Becky, who is now studying in Mary Immaculate College, is the winner of a History Scholarship donated by Mr Michael Fleming formerly Castlemahon, now living in the USA.
This scholarship, worth €2500, is awarded each year to a Castlemahon student proceeding onto 3rd level education.
Becky’s research into the history of local dance halls entitled “Dancing our Way through the Ages” received great praise and commendation.
Becky Walsh with her mother, Caroline, and
Principal of Desmond College, Vourneen Gavin Barry.
Emily Duffy appeared on Ireland AM recently where she was interviewed about her recent outstanding achievement having won a Gold Pramerica Spirit of Community Award.
Emily explained how prestigious this award is and what it means to her.
She also spoke about her upcoming trip to Washington DC where she will represent Ireland.
Emily Duffy with Simon Delaney and Anna Daly – Ireland AM presenters.
Students of Gaelcholáiste Uí Chonbá created flip charts on the subject of Christopher Columbus for History.
We included information about his early life, his voyages and his legacy. As part of our Junior Certificate we will be given a People in History essay to write and presenting the information in a colourful and visual way will help us to remember the information for the future.
Our History teacher Ms. O’Brien held a competition for the best presented charts.
Well done to Ayla De Barra, 1st place, Cian Nolan, 2nd place and Cian Mason, 3rd place.
All students did a wonderful job and had great fun learning a new way to study.
Well done to Ayla De Barra, 1st place,
Cian Nolan, 2nd place and Cian Mason, 3rd place.
1G ad 2G participating in a competition organised by the History Department.
On Saturday the 22nd of April, Leaving Cert Student, Emily Duffy, travelled to Switzerland for the Swiss Talent Forum. There she represented the BT Young Scientist alongside delegates from 19 other European countries.
This year at the forum the theme was “Fostering the Next Entrepreneur”. The participants worked alongside Swiss start-ups to come up with innovative solutions to some of the entrepreneurial challenges they face.
The event was composed of panel discussions, breakout sessions and group work. At the end of the four days the teams presented their solutions to the companies CEOs and to business professionals.
Emily is an outstanding student who is a passionate entrepreneur and a hard-working, dedicated student.
Emily had this to say about her experience in Switzerland: “I feel that I have gained a lot from this experience as I got to meet many young people from around Europe who I know will go on to be the next entrepreneurs, leaders and scientists.”
Students from Desmond College took part in Student Enterprise Finals and Get Up & Go Enterprise Finals held recently.
Deirdre McMahon came 3rd in the Junior Section with her Business GZ2Hero, Breda Magner & Ava Cashin came 2nd in the Intermediate Section with their business CrossBar Challenge whilst Thomas Curtin & Dylan Moloney took Most Innovative Project for their business Kone Kollector all in the Student Enterprise Awards.
In the Get Up & Go regional finals, Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney & Hannah McMathon won 1st Place in the Innovation Section whilst Alice Duffy, Rhea Crowley, Amy O Shea, Aoife Corbett & Leona Mullally took 1st Place in the Quality Section with their project Puzzle Pals.
Leona Mulally, Amy O Shea, Aoife Corbett, Rhea Crowley, Hannah McMahon, Alec Duffy and Thomas Curtin.
First Year student Deirdre McMahon representing Desmond College with her product at the Student Enterprise Competition.
Roz Barrett, Amy O Shea, Rhea Crowley, Aoife Corbett, Darragh Collins and Alice Duffy very successful at the Enterprise Finals.
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the President and his wife Sabrina hosted a celebration at Áras an Uachtaráin to acknowledge the special contribution made by citizens who have excelled in science and its application to Irish life. It is no surprise that Diarmuid Curtin and Jack O Connor were selected to attend this prestigious event after their outstanding success at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2017.
Desmond College 6th Year Students Diarmuid Curtin and Jack O Connor pictured with Uachtarán na hÉireann – Michael D Higgins, at Áras an Uachtaráin on St Patrick’s Day.
Congratulations to Emily Duffy, winner of the Pramerica Spirit of Community Award.
Emily was shortlisted as one of Ireland’s top 20 finalists for outstanding volunteer work.
At a Gala Ceremony in Dublin on Thursday night last – Emily was announced the overall winner of this prestigious award.
Aislinn Walsh and Alan Wallace, both 3rd Year students in Desmond College, were prize winners in the Limerick Fair-Trade Poster Competition.
Alan Wallace was the overall winner in the senior category. Both students received their prizes from the Mayor of Limerick, Kieran O’Hanlon, at the city Chambers.
Alan Wallace receiving his award from the Mayor of Limerick after winning in the Fair-trade Poster Competition.
Aislinn Walsh receiving her award from the Mayor of Limerick
after winning in the Fair-trade Poster Competition.
Alan Wallace pictured with his family after receiving his award from the Mayor of Limerick after winning in the Fair-Trade Poster Competition.