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Donahies Community School

Streamville Road,, Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D13 YN77

Donahies Community School in Donaghmede, Dublin 13 offers adult education, courses and lifelong learning.

The Donahies Community School has been running adult education, evening classes and courses for the local community of Donaghmede, Dublin 13 since 1980.  We provide day and evening classes in a friendly environment.  A wide variety of courses are available including hobby, personal development and skills based classes.

As our school is a one storey building in Donaghmede, it is very wheelchair friendly for adults enrolling in courses.  The school also has designated disabled parking spaces, ramps into the canteen area and toilets for the disabled. Our canteen facility provides students the opportunity to enjoy a cuppa at break-time as they get to know their fellow students.

For more information about adult education and courses at Donahies Community School in Donaghmede, Dublin 13, please view our courses below in the Nightcourses.com Course Finder or contact us using our details below.

 

 

Basketball for Women (Experienced and Improver Players)

Experienced & Improver female basketball players can now sign up for class at Donahies Community School. Join the Basketball for Women (Experienced Players) course at Donahies Community School. This is an 8 week class for experienced  and improver women basketball players starting 1st February ’24.  If you are familiar with the rules of basketball (even…

Bridge (Introduction)

NOT RUNNING THIS TERM Learn Bridge on Wednesday evenings at Donahies Community School in Dublin! Think you might like to learn Bridge? An introductory course to Bridge in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Possibility of a continuation course to follow this 5 week taster course. Tutor: Paul/Anne Doyle C.B.A.I.    

BRIDGE BEGINNER CONTINUATION

Suitable for those who have completed 10-week Bridge beginner course/equivalent. 5 Week course

Bridge Improvers

NOT RUNNING THIS TERM Suitable for those who have completed a 20-week Bridge beginner course/equivalent or for those, who would like to get back playing Bridge and wish to improve their Bridge skills at bidding and play. Paul/Anne Doyle C.B.A.I. *Online enrolment available on www.donahiesadulted.ie

Cake Decorating & Sugarcraft

Learn a variety of cake decorating techniques in this 6-week course.  Learn the correct technique of decorating a cake, make a variety of cake toppers such as teddy bears, small animals, baby items, flowers, festive and occasion cakes and much more. A relaxing, creative way to spend a Wednesday afternoon! Materials including a dummy cake…

Creative Writing (6 week course)

A practical workshop based programme designed to help people approach creative writing in a way that they can feel confident unlocking their own personal stories and getting them down on the page. This process uses a combination of carefully guided steps and peer to peer motivation, all within a fun and encouraging atmosphere.  6 week…

Crochet - Improver

This course is suitable for students with knowledge of the basic crochet stitches & would like to improve their skills. In a relaxed environment you will learn how to crochet a naming/christening blanket, using new stitches, how to join using different techniques & finishing off. You will also learn how to read diagrams (if you…

Crochet Christmas Decorations Workshop (Improvers)

Come join our Crochet Christmas Decorations Workshop! A variety of Christmas cotton crochet decorations to choose from on the day e.g. a candy cane, a swirl and for those a little more accomplished in the art of crochet a star or a Santa hat.  Materials included, please remember to bring along your crochet hooks!! All…

Crochet for Beginners

In this 10 week course, learn the beautiful handcraft of crochet in a relaxed & friendly environment.   Create a square in a different stitch for the first 4 weeks. Weeks 5 -8 will see you joining your squares, adding a border & tassels to complete your first project, a small blanket. By joining our class,…

Dog Care & Basic Dog Training

Thinking of getting a pup or rescuing a dog? Like to learn more about dogs? Interested in finding new ways to keep your dog active mentally and physically? Looking for tips on training and caring for your dog? John Ward, of Dublin Dog Training, who has 27 years of experience of training dogs and working…

Embroidery (Beginners)

NOT RUNNING THIS TERM Looking for a new hobby, that’s creative and mindful? Embroidery is the course for you! You will start from the beginning, cover some of the basics (like how to thread a needle) and learn some simple stitches to get you started. You will build on this knowledge of stitches and materials…

