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Hartstown Community School

Hartstown Road, Clonsilla, Clonsilla, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Hartstown Community School is located in the centre of the parishes of Hartstown and Huntstown and runs adult education courses and evening classes in Dublin 15.

Hartstown Community School was established in 1992 and the building was opened officially in 1996. It is a modern facility with general and fully equipped specialist classrooms.

The Community Education Programme at Hartstown Community School has been running since Sept 1994 catering for adults in the Greater Blanchardstown Area and beyond and we currently offer in excess of 100 evening classes over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 – 10pm. While most of our classes are of the hobby/leisure type we do offer some accredited courses in conjunction with the universities and colleges of further education.

Courses offered include languages, barbering, beauty, cookery, dance, computers, wood-turning, yoga, pilates, golf, childcare, floristry, photography, art, cake decoration, craftwork, jewellery making, web design, and many more! Courses at Hartstown Community School are offered over two 10 week terms Autumn (Sept – Dec) and Spring (Jan – Apr). Enrolment may be done by post or phone with credit/debit card details or online through our website Payment is also accepted by cheque or postal/money order. Open evenings are also held in the school from 7 – 9pm or you may call to the adult education office from 10am – 3pm at the beginning of each term.

For more information about adult education, evening classes and courses at Hartstown Community School, please view our courses in the Course Finder or call us on 01-8209863

Advanced Business Studies QQI Level 6

This Major Award course will allow learners to develop professional management and business skills which will open up opportunities for a career of their choice, in the area of management, finance, business planning, sales and marketing.


Have you ever wanted to learn how to communicate with your angels, perhaps you have felt their presence. Learn how to meet your very own Guardian Angel and have a greater understanding of Archangels. Learn how to make an angel alter, read angel cards, how meditation and crystals can help you, plus a section using…

Asian Cooking

Learn how to create restaurant style Indian and Thai cooking. Includes starters, side dishes and main courses. Learn tips, tricks and techniques. Mixture of demonstration and hands-on cooking.

Asian Cooking for the more Experienced Chef

Learn how to create restaurant-style Indian and South-East Asian dishes. Learn tips, tricks and techniques. This class is a mixture of demonstration and hands-on cooking.

Baking and Deserts

An interesting and fun experience. A hands on practical approach to baking. Learn how to make your own delicious bread,bake cakes for all occasions, party deserts,different pastries,pies,meringues and roulades.

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing for beginners and improvers, learn to dance for all occasions, jive,quickstep,waltz.samba,wedding waltz a specialty

Barbering - Level 2

Advanced course to include modern cutting and styling, razor fading and blending. Ideal for hairdressers looking to upskill to gents’ styling.

Barbering: An Introduction for Beginners

Level 1 introduction course to include basic cutting, blending, razor work and beard styling.

Body Conditioning and Toning

This toning, circuit class focuses on the lower part of the body, in particular, the stomach, bottom, hips and thighs. Get that firmer, fitter body in no time! A short guided relaxation session is included at the end of the class

Book-keeping & Accounts

Introduction to the basic principles of accounting, debtos and creditors ledgers, bank reconciliation and preparation of wages/salaries(PAYE/PRSI), trial balance, final accounts and introduction to VAT.

Boot Camp

Bootcamp will incorporate a number of different aspects of fitness such as cardio, circuit training, resistance, endurance and of course fun. Bootcamp is an excellent way for those new to training or those more experienced to achieve their personal goals.

Bridge for Beginners

Mini bridge for complete beginners run by a CBAI accredited teacher. Introduction to the most widespread, hugely social, inexpensive, fun past time in the world. No partner is required. Start playing immediately

Bridge for Improvers

Bridge for improvers run by a CBAI accredited teacher. Aimed at anyone who has within the last year to two years already taken bridge classes, maybe playing in the clubs and wishes to brush up / improve their bridge skills. Learn while having fun.

Cake Decoration & Sugar Craft

Learn how to decorate cakes for all occasions using sugar flowers and modelling various characters. Course materials extra. Course offered at two levels – Beginners and Stage 2

Car Maintenance

Introduction to all main components and systems of the csr, safety practices and advice on the service and repair that can be carried out at home.

Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5

Training for those interested in working with the aged in either a Nursing home or with a Homecare company.


To provide the learner with a basic understanding of Carpentry and Joinery. Understand different timbers, create basic joints, while appreciating health and safety in relation to tools and equipment. Create a mirror/ picture frame/ miniature door and frame/ architrave

Computerised Accounts

Using sage line 50 accounting software learn sales, purchases and nominal ledgers, invoicing, petty cash, bank reconciliation, Vat reporting, financial reports and year end processing. Notes supplied.

