Category Archives: Trips and Tours

5th Year Career Conference Trip 2019

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The 2019 Irish Times Higher Options Conference.

Leaving Certs visit The Irish Times Higher Options Conference in Dublin. #careers #choices #options

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Leaving Certs Ecology trip to Fota Wildlife Park

The Leaving Certificate students of Desmond College took an Ecology Trip to Fota Wildlife Park. #experiments, #quadrat, #qualitative, #floraandfauna

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History Tour to Kilmainham Gaol

On Sept 10th 2019, 5th and 6th Year History students went on a tour of Kilmainham Gaol as part of their preparation for Leaving Cert History. A very insightful and enjoyable tour for all.

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Whole School Walk

On September 9th, the 2.8km whole school walk got us ready for the week.

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Team Building for TYs

TYs enjoying their team building experience in Kenmare, on September 11th, incorporating their Bronze Gaisce task.

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Students receive certification from the Hope Foundation following their immersion visit to Kolkata, India.

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Transition Year Trip to Rome

The TY class trip to Rome was packed full of sightseeing, fun, sunshine and smiles. The group experienced this historical city first hand by enjoying walking tours of the Colosseum, the Pantheon, ‘bones church, Trevi fountain and Spanish steps to … Continue reading

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First Year PE Trip to the Burren

The PE department organised an exciting overnight trip to the Burren for the First Year students. The students got to take part in a wide variety of physical activities that helped to develop team building skills and student confidence. The … Continue reading

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Darragh Leahy, student in Desmond College,
on a recent Pilgrimage to Lourdes

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on a recent Pilgrimage to Lourdes

2nd Year Tour to Barcelona

On Tuesday May 7th, The day finally arrived that 35 of our Second Year students along with Ms Ryan, Ms Hennessy, Mr O’Leary and Mr Russell would set off to the beautiful city of Barcelona. Our flight departed from Dublin … Continue reading

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The Hope Foundation

Six of our Transition Year students – Kayla McMahon, Matthew O’Connor, Shannon Copse, Ciara Brouder, Dylan O’Shea and Shauna O’Sullivan were afforded the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata for one week during the Easter Holidays. They got to witness, … Continue reading

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Agricultural Science Farm Walk at Pallaskenry Agricultural College

The 5th and 6th Year Agricultural Science students went to Pallaskenry Agricultural College on Wednesday 20th March to carry out a farm walk as part of the Ag Science syllabus. The students got a practical, hands-on insight into life on … Continue reading

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Transition Year Adventure Trip to Killarney

On Wednesday 13th March, the Transition Year students along with Ms. O’Mahony and Ms. Corkery travelled to Killarney for an overnight trip to take part in adventure activities including mountain hiking and biking and kayaking. Unfortunately, due to bad weather … Continue reading

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December Events in Desmond College

Ms.Hannon with a number of students who organized a non uniform day to raise money for students going to Lourdes. Ms.O’Mahony and Ms.Hennessy giving prizes to students who completed the Reading Challenge.

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