School Events

Christmas Examinations 2017

November 17, 2017


Christmas Exams 2017: 1st year


Christmas Exams 2017: 2nd year


Christmas Exams 2017: 3rd year


Christmas Exams 2017: 5th year


Christmas Exams 2017: 6th year


Christmas Exams 2017: Transition year

Poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice

November 16, 2017

Desmond College Gaelcholáiste students along with Transition Year and some 5th years went to the library for a storytelling & poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice with Ms Marie Hennessy.


10th November 2017: Poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice for Desmond College Students
Desmond College Gaelcholáiste students, Transition Year and some 5th Year students who attended storytelling & poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice with Ms Marie Hennessy.

Desmond College Students in SciFest 2017 Finals

October 23, 2017

SciFest has had another very successful year to date in 2017. The number of students participating reached 10,000, an increase of 25% on the previous year. In all, some 298 schools and over 600 teachers were actively involved in SciFest at local and/or regional level. Since the project launched nationwide in 2008 some 50,000 students have taken part.

As in previous years SciFest@College fairs took place in 16 regional venues with almost 4000 students participating. These fairs took place between March and June in 14 Institutes of Technology, DCU and St Mary’s College, Derry.

Desmond College will be represented by 5th year students Thomas Curtin & Dylan Moloney with their “Height Adjustable Crutch”. The students represent Limerick Institute of Technology where the won the “Boston Scientific – Best Medical Devices” award and the “Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award” last April.

Desmond College will be represented by 5th year students Thomas Curtin & Dylan Moloney with their “Height Adjustable Crutch”. The students represent Limerick Institute of Technology where the won the “Boston Scientific – Best Medical Devices” award and the “Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award” last April.

Oct 2017: Desmond College Students through to the 2017 SciFest finals
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney through to the 2017 SciFest finals.

Primary School Taster Days in Desmond College

October 18, 2017


Oct 2017: Primary School Students enjoying a taster day at Desmond College Secondary School October 2017: Desmond College hosts Primary School Students at a taster day


October 2017: Desmond College hosts Primary School Students at a taster day Oct 2017: Primary School Students enjoying a taster day at Desmond College Secondary School


Oct 2017: Primary School Students enjoying a taster day at Desmond College Secondary School Oct 2017: Primary School students enjoying a taste of Post Primary School at Desmond College


Oct 2017: Primary School students enjoying a taste of Post Primary School at Desmond College Oct 2017: Primary School students enjoying a taste of Post Primary School at Desmond College


Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College


Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College

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.

August 15, 2017

August 2017

Wednesday, 16th:
Leaving Certificate Results
 
Monday, 28th:
1st Year Induction (9.30am – 12.00)
Monday, 28th:
Staff Meeting in Afternoon (1.00pm – 3.35pm)
 
Tuesday, 29th:
1st Years & 6th Years
 
Wednesday, 30th:
1st Years, 3rd Years & 6th Years
 
Thursday, 31st:
1st Years, 3rd Years, 5th Years & 6th Years
Thursday, 31st:
iPad Deployment
 
 

September 2017

Friday, 1st:
All Classes Return (1st, 2nd, 3rd, TY, 5th and 6th years)
 
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Mona Cremin Retires

June 15, 2017

Mona Retires from Desmond College………..We’ll miss you Mona


June 2017: Mona Cremin  pictured with Ms Liz Cregan, Ms Anne Hannon and Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry
Mona Cremin pictured with Ms Liz Cregan, Ms Anne Hannon and Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry.


June 2017: Mona Pictured with some of her colleagues in Desmond College
Mona Pictured with some of her colleagues in Desmond College, Mairi Woods, Nuala O’Callaghan, Anne Reidy Flanagan, Maeve O’Regan, Mona Cremin and Carmel O’Shea.


June 2017: Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry presenting Mona with a gift on behalf of all the staff
Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry presenting Mona with a gift on behalf of all the staff.


June 2017: Mona pictured with her three daughters Monica, Leona and Lisa
Mona pictured with her three daughters Monica, Leona and Lisa.


June 2017: Even Mona’s Grandchildren make an appearance for her special day
Even Mona’s Grandchildren make an appearance for her special day.

Contract Signing of New Development at Desmond College

June 14, 2017

June 2017: contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West
Pictured at the contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West were Tom O’Leary, Tommy Kenneally, Kieran Clohessy, George O’Callaghan, Conor Finnegan, Vourneen Gavin Barry, Tom Collins, Eamon Murphy, Jackson Coleman, Paula Price.


June 2017: contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board Chief executive Mr. George O’Callaghan signs the contracts for the new development in Desmond College, Newcastle West. Also in the picture are Conor Finnegan, MCOH Architects, Kieran Clohessy, Rogerson Reddan Quantity Surveyor, Vourneen Gavin-Barry, Principal Desmond College and Tom Collins, Moloney Contractors.


June 2017: contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West
Pictured at the contract signing of the contract for the new development at the Desmond College, Newcastle West were Tommy Kennelly, Moloney Fox, Paula Price MCOH, Conor Finnegan, MCOH, Kieran Clohessy, Rogerson Reddan, George O’Callagham, Chief Executive LCETB, Vourneen Gavin-Barry, Principal Desmond College, Tom Collins, Moloney Contractors, Eamon Murohy, LCETB, Jackson Coleman, P Coleman Structural Engineers, and Tom O’Leary, Moloney Contractors.

