Careers Exhibition in University of Limerick

September 26, 2018

5th-year students discovering courses, colleges and universities at a careers exhibition in the University of Limerick.

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Sept 2018: Desmond College 5th year Students in University of Limerick at Careers Expo

Liam McCarthy Cup visits Desmond College and Gaelcholáiste

September 25, 2018

There was unbelievable excitement in Desmond College as we welcomed Richie English and the Liam McCarthy Cup.

There to welcome them were the staff and students of Desmond College, Coláiste and the camogie and hurling teams of the local primary schools.

Each year Desmond College hosts a Primary Schools Camogie and Hurling Blitz so it was a most fitting day to host the visit.

Liam McCarthy Cup



















LIMERICK LEADER:
“Junior Cert: West Limerick teens receive
hard-earned grades after first state exam”

September 18, 2018

JUNIOR Cert results day is a “milestone” that deserves to be marked, says principal of Newcastle West’s Desmond College, Vourneen Gavin Barry.

The principal was speaking after 68 beaming students opened up their envelopes in the west Limerick school this Wednesday morning (12th September) shortly after 10am.

12th Sept 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students celebrate their Junior Certificate Results

“It’s been a wonderful morning,” said Ms Gavin Barry. “They came in with their parents, so the families got to meet the teachers and celebrate the occasion together.” The principal said that although it is “a low-stakes exam”, for the pupils, it’s the most important thing in their lives when they’re doing it.

“We had a bit of a celebration at the school because it’s important to mark it. It is a milestone in their lives and their education.”

“The students went home with their families after getting the results and we have them back in school tomorrow. We had nanas and granddads and parents in, and they all go home together afterwards. That encourages responsible behaviour in their celebrations as well – it should be a family occasion,” said Ms Gavin Barry.

And the school had plenty to celebrate.

“We had lovely results. Lots of As, and we had a couple of students with all As. We noticed that the English results were particularly strong, with lots of distinctions and merit. We have a very happy English department. Maths was also very positive. We are very happy,” said the Newcastle West principal.

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Desmond College Junior Certificate Results

September 14, 2018

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

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

September 14, 2018

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

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.

Sept 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students and Brothers of Charity service users

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.

Desmond College Pupils Visit Higher Options Conference 2018

September 12, 2018

6th years students enjoying the Higher Options Careers Conference.

Sept 2018: Desmond College 6th year students enjoying the Higher Options conference

Sept 2018: Desmond College 6th year students enjoying the Higher Options conference Sept 2018: Desmond College 6th year students enjoying the Higher Options conference