Trips and Tours

Transition Year trip to Kenmare

October 20, 2011

1st year Trip

August 25, 2011

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Homework Club Trip

August 23, 2011

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CSPE Trip to Dublin

August 23, 2011

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2nd Year Trip to Paris

August 23, 2011

On Wednesday December 1st 2010, a group of 64 lucky Second Year students and even luckier teachers departed for Paris amid ferocious weather conditions.

Not to be outdone, they were one of only three flights to depart Dublin airport on the night.

Christmas time in Paris gave the enthusiastic Second year students the opportunity to enjoy the magical atmosphere, the lights, Santa and the giant Christmas Tree in EuroDisney.

A first time for most they experienced visits to the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, a stroll along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, a boat trip on the Seine and of course a trip right to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

It was effortless enjoyment for all especially as the unusual occurance of snow added to the atmosphere.

Students still had time to cram in some pre-Christmas shopping before returning home to Newcastle West.

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Transition Year Trips 2010 – 2011

August 21, 2011

The 2010 – 2011 T.Y. group have had many trips and we wish to thank every one of the teachers that made such an effort to give up their own time to organise these for the group.

The class visited:

  • Knock
  • Killaloe Outdoor and Adventure Centre
  • Clarion Hotel (“Spagetti Show”)
  • Thomand Park
  • Mary Immaculate College Music Recital
  • Hunt Museum
  • Killfinane Outdoor Centre
  • London

The year has been an enlightening and exciting opportunity for all the class. Each individual has grown in maturity and have developed personal and social skills that will stand to them for many years ahead.

They have been a fantastic group to work with and have been terrific ambassadors for the programme. Their commitment has made the year a success” – Kerrie Collins.


2010-2011 Transition Year : Rachel climbing New Heights in Killaloe



Desmond College Transition Year’s Hit London in Style

What an end to a brilliant year! The Desmond College Transition Year students left Shannon on the early morning flight on Tuesday 17th May, bound for London. And what a jam packed trip.

Seeing the sights of London – Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Leister Square, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye ….. the list is endless but each and every sight will never be forgotten.

The group were also able to take part in educational activities such in a workshop in Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.

The natural History museum and the Science Museum were also included.

The highlight of the trip was the trip to the theatre to see “Dirty Dancing”!

Religious Education Trips and Events

August 8, 2011

All students receive Religious Instruction under the guidance of a qualified Catechetic teacher. A chaplain from the local parish visits the school regularly.