Prestigious Joe McDonagh Inaugural Award for Davitt College Castlebar

The Education Training Board of Ireland has announced that Davitt College Castlebar is this year’s joint winner of the ETBI National Joe McDonagh Award 2019.  The award celebrates Irish culture, Irish heritage and the Irish language.  The late Joe McDonagh was a former Chief Executive Officer of Galway VEC and more recently the Chief Executive of MSLETB.  He was an enthusiastic gaelgeoir and champion of education, the GAA and also the Irish language, culture and heritage.

Scifest 2018

It was an outstanding day for the students of Davitt College, Castlebar at this year’s SciFest Competition which was held in the Sligo Institute of Technology on Wednesday 9th May 2018. The school had six projects entered and on the day took three Major Awards, including a Special Award. Congratulations to Davitt College Students Olivia Fahey, Keith Mulchrone, Shane Dyra Ms. Fiona O’Connor (Teacher) and Michael Fleming

University College Dublin Scholarships for Davitt College Students

Congratulations to former Davitt College student, Seamus Tiernan who recently received a Bord na Gaeilge Scholarship from University College Dublin (UCD). Also, congratulations to former Davitt College student, Ruth Tobin who received a High Achiever Award from University College Dublin. Well done to both Ruth and Seamus. Pictured at the Scholarship Awards in University College Dublin are Professor Michael L Doherty, Bord na Gaeilge UCD Chairman, Seamus Tiernan, Ms. Bernie Rowland, Principal, Davitt College and Clár Ní Bhuachalla, Scholarship Scheme Coordinator.


Davitt College Graduates Celebrate Success As They Begin University

A number of Leaving Certificate students of 2016 at Davitt College, Castlebar dropped in to their school recently to say goodbye and thank teachers and staff for their six years of post-primary education. These young men and women are embarking on Third Level courses in universities and training colleges throughout Ireland for the academic year 2016/2017. They are spreading their wings to all four provinces of Ireland – from Trinity College Dublin to University College Cork to N.U.I. Galway to the Aberystwyth University, Wales.

“There is definitely a trend towards the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) this year,” said Bernie Rowland, Davitt College principal. “We offer all four science subjects at Senior Level, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricultural Science.” “There has been a steady increase in the uptake of these subjects over the past two/three years and this is evident when you consider the degree programmes students are choosing at Third Level,” she said.

Leaving Certificate students of 2016 at Davitt College, Castlebar. Pictured (from Left) Liam Laffey (B. Sc. in Animal Science, Aberystwyth University, Wales); Molly Rowland (B. Sc. in Science, UCD); Nasmul Uddin (B. Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, DCU); Hannah Duffy (B. A. in Applied Languages, University of Limerick); Claire McDonagh (B. A. in Product Design, I.T. Carlow); Laura O’Donnell (Disability Studies in Early Childcare and Education, Castlebar College of Further Education); Allanah Morris (Bachelor of Music, NUI Maynooth); Ms. Bernie Rowland, Principal, Davitt College;  Norah Conlon (Bachelor of Commerce, UCD); Aoife Brody (B. A. in Early Childhood Care, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick); Amy Gibbons (Bachelor of Business, GMIT); Jade Murphy (B. Sc. in Biomedical Science, NUI Galway); Laura Brody (B. Sc. in Genetics & Cell Biology, DCU); Ellen Murphy (Bachelor of Science, Trinity College Dublin); Ms. Bernie Lennon, Career Guidance Teacher.