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

BT’s 11th Business Bootcamp Programme for students

March 20, 2019

BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

Thirty students of the exhibiting intermediate and senior students from the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition were invited to take part in a BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp in March in conjunction with UCD where they experienced the world of technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship.

Included in these carefully selected students was Ciara Brouder from Desmond College.

This was an excellent platform where students were introduced to real-world problems and they had to work as a team to help find the best solutions. In the past, many new companies have been formed from this event and several of the past participants have successfully opened and operated their fledgling companies.

Desmond College students participating in BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

Seachtain na Gaeilge activities in Desmond College

March 20, 2019

A number of activities took place through out the week in Irish classes to promote Seachtain na Gaeilge. These activities included a ‘Tráth na gCeist’ and a ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ organised by Ms Hennessy.

Winners of the ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ Alzbeta Barisova and Leanne Byrnes
Winners of the ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ Alzbeta Barisova and Leanne Byrnes

Winners of the ‘Tráth na gCeist’ Emma O Shea, Ethan Kirwan and Rebecca Enright
Winners of the ‘Tráth na gCeist’ Emma O’Shea, Ethan Kirwan and Rebecca Enright

Ms Keane organised for the Trad Group to visit the Desmond Complex on Thursday 14th March to start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. They played a variety of Marches, Polkas, Jigs and songs. They were accompanied by Paddy Heffernan on bodhran, Sean O’Gorman on triangle and Ms Keane on guitar. A very enjoyable morning of trad and ballads was had by all.

The Trad group performed again in the reception area of Desmond College at lunchtime to entertain both staff and students.

Desmond College Trad Group performing in Desmond Complex as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group performing in Desmond Complex as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Business Studies Awards Ceremony

March 14, 2019

Congratulations to Ciara Brouder, Transition Year student in Desmond College who was presented with a Certificate of Achievement at the Business Studies Awards Ceremony hosted by UL’s Kemmy Business School and the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI). The award recognises those who have achieved an A Grade in Higher Level Business Studies at Junior Certificate level in 2018

2019 March: Ciara Brouder receiving her Certificate of Achievement at the Business Studies Awards Ceremony hosted by UL's Kemmy Business School and the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI)
Ciara Brouder receiving her Certificate of Achievement at the Business Studies Awards Ceremony hosted by UL’s Kemmy Business School and the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI)

Limerick Fairtrade Award

March 13, 2019

Alan Wallace received the Sr Rosetta Gray Award from Limerick Fairtrade. The award was presented by Daniel Butler – Lord Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick.

The ceremony took place on March 5th in the Council Chambers Limerick City. Alan received the award for his dedication and commitment to Fairtrade over the past five years.

Fantastic Achievement, well done!

Alan Wallace pictured with Ms Gavin after receiving the Sr Rosetta Gray Award from Limerick Fairtrade
Alan Wallace pictured with Ms Gavin after receiving the Sr Rosetta Gray Award from Limerick Fairtrade

Alan Wallace pictured with his teacher Ms Connor after receiving the Sr Rosetta Gray Award from Limerick Fairtrade
Alan Wallace pictured with his teacher Ms Connor after receiving the Sr Rosetta Gray Award from Limerick Fairtrade

Alan Wallace pictured with his parents and Daniel Butler - Lord Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick after receiving the Sr Rosetta Gray Award from Limerick Fairtrade
Alan Wallace pictured with his parents and Daniel Butler – Lord Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Limerick after receiving the Sr Rosetta Gray Award from Limerick Fairtrade

Munster Athletic School Games 2019

March 12, 2019

The Munster Athletic School Games 2019 took place in Nenagh on Tuesday 5th March.

Iris Kennelly made the 60m final.

The boys’ intermediate relay team (Nathan Wright, Dylan O Shea, Jack Corkery, Danny Moriarty) won silver.

Cian Mason put in a fantastic performance in 600m race.

Iris Kennelly and Aoife Corbett at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Iris Kennelly and Aoife Corbett at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Cormac Browne, Oísín O'Sullivan, Jack Corkery and Danny Moriarty at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Cormac Browne, Oísin O’Sullivan, Jack Corkery and Danny Moriarty at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Danny Moriarty, Nathan Wright, Jack Corkery and Dylan O'Shea at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Danny Moriarty, Nathan Wright, Jack Corkery and Dylan O’Shea at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Tiernan Mason, Jordan Ahern and Konrad Papierowski at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Tiernan Mason, Jordan Ahern and Konrad Papierowski at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Tiernan Mason and Cian Mason at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Tiernan Mason and Cian Mason at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

World Book Day

March 11, 2019

Students from Rang Grandin visiting the School Library as part of World Book Day 2019
Students from Rang Grandin visiting the School Library as part of World Book Day.