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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 (Beginners)

Play Basketball Thursday nights at Donahies Community School. Basketball for Women Beginner is an evening basketball course for women and takes place at Donahies Community School in Dublin. Basketball for Women is a 10 week course for beginners, a fun and friendly class. Tutor: Róisín Shanahan           *Online enrolment open mid-August

Basketball for Women (Experienced and Improver Players)

Experienced 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 a 10 week class for experienced  and improver women basketball players starting this September ’19.  If you are familiar with the rules of basketball and are reasonably…

Beauty & Makeup

Look and feel amazing inside and out! Learn how to treat your skin the best way. This Beauty and Makeup course covers skin analysis, skincare, masks, scrubs, lashes, eyebrow tinting & shaping, manicures and pedicures. Makeup for all occasions & much more by highly qualified tutor. Tutor: Toni O’Leary

Bridge (Absolute Beginner)

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies courses at Donahies Community School in Dublin. Are you a complete beginner to Bridge? Or would you like to do a revision course? This is the course for you! Tutor: Róisín Troy E.B.U.   *Online enrolment now open

Bridge (Beginners Daytime class)

Join the Bridge (Beginners) course on Wednesday mornings at Donahies Community School in Dublin. The Bridge (Beginners) course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those who wish to do a revision course. 5 week course. Tutor:  Roisin Troy E.B.U.   *Online enrolment now open

Bridge (Improver Level 1)

Play Bridge on Wednesday evenings at Donahies Community School in Dublin. A course for bridge players who have completed 2 terms of beginners’  bridge course/equivalent level and wish to improve their skills. Tutor: Paul Doyle C.B.A.I.   *Online enrolment now open  

Bridge (Level 2 Daytime Class)

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies courses at Donahies Community School in Dublin. Bridge (Level 2) is suitable for those who have completed a Level I course/equivalent level and  for experienced players who wish to improve their Bridge skills at biding and play. Róisín Troy E.B.U.   *Online enrolment now open

Bridge class (Improver Level 2 Evening class)

For those who have completed a Level 1 course/equivalent level and for experienced players who wish to improve their skills at bidding and play in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Tutor:  Jim Mullally  C.B.A.I.

Computer Beginner/Improver Course

Donahies Community School will be running this Computer Improver Course in January ’19 Term This Computer Beginner/Improver Course covers file management and internet/email. Learn how to download and upload documents/photos to your email. Manage and organise your documents/photos into folders on your computer/laptop and learn how to transfer your documents between devices. Tutor: Eleanor Byrne…

Counselling (An Introduction)

Have you ever wondered how counselling works? Would you like to know about the basic theories, principles, practices and skills of counselling?  If so why not come along for a basic introduction to the subject in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tutor: Deirdre Delaney    

ECDL (PowerPoint and Access)

This ECDL (PowerPoint and Access) course kicks off on 25th September 2019. Access to email & MS Office version 16 is essential for practice purposes. Basic computer skills required. Examinations are optional and are available in PowerPoint & Access.  Cost of examinations: a once off ECDL registration of €40 plus €15 for each exam (see…

ECDL Access course

ECDL Access module only. Exams optional. Once off ECDL registration €40 plus €15 exam fee. Exam fees payable during course prior to exam. Starts 6th November ’19. 5 weeks, including exam week.  Class starts earlier than advertised week 5 in order to accommodate exam, which is optional. Tutor: Pauline Berkery

ECDL Excel course

Single Excel module starts 5/11/’19. 5 weeks including optional exam. Once off ECDL registration €40 plus €15 for exam. Exam fees payable during course prior to exams. Class will start earlier than advertised week to accommodate exam. Tutor: Pauline Berkery

ECDL MS PowerPoint course

This ECDL MS PowerPoint course will commence this September at Donahies Community School. Access to email & MS Office version 16 is essential for home practice purpose. Basic computer skills required. Examinations are optional. Cost of examinations: a once off ECDL registration €40 plus €15 for each exam.  (See also T61 for Word & Excel modules.)…

ECDL MS Word course

Donahies Community School will run this ECDL MS Word course from September 24th. Access to email & MS Office version 16 is essential for home practice purpose. Basic computer skills required. Examinations are optional. Cost of examinations: a once off ECDL registration €40 plus €15 for each exam.  (See also W1 for PowerPoint & Access modules.)…

