Desmond College

Desmond College 
Newcastle West
Co. Limerick

Tel: (069) 62205
Fax: (069) 61285

Principal: Mr. R. Barry
Deputy: Ms. V.G. Barry


School Uniform:


  • White Shirt
  • Jumper
  • Trousers
  • Tie


  • White Blouse
  • Jumper
  • Skirt
  • Tie

Junior Certificate

  • Gaeilge

  • English

  • Maths

  • History

  • French

  • Geography

  • Business Studies

  • Science

  • S.P.H.E.

  • C.S.P.E.

  • Religion

  • Information Technology

  • Woodwork

  • Metalwork

  • Technical Graphics

  • Art, craft & Design

  • Home Economics

  • Music

  • P.E.

Home Economics

Engineering Class


Rental Book Scheme

In order to avoid the soaring high cost of text books, we operate a rental books scheme. The college purchases the text books and rents them to students as cheaply as possible. To alleviate the hardship the cost can be paid in a system tailored to meet a students needs. Students buy their own copies and biros etc.

Welcome to the Desmond College which replaces the old Vocational School. This brand new state of the art building is of the latest modern design and it's facilities compare with the best in the country today. The new complex can cater for 400 students and it is conducive to the creation of a learning environment which caring, productive and progressive.

Each student is encouraged to participate to the fullest possible extent in the social, physical and cultural activities in the school, so that, on completion of his/her formal second level education, he/she may emerge as a self-disciplined, responsible and well adjusted citizen, capable of playing an active & positive role in modern society.


       R.Barry                                  V.G. Barry


  • To make our college a caring place where students can reach their full potential
  • We want our students to grow in self esteem, self worth and self confidence and we seek to instil in them a respect for people & property.
  • To set a pattern for adult life so that they will be able to adapt more easily to such things as punctuality, co-operation, responsibility and pride in their work.
  • That our students would see themselves as making a valuable contribution and service to society throughout their lives

Facilities at Desmond College

  • Science Laboratories

  • Demonstration room

  • Social Studies/ Language Laboratories

  • Senior Metal Work Room

  • Woodwork/ Construction Studies room

  • Mechanical Drawing room

  • Art/Craft room

  • Home Economics room and Flatlet

  • Computer/ Business Machines room

  • Library & Ancillary Stores

  • Guidance Office

  • Special Tuition


Supervised study is offered to students 4 evenings a week from 4-6pm. Supervision is voluntarily offered by teachers. A nominal fee is charged per week and the money is spent on school expenses. Study plays an integral role in the students education. It fosters self-reliance, self-esteem, discipline and fulfilment. We strongly recommend supervised study.

Extra Curricular Activities:


  • Debating
  • Table Quiz
  • Music
  • School Year Book
  • School Calender
  • News Bulletins
  • Christmas Cards
  • Tours
  • Visits to theatres


  • Hurling
  • Gaelic Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Athletics
  • Volley Ball
  • Basketball
  • Camogie


Leaving Cert.

  • Gaeilge

  • English

  • Maths

  • History

  • French

  • Geography

  • Religion

  • Information Technology

  • Biology

  • Physics & Chemistry

  • Construction Studies

  • Accounting

  • Engineering

L.C.V.P. (Leaving Cert. Vocational Programme)

Leaving Certificate Applied

Junior Cert. Science

U14 Co. Limerick V.E.C. Hurling Chmpions

Technical Drawing

For a prospectus don't hesitate to contact Mr Richard Barry on 069 62205



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