Sixth year higher level English students on a recent visit to the Lime tree theatre in Mary Immaculate college, Limerick.
Trips and Tours
“This is actually very simple for a project that saves lives,” Julianne O’Connor from Killoughteen NS, in Newcastle West, explained.
Their homemade handheld fire extinguishers, a joint effort between the school’s fifth and sixth classes and their teachers, are made using products you would easily find in the kitchen.
“We all know that vinegar is an acid, and we all know that baking soda is a base, and bases and acids do not mix. It causes a chemical reaction,”said fifth class girls Julianne, Lucy Hennessy, Aisling Sexton and Kate Foley.
The trials to find the optimum mixture of the two ingredients made for some explosive results, and the pupils learned how to take safety precautions when dealing with chemicals.
Nevertheless, the youngsters were provided with some science safety gear by nearby Desmond College … read the full article >>
Some First Year Students at the Orienteering Trip to Doneraile.
Amanda Harty and Katelyn Curtin at the Orienteering Trip to Doneraile.
Deirdre McMahon and Ciara Ryan at the Orienteering Trip to Doneraile.
Michael Barrett, Kacper Kazmierczak, Aoife Lee, Holly Kelly, Emma Brennan and Ellie Bucke at the Orienteering Trip to Doneraile.
Fiona Leahy, Kristina Horan, Michelle Leahy, Connor Collins, Katelyn Ahern and Emer McGuirk at the Orienteering Trip to Doneraile.
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.
Desmond College students with Ciara Judge (Winner of Google World Science Fair) 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.
Holly Kelly, Liam McMahon, Aoife Lee, Sean Walton, Aaron Moinbhiol, Emma Beasley, Liam Callanan and Ava McDonagh
Aaron Moinbhiol, Brianna Callanan,Kristina Horan and Michelle Leahy from Desmond College who went on a hiking trip to Ballyhoura
Some First Year and Transition Year students from Desmond College who went on a 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
Our TY class taking in the sights in Achill.
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.
Time for our TY students to rock the boat in Achill.
Calvin Wolohan, Micheal Collins, David O Donovan and Thomas Curtin
getting ready to Kayak in Achill
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.
A well deserved break for some of Desmond College’s Leaving Cert students on their Ecology Trip to Killarney National Park.
Niamh Liston, Roisin Nolan,Orla Wrenn, Emma Herbert and Sinead Leahy enjoying Killarney National Park.
Micheal Collins and Claire Mortell examine how Deer are adapted to their environment.
Chloe Collins, Shannon McKenna, Meaghan Hartigan and Hannah Barrett examine the species present in the habitat using a quadrat.
Jason Byrnes gets up close and personal with a vole.
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.
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.
Desmond College and Gael Choláiste History Classes
Travel to Buttevant to Explore the Current Archaeological Dig
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.
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.