ECDL Word and Excel course

This ECDL course is run by Donahies Community School on Tuesday evenings. Access to email & MS Office version 16 is essential for home practice purpose. Basic computer skills required. Examinations are optional and are available in Word & Excel. Cost of examinations: a once off ECDL registration €40 plus €15 for each exam.  (See also…

Energy and Vitality in Movement

Aches & pains? Stiff joints? Bad circulation? Have your body work for you, not against you! Learn a whole-body routine for releasing tension & increasing body flow. Gentle but powerful exercises to keep your body healthy, flexible & energised. Includes elements of Tai Chi & Qi Gong. Tutor: Ben Somers

EXCEL - INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED

This course is specifically designed for those who have  a working knowledge of Excel and  wish to learn how to create and use spreadsheets. Topics covered include how to input data, use autofill, apply basic formula, process data, create graphs and charts. Course will progress to include advanced features of Excel such as IF functions and…

Herbal Medicine (Introduction)

Study Herbal Medicine at Donahies Community School in Dublin. Learn how to use herbal medicines to prevent illness and improve your health. Learn the basics of herbal medicine, including plant identification, what herbs to use for what, how to use herbs safely, how to make home made remedies and more from Tom O’ Brien master…

Interior Design

Have you a room to improve? During this 8-week course, learn how to turn your individual design ideas into reality from a professional. Course includes how to plan a room, colour combinations and psychology, wall and floor coverings, room planning. mood boards, lighting, window dressing, kitchen/ bathroom layouts, storage solutions, how to accessorise and many more handy…

Jewellery Making (An Introduction)

Start a new hobby and create your own handmade jewellery in a supportive, relaxed class. Create two or three pieces in each class working with handouts and talks on tools, threading, beads etc. Materials extra €3/4 per class from tutor. Tutor: Lorna Gaffney White    

Mindfulness - Meditation

This 8 week 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   *Online enrolment now open

Mindfulness Meditation (Daytime)

This 8 week 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   *Online enrolment opens mid-December ’18

Nail Glamour

Learn all about your nails plus filing, painting and shellac. Includes nail design art, diamond application, flowers and more. Applying artificial tips, demonstration of acrylic application (starter kit available to purchase from tutor) and much more.

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  

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 - Improver / Continuation course - Monday Evenings

For those with some experience or who are relatively fit. Class will be at slightly faster pace than Beginners with focus on posture and core strength. Mat & towel required. Tutor: Jonathan Walsh   *Online enrolment now open

Pilates (Advanced)

Pilates for those students who have done Pilates regularly for over one year  or with their own regular Pilates practice and who are confident with their fitness level. Focus on a more flowing class and advancement of movements, class at faster pace than Continuation/Improver class. Mat and towell required. Tutor: Jonathan Walsh   *Online enrolment…

Pilates - Improvers/Continuation (Wednesday evenings)

For those with some experience or who are relatively fit. This Pilates class will be at slightly faster pace than Beginners with focus on posture and core strength. Mat and towel required. Tutor:  Jonathan Walsh   *Online enrolment now open

Pilates Beginners (Monday evenings)

Suitable for absolute Pilates beginner,or those returning after long absence and for those with or recovering from injury. See also Wednesday night. Mat & towel required. Tutor: Jonathan Walsh   *Online enrolment now open

Pilates Beginners Course (Wednesday evenings)

This Pilates Beginners Course suitable for absolute beginner or those returning after a long absence and for those with or recovering from injury. Mat and towel required. See also Monday evening. Tutor: Jonathan Walsh   *Online enrolment now open

Pottery and Ceramics (Taster Beginner Course)

Think you might like to take up Pottery? This 5 week taster course will help you decide!  Students will learn  how to handle clay, make pots and plaques, how to fire their clay and then how to glaze their ceramic. All clay, glaze and firing included in course fee. Tutor:  Mark McManus   *Online enrolment available …

Pottery and Ceramics Course (Beginners and Improvers)

Students will learn a number of hand building techniques including strap building and slab work. Students can design and create vases, tiles, wall pieces, bowls, small sculptures & bas relief. Materials included in course fee. Tutor: Mark McManus   *Online enrolment available form the end of August at www.donahiesadulted.ie

QQI LEVEL 5 BOOKKEEPING MANUAL & COMPUTERISED 5N1354

This QQI Level 5 (5N1354) Minor Award is ran in conjunction with the College of Progressive Education. For course information please visit : – www.progressivecollege.ie To book please contact Donahies Adult Ed. 10 week course, Tuesday evenings. Minimum age is 17 Years for QQI Courses. LAPTOP REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.