Film & TV Appreciation

An introductory exploration of classic and modern cinema with specific focus on how films have changed and developed over time, understanding different genres and how the art of visual storytelling works. With the steady popularity of TV drama in recent years, this course now also features an additional focus on just what makes thrilling television…

Flower Arranging - Autumn and Christmas

Make festive arrangements for your home in this 8-week course – candle pot, table arrangements on the agenda finishing with a Christmas wreath. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Flowers not included in course fee. Students will be given a list of requirements in advance of each class. Oases can be purchased at cost price from tutor.        TUTOR:…

Flower Arranging - Spring and Easter

Make Spring & Easter arrangements for your home with this Flower Arranging course – candle pot, table arrangements on the agenda finishing with an Easter wreath. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Flowers not included in course fee. Students will be given a list of requirements in advance of each class. Oases can be purchased at cost price…

General Learning Level 3 (Back to Education Initiative) BTEI

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time further education programmes for all ages. The aim is to give people, who left school early or have no formal education, an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities. It is a QQI Certified course with national recognition and is equivalent to…

General Learning Level 4 (Back to Education Initiative) BTEI

The Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time further education programmes for all ages. The aim is to give people, who left school early or have no formal education, an opportunity to combine a return to learning with family, work and other responsibilities. It is a QQI Certified course with national recognition and is above Junior…

Handmade Christmas Decorations (Sewing Workshop)

Create bespoke Christmas decorations!  There will be a range of kits to choose from in cheerful Christmas fabrics such as Christmas wreath, wall hanging. Course fee includes a kit which will contain everything you need to make your decorations.  No need to worry about cutting out patterns – it will be all done and waiting for…

Irish Sign Language (ISL)

Why not learn Irish Sign Language, Ireland’s 3rd official language?  This course is designed to enable you to communicate using Irish Sign Language and also to learn about the deaf community and deaf culture.  These fun classes are taught by a deaf tutor who will use ISL throughout and you will learn and pick up…

Jewellery Making (Beading) Workshop

Start a new hobby and create your own handmade jewellery in a supportive class. Create 3 pieces of jewellery. All materials and use of equipment included in course fee. Tutor: Lorna Gaffney White Online booking available at www.donahiesadulted.ie Sat. 24th Feb.              10.00am -2.00pm     €40

Latina Dance (Zumba Style) at Donahies Community School

Hi everyone! Latina Dance is my new energetic dance and fitness class to the sounds of my native rhythmic Latin beats. In Colombia, we believe dancing is the body’s way of smiling, and my aim for every class is that you shake, sweat and leave with a smile! Similar to Zumba, which has its origins…

MAKE A BEAR WORKSHOP (Intermediate/Advanced)

Sun. 22nd October 10.00am-2.30pm Make a beautiful cotton bear, a perfect gift made to treasure! Choice of colours and patterns available. Tea & coffee provided All materials included in course fee. Requirements: – Basic Sewing Kit (scissors, pins, pencil) & sewing machine in good working order. Tutor: Mary Coonan

Mindfulness and Meditation (Donahies Community School)

This 6 week Mindfulness and Meditation course is for those who wish to deepen spiritual awareness and learn simple relaxation techniques to practice in their journey through life. Tutor: Dermot Kirby

MS Excel (Beginners)

Learn to use MS Excel spreadsheets – format, organize & calculate data in a spreadsheet in a relaxed environment.  Suitable for beginners. If also booking MS WORD, please book combined WORD & EXCEL option for €15 reduction under Monday evening classes.  If you have MS Excel/Office 365 on your laptop, please bring your laptop along…

MS Excel Intermediate/Advanced

This 6 week course is specifically designed for those who want to improve their use of spreadsheet applications.  Topics covered include how to input data, autofill, process data, create graphs and charts.  Course will progress to include advanced features of excel “if” functions and nested “if” “and” “not” functions, Sumif and Countif for Selective adding…

MS Word & File Management

Learn how to use MS Word, word processor, format and edit files & documents, create folders & organise files. Suitable for beginners.  If also booking MS EXCEL, please book combined WORD & EXCEL option for €15 reduction. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Tutor: Eleanor Byrne Online booking available on www.donahiesadulted.ie

