Desmond College, which operates under the auspices of Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, formerly Co.Limerick VEC, opened in 2001. It had previously been called Newcastle West Vocational School.

Desmond College is a modern well-equipped school with ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities. We proudly continue a tradition of excellence in education dating back over seventy years in Newcastle West.

2019: Desmond College, Aerial View
Aerial View of Desmond College (2019)

This co-educational post primary complex, caters for students in a learning environment which is caring, productive and progressive.

Desmond College offers the very best of educational facilities in a spacious, well designed and aesthetically impressive setting. A broad range of subjects is offered to all levels by a caring and committed staff.

Our holistic approach to education is exemplified by a strong, co-curricular and extra-curricular commitment.

History of Newcastle West Vocational School.