QQI LEVEL 5 PAYROLL MANUAL & COMPUTERISED 5N1546

This QQI Level 5 (5N1354) Minor Award is ran in conjunction with the College of Progressive Education. For course information please visit : – www.progressivecollege.ie To book please contact Donahies Adult Ed. 10 week course, Tuesday evenings. Minimum age is 17 Years for QQI Courses. LAPTOP REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.

QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person (5N 2706)

This QQI level 5 (5N 2706) minor award is ran in conjunction with the College of Progressive Education. This course is designed for those, who would like to pursue a career in the healthcare sector caring for older people. Partipants on QQI courses must be minimum 17 years of age For information on course details/content…

QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting 5N1786

This QQI Level 5 (5N 1786) course is run in conjunction with the College of Progressive Education. This course is designed for those, who would like to pursue a career or volunteer in working with children with special needs in the educational system. Minimum age for QQI courses is 17 years. For information on course…

QQI LEVEL 6 SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING LEVEL 6 6N1957

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…

Self Defence For All course - without getting hurt!

Would you like to learn Self Defence without getting hurt? All ages from 16 years plus catered for. All shapes, sizes and fitness levels welcome! No muscle strength or strain required. Gently and effectively taught in a fun, relaxed way. Instead of relying on muscle strength, focus on grounding, balance, body alignment and spatial awareness. …

Sewing (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. Early booking advised for all Sewing classes. Tutor: Mary Coonan          *Online enrolment now open

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

Sewing course (Thursday Nights)

Donahies Community School will run this Sewing course in January 2019. 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   *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   *Online…

Sewing course (Friday 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. Early booking advised for all Sewing  classes. Tutor: Mary Coonan          *Online enrolment now open

Sewing course (Wednesday Afternoon Class)

This Sewing course will commence Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Donaghmeade. 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   *Online…

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   *Online enrolment now open

Smartphone, Tablet, Ipad (Wednesday mornings)

Smart Technology morning course at Donahies Community School. Bring your own device and learn all you need to know to become confident in using you’re Reader/iPhone/iPad, Tablet or Smartphone.  This course is designed for beginners and will cover the basics, to enable you to get the most out of your device. Tutor: Eleanor Byrne  …

Sound Engineering and Music Technology (Intermediate)

Become a maestro in the studio with this Sound Engineering and Music Technology course. With this Sound Engineering and Music Technology course learn how to put musical performances in time and in tune. Learn how dynamic processors work – compressors, limiters & expanders. Learn how to use & programme time based effects – reverbs, delays, chorus.…

Sound Engineering and Music Technology (Introduction)

Thinking of kick-starting a new career? Give this exciting Sound Engineering and Music Technology course a go. An introduction to Sound Engineering and Music Technology will teach how to record and edit musical performances by both solo artists/ensemblesand speakers. Learn how to operate Pro Tools, mixing and editing software, as well as exploring MIDI, using virtual instruments…

Spanish (Beginners)

This Spanish course for beginners kicks off February 6th 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, Maria Soler, at the helm! Tutor: Maria Asensio Soler…

Spanish (Continuation Class)

Donahies Community School will be running this Spanish continuation class from September 2019. 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…

Tai Chi - Beginners & Continuation (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 from late August

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

Yoga (Thursday evening)

Learn to experience the power of yoga, by tuning into your own life force.  Develop the techniques of relaxation, posture and breath work.  Mat required.  See also Tuesday evening yoga classes.   Early booking advised for all yoga classes. Tutor:  Dermot Kirby   *Online enrolment now open

Yoga (Tuesday evening 7-8.15pm)

Learn to experience the power of yoga, by tuning into your own life force.  Develop the techniques of relaxation, posture and breath work.  Mat required.  See also Thursday evening yoga classes. Early booking advised for all yoga classes. Tutor:  Dermot Kirby   *Online enrolment now open

Yoga (Tuesday evening 8.15-9.30pm)

Learn to experience the power of yoga, by tuning into your own life force.  Develop the techniques of relaxation, posture and breath work.  Mat required.  See also Thursday evening yoga classes. Early booking advised for all yoga classes. Tutor:  Dermot Kirby   *Online enrolment now open

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