Desmond College Annual Primary School Blitz

October 16, 2017


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Raheenagh and Templeglantine National Schools taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Courtenay Boys National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Mahoonagh National School winners Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Scoil Iosaf National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Gaelscoil O’Doghair National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Killoughteen National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Raheenagh National School winners Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Mahoonagh National School taking part in Desmond College Primary School Blitz.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Leah Quinlivan (Gaelscoil O’Doghair) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Katie Dore (Raheenagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Lucy O Brien (Mahoonagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Diarmuid Curtin (Raheenagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Padraig Mac Suibhne (Gaelscoil O’Doghair) receiving a player of the tournament award.


Oct 2017: Desmond College's Primary School Hurling and Camogie Blitz
Johnny Field (Mahoonagh) receiving a player of the tournament award.

Careers Exhibition in the University of Limerick

October 6, 2017


September 2017: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Students enjoying the Careers Exhibition in the University of Limerick
Mary O Connor, Niamh O Connell and Eimear Ahern enjoying the careers exhibition in the University of Limerick.

September 2017: Desmond College Post Primary Students exploring the Careers Exhibition in the University of Limerick
Emmett Wren and Jason Ryan exploring the careers exhibition in the University of Limerick.


Sept 2017: Desmond College (newcastle west) Post Primary Leaving Certificate Students, getting information at the Career's Exhibition at the University of Limerick
Aoife Corbett, Leona Mulally and Rhea Crowley getting information at the Careers Exhibition at the University of Limerick.


Sept 2017: Desmond College students enjoying the Careers Exhibition at the University of Limerick.
Sarah Walsh and Aisling O Dwyer enjoying the Careers Exhibition at the University of Limerick.

Leaving Certificate Geography Trip

October 5, 2017

The Leaving Cert Geography class went on their Field Trip to the Burren as part of the Geographical Investigation element of the Leaving Cert course.

They analysed bedrock and landscape features of the Karst landscape. They were accompanied by Ms. Keane and Ms. Nash.


Sept 2017: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Geography students analysing the bedrock in the Burren
Leaving Cert Geography students analysing the bedrock in the Burren.


Sept 2017: Leaving Certificate Student from Desmond College Newcastle West enjoying their Trip to the Burren
Niamh O Connell enjoying her Geography trip to the Burren.


Sept 2017: Ms Pamela Nash, teacher in Desmond College Post Primary School, helping Geography Students read the direction of the gryke
Ms Pamela Nash helping Mary O Connor to read the direction of the gryke.


Sept 2017: A Desmond College Geography student recording data from their field trip to the Burren
Abigail Peck recording her data from her fieldtrip to the Burren.

Leaving Certificate Ecology Trip to Fota Wildlife Park

October 3, 2017

On Thursday 29th Sept, the Leaving Cert Biology trip along with Ms Fahy and Ms O Grady went on an Ecology Trip to Fota Wildlife Park in Cork.

This is an amazing experience for the students and is of huge benefit to their Leaving Certificate Biology exam.


Sept 2017: Desmond College leaving Certificate Students visit Foto WildLife Park
Some of the Leaving Cert Biology class that travelled went on an Ecology trip to Fota Wildlife Park.


Sept 2017: Leaving Certificate Biology Students carry out a habitat study
Muireann Tobin and Leah Barry carrying out a habitat study in Fota Wildlife Park.


Sept 2017: Desmond College Leaving Certificate studenta assesses the insects she found in the habitat at Foto WildLife Park
Sarah Walsh analysing what insects she found in the habitat.


September 2017: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Students bury trips in Foto Wildlife Park as part of assessing the habitat
Abigail Peck and Laura Papierowska burying trips as part of their field trip to Fota Wildlife Park.


Sept 2017 : Desmond College Students enjoying their Ecology Trip to Foto WildLife Park
Cyprian Walantowicz and Mostafa Nasr Al Ali enjoying their Ecology Trip to Fota Wildlife Park.

Transition Year Adventure Trip to Achill

September 29, 2017


Sept 2017: Ava Cashin and Anna Guina enjoying their adventure trip to Achill
Ava Cashin and Anna Guina enjoying their adventure trip to Achill.


Sept 2017: Desmond College Transition Year group 2017 during their adventure trip to Achill
Desmond College Transition Year group 2017 during their adventure trip to Achill.


Sept 2017: Transition Year students getting ready to surf during their adventure trip to Achill
Transition Year students getting ready to surf during their adventure trip to Achill.


Sept 2017: James Shepherd, Evan Condon and AJ O Donovan taking a walk during their adventure trip to Achill
James Shepherd, Evan Condon and AJ O Donovan taking a walk during their adventure trip to Achill.


Sept 2017: Evan Condon, Bryan Mortell, Breda Magner, David O Brien and Mikey Conlon during their adventure trip to Achill
Evan Condon, Bryan Mortell, Breda Magner, David O Brien and Mikey Conlon during their adventure trip to Achill.

Becky Walsh, Leaving Cert Graduate 2017,
wins Prestigious Scholarship

September 28, 2017

Becky, who is now studying in Mary Immaculate College, is the winner of a History Scholarship donated by Mr Michael Fleming formerly Castlemahon, now living in the USA.

This scholarship, worth €2500, is awarded each year to a Castlemahon student proceeding onto 3rd level education.

Becky’s research into the history of local dance halls entitled “Dancing our Way through the Ages” received great praise and commendation.

Sept 2017: Becky Wash, her mum Caroline, and principal Vourneen Gavin Barry
Becky Walsh with her mother, Caroline, and
Principal of Desmond College, Vourneen Gavin Barry.