Student Success

Marie Hennessy – Our Limerick Rose

August 31, 2016

Huge congratulations to Marie Hennessy after the Rose of Tralee festival.

Marie is our very own Limerick Rose. We are very proud of her here in Desmond College.

Marie Hennessy, The Limerick Rose, on stage in the Dome at the Rose of Tralee Festival 2016 Marie Hennessy, Desmond College, Our Limerick Rose 2016

1st Year Awards

June 1, 2016


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3rd Year Awards

June 1, 2016


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2nd Year Awards

June 1, 2016

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6th Year Graduation

May 31, 2016

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5th Year Awards

May 31, 2016

Transition Year Graduation Ceremony

May 26, 2016

Some pictures from our Transition Year Graduation Ceremony Monday Evening 16th May 2016.
Congratulations and well done to the TY class of 2015/16.


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards


18th May 2016: Principal Vourneen Gavin Barry receives flowers from the Transition Year students of 2015-201618th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony


18th May 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students of 2015-2016 at their Graduation Ceremony where they celebrated the year and also received awards

AXA People Protectors

May 24, 2016

“Sometimes you just look at something and wonder, ‘Could this be better?” That’s what Emily Duffy, a 15 year old Irish student, told herself when thinking about living conditions of the homeless. So, she came up with the idea of a high-tech sleeping bag. “Duffily Bag,” is made of light reflecting, fireproof and waterproof fabric. Her invention was so brilliant, that Irish authorities wanted the sleeping bags to be available as soon as possible. To make that happen, former-homeless and unemployed people were recruited….



May 2016: “Duffily Bag,” is made of light reflecting, fireproof and waterproof fabric.



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Newcastle West Students Bag National Award for ‘Safe Wallet’

May 6, 2016


Desmond College students in the Limerick Leader for their win at the National Student Enterprise Awards 2016 (article by Norma Prenderville)

ENTERPRISING students from Desmond College, Newcastle West have made their mark yet again. A five-strong team from the school picked up the prize for best display at the National Student Enterprise Awards held recently in Croke Park.

The Newcastle West students won their stripes against strong competition with a record-breaking 22,000 students from 620 schools taking part in this year’s competition. At the finals in Croke Park, some 76 different student enterprises were showcased and vying for the various prizes, with a prize fund of €10,000.

The Centurians, the trading name of the Desmond College students, won the best display award in the intermediate category for their invention.

The five, Alice Duffy, Hannah McMahon, Katie Hallinan, Dylan Moloney and Thomas Curtin h have developed and created a wallet that will protect a person’s contactless credit cards, keeping them safe from fraud and skimming.

They won the Intermediate category in the Limerick Student Enterprise Awards, in an earlier stage of the competition, and are already selling their product and looking to develop the business further.

Read the Full on the Article on the Limerick Leader …

Centurions

May 4, 2016

Centurions, a student enterprise company set up by Desmond College students Alice Duffy, Hannah McMahon, Katie Hallinan, Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney were awarded the Best Display Award at the All Ireland Finals of Student Enterprise Awards held in Croke Park in April.

22,000 students participate in this, the biggest competition of its type each year. Centurions had previously won the Limerick Finals and represented their county with distinction. They designed and produced an RFID wallet that prevents the theft of individual’s banking details by shielding signals from card skimmers, this is a serious problem and has increased in recent months with the introduction of contactless payments and the increased use of ATMs.

April 2016: Desmond College students, "Centurions", a student enterprise company, was awarded the Best Display Award at the All Ireland Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards

April 2016: Desmond College "Centurions" Protecting your RFID

Get Up and Go Enterprise Competition Winners

April 18, 2016


April 2016: Desmond College students are winners of the Get Up and Go Enterprise Competition 2016, with their Product "Coladh Samh" pictured: Leah Barry, Caoimhe Danaher, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin and Sophie Bridgeman.

Leah Barry, Caoimhe Danaher, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin and Sophie Bridgeman, are Get Up and Go Enterprise Competition Winners. They received 1st place Accounts, 2nd place in Presentation, and 3rd place in Innovation for their product “Coladh Samh”.

Limerick Enterprise Awards

April 15, 2016


April 2016: Limerick Enterprise Awards. Intermediate Category Winners from Desmond College Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Centurions: Internediate category winners at the Limerick Enterprise Awards Alice Duffy, Hannah McMahon, Katie Hallinan, Thomas Curtin & Dylan Moloney with Anthony Colman and Eamonn Ryan of Limerick Enterprise Board.


April 2016: Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin,  Caoimhe Danaher and Sophie Bridgeman came 2nd overall with business Coladh Samh at the Limerick Enterprise Awards

Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin, Caoimhe Danaher and Sophie Bridgeman came 2nd overall with business Coladh Samh at the Limerick Enterprise Awards.

Desmond College and Gaelcholáiste Uí Chonbá students to the Fore in Enterprise Competition

April 15, 2016

In a packed Southcourt Hotel the students pitched their business ideas to judges from industry in an effort to represent Limerick in the upcoming All Ireland Student Enterprise Finals to be held in Croke Park later this month.

Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin, Sophie Bridgeman and Caoimhe Danaher came 2nd overall with business Coladh Samh whilst five third year students Alice Duffy, Hannah McMahon, Katie Hallinan, Thomas Curtin & Dylan Moloney won best overall business in the Intermediate category with their innovate product Centurions, a wallet to prevent fraud/ theft using Anti-RFID Technology.

Their teacher Mr Donal Enright received the teacher’s award on the day.

Best Wishes to Killian Brouder

April 14, 2016

Killian will once again tog out for the Ireland Schools U18s Soccer team.

They face Scotland this Thursday evening in Killarney with a 7pm kick off.

Killian has played every minute of the two previous games v Northern Ireland and England where they drew both. Best wished from all in Desmond College.

Killian Brouder named on Republic of Ireland Schools’ Squad

March 14, 2016

March 2016: Killian Brouder, leaving cert student in Desmond College has recently been named on the Irish Schools Soccer Squad 
Killian Brouder, Desmond College, has been named on the Republic of Ireland Schools’ squad for the St Patrick’s Day derby game against Northern Ireland Schools.

Arklow Town FC is playing host to its first Schools International with neighbours Northern Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, with kick-off set for 1pm.

The annual event is always an exciting affair for both sides.

Their second game will be away to 2014 Champions, England, in The New Saints FC, Oswestry while their penultimate game is at home in Killarney Celtic on April 14 against the Scots.

The Republic of Ireland will be hoping to wrap up proceedings away to Wales on 28 April.