed by a day of rollercoasters and thrill rides in Cincinetti theme park!!

That was not the end of it…… a visit to the Vatican state and St Peter’s Basilica and square on the last day gave the group another completely different viewpoint of this magical city.

Memories that will last forever! A huge thank you to Ms Collins and Ms Nash for accompanying the students on tour.


Our Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome Our Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome


Our Transition Year Students on School Tour in RomeOur Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome


Our Transition Year Students on School Tour in RomeOur Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome


Our Transition Year Students on School Tour in RomeOur Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome


Our Transition Year Students on School Tour in RomeOur Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome


Dylan O'Shea, Fiona Kelly and Matthew O'Connor on school tour in RomeOur Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome


Our Transition Year Students on School Tour in Rome
Some of our Transition Year students enjoying their school tour to Rome

First Year PE Trip to the Burren

May 20, 2019

The PE department organised an exciting overnight trip to the Burren for the First Year students.

The students got to take part in a wide variety of physical activities that helped to develop team building skills and student confidence.

The activities included Rock Climbing, Caving, orienteering, group skipping, well throwing, kayaking and raft building! It was a fantastic trip for all. Many thanks to Ms Creed, Mr Shiels and Ms Griffin for accompanying the students on the trip.

Cathal and Josh Daly enjoying a birthday celebration while on an overnight trip to the Burren


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


Some of our First Year students about to go rockclimbing in the Burren


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


Some First Year Students about to get ready for kayaking and raft building in the Burren


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019


First Year Trip to the Burren 2019

2nd Year French Students

May 17, 2019

2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.