Student Success

Fairtrade Poster Competition

March 3, 2017

Congratulations to Aislinn Walsh who won a medal in the Highly Commended Section and Alan Wallace who won 1st Prize overall.

Aislinn and Alan were invited to attend the Launch of Fairtrade Fortnight with their parents/teacher in the Limerick County Council Chamber, Dooradoyle, Limerick on WED 1 March 2017 @ 2.30pm, where they were presented with their medals. There was also a guest from Fairtrade Ireland, and Heydi Janeth Espino Mairena from a Fairtrade co-operative in Nicaragua, at the event.

Transition Year Students set up a School Bank in conjunction with Bank of Ireland

February 20, 2017

The Bank of Ireland School Bank has been designed to support schools in providing financial education to students.

It gives students the opportunity to work in the School Bank branch across a variety of roles from Bank Manager to Customer Service Official learning about banking and how to work as an effective team.

The School Bank also provides the opportunity for students to open a bank account and makes it easy for them to save on a regular basis, via frequent on-site School Bank visits every Thursday.

The Student School Bank team will be supported by experienced Bank of Ireland staff members from the local branch to ensure the smooth operation of the School Bank, and to support the team with any questions and queries they may have.

Feb 2017: The School Bank in Desmond College in conjunction with Bank of Ireland
The School Bank team Roz Barrett, Hannah Barrett, Dylan Moloney, Thomas Curtin, Ben McCormick and Alice Duffy with the local Bank of Ireland representative Karen Broderick.

Fairtrade Christmas Card Art Competition

December 2, 2016

Nov 2016: Desmond College Student at the Fairtrade Christmas Card Art Competition Presentation Function in Limerick with Cllr. Frankie Daly
Alan Wallace at the presentation function in Savoy hotel for Fairtrade Christmas card art competition in Limerick on 22/11/16 with Cllr Frankie Daly.

Desmond College Students Attend Inaugural Model Start Up Conference

November 28, 2016

Students from Desmond College attended the Inaugural Model Start Up Conference in UCC on 18th November last. This was a non-partisan global leadership event for youths where the objective was to educate the decision makers and leaders of the future and help them to develop interest and skills in addressing high level local and international issues jointly and to create an awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced across the nations in starting & growing a business.

The students took part in several workshops and listened to guest speakers Ciara Judge – Winner Google World Science Fair, Walther Morales Rios – Ministry of Economy/ Guatemala and Professor John O’ Halloran – Vice-President for Teaching & Learning UCC.


Nov 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School Students Newcastle West Limerick with Ciara Judge, Winner of the Google World Science Fair, at UCC
Desmond College students with Ciara Judge (Winner of Google World Science Fair) at the Inaugural Model Start Up Conference in UCC.

Nov 2016: Senior Cycle Students from Desmond College secondary school with their teacher Donal Enright at the Inaugural Model Start Up Conference in UCC
Some of the Senior Cycle Students who attended the Inaugural Model Start Up Conference in UCC with Mr Donal Enright.

2nd year Spanish Poster Competition

October 17, 2016

Students were challenged to design a poster to promote awareness of language learning for European language day.


2016: Mr Russell (Spanish Teacher in Desmond College Post Primary School) with his Second Year Spanish Students after completing their posters
Mr Russell with his Spanish students, Chloe Ahern, Joanne Lai, Shane Baguio, Megan Roma and Ciara Brouder after completing their posters.


2016: A selection of Posters by the Desmond College Post Primary School Second Year Spanish Students
A selection of the posters designed by the Second Year Spanish students.

Teacher and Learning Success in Desmond College as Students Excel in Results

September 25, 2016


September 2016: Alice Duffy and Leona Ni Mhaolalaidh pictured with very proud Principal of Desmond College Post Primary School Vourneen Gavin Barry
Alice Duffy and Leona Ni Mhaolalaidh pictured with very proud Principal Vourneen Gavin Barry.


Sept 2016: Hannah McMahon and Roz Barrett pictured with both their mums after receiving their Junior Certificate Results outside Desmond College Post Primary School Limerick
Hannah McMahon and Roz Barrett pictured with both their mums after receiving their Junior Certificate Results.


Sept 2016: Jason Ryan shares his fantastic results with his Mum and Dad and Teacher Ms Hannon in Desmond College Limerick
Jason Ryan shares his fantastic results with his Mum and Dad and Teacher Ms Hannon.


September 2016: A delighted Elizabeth Cremin share her results with her mum and Teacher Ms O Connor at Desmond College Newcastle West
A delighted Elizabeth Cremin share her results with her mum and Teacher Ms O’Connor.


2016 Sept: Desmond College student Katie Hallinan with here Mum after receiving excellent results
Katie Hallinan with here Mum after receiving excellent results.


Sept 2016: Desmond College students Dylan Moloney and Thomas Curtin have smiles all round after receiving their results
Dylan Moloney and Thomas Curtin have smiles all round after receiving their results.

Leaving Certificate Results 2016

September 1, 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016


Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results Day 2016

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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