Charity Events

Cash For Clobber

April 30, 2015

The “Cash for Clobber” fundraiser on behalf of the Parents’ Association is taking place this May. It gives our school community a chance to get rid of their old clothes for free by donating them to this worthy cause!

The container will be with us from the 1st May to the 8th of May (in the car park at the front of the school) and parents will be able to drop their clobber when dropping/collecting their child from school.

All proceeds go to the Parents’ Association, who then feed the money back into various school activities and events. We are hoping that the school community will really get behind us! All donations welcome!

5km Fun Run/Walk in Aid of Console

April 21, 2015

Desmond College's 5km Fun Run / Walk in Aid of Console, on Sunday 19th April 2015.

On the Sunday the 19th of April, the Desmond College 5km run/walk took place in aid of Console. The event was organized by the Transition Year students and their teachers Ms Broderick and Ms Higgins. Along with the beautiful weather, there was a fantastic turnout to this event.

Students, parents and people from the local community and beyond came in their droves to support this fantastic cause. Desmond college would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone that came and took part and also for the many people that provided refreshments and gave up their time to help in any way.

Some of the Participants in Action in the 5km Fun Run (Desmond College)

Some of the Participants in Action in the 5km Fun Run (Desmond College)

Some of the Participants in Action in the 5km Fun Run (Desmond College)

Some of the Participants in Action in the 5km Fun Run (Desmond College)

Warm up before the Participants take off on the Desmond College Fun Run for Console

Ms Guiry with her two boys who participated in the event

Ms Higgins and Ms Broderick organizers of the event for the very worthy cause, Console

Lauren Moloney and Sara Flatley: Desmond College TY students who helped organise the event

Ms O'Connor, Ms Culhane and Ms Gavin Barry at the charity 5km run for Console

Eileen Ennulat and Annamaria Conversano completing the 5km run for charity Console April 19th 2015

5th year students with Ms Quaid, Desmond College, after completing the 5km Run / Walk for charity Console on Sunday 19th April 2015

Julie Cantillon and Kiara Carroll take a minute to hydrate after completing the 5km run for Console charity, on Sunday 19th April 2015

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk

April 16, 2015

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk

The Transition Year students with the help of their teacher Ms C Broderick as part of their Young Social Innovator (YSI) project have organised a 5km fun run/walk. It will take place on Sunday 19th April at 12pm beginning at Desmond College. All participants can register at Desmond College on the day beginning at 10.30am.

The entry fee is €5 for adults and €2 for students/children.
All proceeds will go to Console who support and help people bereaved through suicide.

Desmond College Easter Raffle Results held on 27th March 2015

April 3, 2015

1st Prize Polaroid Tablet – Micheal Collins Tournafulla
2nd Prize Jellybean Tablet – Siobhan O Riordan NCW
3rd Prize Digital Camera – Jack Enright Ardagh
4th Prize Pallas Foods Voucher – Pat Corkery Knockaderry
5th Prize Hurley and Sliotar – Noreen O Keefe Ardagh
6th Prize Football – Padraig Dore Knockaderry
7th Prize Bottles of Wine – Padraig Dore Knockaderry

Caoimhe Danaher receives an Easter egg from Ms Gavin for selling the most raffle tickets. Well done Caoimhe.
Caoimhe Danaher receives an Easter egg from Ms Gavin
for selling the most raffle tickets.
Well done Caoimhe.

School wide approach to raise funds for Console

April 2, 2015

The second year students organized a table quiz for the first years on Friday 27th March as part of the Young Social Innovator programme. All proceeds went to Console. This coincides with the upcoming fundraising 5k fun run/walk on Sun 19th April at 12pm.

First year Students enjoy a table quiz for Console

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk

March 6, 2015
Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk
The Transition Year students, with the help of their teacher Ciara Broderick, as part of their Young Social Innovator (YSI) project have organised a 5km fun run/walk.
It will take place on Sunday 19th April at 12pm beginning at Desmond College.
All participants can register at Desmond College on the day beginning at 10.30am. The entry fee is €5 for adults and €2 for students/children. All proceeds will go to Console who support and help people bereaved through suicide.

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/ Walk

February 26, 2015

The Transition Year students with the help of their teacher Ciara Broderick as part of their Young Social Innovator (YSI) project have organised a 5km fun run/walk. It will take place on Sunday 19th April at 12pm beginning at Desmond College. All participants can register at Desmond College on the day beginning at 10.30am. The entry fee is €5 for adults and €2 for students/children. All proceeds will go to Console who support and help people bereaved through suicide.

The Brothers of Charity Service Users visit Desmond College

February 17, 2015

The Brothers of Charity Service Users with their friends from Transition Year in  Desmond College, helping them to raise funds with their beautiful Valentines products. This is co-ordinated by Ms K Collins.

Pictured are Imelda Chalk, Mary McCann & Sinead o Mahony with Emma Herbert and Claire Mortell

The Harmony Program

February 17, 2015

Roger Mehta from the Harmony Program visited Desmond College on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th Feb to speak with Second Year students.

Second Year Desmond College students pictured with Roger Mehta from the Harmony Program

This event was organised by Ms A Ryan. The Harmony Program portrays the realities and consequences of misusing drugs or alcohol by rock and rap artists who young people identify with and look up to.

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/Walk

February 12, 2015

The Transition Year students, with the help of their teacher Ciara Broderick, as part of their Young Social Innovator (YSI) project, have organised a 5km fun run/walk. It will take place on Sunday 19th April at 12pm beginning at Desmond College.

All participants can register at Desmond College on the day beginning at 10.30am. The entry fee is €5 for adults and €2 for students/children. All proceeds will go to Console who support and help people bereaved through suicide.

Pull_Together 5km Fun Run/Walk organised by the Desmond College Transition Year students with the help of their teacher Ciara Broderick as part of their Young Social Innovator (YSI) project for Console who support and help people bereaved through suicide

Roger Mehta to Visit Desmond College

February 11, 2015

Roger Mehta from the Harmony Program will visit Desmond College on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th Feb to speak with Second Year students. The Harmony Program shows the realities and consequences of misusing drugs or alcohol by rock and rap artists who young people identify with and look up to.

Non-Uniform Day

February 11, 2015

Non-Uniform Day in aid of the Parents Association will take place on Friday Feb 13th.

Cost: €2 per student.

Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

February 11, 2015

Jan 30th: Desmond College Transition Year Students celebrating a Holocaust Ceremony to Remember the Victims: Sean McElligott, Cillian McMahon, Lauren Moloney, Sara Flatley, Conor Reidy, Conor Leahy, Jodie Lenihan, Conor Kennedy, John McCoy, Jack O ConnorStudents from Transition Year celebrated a Remembrance Ceremony
for all the victims of the Holocaust on Jan 30th.

The Irish Society for Autism

February 10, 2015

Dr Denis Sexton from the Irish Society for Autism with Claire Mortell, Stacey Flynn, Orla Wren, Eamonn Browne, Patreeze Nugent, Seamus Hurley, Eoin Considine and William Lane, Transition Year students at Desmond College

Mr Denis Sexton from the Irish Society for Autism came to Desmond College on Tuesday 3rd Feb and spoke to the Transition Years students about the work that the society does for those affected by Autism. The Transition Year students under the leadership of Kerrie Collins carried out a number of successful fundraising events earlier this year for the charity and raised a massive €1,073.52.

Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Week

February 9, 2015

Desmond College is promoting awareness for Oesophageal Cancer all this week.

Lollipops will be sold in school all week and all proceeds will go to the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.