Limerick’s Science Tradition is Celebrated at BT Launch
(Limerick Leader)

September 14, 2017

Sept 2017: Photo from Limerick Leader
THE 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition was officially launched in Limerick this Monday, as the deadline for entrants approaches.

The BTYSTE launch was held in Limerick this year following a significant increase in entrants from the city and county last year.

“Limerick has always had a proud history of entering the exhibition, but last year the entries rose by 25 percent,” said Shay Walsh, managing director of BT Ireland.

“There’s a proud tradition of participation from schools like Castletroy College, Crescent College Comprehensive, Desmond College, to name but three, and the success of the two past winners from Limerick, Donald McDonnell and Patrick Collison,” he said. read more >>

Desmond College Night Classes – Autumn 2017

September 13, 2017

Autumn 2017

Upcycle/Restore your Old Furniture €90
Home Interior Design €90
Baking for Fun €90
Geneology (Discover Your Past) €90
Computers for Beginners €90
Drawing and Painting for Fun €90
Yoga €80
Horticulture €90

All courses run for eight weeks.


Registration is on Monday 18th September, from 7.00-9.00pm.

Adult Education Classes begin on Thursday 28th September at 7pm sharp.

All fees must be paid in full on enrolment night. Fees only refundable if a class has insufficient numbers. Minimum numbers required for all classes.


For further information contact:
Sean Shiels
Director of Adult Education, Desmond College, Newcastle West

Desmond College and The Brothers of Charity
start Another Year of New Friendships

September 13, 2017

September 2017: Brothers of Charity and Desmond College start a new year

Each year Desmond College, Newcastlewest Transition Year class are invited to form new and exciting friendships with the service users in the Brothers of Charity Newcastlewest.

The Transition Years are welcomed on the first week of term and are toured around the facility. They then have the unique opportunity of having a day to experience the day-to-day life of the service users needs.

They are taught how to help and respond to all the people they meet under the direction of Mike Sheahan and his colleagues.

The friendship between the school and Brothers of Charity has proven to have a positive effect on all involved. The Transition Years will have the opportunity to complete work experience and organise different events for their new friends.

The service users of the Brothers of Charity reap the rewards by having new and young faces around the centre, showing assistance in their activities.

Desmond College Transition Years also invite their friends in the Brothers of Charity to celebratory events in the school. Friendships are formed and last for years.

A Big Welcome to All the First Years
who started in Desmond College This Week

September 1, 2017

Aug 2017: Desmond College welcomes their new first years
Aaron Enright, Katelyn O’Sullivan, Aaron Kavanagh,
Edward O’Brien, Lydia Murphy, Clodagh Flatley

Jodie Duffy, Aine Murphy, Tony Pitaru, Lauren Ambrose

Leanne Byrnes, Chloe Coffee, Marijeta krajina, Lauren McDonagh,
Adam Greaney, Sarah Ahern, Kieran O’Callagahan

Nathan Papierowski, Guilhermino Teixeira, Faustus Stankevicius, Kieran O Connell,
Dominic Scanlon, John Long, Max Gusan

Natanya Massey, Chloe O’Connor, Rebecca Cullen

Luke Brennan, Ruben Collins

Jack Kelly, Rebecca Enright, Lucy Flaherty, Sean Flaherty,
Trevor O’Shea, Lauren McMahon, Hazel Corbett, Orla Mullane

Nathan Shanahan, Martin Campbell, Melanie O’Sullivan,
Anastasia Suhova, Emma O’Shea

Ryan Moloney, Eoin Naughton, Gavin Ryder

Natalia Labuda, Dylan Scanlon, Aurelia Mantaba, Ethan Kirwan, Jamie Murphy
Adam Leen, Dean Costello, Alzbeta Barisova

Students excelled in Desmond College with fantastic Leaving Certificate results

August 31, 2017

Principal’s Welcome

August 29, 2017

Desmond College Principal : Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry

“I’m delighted to welcome you all to our website.

I hope you enjoy browsing through this site and

getting to know us better.”

Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry