Trips and Tours

Leaving Certificate Students visit the Institute of Technology, Tralee

November 30, 2016


November 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School visit the Institute of Technology Tralee to check out available courses
Denis Cronin, Liam King, Thomas Mullins and Thomas Clifford checking out the courses available at the Institute of Technology, Tralee.

Nov 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School visited the Institute of Technology of Tralee to see the courses available
Eimear Ahern, Ellie O’Reilly and Mary Curtin visiting the Open Day in the Institute of Technology, Tralee.

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.

First Year and Transition Year Trip to Ballyhoura

October 24, 2016

Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Holly Kelly, Liam McMahon, Aoife Lee, Sean Walton, Aaron Moinbhiol, Emma Beasley, Liam Callanan and Ava McDonagh


Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Aaron Moinbhiol, Brianna Callanan,Kristina Horan and Michelle Leahy from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura


Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Some First Year and Transition Year students from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura


Oct 2016:First year and transition year hiking Trip to Ballyhoura
Darragh Collins, Alice Duffy, Amy O Shea, Aoife Corbett, Roz Barrett and Hannah McMahon students from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura

Transition Year Adventure Trip to Achill, Co Mayo

October 10, 2016

Sept 2016: Our TY class taking in the sights in Achill
Our TY class taking in the sights in Achill.


Sept 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students take part in the activities offered in the achill adventure centre
Rhea Crowley, Leona Ni Mhaolalaidh, Amy O Shea, Hannah McMahon, Aoife Corbett, Roz Barrett and Alice Duffy taking part in the activities offered in Achill Adventure Centre.


September 2016: Time for our TY students to rock the boat in Achill
Time for our TY students to rock the boat in Achill.


September 2016: Desmond College TY Students get ready to Kayak in Achill, Co. Mayo
Calvin Wolohan, Micheal Collins, David O Donovan and Thomas Curtin
getting ready to Kayak in Achill

Ecology Trip to Killarney National Park

October 5, 2016

On Thursday 22nd September, the Leaving Certificate Biology and Agricultural Science students from Desmond College travelled to Killarney National Park where they participated in a Ecology study as part of their Leaving Cert course.

The students got to experience first hand what it would be like to be an ecologist through carrying out their own field study.

They used a variety of apparatus to collect and identify a large quantity of flora and fauna. They used mammal traps to catch voles and mice and measured a number of different abiotic factors that influence the particular species present in the habitat.

This is an excellent trip in preparation for both the Biology and Agricultural Science leaving certificate exam.


Sept 22, 2016: A well deserved break for some of Desmond College’s Leaving Cert students on their Ecology Trip to Killarney National Park.
A well deserved break for some of Desmond College’s Leaving Cert students on their Ecology Trip to Killarney National Park.


22nd Sept 2016: Niamh Liston, Roisin Nolan,Orla Wrenn, Emma Herbert and Sinead Leahy enjoying Killarney National Park
Niamh Liston, Roisin Nolan,Orla Wrenn, Emma Herbert and Sinead Leahy enjoying Killarney National Park.


Sept 22, 2016: Micheal Collins and Claire Mortell examine how Deer are adapted to their environment.
Micheal Collins and Claire Mortell examine how Deer are adapted to their environment.


22nd Sept 2016: Chloe Collins, Shannon McKenna, Meaghan Hartigan and Hannah Barrett examine the species present in the habitat using a quadrat
Chloe Collins, Shannon McKenna, Meaghan Hartigan and Hannah Barrett examine the species present in the habitat using a quadrat.


22nd Sept 2016: Jason Byrnes gets up close and personal with a vole
Jason Byrnes gets up close and personal with a vole.

First year PE trip to the Burren Outdoor Education Centre

May 26, 2016


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TY Tour to Rome

May 5, 2016


April 2016: Desmond College TY Students in Rainbow Land Amusement Park


April 2016: Desmond College TY Students in Rainbow Land Amusement ParkApril 2016: Desmond College TY Students in Rainbow Land Amusement Park


April 2016: Desmond College TY Students in Rainbow Land Amusement Park


April 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students visit Rome on their School Tour


April 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students visit Rome on their School Tour


April 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students visit Rome on their School Tour


April 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students visit Rome on their School Tour


April 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students visit Rome on their School Tour


April 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students visit Rome on their School Tour


April 2016: Desmond College TYs visiting the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum in Rome


April 2016: Desmond College TYs visiting the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum in Rome


April 2016: Desmond College TYs visiting the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Colosseum in Rome

Second Year School Trip to Barcelona

May 3, 2016


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students at the airport waiting to go on the flight to Barcelona for their School TourApril 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students at the airport waiting to go on the flight to Barcelona for their School Tour


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students at the airport waiting to go on the flight to Barcelona for their School TourApril 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students at the airport waiting to go on the flight to Barcelona for their School Tour

April 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Second Year Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Second Year Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Second Year Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Second Year Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Second Year Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College Second Year's School Tour To Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to BarcelonaApril 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to Barcelona


April 2016: Desmond College 2nd Year Students Tour to Barcelona

Desmond College Students Visit India

April 13, 2016

April 2016: Desmond College students who isited the HOPE foundation in India and who raised funds for the charity
Muireann Tobin, Aine Upton, Ms. Culhane, Caoimhe Danaher and Leah Barry pictured with Maureen Forrest founder of the HOPE foundation.

