Academic

Earth and Space Workshop

December 21, 2017

On Tuesday 12th December 2017, our 1st 2nd and TY students were involved in an Earth and Space workshop which consisted of hands-on, interactive activities which explored Space and how it affects our life here on Earth.

The Solar System, motion of planets and moons, Stars, Rockets, Human Space Exploration, day and night and seasons was all explored with the students which really sparked an interest in all things cosmic for them.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Lauren Ambrose participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Kellie Griffin and Nikita Lysaght participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Some 2nd Year students participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.

Primary Science Fair

December 5, 2017

Desmond College are currently working with the Courtenay Boys school along with a number of other Primary Schools in West Limerick to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair taking place in January 2018.


Desmond College students working with primary school students to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair in January 2018
Students from the Courtenay Boys School performing experiments in Desmond College in preparation for the Primary Science Fair.


Desmond College students working with primary school students to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair in January 2018
Students from the Courtenay Boys School performing experiments in Desmond College in preparation for the Primary Science Fair.

First Year Students making models of the Milky Way

December 4, 2017


First Year Students working on their models of the solar system
First Year Students working on their models of the solar system.


Martin Campbell, Emma O Shea, Ryan Moloney and Alzbeta Barisova making their Milky Way models
Martin Campbell, Emma O Shea, Ryan Moloney and Alzbeta Barisova making their Milky Way models.


Eoin Naughton-Powell, Nathan Shanahan, Gavin Ryder and Adam Leen with their model of the Milky Way.
Eoin Naughton-Powell, Nathan Shanahan, Gavin Ryder and Adam Leen with their model of the Milky Way.

A Selection of the Beautiful Cupcakes
designed by our 2nd Year Home Economics Students

September 27, 2017

Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college     Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college


Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college     Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college

Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college
2nd Year Students enjoying Halloween Cupcake designing with Victoria Krechun.

Limerick’s Science Tradition is Celebrated at BT Launch
(Limerick Leader)

September 14, 2017

Sept 2017: Photo from Limerick Leader
THE 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition was officially launched in Limerick this Monday, as the deadline for entrants approaches.

The BTYSTE launch was held in Limerick this year following a significant increase in entrants from the city and county last year.

“Limerick has always had a proud history of entering the exhibition, but last year the entries rose by 25 percent,” said Shay Walsh, managing director of BT Ireland.

“There’s a proud tradition of participation from schools like Castletroy College, Crescent College Comprehensive, Desmond College, to name but three, and the success of the two past winners from Limerick, Donald McDonnell and Patrick Collison,” he said. read more >>

Desmond College Night Classes – Autumn 2017

September 13, 2017

DESMOND COLLEGE NIGHT CLASSES
Autumn 2017

Upcycle/Restore your Old Furniture €90
Home Interior Design €90
Baking for Fun €90
Geneology (Discover Your Past) €90
Computers for Beginners €90
Drawing and Painting for Fun €90
Yoga €80
Horticulture €90

All courses run for eight weeks.

ENROLMENT

Registration is on Monday 18th September, from 7.00-9.00pm.

Adult Education Classes begin on Thursday 28th September at 7pm sharp.

All fees must be paid in full on enrolment night. Fees only refundable if a class has insufficient numbers. Minimum numbers required for all classes.

 

For further information contact:
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Sean Shiels
Director of Adult Education, Desmond College, Newcastle West
069-62205

A sample of the beautiful furniture and pieces designed and crafted by our Woodwork students

June 12, 2017



























Cupcake Decoration

May 26, 2017

Well done to Rang Fintan who took part in a cupcake decorating class with Victoria from “Bake You Sweet”. They created some fabulous cupcakes!!!


May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet


May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet


May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet


May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet

Cake Decorating in Home Economics

May 26, 2017

Victoria from “bake you sweet” came to the school to demonstrate how to ice and decorate cakes and buns for Halloween. The second years enjoyed the demonstration.


May 2017: Victoria from Bake You Sweet providing a Demonstration in Desmond College Post Primary School
Victoria from Bake You Sweet explaining the skills of Cake decoration to the 2nd Years.


May 2017: 2nd years with victoria and their completed cake
2nd Year Students with their finished decorated Cake.

May 2017: The completed cake by the 2nd year home economics class
The Fabulous cake decorated by the 2nd Year Home Ec Class
after their lesson in Cake decoration.

Home Economics Visit to Butlers Chocolate

May 12, 2017


May 2017: Desmond College 5th Year Home Economics Students visit Butlers, Home of Chocolate
5th Year Home Economic Students visit to Butler’s Chocolate.


April 2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Limerick Students from Home Economics class decorating Chocolate at Butlers
Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Caoimhe Danaher and Muireann Tobin
decorating Chocolate at Butler’s Chocolate Factory.


2017: 5th Year Home Economics students from Desmond College Post Primary School Limerick decorating chocolate rabbits at Butler's Chocolate Factory
Aislinn Walsh decorating Chocolate rabbits at Butler’s Chocolate factory.


May 2017: Desmond College Post Primary Home Economics fifth year Students learn about the history of chocolate at Butlers Chocolate Factory
5th Year students learning the history behind Butler’s Chocolate.

Eigse Workshop

May 5, 2017


April 2017: First Year students attended an Eigse Workshop to promote endangered Irish Words.
First Year students attended an Eigse Workshop to promote endangered Irish Words.


April 2017: Some of the First Year students participating in an Eigse Workshop where they produced some artistic pieces
Some of the First Year students participating in an Eigse Workshop where they produced some artistic pieces.

Literacy Week

April 26, 2017


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Collage Winners as part of Digital Literacy for Literacy Week Dylan O Shea, Sean Barrett, Anna De Silva, Muireann Dooley, Chloe Ahern, Shane Baguio, Joanne Lai, Jennifer Cordoso and Marcelina Krzywdainska.


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Spelling Bee Finalists for Literacy Week Ciaran McKenna, Aaron Moinbhiol, Adam Grimes, Deirdre McMahon, Sarah Barrett and Aoife Lee. Winner of the Challenge was Aoife Lee.


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Word of the Day Challenge Winners Aaron Moinbhiol, Ciaran McKenna, Jamie Fahy, Declan Kennedy, Adam Grimes, Sarah Barrett, Andy Mukosha and Dylan O’Shea.

A Sample of Second Year Pic Collages from Literacy Week

April 26, 2017

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

Farm Walk

March 23, 2017

The 5th Year Agricultural Science students went on their annual Farm Walk to Pallaskenry Agricultural College on Tuesday last.

March 2017: Desmond College students analyse the Milking Parlour system used in Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Desmond College students analyse the Milking Parlour system used in Pallaskenry Agricultural College.


March 2017: Muireann Tobin, Caoimhe Danaher and Leah Barry take note on the Breeds of Animals used in Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Muireann Tobin, Caoimhe Danaher and Leah Barry take note on the Breeds of Animals used in Pallaskenry Agricultural College.

Music Trip

March 22, 2017

Desmond College students on a music trip to Cork to see Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.

March 2017: Some of the Music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.
Some of the Music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.


March 2017: Ms McCarthy with a number of music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.
Ms McCarthy with a number of music students in Desmond College Cork Pops Orchestra 2017 series, conducted by Evelyn Grant.