Category Archives: Past Pupils

Demond College welcomes back retired staff

Staff and students were delighted to welcome back some of the retired staff of Desmond College and the Vocational School Newcastlewest. The retired staff were given a tour of the school to meet students and teachers, they visited the newly … Continue reading

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Feohanagh-Castlemahon History Group Scholarship 2019 win

Catherine Cahill winner of the Feohanagh-Castlemahon History Group Scholarship 2019, for her Award Winning Essay ‘Limerick’s Dream Come True’. Sponsored by Michael P.Fleming & Associates, pictured with her former school Principals, Ms. Yvonne Condron Mahoonagh National School and Ms. Vourneen … Continue reading

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Desmond College Past Pupil Addresses the United Nations General Assembly

Well done to Ireland’s UN youth delegate Jack O’Connor (@TheJackOConnor), past pupil of Desmond College, who addressed the United Nations General Assembly on October 2nd 2019 in NYC.

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Olympic Success

Congratulations to Brian O Sullivan past pupil of Desmond College who is on Ireland’s soccer team going to Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in March. Best of luck Brian. Brian O’Sullivan past pupil of Desmond College who … Continue reading

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All Ireland Football Champions visit Desmond College & Colaiste

All Ireland Football Champions paid a visit to Desmond College and Colaiste today. The visit was extra special because the two players who brought the cup were past pupils Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee. They brought the Cup following their … Continue reading

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Mark Enright

As a new academic year begins and we reflect on what was a fantastic summer of sport for Limerick, we at Desmond College would especially like to congratulate past pupil and jockey, Mark Enright, on his recent achievements on the … Continue reading

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Science for Development Award

Jack O’Connor and Diarmuid Curtin, past pupils of Desmond College, Newcastlewest won the Science for Development Award for the project that best addressed a development challenge facing communities in poorer regions of the world. The boys designed hand-held seed-planting device … Continue reading

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Desmond College Raise much need funds for Sudan

Desmond College held a non-uniform day to raise much needs funds for Sudan. Bridget Philips, a past pupil of Desmond College, will travel to Sudan and volunteer as a nurse. The money raised will go towards getting vaccines for children. … Continue reading

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School Musical – Hairspray

The music and dance groups are currently very busy rehearsing under the guidance of Musical Director and past pupil Katie Upton, along with teachers Ms Kelly, Ms McCarthy and Ms Keane for the upcoming School Musical ‘Hairspray’ which takes place … Continue reading

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Leaders@LIT Student Scholarship Programme

Eric O’Sullivan, Daniel Murphy, Paul O’Connell, Aidan O’Connor and Kieran Herlihy. Absent from photo is Micheal Sexton Five past pupils from Desmond College were thrilled to be presented with scholarship awards at Thomand Park on Wednesday 17th February. The five … Continue reading

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The Past with the Present

The final of the Eileen Carmody Memorial Cup was played in Desmond College on Sunday 1st March. Rebecca Delee past pupil of Desmond College and County Camogie Star refereed the U14 match between Newcastle West and Newmarket on Fergus where … Continue reading

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6th Year Farm Walk to Pallaskenry Agricultural College

The 6th Year Agricultural Science students in Desmond College travelled to Pallaskenry Agricultural College on Tuesday 3rd Feb. The students got a guided tour of the Dairy, Beef and Sheep farm by the three farm managers. The students had a … Continue reading

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GAA President visits Desmond College

There was great excitement in Desmond College on Monday 23rd September, as GAA President Liam O’Neill paid a visit to Desmond College to meet with staff and students. The President was met by a guard of honour made up of … Continue reading

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Young Scientist Competition: 2013 – 2014

Sean Duffy & Warren Gleeson of Desmond College, Newcastle West have been selected for the UCD Nova Business BootCamp. The BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp was established in 2010 by BT and is delivered jointly with the Office of the … Continue reading

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Desmond College Past Pupil

Past pupil Kevin Brosnan who was conferred with a BSc in Mathematical Sciences in UL last week also won the University’s Gold Medal for best overall student in 2014 out of 2,634 graduates. Kevin was also awarded the Silver Medal … Continue reading

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