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Crescent College Comprehensive SJ

Crescent College Comprehensive, SJ, Dooradoyle, Limerick. V94 W6W8, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 W6W8

About Crescent College Comprehensive

Crescent College Comprehensive SJ On-going Education Department has being organising night classes In Limerick for decades.  We are located on the Dooradoyle road across from the Garryowen RFC and a few hundred yards from the Crescent Shopping Centre.  A range of courses are organised twice yearly for Spring term (January-April) and Autumn term (September-December).  Classes can be taken in a wide range of hobby and leisure activities as well as personal and social development classes.

A sample of our courses

We offer a wide range of language classes including English as a Foreign Language, French, Irish, Japanese, German and Spanish.  Hands-on classes are offered in Art/Painting, Drama, Digital Photography, Flower Arranging, Baking, Cooking, Sewing,  Woodwork, Woodcarving, Dog Grooming, Calligraphy, Creative Writing, Computers, Bridge and  Personal development classes of  Yoga and Mindfulness/Life Coaching are very popular.  Music classes in Tin whistle, Ukulele, Dancing and Guitar are in high demand.  Courses leading to a QQI qualification are offered.

And new courses are being added all the time! Whether you want to learn a new skill or hobby or meet new people in a relaxed and fun atmosphere we have the class for you! Free parking is available on site.

Bridge Beginners

An introduction to the wonderful world of bridge through play and demonstration. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Bridge Improvers

Opportunity for those who already play bridge to improve their card play and bidding. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Calligraphy (Introduction)

Introducing foundational skills in lettering and from that we will progress to a specific style of writing. Materials included: A basic copy book, 120 page or 40 page ruled with margin. A copy book (Ormond) 40 pages B2; a clear plastic ruler, pencil (HB) and rubber. A set of Manuscript, 3 nibs Set. To Pay…

Cookery for All Grades

Learn the skills of a competent cook from prep to presentation in this evening Cookery course. Chop, slice, dice your veg…debone and filet your fish, cook the perfect meat dish -steak, chicken and lots more besides. This is a hands-on class. Ingredients not included.  John is qualified chef. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK:…

Cookery for Men

This Cookery for Men course gives men the chance to improve their cooking skills and add to their repertoire of favourite meals. This is a hands-on class exploring a wide range of cooking techniques taught by a qualified chef.  Ingredients not included. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Creative Writing

This Creative Writing course is an introductory programme for aspiring writers who wish to develop skills, confidence and creativity in fiction, poetry or memoir writing through guided group and individual work. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Digital Photography

An introduction to Digital Photography suitable for those who have no previous knowledge of photography.  This course will cover camera exposure settings applicable to any brand of digital camera. (DSLR or mirrorless). Camera not necessary but individuals may bring their own camera if they wish.

Digital Skills For Citizens

Learn how to use email, apps, online shopping and much more. *Free to citizens over 45 who wish to improve their digital literacy; complete application and return to office.

Dog Grooming

Learn to groom your own pet, maintain his coat between grooming and get tips on positive handling. Various breeds covered.  NOTE: START DATE 04/02/’20. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Drama Skills

This course will introduce you to useful ways of using drama in a classroom or facilitation context.  See website for more details.

English as a Foreign Language

Gain confidence in your spoken and written English in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Covers form filling, creating a CV, grammar, dealing with everyday situations and communicating with child’s school, etc. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging Course Commencing Monday 20th January 7pm-9pm. Learn the skills of flower arranging in a relaxing atmosphere. You must bring your own flowers so that you can leave each night with a beautiful flower arrangement. Details of materials required will be advised before each class. Check our Facebook page for samples of the Spring…

French Beginners

This French Beginners course in spoken French, given by a native speaker, will give you a good grounding in the basics and enable visitors to France to communicate more effectively. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Greek and Roman Civilisations

For those interested in the civilisation of Greece and Rome.   Basic Latin will be covered. No previous knowledge is required. This course is presented by The Limerick Branch of The Classical Association of Ireland.  Website:  It is of particular interest to individuals travelling to Italy and Greece on holiday. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK:…

Guitar (Continuation)

This course is targeted at those who wish to continue to develop their skills to a more advanced level.