MS Word, File Management & Excel course
MS Word, File Management & Excel course is a course run by Donahies Community School, Dublin. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 20 hours. For more information about MS Word, File Management & Excel course at Donahies Community School, please review the details below.
Oil Painting (Soft Pastels)

Take up art with Oil Painting and Soft Pastels at Donahies Community School. This Oil Painting and Soft Pastels course accommodates beginner/improve/advanced. It includes mixed media of soft and hard pastel, charcoal, acrylic, water and oil paints. Explore your own project. Tutor: Joni Croughan Online booking on www.donahiesadulted.ie  

Oil Painting (Soft Pastels)

Take up art with Oil Painting and Soft Pastels at Donahies Community School. This Oil Painting and Soft Pastels course accommodates beginner/improve/advanced. It includes mixed media of soft and hard pastel, charcoal, acrylic, water and oil paints. Explore your own project. Tutor: Joni Croughan Online booking on www.donahiesadulted.ie  

Photography - Level 1

8 week introductory course to help get the most from your camera, learn about all the camera modes and settings. Topics covered will include Aperture-Depth of Field, Shutter speed and ISO settings, Portrait and Landscape photography. This course is ideal to those looking to get started with their camera. The course will be delivered in a relaxed non-technical…

Pilates - Beginner & Improver

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. The courses are a part of a systematic, progressive programme on the mat designed to stimulate and challenge the body at a pace suited to each individual. This class will cater for both beginners & improvers, students working…

Pilates Beginners Course

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. The courses are a part of a systematic, progressive programme on the mat designed to stimulate and challenge the body at a pace suited to each individual. This Pilates Beginners Course suitable for absolute beginner or those returning…

Pilates for Beginners/Improver Course

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. The courses are a part of a systematic, progressive programme on the mat designed to stimulate and challenge the body at a pace suited to each individual. This course caters for both beginners & improvers, working at their…

Pilates for Beginners/Improver Course

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the body. The courses are a part of a systematic, progressive programme on the mat designed to stimulate and challenge the body at a pace suited to each individual. This course caters for both beginners & improvers, working at their…

Pottery and Ceramics Course (IMPROVERS - Tuesday evenings)

This Pottery and Ceramics course is suitable for those who have taken our beginners course or who have previous experience working with clay. Students will use prior knowledge and new techniques to create a body of work in both 2D and 3D. Different kinds of clay will be available for each project, specifically selected for…

Pottery and Ceramics Course (Beginners and Improvers - Saturday afternoons)

In this 8 week Pottery and Ceramics course students will learn a number of hand building and decorating techniques to create their own unique creative and functional works. Students can design and create vases, tiles, wall pieces, bowls, small sculptures in a relaxed environment. Fee includes materials. Tools required, tool set available from tutor at…

Pottery and Ceramics Course (Beginners and Improvers - Saturday mornings at Donahies))

In this 8 week Pottery and Ceramics Course students will learn a number of hand building and decorating techniques to create their own unique creative and functional works. Students can design and create vases, tiles, wall pieces, bowls, small sculptures in a relaxed environment. Fee includes  materials. Tools required, tool set available from tutor at…

Pottery and Ceramics Course (Beginners and Improvers Thursday evenings)

In this 8 week Pottery and Ceramics Course students will learn a number of hand building and decorating techniques to create their own unique creative and functional works. Students can design and create vases, tiles, wall pieces, bowls, small sculptures in a relaxed environment. Fee includes materials. Tools required, tool set available from tutor at…

Pottery and Ceramics Course (Beginners and Improvers Wednesday evenings)

In this 8 week Pottery and Ceramics Course students will learn a number of hand building and decorating techniques to create their own unique creative and functional works. Students can design and create vases, tiles, wall pieces, bowls, small sculptures in a relaxed environment. Fee includes  materials. Tools required, tool set available from tutor at…

Pottery Workshop - Christmas Tree Luminary

NOT RUNNING THIS TERM POTTERY – CHRISTMAS TREE LUMINARY Sun. 5th & 19th Nov.  11.00am-1.00pm           €80 Make your own Christmas Tree Luminaries! Height:  25-30cm   Width:  10cm Level:  Complete beginners welcome. This workshop will be split into two stages and runs over both dates – Sunday 5th & Sunday 19th November 11.00am-1.00pm For our first workshop, we will create our…