Calendar of State Examinations

June 8, 2017


click to open: Leaving Certificate and Applied Examination Timetable 2017
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Summer Exams 2017

May 29, 2017

 

1st Year


2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Summer Exams 1st Year

 

2nd Year


2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Summer Exams 2nd Year

 

5th Year


2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Summer Exams 5th Year

 

Active School Week Desmond College

May 29, 2017

The sun came out for one of the most anticipated weeks of the school year for our students.

This year students and teachers got to make their normal school week more active. All RE and SPHE classes were replaced with “Walk a Mile with a Smile” and junior groups got extra PE classes.

All year groups showed agility from the bouncing castles of Active Kingdom to zorbing it up on the pitch. Penalty shootout and long puck kept lunchtime entertaining!

For our senior classes CDC fitness and Zumba Gerry were on hand.

Smoothie Wednesdays was a treat on such a lovely hot day.

To finish off last 2 classes on the Friday, 6th year students took on the teachers in a game of volleyball!

The PE dept are looking forward to next year already.


May 2017: Desmond college student on the obstacle course as part of desmond college active school week
Emma Brennan on the Obstacle Course as part of Desmond College Active School Week.


May 2017: 5th Year students participating in boxing with creme de la creme as part of desmond college active school week
5th year students participating in boxing with Crème de la Crème as part of Desmond College Active School Week.


May 2017: Desmond college post primary school students taking part in desmond college active school week
Sarah Cashin and Conor Collins taking part in Desmond College Active School Week.


May 2017: Desmond College post primary school students taking part in the soccer tournament as part of desmond college active school week
Lauren Meyenberg, Nathan Lyons, Brendan Guiry, Declan O’Connor, Emma Brennan, Sarah Barrett and Foustas Stankevicius taking part in the soccer tournament as part of Desmond College Active School Week.


May 2017: Students enjoying a smoothie on somoothie wednesday as part of desmond college active school week
Jeremiah Cahill, Michael Hogan and Jack Nash enjoying a smoothie on ‘Smoothie Wednesday’ as part of Desmond College Active School Week.


May 2017: John English participating in the penalty shoot out as part of the desmond college active school week
John English participating in the penalty shoot out as part of Desmond College Active School Week.


May 2017: Desmond College secondary school students enjoying Zorb soccer
Students enjoying Zorb Soccer.


May 2017: Mr Sean Shiels Desmond College Secondary School taking on some students in Zorb Soccer
Mr Sean Shiels taking on some of the students in Zorb Soccer.


May 2017: First Year students doing tug of war with Limerick sports partnership
First Year students doing tug of war with Limerick Sports Partnership.


May 2017: First Year Students taking part in desmond college active school week
First Year students taking part in Desmond College Active School Week.


May 2017: Some senior students taking part in boxing with Kieran from CDLC
Some senior students taking part in boxing with Kieran from CDC.


May 2017: Our leaving cert girls enjoying zumba as part of active school week in desmond college
Our Leaving Cert girls enjoying Zumba as part of Active School Week in Desmond College.


May 2017: Some of the Desmond college post primary school staff who took part in the annual teachers vs students as part of active week in desmond college
Some of Desmond College staff who took part in the annual Teachers vs Students as part of Active Week in Desmond College.


May 2017: Some Action from the teachers vs students volleyball game as part of active school week in desmond college
Some Action from the teachers vs students volleyball game as part of Active School Week in Desmond College.


May 2017: Some of the staff and students who took part in the teachers vs students volleyball game as part of the Active School Week in Desmond College
Some of the staff and students who took part in the teachers vs students volleyball game as part of Active School Week in Desmond College.

Active Schools Week

May 6, 2017


May 8th to 12th 2017: Desmond College Active Schools Week

Literacy Week

April 26, 2017


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Collage Winners as part of Digital Literacy for Literacy Week Dylan O Shea, Sean Barrett, Anna De Silva, Muireann Dooley, Chloe Ahern, Shane Baguio, Joanne Lai, Jennifer Cordoso and Marcelina Krzywdainska.


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Spelling Bee Finalists for Literacy Week Ciaran McKenna, Aaron Moinbhiol, Adam Grimes, Deirdre McMahon, Sarah Barrett and Aoife Lee. Winner of the Challenge was Aoife Lee.


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Word of the Day Challenge Winners Aaron Moinbhiol, Ciaran McKenna, Jamie Fahy, Declan Kennedy, Adam Grimes, Sarah Barrett, Andy Mukosha and Dylan O’Shea.

A Sample of Second Year Pic Collages from Literacy Week

April 26, 2017

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

Seachtain na Gaeilge

April 7, 2017

Bhí réimse leathan imeachtaí ar siúl le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Bhain na daltaí taitneamh as na himeachtaí seo agus ag cleachtadh an Gaeilge labhartha.


March 2017: Desmond College school students participating in the imeachtaí that were happening for Seachtain na Gaeilge
Deirdre McMahon, Eve Shepherd and Ciaran McKenna participating in activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge.


Márta 2017: Desmond College School in Newcastle West had students enjoying themselves as they participated in Seachtain na Gaeilge activities
Amanda Harty, Deirdre McMahon and Jamie Fahy participating in activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge.


Seachtain na Gaeilge Márta 2017: Desmond College Students participating in the events at school

Deirdre McMahon, Eve Shepherd, Katelyn Ahern, Brianna Callinan, Michelle Leahy and Oceane Mambouana participating in activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge.