Trips and Tours

Agricultural Science Farm Walk at Pallaskenry Agricultural College

March 29, 2019

The 5th and 6th Year Agricultural Science students went to Pallaskenry Agricultural College on Wednesday 20th March to carry out a farm walk as part of the Ag Science syllabus. The students got a practical, hands-on insight into life on the farm.

Jason Corbett and Bobby Donovan in Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Jason Corbett and Bobby Donovan in Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Chloe Walsh, Edel O'Connor and Yvonne Leahy at Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Chloe Walsh, Edel O’Connor, and Yvonne Leahy at Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Sean Barrett on a farm walk at Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Sean Barrett on a farm walk at Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Desmond College Agricultural Science Students at a Farm Walk in Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Desmond College Agricultural Science Students at a Farm Walk in Pallaskenry Agricultural College

Transition Year Adventure Trip to Killarney

March 27, 2019

On Wednesday 13th March, the Transition Year students along with Ms. O’Mahony and Ms. Corkery travelled to Killarney for an overnight trip to take part in adventure activities including mountain hiking and biking and kayaking. Unfortunately, due to bad weather conditions, the students didn’t kayak.

The group stayed in Killarney International Youth Hostel and went to the cinema and enjoys walks around Killarney and got an insight into the history associated with the National Park.

Thank you to Ms. Collins for organising a fantastic trip.

Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Mountain bike in Killarney
Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Mountain bike in Killarney

Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Hike in Killarney
Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Hike in Killarney

Some of Desmond College Transition Year enjoying the scenery in Killarney during their adventure trip
Some of Desmond College Transition Year enjoying the scenery in Killarney during their adventure trip

December Events in Desmond College

December 21, 2018


Dec 2018: Ms.Hannon with a number of students who organized a non uniform day to raise money for students going to Lourdes
Ms.Hannon with a number of students who organized a non uniform day to raise money for students going to Lourdes.


Dec 2018: Ms O'Mahony and Ms Hennessy giving prizes to students who completed the Reading Challenge.
Ms.O’Mahony and Ms.Hennessy giving prizes to students who completed the Reading Challenge.

Newcastle West Library Art Workshop

October 25, 2018

Desmond College visits Newcastle West Library for Art Workshop.


Oct 2018: Desmond College visits Newcastle West Library for Art Workshop


Oct 2018: Desmond College visits Newcastle West Library for Art Workshop


Oct 2018: Desmond College visits Newcastle West Library for Art Workshop

6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

October 8, 2018





October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney


October 2018: The 6th Year Ecology Trip to Killarney

1st Years Trip to the Burren

May 24, 2018


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren


16th May 2018: Desmond College 1st Year Students on their Trip to the Burren

TY Students in Farran Woods

May 15, 2018

TY Students had a fun filled team bonding day at “Zipit – Forrest Adventures” in Farran Woods!


May 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran Woods


May 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran WoodsMay 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran Woods


May 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran Woods


May 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran WoodsMay 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran Woods


May 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran Woods


May 2018: TY Students enjoy "Zipit - Forrest Adventures" in Farran Woods

TY Students in Rome

May 3, 2018


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome

TY students enjoy Rome

May 2, 2018


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome


May 2018: Desmond College TY Students in Rome

And they are off!!

April 25, 2018


24th April 2018: Desmond College 2nd Year Students leave for their trip to Barcelona
Second Years start their journey to Barcelona

Self Help Africa: Jack O’Connor and Diarmuid Curtin

April 13, 2018



2017 Science for Development winners Jack O’Connor and Diarmuid Curtin who received a travel bursary to visit to Malawi.

While there, they field tested their award-winning seed planter, and met with students at the country’s leading agricultural research university.

Students from Desmond College begin their Trip to India today.

March 29, 2018

29th March 2018: Students from Desmond College begin their Trip to India today.

TY Students Walk The School Day

March 13, 2018


March 2018: Desmond College TY Students participating in Walk the School Day
 

March 2018: Desmond College TY Students participating in Walk the School Day March 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students participating in Walk the School Day
 

March 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students participating in Walk the School Day
March 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students participating in Walk the School Day

March 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students participating in Walk the School DayMarch 2018: Desmond College TY Students participating in Walk the School Day

March 2018: Desmond College TY Students participating in Walk the School Day

BT Young Scientists : Malawi Trip

March 9, 2018

“I was amazed by how innovative farmers are in Malawi.”
March 2018: Desmond College BT Young Scientist winners visit Malawi
See how the BT Young Scientists Winners got on
when field-testing their winning project in Malawi, on the Irish Aid site >>

5th year students went to Dublin
as part of an Irish History and Culture Trip

March 8, 2018

Some 5th year students went to Dublin on Wednesday (7th March) as part of an Irish History and Culture trip.

Students visited Croke Park where they did the museum tour and enjoyed the interactive games room.


Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip

They also visited Glasnevin Cemetery where they heard stories about the lives and legacies of some of the most famous people in Irish history and experienced a reenactment by “Padraig Pearse”.

Our History and Irish Culture Trip to Glasnevin Cemetery

By Tia Culloty

I could feel a multitude of emotions build up as our bus approached the tranquil graveyard. Curiosity, melancholy and pride.

As I gazed upon Glasnevin Cemetary I couldn’t help but feel immensely curious, my mind pondered about the abundance of lives lost. Each grave had a story, a life, loved ones left behind.

I felt a tremendous sense of eeriness as our group progressed towards the iron gates. The sadness enveloped our group when we stepped on the grounds.

The place was paralysed with grey tombstones. Although there was an overwhelming sense of melancholy it was outweighed by the pride I felt. We were standing amongst some of Ireland’s most loved famous and loved and although they had died, their legacy lives on.

We then continued on to the visitor centre which consisted of a gift shop and receptionist’s office. The receptionist greeted our group with great hospitality and introduced us to our tour guide.

Our tour guide was most accommodating and began the tour immediately.

Firstly, we walked to the crypt of Daniel O’Connell. We were shown inside by our guide and given a brief history of Daniel O’Connell’s life and legacy. It was interesting and informative.

Next, we were taken to the grave of Diarmuid O’Donovan Rossa who was a prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Our guide informed us of the significance of the funeral held for Rossa. It turned out that Patrick Pearse gave a powerful and influential speech at the funeral of the man.

We watched as a man approached the grave. He wore a khaki green soldier’s uniform, beautiful medals and buttons adorned the jacket he wore. He was a re-enactor who played the role of Patrick Pearse. Everything was silent. He began to re-enact Pearse’s speech. It was astounding and powerful. I felt as though I was being transported back in time.

After that amazing piece of living history we walked to the grave of Countess Markievicz, Markevicz was one of the only female participants in The Easter Rising. She was also a suffragette and socialist.

The history of Markevicz peaked my interest; I found her strength and courage astonishing. Her grave was simple but it was clear that it was visited often as multiple bouquets of flowers lay beside it.

From there, we strolled to Michael Collins’ grave which would be the culmination of our tour. His resting place was certainly striking; masses of flowers surrounded the grave.

We were informed that Collins’ grave is the most famous and visited interment amongst 1.5 million others. Our guide told us about certain aspects of Collins’ life which was abruptly ended in 1922 when he was assassinated. We were all completely engrossed.

Our trip to Glasnevin was both informative and interesting. It was a powerful and emotional experience unlike any other tour I have been on.

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Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture TripDesmond College Irish History and Culture TripDesmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture TripDesmond College Irish History and Culture TripDesmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture TripDesmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture TripDesmond College Irish History and Culture TripDesmond College Irish History and Culture Trip


Desmond College Irish History and Culture Trip