Qi Gong (Introduction)

6 week introductory course in Qi Gong. Qi gong is an ancient Chinese practice which helps to develop and balance the life energy (qi). It consists of synchronised movement, breathing and meditation and is designed to enhance health, balance emotions, and calm the mind. Practiced regularly, it makes joints more supple, strengthens the muscles and…

QQI LEVEL 5 SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING LEVEL 5 5N1786

With the introduction of the SNA in schools, children are now able to fully meet their potential thanks to the additional support the SNA provides to children within their care. The College of Progressive Education  has been delivering training in this sector for twenty years. College of Progressive Education SNA courses have continually developed over…

QQI LEVEL 6 SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING LEVEL 6 6N1957 CLASSROOM BASED/ONSITE COURSE

Ran in conjunction with the College of Progressive Education ​With the introduction of the SNA in schools, children are now able to fully meet their potential thanks to the additional support the SNA provides to children within their care. The College of Progressive Education  has been delivering training in this sector for twenty years. College…

Sewing - All Skill Levels (Friday evening)

Sewing courses at the Donahies Community School. A fun, creative and practical course suitable for all skill levels. Learn the basics or improve your existing skills for dress-making, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decorations, handbag making, gifts and crafts. Early booking advised for all Sewing  classes. Tutor: Mary Coonan Own sewing machine required.  Small number of…

Sewing - all skill levels (Saturday Afternoon)

A fun, creative and practical course suitable for all skill levels. Learn the basics or improve your existing skills for dress-making, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decorations, handbag making, gifts and crafts. Tutor: Mary Coonan online booking available on www.donahiesadulted.ie Limited number of machines available, please enquire before booking EARLY BOOKING ADVISED ON SEWING CLASSES

Sewing - All Skill Levels (Thursday Nights)

Donahies Community School  Sewing courses A fun, creative and practical Sewing course suitable for all skill levels. Learn the basics or improve your existing skills for dress-making, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decorations, handbag making, gifts and crafts. Early booking advised for all Sewing  classes. Tutor: Mary Coonan Sewing machine in good working order required. Small…

Sewing - All Skill Levels (Tuesday evening)

Sewing course at Donahies Community School A fun, creative and practical course suitable for all skill levels.  Learn the basics or improve your existing skills for dress-making, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decorations, handbag making, gifts and crafts Tutor: Mary Coonan      EARLY BOOKING ADVISED Limited number of machines available, please enquire before booking *Online…

Sewing course - All Skill Levels (Saturday Morning)

Sewing course for experienced & beginner crafters at Donahies Community School. A fun, creative and practical Sewing course suitable for all skill levels. Learn the basics or improve your existing skills for dress-making, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decoration, handbag making, gifts & crafts. Early booking advised for all Sewing  Classes. Tutor: Mary Coonan Limited number…

Sewing course (Wednesday Afternoon Class)

 Sewing courses Wednesday afternoons in Donaghmede. A fun, creative and practical Sewing course suitable for all skill levels. Learn the basics or improve your existing skills for dress-making, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decorations, handbag making, gifts and crafts. Early booking advised for all Sewing  classes. Tutor: Mary Coonan Limited number of machines available, please enquire…

Sewing for All Skill Levels (Wednesday Evenings)

Wednesday night’s Sewing course at Donahies Community School A fun, creative and practical Sewing course suitable for all skill levels. Learn the basics or improve your existing skills for dress-making, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decorations, handbag making, gifts and crafts. Early booking advised for all Sewing classes. Tutor: Mary Coonan Limited number of machines available,…

Sewing Workshop - MAKE A BEAR (Intermediate - Advanced)

NOT RUNNING THIS TERM MAKE A BEAR SEWING WORKSHOP           10.00am-2.30pm              €75 Make a beautiful cotton bear, a perfect gift made to treasure! Choice of colours & patterns available. Tea & coffee provided All materials included in course fee. Requirements: – Basic Sewing Kit (scissors, pins, pencil) & sewing machine in good…

