Principal’s Welcome

September 2, 2016

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

Mona Cremin Retires

June 15, 2017

Mona Retires from Desmond College………..We’ll miss you Mona


June 2017: Mona Cremin  pictured with Ms Liz Cregan, Ms Anne Hannon and Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry
Mona Cremin pictured with Ms Liz Cregan, Ms Anne Hannon and Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry.


June 2017: Mona Pictured with some of her colleagues in Desmond College
Mona Pictured with some of her colleagues in Desmond College, Mairi Woods, Nuala O’Callaghan, Anne Reidy Flanagan, Maeve O’Regan, Mona Cremin and Carmel O’Shea.


June 2017: Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry presenting Mona with a gift on behalf of all the staff
Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry presenting Mona with a gift on behalf of all the staff.


June 2017: Mona pictured with her three daughters Monica, Leona and Lisa
Mona pictured with her three daughters Monica, Leona and Lisa.


June 2017: Even Mona’s Grandchildren make an appearance for her special day
Even Mona’s Grandchildren make an appearance for her special day.

Contract Signing of New Development at Desmond College

June 14, 2017

June 2017: contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West
Pictured at the contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West were Tom O’Leary, Tommy Kenneally, Kieran Clohessy, George O’Callaghan, Conor Finnegan, Vourneen Gavin Barry, Tom Collins, Eamon Murphy, Jackson Coleman, Paula Price.


June 2017: contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board Chief executive Mr. George O’Callaghan signs the contracts for the new development in Desmond College, Newcastle West. Also in the picture are Conor Finnegan, MCOH Architects, Kieran Clohessy, Rogerson Reddan Quantity Surveyor, Vourneen Gavin-Barry, Principal Desmond College and Tom Collins, Moloney Contractors.


June 2017: contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West
Pictured at the contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West were Tommy Kennelly, Moloney Fox, Paula Price MCOH, Conor Finnegan, MCOH, Kieran Clohessy, Rogerson Reddan, George O’Callagham, Chief Executive LCETB, Vourneen Gavin-Barry, Principal Desmond College, Tom Collins, Moloney Contractors, Eamon Murohy, LCETB, Jackson Coleman, P Coleman Structural Engineers, and Tom O’Leary, Moloney Contractors.

Desmond College are County Football Champions!!

June 13, 2017

On the 16th of May the U16 1/2 football county final was played in Mick Neville park, Rathkeale.

Desmond College emerged victorious over Askeaton, with a 4-15 to 3-9 win.

Desmond College’s captain, Dylan Moloney got the boys off to a good start with a point within the first 30 seconds which was quickly followed by a goal by Brendan Guiry. This early lead put the Desmond College boys in high spirits, with another point from Dylan Moloney and one from Danny Moriarty before Askeaton got on the score board.

Askeaton struggled to find the back of the net which was hardly surprising with a solid performance from Micheal Murphy in full back. The supply to the forwards was plentyful with Dylan Moloney sweeping up everything in midfield assisted by Danny Moriarty.

The Desmond College boys didn’t lack support and encouragement as they were continuously being cheered on by trainer/manager Mr Padraig Murphy.

Excellent teamwork between David O’Donovan, Brendan Guiry and Danny Moriarty in the 27th minute rewarded Desmond with their third goal of the half. A point from Askeaton in the 29th minute put a score at half time of Desmond College 3-9 to Askeaton 1-6.

The second half kicked off with Dylan Singh getting fouled and the free being slotted between the posts with ease by Dylan Moloney who gave an absolute man of the match performance.

Askeaton piled on the pressure in the second half, displaying dominance in the air and for the breaking ball. Unfortunately for Askeaton, this was short lived when Desmond college responded with points from Dylan Moloney, Danny Moriarty and Bryan Mortell.

It was an exciting game to watch and we would like to say well done to Askeaton and a huge congratulations to Desmond College.

Well done boys – an amazing close to the sporting year in Desmond College.


May 2017: Our County Champions!!
Our County Champions!!

First Year Physical Education Trip to the Burren

June 13, 2017


May 2017: Adam Grimes, John Colins, Conor Mulqueen and Stephen Enright on their PE trip to the Burren
Adam Grimes, John Colins, Conor Mulqueen and Stephen Enright
on their PE trip to the Burren.


May 2017: Some of our First Year students about to take part in some of the activities as part of their PE trip to the Burren
Some of our First Year students about to take part in
some of the activities as part of their PE trip to the Burren.


May 2017: Some of the First Year students in Desmond College on their PE trip to the Burren
Some of the First Year students in Desmond College on their PE trip to the Burren.


May 2017: Some of the First Year students in Desmond College exploring the Caves during their PE trip to the Burren
Some of the First Year students in Desmond College
exploring the Caves during their PE trip to the Burren.

Leaving Trip to Ballyhass Lake

June 13, 2017


May 2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Newcastle West, Leaving Certificate students about to go zip lining in Ballyhass Lakes
Desmond College Post Primary School Newcastle West, Leaving Certificate students about to go zip lining in Ballyhass Lakes.


May 2017: Desmond College secondary school leaving cerificate students: Conor Kennedy, Diarmuid Curtin, Seamus Hurley and Eamonn Browne
Conor Kennedy, Diarmuid Curtin, Seamus Hurley and Eamonn Browne.


May 2017: Emma Herbert and Síun Ni Ceallaigh at Ballyhass Lakes
Emma Herbert and Síun Ni Ceallaigh at Ballyhass Lakes.


May 2017: Some of our Desmond College Limerick Leaving cert students kayaking in Ballyhass Lakes
Some of our Leaving cert students kayaking in Ballyhass Lakes.

Transition Year Graduation 2017

June 13, 2017


May 2017: Rhea Crowley and Michéal Murphy receiving their Community Spirit Awards at the TY Graduation
Rhea Crowley and Michéal Murphy receiving their
Community Spirit Awards at the TY Graduation.


May 2017: Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney receiving their awards for Innovation at the TY Graduation
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney receiving their awards
for Innovation at the TY Graduation.


May 2017: Jason Ryan receiving his award for his outstanding volunteer work in the Brothers of Charity
Jason Ryan receiving his award for his
outstanding volunteer work in the Brothers of Charity.


May 2017: Emmett Wrenn and Liam Callinan receiving awards fro Peer Mentoring
Emmett Wrenn and Liam Callinan receiving awards for Peer Mentoring.


May 2017: Ben McCormick receiving the Class Tutor award from Ms Kerrie Collins
Ben McCormick receiving the Class Tutor award from Ms Kerrie Collins.


Student of the Year Alice Duffy receiving her award from Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry and TY Co-ordinator Ms Kerrie Collins
Student of the Year Alice Duffy receiving her award from
Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry and TY Co-ordinator Ms Kerrie Collins.