December Events in Desmond College

December 21, 2018


Dec 2018: Ms.Hannon with a number of students who organized a non uniform day to raise money for students going to Lourdes
Ms.Hannon with a number of students who organized a non uniform day to raise money for students going to Lourdes.


Dec 2018: Ms O'Mahony and Ms Hennessy giving prizes to students who completed the Reading Challenge.
Ms.O’Mahony and Ms.Hennessy giving prizes to students who completed the Reading Challenge.

Garda Youth Awards

December 19, 2018

Well done to Ethan Kirwan, Alan Wallace, Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney on receiving the very prestigious Garda Youth Award


Dec 2018: Ethan Kirwan, Alan Wallace, Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney  pictured with their teachers, Year Head and Principal Vourneen Gavin Barry along with members of a An Garda Síochána
Ethan Kirwan, Alan Wallace, Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney pictured with their teachers, Year Head and Principal along with members of An Garda Síochána


Dec 2018: Ethan Kirwan, Alan Wallace, Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney pictured with their teachers, Year Head and Principal Vourneen Gavin Barry along with members of a An Garda Síochána

Ethan Kirwan, Alan Wallace, Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney pictured with their teachers, Year Head and Principal along with members of An Garda Síochána

Desmond College students win ‘Future Award’

December 19, 2018

Breda Magner and Evan Condon, students in Desmond College received a “Future Award” from Liz O’ Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority at the RSA Safety Awards held in Croke Park on 12th December.

Now in its eleventh year, these awards recognise and honour the contribution made by people and organisations nationwide in reducing deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads.

This is the second year in which an additional category has been added to the list of awards, the ‘Future Award’. The purpose of the Future Award is to highlight and acknowledge the development of innovative, technological concepts that demonstrate a real positive impact on road safety and an actual or future contribution to saving lives.

The second level students created a product entitled “Cycle Safe 2000”, which is a removable, lightweight, light affixed to the rear of a bicycle, just underneath the saddle, it is reflective, waterproof and once turned on, creates a temporary cycle lane, projected out the rear of the bicycle, as the bicycle travels forward, this lane is illuminated by the inclusion of two 5mW red lasers.

The additional reflection and the uniqueness of a moving lane increases motorist’s awareness to the fact that a cyclist is ahead, thus reducing accidents.


Dec 2018: Breda Magner and Evan Condon receiving their Future Award from Liz O' Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority at the RSA Safety Awards held in Croke Park
Breda Magner and Evan Condon receiving their “Future Award” from Liz O’ Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority at the RSA Safety Awards held in Croke Park

Rugby News

December 18, 2018

Desmond College’s First-year and Second-year boys took part in a rugby match with Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton as part of the Emerging School’s Programme in connection with Munster Rugby. Well done to all involved. Some excellent standout performances on the first day out

Dec 2018: Desmond College’s First and Second year boys team
Desmond College’s First-year and Second-year boys team

LimerickLeader.ie : Big Limerick entry for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

December 18, 2018

The young people of Limerick are thriving in the world of science with a total of 42 projects from the city and county making the cut to qualify for this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

With one month to go, the Limerick finalists are busily preparing their projects for the 55th annual exhibition.

Taking place at the RDS, Dublin from January 9 to 12, the brightest minds from across the island will gather under one roof to compete for the coveted title of BT Young Scientist and Technologist of the Year 2019.

This year, Limerick will be represented by 12 schools from across the county.

Three students from Desmond College in Newcastlewest make up the only senior level entry from Limerick. Their project looks at “The Rise and Fall of The Fall Army Worm (Spodoptera Frugiperda).”

All over Africa, countries are battling Fall Army Worms. Since pesticides are not sustainable, their goal is to manufacture an object which can trap them.

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ilovelimerick.ie : Limerick Garda Youth Awards 2018 presented to leading young individuals and youth groups

December 18, 2018

Dec 2018: Alan Wallace receives his award from Chief Superintendent Roche, Superintendent Deasy, Newcastle West and Mr. Kevin McCarthy Garveys Group. Picture: Seamus O’neill.

The 5th Annual Limerick Garda Youth awards took place at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on Thursday 29th November. Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche of the Limerick Garda Division hosted a gala dinner for the 2018 winners.

Attending the Garda Youth Awards 2018 were Deputy Mayor Cllr Eddie Ryan and Mr. Kevin McCarthy MD of Garveys Group who were the main sponsors of the event.

Speaking at the ceremony Chief Superintendent Roche stated that the night was in recognition of all the wonderful achievements of the young people receiving Garda Youth Awards 2018. They were a credit to their family, their community and themselves.

Councillor Eddie Ryan, Deputy Mayor of Limerick congratulated all the winners and wished them well for the future. “It was great to see young people being recognised for all the work they do within the community and the challenges they have overcome,” Mr. Ryan said.

The five individuals who received the Garda Youth Awards 2018 were Craig O Brien, from St. Patrick’s Road , Alan Wallace from Coole West Athea Co. Limerick, Sean Byrne, a second year student at Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon, with Ethan, a student at Desmond College, Newcastle West and Jade Purcell from Rosbrien in Limerick.

Alan from Coole West Athea Co. Limerick is 18 years old and is a student at Desmond College Newcastle West. His favourite subjects include maths, physical education, art and computers. He has overcome many obstacles since his diagnosis of ASD at age 6. He has progressed from communicating through a picture system to delivering a heartfelt farewell to the postmistress at Athea PO which closed in October. Alan’s many talents have seen him involved in promoting the Fair Trade initiative in Desmond College. He has received many awards for his artistic creations which are admired and enjoyed by everyone.

Ethan is a student at Desmond College, Newcastle West. He is 14 years old and lives in Newcastle West. He provides regular and substantial care to a visually impaired friend each day. He is the guiding light for Ruben. He meets greets and guides Ruben to school every morning. He collects Ruben at his home to school and gently guides him to school mentioning any potential hazards that may lie ahead.

Thomas Curtin from Newcastle West and Dylan Moloney, Ardagh and are students at Desmond College, Newcastle West. They are 17 years old, both Dylan and Thomas were members of a very successful student enterprise team that have won several national and international awards. The boys invented a height adjustable crutch which allows users to sit down or get to a standing position with ease. This device will be of significant benefit to those in their community needing such equipment.

The awards are designed to acknowledge the volunteering activities of young people living within the Limerick Garda Division between the ages of 13 years and 21 years. They also acknowledge the endeavours of young people that have faced and overcome challenges in their life.

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