Soap, Candle & Balm Making

In this 6 week course, students can look forward to making soaps, candles and body balms. Fun and easy to make with no specialist equipment needed, as well as being completely natural, with no additives or synthetic chemicals. All the ingredients are vegan friendly and not tested on animals. We will also start to develop…

Spanish - Intermediate

Donahies Community School will be running this Spanish Intermediate class Thursday evenings If you would like to improve your conversational Spanish, this is your course! You need to be familiar with the Spanish indicative past and be ready to give use it! We will discuss different subjects each week and points of grammar as required.…

Spanish (Beginners Continuation LEVEL 1 Class)

Donahies Community School will be running this Spanish beginners continuation class Tuesday evenings If you would like to brush up on your Spanish, improve your basic knowledge and learn more about Spanish culture, with a native speaker, this is the course for you! Come and join us for a fun night of learning! Suitable for…

Spanish (Beginners Continuation LEVEL 2 Class)

Donahies Community School will be running this Spanish beginners continuation class Tuesday evenings If you would like to brush up on your Spanish, improve your basic knowledge and learn more about Spanish culture, with a native speaker, this is the course for you! Come and join us for a fun night of learning! Suitable for…

Spanish - Beginners

This Spanish course for beginners kicks off Wednesday evenings at Donahies Community School Looking to explore Spanish language and culture?  Like to learn to communicate in basic Spanish? This is the course for you!  Embark on a journey of discovery and fun with native Spanish speaker at the helm! Tutor: Clara Díaz Suárez *Online enrolment…

Spanish Improvers

If you would like to brush up on your Spanish, improve your basic knowledge and learn more about Spanish culture, with a native speaker, this is the course for you! Come and join us for a fun night of learning. Suitable for those who can use the present tense & have completed 2 year/equivalent in…

Stained Glass for Beginners/Improvers

Learn stained glass method & glass fusing to create light catchers, terrariums, light-shades. Learn the skill of patterns , glass selection, cutting, foiling and soldering.  Students will complete at least one colourful stained glass piece. Improvers should bring along project to work on. Materials not included.  Equipment & materials are provided for beginners for class…

Tai Chi - Beginners (afternoon class)

The gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi bring  strength & flexibility to the body. With practice,  Tai Chi enhances mental clarity and assists in achieving better balance & co-ordination. Tutor: Claire McGreevy   *Online enrolment available on www.donahiesadulted.ie

Tai Chi - Continuation ( Wednesday afternoon class)

The  gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi bring  strength & flexibility to the body. With practice,  Tai Chi enhances mental clarity and assists in achieving better balance & co-ordination. This class is for students who have completed previous courses with Claire. New students, even those with experience of Tai Chi, are advised to enrol in…

Typing/Keyboard Skills

  Learn to touch type in 6 easy steps in a relaxed, friendly environment.  This course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve their touch typing skills including speed development. Tutor:  Eleanor Byrne online booking available on www.donahiesadulted.ie

Yoga (all levels, Tuesday evening 6.30-7.45pm)

Make time for yourself and restore your energy through traditional yoga practices such as  postures, breathing and conscious relaxation . If you think you can’t do Yoga for whatever reason, be assured that you can – if you can breathe, you can do yoga!!  Suitable for all levels. Mat, blanket, pillow/yoga blocks required for all…

Yoga (Tuesday evening All Levels 7.45-9.00pm)

Make time for yourself and restore your energy through traditional yoga practices such as  postures, breathing and conscious relaxation . If you think you can’t do Yoga for whatever reason, be assured that you can – if you can breathe, you can do yoga!!  Suitable for all levels. Mat, blanket, pillow/yoga blocks required for all…

Yoga Flow & Restore (Alll Levels)

This  6 week yoga and mindfulness class is suitable for all levels, including beginner, combines Hatha & Vinyasa Flowing Asana’s (movements) to include breathwork, mindfulness, as well as deep rest, release and letting go. Movement is quick yet paced with breath and modified to suit your level, with sweet stretches, breathing and relaxation. It is…

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Donahies Community School
Streamville Road,
Donaghmede, Dublin
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