The girls spent time over the Easter break in Kolkata where they visited many of the projects the HOPE foundation have set up including orphanages, rehabilitation centres, homes and hospitals.

The girls raise €17,704 for the Charity.

April 2016: Desmond College visits HOPE foundation orphanages, homes and hospitalsApril 2016: After raising a combined €17,000 for the HOPE charity, Desmond College students visited the locations that will benefit from their fundaraisingApril 2016: Kolkata gave the Desmond College Students a chance to see why the HOPE foundation need the raised moneyApril 2016: Desmond College staff and students had a wonderful time in Kolkata meeting the children who are helped and supported by the HOPE foundationApril 2016: The Desmond College teacher and students had an opportunity to explore the beauty of Kolkata on their trip this EasterApril 2016: Desmond College students met and played with the children supported by the HOPE foundation2016 April: Desmond College student with a new friend in Kolkata/Calcutta IndiaApril 2016: The HOPE foundation project allowed the Desmond College Students to see how children need help and support in Kolkata/Calcutta India.April 2016: Another friendship has been made between the Desmoond College sudents and the children in the care of the HOPE foundation

Agricultural Science Trip to Pallaskenry Agricultural College

April 9, 2016

5th year Agricultural Science students from Desmond College on a recent to Pallaskenry Agricultural College as part of their coursework.
April 2016: Desmond College Agricultural Science Students on Trip to Pallaskenry Agricultural College

TY Students Raise €17,704 for the Hope Foundation.

March 2, 2016

Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin and Caoimhe Danaher, TY students in Desmond College who raised €17,704 for the Hope Foundation. The girls are going to India at Easter time to work with the projects in Kolkatta. They would like to thank all of the people from their school, their parishes and local communities, who supported them with their fundraising.

2016 Feb: TY students Leah Barry, Aine Upton, Muireann Tobin and Caoimhe Danaher raised funds for Hope Foundation, and will work with their projects in Kolkatta, India this Easter

Desmond College and Gael Choláiste History Classes
Travel to Buttevant to Explore the Current Archaeological Dig

December 3, 2015

First Year students from Desmond College, under the guidance of History teachers Margaret O Mahony and Mary Ann O’Brien, travelled to Buttevant recently to explore a recent Archaeological find.

Nov 2015: Desmond College and Gael Cholaiste History Classes Travel to Buttevant to Archaeological Dig

Cian Mason, Cian Nolan, Liam McMahon, Ayla De Barra and Melissa Flaherty at the archaeological dig in Buttevant

Archaeologists have made a number of discoveries in the Co.Cork town — including the remains of a town wall, a cobbled street and an underground chamber all dating back to medieval times. The student thoroughly enjoyed the trip and got a real insight into the life of an Archaeologist.

Nov 2015: First Year Students from Desmond College and the Gael Cholaiste with Archaeologist John O'Connor

First Year students with Archaeologist John O’Connor at archaeology dig in Buttevant

2015 Nov: Desmond College Students at the Archaeological Dig in Buttevant

2015 Nov: Desmond College Students at the Archaeological Dig in Buttevant

TY Trip to Achill

October 29, 2015

2015 October: Desmond College TY Students on their trip to Achill Island

Amy Ryan, Amy Ryan, Aine Upton,
Leah Barry and Muireann Tobin


2015 October: Desmond College Students on their trip to Achill Island, learning the Fundamentals of Surfing

The TYs learn the fundamentals of surfing


2015 October: Desmond College Transition Year students ready to go surfing

Mary O Connor, Natalia Janska,
Niamh O Connell and Jamie Campbell


2015 October: Desmond College Transition Year Students on their Trip to Achill Island, receiving a surfing lesson

Tomas McCarthy, Muireann Tobin, Leah Barry
and Aine Upton take to surfing

Desmond College 6th Year Biology Students
Get Up Close and Personal with Nature

October 17, 2015

October 2015: Desmond College 6th Year Biology Students get up Close and Personal with Nature October 2015: Desmond College 6th Year Biology Students get up Close and Personal with Nature

Leaving Cert Biology Students Explore the Woodlands
in Preparation for their Leaving Certificate

October 8, 2015
October 2015: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Biology Students in the Beautiful Killarney National Park

Some of the Leaving Cert Biology students who posed for a photo in the beautiful Killarney National Park

October 2015: Madeline O'Doherty, Rachel Dore, and Leah Kelly explore the flora and fauna at Killarney National Park.

Madeline O’Doherty, Rachel Dore, and Leah Kelly explore the flora and fauna at Killarney National Park.

October 2015: Desmond College Leaving Certificate boys are hard at it as they identify the plants and animals present in Killarney National Park.

Desmond College Leaving Certificate boys are hard at it as they identify the plants and animals present in Killarney National Park.