Student Success

LIMERICK LEADER:
“Junior Cert: West Limerick teens receive
hard-earned grades after first state exam”

September 18, 2018

JUNIOR Cert results day is a “milestone” that deserves to be marked, says principal of Newcastle West’s Desmond College, Vourneen Gavin Barry.

The principal was speaking after 68 beaming students opened up their envelopes in the west Limerick school this Wednesday morning (12th September) shortly after 10am.

12th Sept 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students celebrate their Junior Certificate Results

“It’s been a wonderful morning,” said Ms Gavin Barry. “They came in with their parents, so the families got to meet the teachers and celebrate the occasion together.” The principal said that although it is “a low-stakes exam”, for the pupils, it’s the most important thing in their lives when they’re doing it.

“We had a bit of a celebration at the school because it’s important to mark it. It is a milestone in their lives and their education.”

“The students went home with their families after getting the results and we have them back in school tomorrow. We had nanas and granddads and parents in, and they all go home together afterwards. That encourages responsible behaviour in their celebrations as well – it should be a family occasion,” said Ms Gavin Barry.

And the school had plenty to celebrate.

“We had lovely results. Lots of As, and we had a couple of students with all As. We noticed that the English results were particularly strong, with lots of distinctions and merit. We have a very happy English department. Maths was also very positive. We are very happy,” said the Newcastle West principal.

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Mark Enright

September 4, 2018

As a new academic year begins and we reflect on what was a fantastic summer of sport for Limerick, we at Desmond College would especially like to congratulate past pupil and jockey, Mark Enright, on his recent achievements on the horse racing circuit.

August 1st 2018 brought one of his greatest successes to date when he guided trainer Gordon Elliot’s “Clarcam” to victory in the summer’s most prestigious steeplechase – The Galway Plate.

Huge Congratulations Mark from all at Desmond College!

Desmond College Past Pupil : Mark Enright, successful jockey

Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results 2018

August 29, 2018

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

Leaving Cert Results 2018

August 14, 2018

Desmond College in Limerick Leader

Aug 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate students

On behalf of the School community we wish each of our Leaving Cert students well as they collect their results tomorrow Wednesday 15th August.

Results can be collected from the school from 9.30-12.00 or on line after this time.

A number of staff will be available if any student or parent would like to talk. Our Guidance Counsellor Ms Collins will be available and has asked you to read the attached document for your information.

Good Luck!

The Leaving Certificate Results are out ... what now?
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Limerick Leader: “Royal approval: Limerick student explains
homeless invention to Prince Charles”

June 18, 2018

Limerick Leader: Emily Duffy, pictured with her sleeping bag for the homeless on a previous occasion, which she discussed with Prince Charles on his visit to UCC

“Emily met Prince Charles on Thursday when he visited UCC and where she, along with other high-achieving and talented students such as disability advocate Joanne O’Riordan, had been invited to meet him.”

“Since the 2015 Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition when she was a student at Desmond College, Newcastle West, Emily has gone on to become joint winner of the Spirit of Community Awards becoming an All Ireland Youth Volunteer of the Year.”

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2018 Graduation

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5th Year Awards

May 29, 2018


May 2018: Fifth Year Awards


May 2018: Fifth Year Awards


May 2018: Fifth Year Awards


May 2018: Fifth Year Awards


May 2018: Fifth Year Awards


May 2018: Fifth Year Awards

TY Graduation

May 28, 2018


May 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students Graduation


May 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students Graduation


May 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students Graduation

TY Presentation to Teachers


May 2018: Transition Year Students Presentation to Teachers


May 2018: Transition Year Students Presentation to Teachers


May 2018: Transition Year Students Presentation to Teachers


May 2018: Transition Year Students Presentation to Teachers

TY Student of the Year Awards

May 2018: Transition Year Student of the Year Awards


May 2018: Transition Year Student of the Year Awards


May 2018: Transition Year Student of the Year Awards

Student Awards

May 28, 2018


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Student Awards

May 28, 2018


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Foróige National Finalists 2018 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

