Prospective Students

Join us at our Open Night this Thursday at 7pm!

October 6, 2018

Open Night for Limerick Secondary School 2019

Desmond College Prospectus

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Gaelcholáiste Uí Chonbá Prospectus

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Desmond College New Extension

October 6, 2018

After lots of hard work, our new extension is up and running and looking fantastic! Facilities in the new build include a new state of the art woodwork room as well as classrooms.
All of which can be viewed next week at our OPEN NIGHT which takes place THURSDAY evening the 11th of October.

October 2018: New Extension in Desmond College


October 2018: New Extension in Desmond CollegeOctober 2018: New Extension in Desmond College

October 2018: New Extension in Desmond College


October 2018: New Extension in Desmond College


October 2018: New Extension in Desmond College


October 2018: New Extension in Desmond CollegeOctober 2018: New Extension in Desmond College


October 2018: New Extension in Desmond College

October 2018: New Extension in Desmond College

Desmond College’s 6th Annual
Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz 2018

October 1, 2018

Sept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling BlitzSept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz

Sept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling BlitzSept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz

Sept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz

Desmond College Open Night
11th October 2018

September 28, 2018

Open Night for Prospective Students for Desmond College 2019

Welcoming all 5th and 6th class students along with their Parents/Guardians to Desmond College Open Night taking place on Thursday, October 11th 2018 at 7pm.

Desmond College Annual Primary School Blitz 2017

October 16, 2017


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Raheenagh and Templeglantine National Schools taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Courtenay Boys National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Mahoonagh National School winners Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Scoil Iosaf National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Gaelscoil O’Doghair National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Killoughteen National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Raheenagh National School winners Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Mahoonagh National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Leah Quinlivan (Gaelscoil O’Doghair) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Katie Dore (Raheenagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Lucy O Brien (Mahoonagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Diarmuid Curtin (Raheenagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Padraig Mac Suibhne (Gaelscoil O’Doghair) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Johnny Field (Mahoonagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.

Desmond College Open Night
12th Oct 2017

September 18, 2017

October 12, 2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Newcastle West Limerick Open Night
Welcoming all 5th and 6th class students along with their Parents/Guardians to Desmond College Open Night taking place on Thursday, October 12th 2017 at 7pm.

School Transport Provision 2017/2018

November 15, 2016

Business Eireann School Transport Provision 2017/2018

1. Who is eligible?

Children who reside at least 4.8 kilometres from and attending their nearest school are eligible for post primary school transport.

2. How do I apply?

Online to Bus Éireann at www.buseireann.ie.

3. When do I apply?

Applications should be submitted before the last Friday in April. Late applicants are not guaranteed a seat.

4. What is the charge?

The current annual charge is €350 per child with a family maximum of €650.

5. Can I spread the payment over the school year?

Payments may be made in two instalments in July and December.

6. Are some children exempt from paying?

Yes. Only eligible children i.e. children residing at least 4.8 kilometres from and attending their nearest school, who hold valid Medical Cards (GMS Scheme), do not pay. All other children must pay.

7. Where can I get more details on the scheme?

Full terms of the Post Primary School Transport Scheme are available at www.education.ie and www.buseireann.ie.

8. Where can I get further information?

From your local Bus Éireann School Transport Office.

To contact your local Bus Éireann School Transport Office by email please go to www.buseireann.ie.

Open Night: TONIGHT, Wednesday 5th Oct 2016

October 5, 2016

Open Night for 5th and 6th class pupils and their parents on Wednesday 5th October presentation by principal at 7pm

Hurling and Camogie Primary School Blitz 2016

October 5, 2016

On Monday and Tuesday last, Desmond College hosted it’s annual hurling and camogie blitz for the Primary Schools in the locality. Some outstanding skill was displayed on the day.

Congratulations to Scoil Iosaf and the Courtenay Boys School who were deserving Champions.

Well done to JJ Condon and who were awarded overall players of the tournament.


26-27 Sept 2016: Ms Gavin Barry presents player of the tournament to Lucy O Brien from Mahoonagh N.S.
Ms Gavin Barry presents the Desmond College Player of the Tournament award to Lucy O Brien from Mahoonagh N.S.


26-27 Sept 2016: Mr Seamus Kelly presenting Harry Edwards from The Courtenay Boys School with the winning Shield
Mr Seamus Kelly presenting Harry Edwards from The Courtenay Boys School with the winning Shield.


26-27 Sept 2016: Scoil Iosaf - Champions of the Primary Camogie Blitz 2016
Scoil Iosaf – Champions of the Desmond College Primary Camogie Blitz 2016.


26-27 Sept 2016: The Courtenay Boys School - Champions of the Primary Hurling Blitz 2016
The Courtenay Boys School – Champions of the Desmond College Primary Hurling Blitz 2016.


26-27 Sept 2016: Mr Kelly presents player of the tournament to JJ Condon from Mahoonagh N.S.
Mr Kelly presents the Desmond College Player of the Tournament award to JJ Condon from Mahoonagh N.S.

Desmond College welcomes new First Years (2016-2017)

September 2, 2016

26th August 2016: Desmond College Newcastle West, Limerick, Welcomes Their New First Years!
Ellie Bucke, Michelle Leahy, Kellie Griffin, Ciara O Connor, Miranda Connors, Kacper Kazmierczak, Connor Collins and Gary Farnan

26th August 2016: Desmond College Newcastle West, Limerick, Welcomes Their New First Years!
Holly Kelly, Ciara Ryan, Pawel Kaminski, Luke O Sullivan, Ava McDonagh, Katelyn Curtin, Amanda Harty

26th August 2016: Desmond College Newcastle West, First Year Students
Christopher O Brien, Kristine Horan, Emer McGuirk

Desmond College and GaelCholaiste new First Year Students in Desmond College August 2016
Marlon McCarthy, Deirdre McMahon, Fiona Leahy, Kevin O Grady, Agnieszka Andrzejczak and Anna Culhane

26th Aug 2016: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste welcomes their new first year students!
Natalie Cunningham, Conor Mulqueen, Ruben Dowling, Eve Shepherd, Océane Mambouana and Adam Grimes

2016: Aug 26th Desmond College Newcastle West, Welcomes Their New First Year Students!
Sarah Cashin, Emma Brennan, Sarah Barrett, Emma Beasley, Aoife Lee and Brianna Callanan

26th Aug 2016: Desmond College Limerick, welcomes their new First Year Students!
Aaron Mansfield and Michael Barrett

26th Aug 2016: Desmond College Limerick, welcomes their new First Year Students!
Nikita Lysaght, Darren Bridgeman, John Collins, Ciarain McKenna, Jamie Fahey and Katelyn Ahern

DESMOND COLLEGE
& GAELCHOLAISTE UÍ CHONBA
OPEN NIGHT 2015

October 13, 2015

Desmond College Open Night: Tuesday 13th October : Presentation by the Principal at 7pm

Open Night for
5th and 6th Class Pupils and their Parents
on Tuesday 13th October 2015.

Presentation by Principal Vourneen Gavin Barry at 7pm.

Desmond College Hosts Annual Primary School Blitz 2015

October 5, 2015

Desmond College would like to express sincere thanks to the Teachers and Students of the primary schools who participated in this years Hurling/Camogie blitz making it an outstanding success.  Over 120 students from all over West Limerick participated in the blitz and must be complimented on the discipline and skill they displayed on the day.

Some outstanding performances were displayed on the day and Desmond College were delighted to award Caoimhe Cunningham of Raheenagh National School the camogie player of the blitz and Adam Fitzgerald of Templeglantine hurler of the tournament.

Mahoonagh National School were victorious in the hurling Blitz while Raheenagh National School were crowned champions in the camogie blitz.

 

Desmond College Hosts their Annual Primary School Blitz and Vourneen Gavin Barry (Principal) presents half zip to camogie player of the match

Vourneen Gavin Barry (Principal) presents Desmond College half zip to camogie player of the match Caoimhe Cunningham from Raheenagh National School

Templeglantine National School Student receives a Desmond college Half Zip from Vourneen Gavin Barry after being awarded hurler of the blitz

Adam Fitzgerald from Templelantine National School receives a Desmond College half zip from Vourneen Gavin Barry after being awarded hurler of the blitz

Captain Orla Kenny from Raheenagh National School receives trophy from Vourneen Gavin Barry after leading her team to victory in the primary school camogie blitz hosted by Desmond Colllege

Captain Orla Kenny from Raheenagh National School receives trophy from Vourneen Gavin Barry after leading her team to victory in the primary school camogie blitz hosted by Desmond Colllege

Mahoonagh National School at Desmond College Primary School Blitz

Mahoonagh National School at Desmond College Primary School Blitz

Raheenagh National School at Desmond College Primary School Blitz

Raheenagh National School at Desmond College Primary School Blitz

Students from Killoughteen National School take a well deserved break at Desmond College Primary School Blitz

Students from Killoughteen National School take a well deserved break at Desmond College Primary School Blitz

2015 – 2016 First Year Students

September 6, 2015
Desmond College First Year Students 2015-2016

Amy O Sullivan, Mary Sexton, Chloe Aherne, Shauna O Sullivan

Desmond College First Year Students 2015-2016

Yvonne Leahy, Eileen Guiney, Layla McMahon, Shane Baguio, Mairead Ryan

Desmond College First Year Students 2015-2016

Dylan O Shea, Nathan Wright, Cormac Browne, Billy Cunningham, Matthew O Connor, Cian Ward

Desmond College First Year Students 2015-2016

Cian Másún, Cian O Nuailláin, Liam Mac Mathúna, Melissa Ní Fhlaitheartaigh, Ayla De Barra

Desmond College First Year Students 2015-2016

Shannon Copse, Joshua Creedon, Alanis Leen

Desmond College First Year Students 2015-2016

Ronan Mullane, Mark Carey, Igor Pplinski, Conor Fox

Desmond College First Year Students 2015-2016

Michaela Harty, Muireann Dooley, Breda Curtin

Language Fun at Open Night! (2014)

October 14, 2014

Desmond College Open Night 9th October 2014: a bit of spanish fun! Desmond College Students Participating in some Language Fun at their Open Night on 9th October 2014 French Fun at the Desmond College Open Night 9th October 2014! Spanish Language Fun at Desmond College at the 2014 School Open Night

Desmond College Open Night, 9th October

October 8, 2014
Open Night On Thursday 9th October
7.00 Presentation by Principal and Staff.
Followed by guided tour of the school.