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

Waste Wise: “Plastic is NOT Fantastic’’

January 22, 2019

Desmond College reducing plastic waste, helping the environment, and getting healthy
In our quest to encourage best practice in recycling, the Student Council saw an opportunity to reduce the amount of plastic waste that was flowing through our school everyday.

Each day, both staff and students were going through over 400 plastic water bottles. A huge percentage of these water bottles were not empty and were being littered around the school. Not only were we wasting copious amounts of drinkable water, the bottles were being carelessly discarded.

The Student Council monitored this issue and identified that reducing the use of plastics bottles was necessary for Desmond College to play a part in reducing our carbon footprint. Upon working in collaboration with school management, a resolution ensued.

Two fountains, which produce fresh, ice-cold water were introduced to the students and staff. To encourage the reduction in plastic waste, each member of the school community was given a free refillable water bottle.

Even though, this initiative has only been in existence for a short time, there has already been a dramatic decrease in the amount of plastic waste in the school. Also, because the water is so fresh from the fountain, students are drinking even more water.

We want our students to be aware of the effect plastic has on our environment. The free plastic water bottle initiative has received great interest among both staff and students.

Have you got the bottle?

Tomás White, Patrick O Grady and William Ahern showing off their new refillable water bottles
Tomás White, Patrick O Grady and William Ahern showing off their new refillable water bottles

New environmentally friendly water filling machine in Desmond College
New environmentally friendly water filling machine

Jack Kelly, Dominic Scanlon and Nathan Shanahan
Jack Kelly, Dominic Scanlon and Nathan Shanahan

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2019

January 22, 2019

Desmond College wish to thank the following for their kind donation and support of our Young Scientists 2019.


Bank of Ireland
Dairygold
Desmond College Parents Association
Munster Business Equipment
Examcraft
iFixIT
Superbites
Acme Blinds
Gatsby For Men
Tadgh O’Connor Hardware

Ciara Brouder, Desmond College BTYSE2019
Stephanie Hughes, Technical Product Manager, Portwest presents the Portwest Special Award to Ciara Brouder at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2019, for her project “Safety Harness Attachment to Prevent Suspension Trauma”

Pre-Junior Cert Timetable 2019

January 21, 2019

Desmond College Pre-Junior Cert Timetable 2019

Limerick South West Girls Basketball League

January 15, 2019

On Tuesday 8th January, Desmond College girls basketball teams took part in the Limerick South West Girls Basketball League under the management of Ms Catherine Creed.

Our First and Second-year teams both beat Askeaton and our Cadette team had two very closes matches against Pallaskenry and Askeaton but lost.


Desmond College First Year Basketball team
Desmond College First Year Basketball team

Desmond College Second Year Basketball team
Desmond College Second Year Basketball team


Desmond College Cadette Basketball team

LCA Pre-exams 2019

January 14, 2019

The LCA 2 class will sit all written examinations in Room 8 room.

Most students in the class are entitled to a reader in the Summer Examinations. Therefore we would ask that supervising teachers read the exam to the class as a whole. After the paper has been read, the students should continue with their paper. It is hoped that these pre-exams are a ‘learning experience’ for the pupils – so that they will be confident in the June Exams.

LCA Pre-exams 2019

Pre-Leaving Cert Exam Timetable 2019

January 14, 2019

Pre- Leaving Cert Exam Timetable 2019