Leaving Trip to Ballyhass Lake

June 13, 2017


May 2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Newcastle West, Leaving Certificate students about to go zip lining in Ballyhass Lakes
Desmond College Post Primary School Newcastle West, Leaving Certificate students about to go zip lining in Ballyhass Lakes.


May 2017: Desmond College secondary school leaving cerificate students: Conor Kennedy, Diarmuid Curtin, Seamus Hurley and Eamonn Browne
Conor Kennedy, Diarmuid Curtin, Seamus Hurley and Eamonn Browne.


May 2017: Emma Herbert and Síun Ni Ceallaigh at Ballyhass Lakes
Emma Herbert and Síun Ni Ceallaigh at Ballyhass Lakes.


May 2017: Some of our Desmond College Limerick Leaving cert students kayaking in Ballyhass Lakes
Some of our Leaving cert students kayaking in Ballyhass Lakes.

Transition Year Graduation 2017

June 13, 2017


May 2017: Rhea Crowley and Michéal Murphy receiving their Community Spirit Awards at the TY Graduation
Rhea Crowley and Michéal Murphy receiving their
Community Spirit Awards at the TY Graduation.


May 2017: Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney receiving their awards for Innovation at the TY Graduation
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney receiving their awards
for Innovation at the TY Graduation.


May 2017: Jason Ryan receiving his award for his outstanding volunteer work in the Brothers of Charity
Jason Ryan receiving his award for his
outstanding volunteer work in the Brothers of Charity.


May 2017: Emmett Wrenn and Liam Callinan receiving awards fro Peer Mentoring
Emmett Wrenn and Liam Callinan receiving awards for Peer Mentoring.


May 2017: Ben McCormick receiving the Class Tutor award from Ms Kerrie Collins
Ben McCormick receiving the Class Tutor award from Ms Kerrie Collins.


Student of the Year Alice Duffy receiving her award from Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry and TY Co-ordinator Ms Kerrie Collins
Student of the Year Alice Duffy receiving her award from
Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry and TY Co-ordinator Ms Kerrie Collins.

DESMOND COLLEGE GIRLS BASKETBALL

June 12, 2017


Desmond College: Basketball Ireland

Desmond College had first, second year and cadette girls’ (u16s) basketball teams competing in the Limerick schools basketball league which is affiliated with the National Governing Body of Basketball Ireland.

Desmond Colleges Cadette (16s) girls narrowly missed out on a place in the Limerick Regional finals in University of Limerick this year. Losing their semi-final game by a close margin to Hospital.

Although bitterly disappointed with their loss both teams showed great sportsmanship and team spirit. We have no doubt that our Cadette girls will be back with fighting spirit next year as some will go on to form a Senior Girls basketball team for Desmond College.

Some great upcoming talent in all of our teams this year. Both our first and second year teams showed great determination and spirit in their games playing teams from Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton, Castletroy College, Salesians Pallaskenry, Hospital, Crescent Comp, Laurel Hill and Thomand College.

Ms Creed and Ms Ryan would like to thank all the girls involved for representing Desmond College and Choláiste Uí Chonba with such enthusiasm, commitment and respect for all opposition. Looking forward to next season already.


May 2017: Desmond College 2016/2017 Cadette Girls Team photo
Desmond College 2016/2017 Cadette Girls Team photo.


May 2017: Desmond College 2016/2017 Second Year Girls Basketball Team
Desmond College 2016/2017 Second Year Girls Basketball Team.


May 2017: Desmond College 2016/2017 First Year Girls Basketball Team
Desmond College 2016/2017 First Year Girls Basketball Team.

A sample of the beautiful furniture and pieces designed and crafted by our Woodwork students

June 12, 2017



























Second Year Trip to Barcelona

June 12, 2017

Bright and early on Monday 1st of May 2017, 30 excited students and 3 enthusiastic teachers set off from Desmond College to travel to the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Our flight departed from Dublin airport and after some slight turbulence, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all, we arrived in Barcelona and were greeted with blue skies and sunshine!

We had a jam packed week, visiting such fabulous attractions as the Olympic Stadium and the Gothic Quarter.

The highlight of our city tour was our visit to the cultural wonder La Sagrada Familia, the architectural masterpiece designed by Gaudi. This magnificent structure is still under construction as new generations of architects continue to work on this truly awe inspiring cathedral.

We also enjoyed a wonderful morning in Park Guell, situated on the elevated city outskirts. This Park features designs by Gaudi as well as plants and flowers from all over Europe.

After an exciting cable car ride from the stunning Montjuic, students had some time to experience the vibrant shopping centres surrounding Las Ramblas.

After absorbing ourselves in cultural delights, it was time to have some fun in the sun, in the thrill seekers paradise of Port Adventura and Ferrari Land. The roller coasters have to be seen to be believed!! Students and teachers had a amazing day, certainly never to be forgotten.

We also had the privilege of visiting the Nou Camp, home to Barcelona FC. We had a tour of the stadium and the museum. This was a dream come true for our some of our students and certainly an enjoyable day for all.

The tour to Barcelona was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff.

A huge thank you to Ms Liz Cregan for organising the trip and to Ms Joan Nicholls and Ms Margaret O’Mahony for accompanying her with the students.


May 2017: Conor Fox, Shane O Reilly, Shane Copse, Darragh Leahy and Billy Cunningham at Barcelona’s Nou Camp Stadium


May 2017: Ms Liz Cregan and Ms Margaret O Mahony about to take of in Porta Ventura


May 2017: Cian Mason, Ronan Mullane, Willie Quilligan and Cian Nolan at Porta Ventura


May 2017: Our Second Year students enjoying their recent school tour to Barcelona


May 2017: Our Second Year students enjoying Porta Ventura in Salou

Good Friday 2017, The Way of the Cross

June 12, 2017