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

thetimes.co.uk: “Schoolboy has a bright idea to make scrums safer”

November 12, 2018

November 2018: Ronan Mullane in "The Times"

A 16-year-old schoolboy from Limerick has developed a device to help young rugby players to avoid getting injured during scrums.

Ronan Mullane, from Desmond College, Newcastlewest, said his team did not practise scrums in training despite them being a large part of matches. He came up with a piece of equipment shaped to match an opposing front row, complete with lights and mirrors to improve technique.

“I was at rugby training one day and noticed that although our team was scrummaging in matches, it was never practiced. Scrummage machines for adults could not be used because they were the wrong size and too heavy for under-age players,” he said.

Ronan has made it to the final of SciFest, a national competition for second level students … [Click to read the full story]

November 9, 2018


Desmond College Musical 2018: Thank you for the Music! Our Mamma Mia! Story.

New Library Update

October 30, 2018

Desmond College Library was reopened on Monday with the first year Scary Story Competition. Each first-year English class were tasked with creating a spooky tale to start the Halloween spirit in Desmond College.

Students read their stories in the library and all stories were of a very high standard. The following students were chosen as winners:

Rhys O’Connor
Eamon Conlon
Sarah Horan
Jasmin Salamah
Jane Fitzgibbon
Robyn Hartigan
Dylan O’Connor
Michael Mason

Since September, the LCA 2 students, along with Ms Nash and Ms O’Brien have been restructuring, reorganising and redecorating Desmond College Library.

Monday was a reopening to kick off the Reading Challenge “Drop Everything and Read” initiative, which all first-year students will partake in over the coming weeks.

Our school library will continue to be updated throughout the year. We will keep you posted!


October 2018: Desmond College New Library Update

TY Tae Kwon Do class

October 26, 2018


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class

Senior Boys Soccer Team Success

October 25, 2018


24th October 2018: Desmond College Senior Boys Soccer Team win 3-1 against Askeaton

Well done to our Senior Boys Soccer Team and trainer, Mr. O’Leary, on their 3-1 win against Askeaton yesterday.


24th October 2018: Desmond College Senior Boys Soccer Team win 3-1 against Askeaton

Desmond College students visit LIT to discover pathways for the future

October 25, 2018

October 2018: Desmond College students visit LIT to discover pathways for the future