The students of Desmond College are holding a food appeal
in aid of The Saint Vincent De Paul.
It will be taking place on
Thursday 10th of December
Monday the 14th of December
and food will be collected by the Christmas tree in Reception.
Please ensure all foods are NON PERISHABLE,
for example tinned soup, baked beans, noodles, rice, pasta and selection boxes etc.
All donations greatly appreciated.
Third Year Students in Desmond College travelled to the Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow last week where they adopted a donkey.
Jason Ryan poses with Kelly Anne their adopted donkey
The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare charity and aims to protect donkeys and mules and promote their welfare worldwide.
Jamie Fitzgerald, Chloe Shiels, Ben McCormick, Padraig Flavin, Jason Ryan, Caitlin O’Brien and Katie Marie Cleary
The TY students raised awareness for Autism in the community by participating in the Rose Campaign 2015. The students raised an amazing €800.
Some of the TY students involved in The Rose Campaign Michael Hogan, Gary Byrnes, Ronan St John, Tomas McCarthy, Shane Normoyle and Michéal Collins
In October of 2014, Emily Duffy a 3rd year student in Desmond College had her project “The Homeless Wrap” accepted for the 51st BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
In the last year Emily has featured on numerous TV and Radio programs with her project that offers a better quality of life to those who find themselves homeless. The project won student enterprise awards and Emily attended the BT Business Boot Camp in UCD last year, the project also featured on the Late Late Show.
12 months on, the “Homeless Wrap” has become the “Duffily Bag” and is currently being produced by the Mendicity Institution in Dublin. Mendicity train some of their service users to make the sleeping bags themselves.
They have had very positive feedback from Merchant’s Quay, a large homeless service institution in Dublin 8, who are using some of the “Duffily Bags” during the night café.
Service users assemble Emily Duffy’s “Duffily Bag” to be distributed to the homeless in Dublin.
The Mendicity Institution is one of Dublin’s oldest charities, established in 1818. During its life-span, it has always worked towards the relief of poverty in the city. As the social organisation of poverty altered, the Institution has had to adapt to meet the current needs of a changing clientele, it continues as a food centre providing free meals on a daily basis, including Sunday brunch.
Congratulations to Ciara Noonan on winning a mini iPad in
a raffle to raise funds for “Raising for Ricky”.
The Temple Street Foundation raises funds to enable Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to continue to provide world class care to Ireland’s sickest children. Desmond College supports this worthy cause.
Marie Woods (SNA) pictured with Ben McCormick who created awareness for Temple Street Children’s Hospital around Desmond College
Ms Collins, Marie Woods, Ben McCormick, Niamh O Connell and Natalia Janska, members of the team raising money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
Transition year students, held a collection of toiletries, which are being shipped to a refugee camp in Turkey.
Peer Mentoring Award
Cillian McMahon with Ms Guiry
Community Leader Award
Claire Mortell and Ms Cregan
Innovation and Endeavours Awards
Diarmuid Curtin with Ms Broderick
Seamas Hurley with Ms Broderick
Eamonn Browne with Ms Broderick
Eoin Considine with Ms Broderick
Brothers of Charity Award
Patreeze Nugent with Anne from the Brothers of Charity
Shauna Hallinan with Ms Collins
Transition Year Student of the Year
Emma Herbert with Ms Gavin Barry and Ms Collins
Localise Project Award
Johnny Hunt, Shauna Hallinan and Patreeze Nugent
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Emma Herbert with proud Mam and Dad, Anne and Tom
Claire Mortell (Community Leader Award) with her family at the TY Graduation
Diarmuid Curtin with his family at the TY Graduation
Jack O Connor with his Mam and Dad at the TY Graduation
Some of the TY students at their Graduation
The recent 5km fun run/walk was a huge success, it received much appreciated suuport from the community. The transition Year students raised a brilliant €1,100 for Console. Seen below are the Transition Year students presenting the cheque to Emer O Neil (Console Limerick Centre Manager).
Pictured: Desmond College Transition Year Students Liam Dowling, Seán Ó Fiaich, Cillian McMahon and Matthew Halley. with Emer O’Neill (Console Limerick Centre Manager)
Recently some third year students completed “The Swim A Mile Challenge”
in Askeaton Pool and leisure with Ms Aisling Ryan.
Pictured: Conor Mason, Chloe Corbett, Ailish Ní Mhuiríasa, Róisín Ní Nualláin,
Siún Ní Cheallaigh, Muireann Tobin, Leah De Barra, Kenneth Reidy, Sean O’Cheallaigh,
Aine Upton, Alanna Slater, Amy Ryan
As part of the Transition Year localised project each of the TY students carried out some work experience in the Brothers of Charity. They gained great experience and made life long friendships as a result of their work.