Guidance Counselling News

Introduction to University

29th May 2017

Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste Ui Chonba’s first Year students have been given the fantastic opportunity to learn about 3rd Level courses and colleges. After completion of the programme the group were awarded certificates for their effort and achievement from the University of Limerick.

May 2017: University of Limerick awards certificates to Desmond College first year students.

Second Year Orientation Trip to the University of Limerick

17th May 2017

On May 17th 2017, 20 Second Year students were invited to the University of Limerick to experience college life for a day. The students had great fun and excitement in a science workshop given by Conleth Hussey, a politics workshop by Maura Adshed and Limerick Corlaith na Og.

After the group were treated to lunch and had a tour of the UL facilities, they were impressed by a writing workshop with Lawerence Cleary followed by a thought provoking Computer Engineering workshop presented by Eoin O Connell.

May 2017: Desmond College Second Year Students who went on Orientation Trip to UL
Some of our second year students who went on an orientation
trip to the University of Limerick.


25th April 2017

Welcome to the news feed for everything relating to guidance counselling for your future after post-primary school! We will bring you the latest news here and keep you up to date with everything that you need including important dates and new information.

6th Year Parents Information Evening

14th November 2016

6th Year Parents Information Evening on Monday November 14th at 8pm. There will be a presentation with regard to the options for students after their Leaving Certificate, as well as information on the applications procedures. It is important that parents attend this information evening to enable them to fully support and provide guidance to the Leaving Certificate student.

STUDY SKILLS presentation for parents

14th November 2016

November 14th at 7pm there is a STUDY SKILLS presentation for parents. This will give parents useful and practical advice on how to support their teen to study. This presentation is open to all parents in the school.

Open Day in Institute of Technology Tralee – Friday 11th November

11h November 2016

Bus leaving Desmond College at 8.45.
Returns at 3.30pm.

Download information letter and consent form here .

NUI Galway Information Evening

10th November 2016

NUI Galway Information Evening – Ennis (Old Ground Hotel) Thursday 10th November 7 – 9pm.

UCC Parents Information Evening

8th November 2016

The next UCC Parents Information Evening will take place in the Aula Maxima on campus on Tuesday 8 November, 6-8pm. Three talks will cover general admissions and CAO information, student finance and careers. After the talks, parents will have the opportunity to talk to staff from each of UCC’s four Colleges and various student services.

Talk Time Speaker
6.00pm Admissions, entry requirements and the CAO Danielle Byrne, Admissions Office
6.20pm Student Finance Evan Healy, Student Budgetary Advisor
6.45pm Careers Brenda Nestor, Careers Service

CAO Opens

5th November 2016

CAO opens 5th November 2016. Click here to apply: