Gaeilge

Third Year Students enjoy an Irish Breakfast Morning
to celebrate the Irish Language

March 25, 2015

Third Year Students enjoy an Irish Breakfast Morning to celebrate the Irish Language

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015: Third Year Students enjoy an Irish Breakfast Morning to celebrate the Irish Language

Draíocht spread their Magic to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!

March 24, 2015

After seeing members of our Trad Group “Draíocht” perform on the “Late Late Toy Show” in December, Lakes Nursing Home in Killaloe put in a very special request for us to visit and perform for their residence. Eleven of the talented musicians from Desmond College Music Department from 1st year to 5th year, travelled to Killaloe on Wednesday 18th March and delivered an hour long performance. The staff and residence enjoyed music, songs and dance which lifted the spirits of all.

Desmond College Trad Group Draiocht Perform at Lakes Nursing Home in Killaloe

To celebrate St. Patricks Day and to spread the atmosphere through the sound of music, Desmond College’s Trad Group “Draíocht”, visited St. Ita’s Nursing Home on Monday 16th March 2015. The wards were filled with music, song and dance. A lovely morning was had by all.

Draiocht Performed at St Ita's Nursing Home for St. Patrick's Day 2015

They then travelled back to Desmond College to perform a lunchtime concert for the students and staff. This lunchtime concert included a debut performance from the 1st year Music Class which included their arrangement of Roddy McCorley/Sean South. Instruments included whistles, piano, cajon, bodhrán, accordion and guitars.

Bryan Mortel along with the Trad group provides some lunchtime entertainment for St. Patrick's Day in Desmond College
Bryan Mortel along with the Trad group provides some lunchtime entertainment for St. Patrick's Day.

Siobhan Hurley, Kelli Gayer,Sophie Leenders and Eve Mountgomery all First Year students getting ready to ‘Shoe the Donkey’ at the Irish Céilí.
Siobhan Hurley, Kelli Gayer,Sophie Leenders and Eve Mountgomery,
all First Year students getting ready to ‘Shoe the Donkey’ at the Irish Céilí.

After providing Luchtime entertainment for the whole school, the Trad group participated in the First Year Céilí organised by The Irish Department. A fantastic day of music and dance was enjoyed by all. A big thanks to the Music and Irish Department.

Emma Herbert and Claire Mortell enjoy their mentoring role at the Irish Céilí for First Years.
Emma Herbert and Claire Mortell enjoy their mentoring role at the Irish Céilí for First Years.

Draíocht on the Late, Late Toy Show

November 28, 2014

Don’t forget to watch the RTÉ Late, Late Toy Show tonight
to see the performance by Desmond College’s trad group, Draíocht!

Desmond College Students Draíocht to Represent Limerick in the All Ireland Secondary Schools Talent Show 2014 (Sunday 26th April)

TG4 : Jig Gig 2014

September 14, 2014

Desmond College Student comes 2nd in TG4 Jig Gig

Bryan Mortell (First Year -Rang Fionn) came 2nd in TG4 Jig Gig heats on 10th September. Bryan is in a sean-nós dancing group with Cian Ward, Molly and Jess McGrath and Mia Forrestall. The group are trained by Mary and Robert Kelly McCormack. The TG4 show Jig Gig will be aired in October so watch out for Bryan then. There is still a chance that the group may get the Wild Card and get into the quarter finals. Fingers crossed for you all!

St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Time Performance and
All Ireland School’s Talent Search Competition

March 19, 2014

Draíocht performed in Desmond College and St. Ita's Nursing Home 7th March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Traditional Music in Desmond College by Draíocht St. Patrick's Day Lunch Time Performance 2014 St. Patrick's Day Traditional Music in Desmond College by Draíocht Draíocht: The Desmond College Trad Group

Desmond College is experiencing great success in the All Ireland School’s Talent Search Competition. The first round of the competition took place on Friday 7th March in The Strand Hotel. Out of 10 acts to get through to the Munster Final, Desmond College took 5 of the places.

Munster Finalists in the All Ireland School's Talent Search Competition 2014 Draíocht performed in Desmond College and St. Ita's Nursing Home 7th March 2014 St. Patrick's Day Traditional Music in Desmond College by Draíocht

Shannon White, Draíocht (aka: The Desmond College Trad Group), Shane Walsh, Ground Control and Dynamic will be competing in the next round in The Stand Hotel, Limerick on Sunday 23th March at 8pm. All are welcome to come and support!! As this competition is a charity event, proceeds this year will be going to “Cancer Support Service”.

Best of Luck to all!!!!

Draíocht performed in Desmond College and St. Ita's Nursing Home 7th March 2014 Draíocht: The Desmond College Trad Group St. Patrick's Day Lunch Time Performance

Last Friday lunchtime, to mark St. Patrick’s Day, Draíocht (The Desmond College Trad Group), performed a lunchtime concert here in the College, and visited St. Ita’s Nursing Home in the afternoon to perform for the residents. A lovely afternoon was had by all.

St. Patrick's Day Lunch Time Performance Draíocht: The Desmond College Trad Group Munster Finalists in the All Ireland School's Talent Search Competition 2014

Gaelcholaiste Students Enjoy Cork!

December 8, 2013

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First, Second and Third Year students along with Ms Orla Fahy went to Cork on a Science Trip to Fota Island. After their hard work researching at the Wildlife Park they enjoyed some ‘down time’ iceskating. All had a great day, despite a few bumps and bruises!

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Trad Group

December 6, 2013

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The Desmond College Trad Group recorded a CD this week to enter the Siansa Gael Linn Competition.

The group consists of James O’Connor (bodhran), Brian Harnett (guitar), Jack O’Connor (Cajon), Patrick Moriarty (Button accordion), Diarmuid Curtin (concertina, vocals), Laoise Curtin (fiddle) and Katie Nugent (concertina). The recording consists of a selection of jigs, polkas, air, song and reels. The jig was composed by Laoise Curtin.

Listen and enjoy!!!!!

Desmond College Trad Group raises the roof for Trad for Trócaire

October 8, 2013

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The Desmond College Trad Group performed at a lunchtime concert held in Desmond College on the 01 Oct 2013 in aid of Trócaire. Both students and staff contributed generously to this fantastic cause raising a phenomenal amount for a school. The atmosphere in the college was electric and both the performers and audience had a lunchtime with a difference!!

As this week is also Positive Aging Week, the trad group visited St. Ita’s Nursing Home and played for the residence. Both the residence and staff were thrilled with the performance and are looking forward to more visits from the Desmond College Music Department through the year.

2013 October 1st: traditional music at desmond college

First Years Enjoy Ceili and Non Uniform Day

April 15, 2013

Students win Scholarships for Irish College

September 19, 2012

Lucky Students from Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste Ui Chonba
who won scholarships this summer to Irish College in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Desmond College Celebrates Seachtain na Gaeilge
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Lá Fheile Padraig le Ceilí Móra

August 8, 2011

 

Desmond College Students who won Irish College Scholarships to Choláiste Bhréanain

August 8, 2011

Many congratulations to the following students who won Irish College Scholarships to Choláiste Bhréanain in Ballybunnion this year:

2010-2011 : Searchtain na Gaeilge : Irish Scholarship

  • Dylan de Búrca : Dylan Burke
  • Shauna Ní Thoibín : Shauna Tobin
  • Suan Ní Mhurchú : Suan Murphy
  • Deaglán Ó Conchúír : Declan O’Connor
  • Lucás de Barra : Luke Barry
  • Darra Ó Domabháin : Darra O’Donovan

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