Charity Events

TY students Receive Cheque
from Tesco for Hope Foundation Immersion Programme

February 12, 2016


Feb 2016: Desmond College TY students who received a cheque from Tesco for their Hope Foundation immersion programme


Feb 2016: Desmond College TY students who received a cheque from Tesco for their Hope Foundation immersion programme

Feb 2016: Desmond College TY students who received
a cheque from Tesco for their Hope Foundation immersion programme

Christmas Markets in Desmond College

December 22, 2015

2015 December: Christmas Market in Desmond College

Declan Kennedy and Nathan Wright were manning the hot chocolate stall.

 

December 2015: Christmas Market in Desmond College

Matthew O Connor and Mellissa Flaherty selling
some crafts and gingerbread at the Desmond College Christmas Markets.

 

2015 December: Christmas Market in Desmond College

Mr. Damien Culhane enquiring about some of the lovely gifts
made by Mary Sexton and Yvonne Leahy at the Desmond College Christmas Markets.

Desmond College Students Carol Singing in St. Ita’s

December 21, 2015

Desmond College Students Singing Christmas Carols for the Residents of St. Itas

Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Clara Danaher, Muireann Tobin, Gary Byrnes and Michael Hogan with some of the residents in St. Itas during their Christmas Carol event.

2015 December: Desmond College Students singing at the Christmas Carol Event at St. Ita's Residential Home

Ryan White, Shane Normoyle and Ronan St. John from Desmond College at their annual Christmas Carol singing in St. Ita’s.

Saint Vincent de Paul Food Collection

December 13, 2015

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
to
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.

3rd Year Students in Desmond College Adopt a Donkey

November 26, 2015

Third Year Students in Desmond College travelled to the Donkey Sanctuary in Mallow last week where they adopted a donkey.

26 Nov 2015: Desmond College Adopt 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.

26th Nov 2015: Desmond College Students Adopt a Donkey

Jamie Fitzgerald, Chloe Shiels, Ben McCormick, Padraig Flavin, Jason Ryan, Caitlin O’Brien and Katie Marie Cleary

TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS RAISE AN AMAZING €800 FOR AUTISM

November 20, 2015

The TY students raised awareness for Autism in the community by participating in the Rose Campaign 2015. The students raised an amazing €800.

November 2015: Desmond College TY Students from NewcastleWest Co Limerick, involved in the Rose Campaign raising money for autism

Some of the TY students involved in The Rose Campaign Michael Hogan, Gary Byrnes, Ronan St John, Tomas McCarthy, Shane Normoyle and Michéal Collins

Desmond College Students Entertain for Positive Aging Week

October 31, 2015
2015 October: Desmond College Trad Group students entertain to at Positive Aging Week

2015 October: Desmond College Trad Group students entertain to at Positive Aging Week

2015 October: Desmond College student takes to the floor, with music by the Trad Group, to entertain at Positive Aging Week

Brian Mortell takes to the floor with music by the Trad Group

The Homeless Wrap

October 30, 2015

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 the Duffily Bag (by Desmond College's Emily Duffy) to be distributed to the homeless in Dublin

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.

Desmond College students raise over €700 in ‘Raising for Ricky’

October 28, 2015

October 2015: Desmond College students raise over €700 in Raising for Ricky

Congratulations to Ciara Noonan on winning a mini iPad in
a raffle to raise funds for “Raising for Ricky”.

Desmond College Supports Temple Street Children’s Hospital

October 12, 2015
2015 Oct: Mari Woods, Ben McCormick and Vourneen Gavin Barry : Funds Raised for the Temple Street Children's Hospital

Congratulations to Mari Woods and Ben McCormick, pictured with Vourneen Gavin, for raising fantastic much-needed funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

TY students take leadership in reaching out to Refugees

October 7, 2015
Sept / October 2015: Desmond College Transition Year students organized aid for the refugees by collecting toiletries for people in need.

Sept / October 2015: Desmond College Transition Year students organized aid for the refugees in need by collecting toiletries.

Desmond College Raises Money
for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital

September 30, 2015

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.

Desmond College Raises Money for Temple Street Children's Hospital

Marie Woods (SNA) pictured with Ben McCormick who created awareness for Temple Street Children’s Hospital around Desmond College


Desmond college Creating Awareness and Raising Money for Temple Street Children's Hospital

Ms Collins, Marie Woods, Ben McCormick, Niamh O Connell and Natalia Janska, members of the team raising money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Desmond College Students Reach Out to Help Refugees

September 28, 2015

Sept 2015: Desmond College TY Students collect toiletries for a refugee camp in Turkey

Transition year students, held a collection of toiletries, which are being shipped to a refugee camp in Turkey.

Desmond College and The Brothers of Charity
Start Another Year of New Friendships

September 23, 2015

Desmond College, Newcastle West Transition Year class follow in the steps of their predecessors and form new and exciting friendships with the service users in the Brothers of Charity Newcastle West.

The Transition Years are welcomed into the Charity to be immersed in the daily lives of the service users. They are taught how to help and respond to all the people they meet under the direction of Mike Sheahan and his colleagues.

The friendship between the school and Brothers of Charity has proven to have a positive effect on all involved. The Transition Years will have the opportunity to complete work experience and organise different events for their new friends.

The service users of the Brothers of Charity reap the rewards by having new and young faces around the centre, showing assistance in their activities. Friendships are formed and last for years.

Transition Year Students with the Service Users at the Brothers of Charity

TY Graduation 2015

June 16, 2015

Peer Mentoring Award

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Peer Mentoring Award: Cillian McMahon with Ms Guiry
Cillian McMahon with Ms Guiry

Community Leader Award

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Community Leader Award: Claire Mortell and Ms Cregan
Claire Mortell and Ms Cregan

Innovation and Endeavours Awards

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Innovation and Endeavours Awards: Diarmuid Curtin with Ms Broderick
Diarmuid Curtin with Ms Broderick

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Innovation and Endeavours Awards: Seamus Hurley with Ms Broderick
Seamas Hurley with Ms Broderick

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Innovation and Endeavours Awards: Eamonn Browne with Ms Broderick
Eamonn Browne with Ms Broderick

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Innovation and Endeavours Awards: Eoin Considine with Ms Broderick
Eoin Considine with Ms Broderick

Brothers of Charity Award

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015 : Brothers of Charity Award: Patreeze Nugent with Anne from the Brothers of Charity
Patreeze Nugent with Anne from the Brothers of Charity

Tutor Award

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Tutor Award: Shauna Hallinan with Ms Collins
Shauna Hallinan with Ms Collins

Transition Year Student of the Year

Desmond College TY Gradutation 2015: Transition Year: Student of the Year Award: Emma Herbert with Ms Gavin Barry and Ms Collins
Emma Herbert with Ms Gavin Barry and Ms Collins

Localise Project Award

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Localize Project Award: Johnny Hunt, Shauna Hallinan and Patreeze Nugent
Johnny Hunt, Shauna Hallinan and Patreeze Nugent

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Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Emma Herbert with proud Mam and Dad, Anne and Tom
Emma Herbert with proud Mam and Dad, Anne and Tom

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Claire Mortell Community Leader Award with her Family at the TY Graduation
Claire Mortell (Community Leader Award) with her family at the TY Graduation

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015 Diarmuid Curtin with his family at the TY Graduation
Diarmuid Curtin with his family at the TY Graduation

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Jack O'Connor with his Mam and Dad at the TY Graduation
Jack O Connor with his Mam and Dad at the TY Graduation

Desmond College TY Graduation 2015: Some of the TY Students at their Graduation
Some of the TY students at their Graduation