May 24, 2018

Sarah Leahy and Ava Cashin
Foróige National Finalists 2018 Youth Entrepreneur of the year awards


May 2018: Foróige National Finalists 2018 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards


May 2018: Foróige National Finalists 2018 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Dylan Moloney, Breda Magner, Evan Condon, Sarah Leahy, Ava Cashin and Thomas Curtin


May 2018: Foróige National Finalists 2018 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Breda Magner and Evan Condon


May 2018: Foróige National Finalists 2018 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
NTFE Breda Magner and Evan Condon

Scifest 2018

April 30, 2018


April 2018: Congratulations to Ronan Mullane overall winner of Scifest held in LIT
Congratulations to Ronan Mullane overall winner of Scifest held in LIT


April 2018: Kayla McMahon and Fiona Kelly, winners of 2nd prize Senior Technology at Scifest, narrowly beaten by class mate Ronan Mullane who won 1st prize and was overall winner
Kayla McMahon and Fiona Kelly, winners of 2nd prize Senior Technology at Scifest, narrowly beaten by class mate Ronan Mullane who won 1st prize and was overall winner.


April 2018: Ronan receiving his prize at Scifest
Ronan receiving his prize at Scifest

Irish Times Article: Apr 15, 2018

April 17, 2018

Meet the students looking to revolutionise cycle safety

A device that projects a temporary cycle lane to warn road users of the space they need to leave for cyclists is vying to win an entrepreneur award run by the State’s network of local enterprise offices.


04 2018: Desmond College in the Irish Times

Cycle Safe 2000, which is competing in the senior category, is a project from Breda Magner (16), Evan Condon (16) and E’ueonn Ferron (16) from Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co Limerick.

The product the students have developed involves a device that attaches to a saddle and projects a temporary bicycle lane at the back of a moving bicycle to alert approaching vehicles.

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French CSI Competition 2018

April 9, 2018

Students from Desmond College were amazed to find a crime scene on Monday following a weekend teacher training course!!! Easter Eggs belonging to students were all eaten and the wrappers left behind! Students spent the week solving the mystery as part of their French classes- all clues were written in French, clues were left around the school ( but all in French!). They had to carry out interviews using their French language skills. It was a fun filled and exciting week for all involved – and the CSI crime was solved!!!

Winners of Senior and Junior French CSI Competition


March/April 2018: Desmond College Winners of the Junior and Senior French CSI Competition


March/April 2018: Desmond College Winners of the Junior and Senior French CSI Competition


March/April 2018: Desmond College Winners of the Junior and Senior French CSI Competition


March/April 2018: Desmond College Winners of the Junior and Senior French CSI Competition


March/April 2018: Desmond College Winners of the Junior and Senior French CSI Competition


March/April 2018: Desmond College Winners of the Junior and Senior French CSI Competition

Student Enterprise Awards 2018

March 28, 2018

We had great results at the 2018 Student Enterprise Awards!

 

JUNIOR CATEGORY: Merit Award
“Chocolate Dreams”
by 1st years Leanne Byrnes, Sarah Aherne, Melanie O’Sullivan,
Emma O’Shea and Lucy Flaherty

 

JUNIOR CATEGORY: 2nd Place
“Fidgeters”
by Aine Murphy

 

SENIOR CATEGORY: 1st Place
“Cycle Safe 2000”
by Evan Condon, Breda Magnet and E’ouenn Feron

 

Congratulations to everyone who took part!


March 2018: Desmond College students participate in the Student Enterprise Awards 2018March 2018: Desmond College students participate in the Student Enterprise Awards 2018


March 2018: Desmond College students participate in the Student Enterprise Awards 2018March 2018: Desmond College students participate in the Student Enterprise Awards 2018


March 2018: Desmond College students participate in the Student Enterprise Awards 2018March 2018: Desmond College students participate in the Student Enterprise Awards 2018


March 2018: Desmond College students participate in the Student Enterprise Awards 2018