Guitar - Beginners

This course is suitable for individuals who have no knowledge of playing the guitar and who wish to play simple tunes. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Irish Language and Culture

Is féidir linn! Learn to speak Irish confidently in a welcoming and relaxed setting while also exploring some aspects of Irish culture. Tá fáilte roimh chách. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Japanese Language and Culture

This class covers basic conversation and survival Japanese for those travelling to Japan for business or on holiday. To Pay ONLINE – CLICK ON LINK: Adult Education Easy Payment

Life Coaching & Mindfulness

Introduction to Coaching, Understanding & Practicing Mindfulness, Improving Self Awareness, Managing Change, Improve your Self Confidence & Esteem, Dealing with Stress, Improve Time Management, Learn to Say “No” to Others (Setting Boundaries) Setting Goals & Objectives, Managing Family Relationships, Becoming more Assertive.

Make-Up (Self-Application)

Learn to perfect your own make-up look from start to finish. Topics covered include skincare, lashes and every day make-up. Bring your own make-up bag and mirror to use in class.


Discover painting with oils or acrylics and develop your artistic side in a relaxed, helpful and supportive atmosphere. Materials not supplied, please bring brushes, paint and canvas.  Maximum 15places.

Publish an E-Book

New Publish an E-Book course starting Tuesday 21st January 2020 7pm-9pm for 4 weeks. HOW TO PUBLISH AN E-BOOK  Tutor: Ben Kesp                                                                                    Cost €90.00 This workshop will help you to discover more on the publishing world and focuses on how to publish an e-book.  It will help develop your passion and explore the steps in…

Screenwriting Fundamentals

This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the process of screenwriting, structure, formatting and will provide you with what you need to start writing your own screenplay. On completion, you will be able to write a screen script, formatted for submission.  Learning Outcomes:1. Introduction to Screenwriting; 2. Understanding the 3 Act structure 3.…

Sewing - Beginners

Course starting  Tuesday 7pm-9.30pm . January 21st 2020. Learn to use your sewing machine, make small items and learn useful sewing techniques.  You’ll need to provide your own sewing machine, scissors, cotton fabric and sewing thread. Maximum 15places.

Social Dancing for Fun

A ballroom dancing course for couples which offers enjoyment and exercise. Price is per couple.

Spanish (Continuation)

This course is suitable for individuals who have completed a beginner’s course or who have studied Spanish in the past but are a little rusty.

Spanish - Advanced

This course is conducted completely in Spanish. Gain confidence in speaking fluently in Spanish.

Spanish course (Beginners)

Spanish course based on oral and written communication with lots of opportunity to practice for holidays or work. This course is suitable for complete beginners or those with a very elementary knowledge of Spanish.

Tin Whistle (Continuation)

This course is for those who wish to learn more complex tunes and continue to develop their playing to a more advanced level.

Tin Whistle - Beginners

Enjoy learning tin whistle in a small adult group. This class is for beginners learning basic tunes and some jigs and reels.

Ukulele (Continuation)

This course is for individuals who have completed a beginner’s course or who can play basic tunes and want to take their playing to the next level. The session is easy going, creative, fun and social.

Ukulele - Beginners

Learn how to play ukulele in a step by step method based on songs you want to play. The session is easy going, creative, fun and social.

Woodcarving - Beginners

Develop the basic skills of woodcarving and tool care in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Tools can be provided.


Classes will see participants successfully craft a solid wood piece of furniture using traditional jointing skills and finishing techniques such as oils, stains and varnishes. No prior knowledge or skillset is required to produce a project you can use in your home. Materials not included.

Yoga for All

Each class consists of breathing techniques (pranayama), physical postures (asana) and a deep relaxation (yoga nidra).  This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those who enjoy a gentle class. Triona is a Satyananda teacher. Satyananda yoga teachers are trained to the highest standard with over 500 training hours and with regular in-service training and…


Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba classes are often called exercise in disguise!