Computers (Intermediate) MS Office

Based on the key applications in MS Offi ce, Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Publisher. Course will Cover basic tasks through to advanced. Some previous computer knowledge required and access to a PC an advantage.

Computers - Beginners

Find out how to email and send photos/videos/files. Use free programmes to clean/protect your system and for work/pleasure. Learn how to bank online ,pay bills and book holidays , Get more out of your keyboard and basic mouse skills required

Computers - Internet Skills

Introduction to the Internet for total beginners. This course will cover email, banking, social media , booking and buying online, sending photos etc. (Subsidised course for 5 weeks)

Computers - Internet Skills (Improvers)

This follow-on course will cover more on email, online shopping, banking, communications e.g. Skype/Viber, etc. (Subsidised course. 5 weeks)

Cooking Family Favourites From Scratch

Modern, healthy family favourite recipes, cooked from scratch. This is a hands-on course with weekly demonstrations. Expand your recipe repertoire, knowledge and techniques. Time to throw out the jars and packages from your kitchen and cook from scratch.

Cooking for Men

Men love to cook too! This course gives men the chance to improve their cooking and baking skills and add to their repertoire of favourite meals. The emphasis will be placed on cooking meals that men traditionally like to cook (and eat!).

Counselling-An Introduction

This course will enable you to understand counselling and to differentiate it from other activities and skills to bring about self-awareness. Course topics will include theory of counselling, counselling skills and counselling with adults, adolescents and children.

Counselling/ Psychology

Introduction to Counselling and the Psychology of change. This course will enable you to understand counselling and to differentiate it from other activities and skills to bring about self awareness. (8 weeks)

Creative Writing

Have you ever wanted to write but thought you couldn’t? Have you ever felt the fear of the blank page? Do you think you might like to write but have never tried? Bring paper and pen. No perevious writing experience necessary.


Get started in the wonderful handcraft of crochet. Learn the basics needed to complete your own project and how to read a pattern. You will get hooked once you start!!!!!!

DIY/Home Maintenance

A general insight into how to work on DIY projects within your own home.

Dog Grooming and Dog Maintenance

Learn how to care for your four-legged friends, so that they will be looking and feeling their best! This practical hands-on course will teach you tips and tricks on home maintenance and general care of your dog. Includes how to approach different breeds, Dog handling, Positive reinforcement training as well as Brushing, Bathing, Clipping, Ear…

Drawing (Animation, Cartoons and Comics)

Learn the fundamentals of drawing, from designing and posing your own characters to an introduction to visual storytelling. Taught by an Animation Artist with 20 years industry experience. Ideal for those with an interest in animated Film, video game design or comic art. Suitable for all levels of artist.

Early Childhood Care-Child Development QQI Level 5

Child Development Module for those interested in a career in early childhood care, eg. Creche/ Playschool, etc. Office Administration

Embedded Computing Development

Have you ever wanted to design your own computer systems for electrical appliances, games, toys, entertainment and more. This introductory course is project based and strives to teach you the basics of embedded computing, using the Arduino UNO system. Partcipants will need a Laptop/Tablet. €40 extra for Software and Hardware.

English as a Second/Other Language

A fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn and practise basic English for everyday conversations with a focus on speaking listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary skills. (Beginners)

English as a Second/Other Language (Improvers)

Practical English taught for everyday situations. Emphasis on further development of all the key skills of speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary. (Improvers)

Exercise to Energise (Age 55+)

A gentle exercise routine designed to improve the condition of the heart and lungs followed by a toning programme to increase muscle strength. We will finish with stretching for flexibility and relaxation. Take part in both classes each week for only €90.

Exercise to Energise (Age 55+) Level 2

Push yourself that little further, while having fun! Aimed as an advancement on our level 1 exercise programme to develop the heart and lungs with a 30 minute low impact cardio session. Followed by a variety of toning and conditioning exercises to promote strength and flexibility for the core muscles (Abs, legs and back). Our…

Fashion Design, Sewing and Dressmaking

Learn how to take body measurements and follow patterns, alter garments and soft furnishings, as well as acquiring sewing and embroidery skills. (Basic sewing machine skills necessary)

First Aid

A basic course which looks at first aid treatment of burns, fractures, haemorrhage and demonstrations of CPR.


Learn how to make bows, hand-tied bouquets, arrangements, wreaths, button holes and corsages, wiring and taping and much more.

Floristry for Christmas

A fun ten week course on Christmas arrangement, table spray and door wreaths. Also, hand tie bouquet, bows and more.

French (Beginners)

French is one of the most romantic languages, easy to listen to and a delight to speak. Taught by a native speaker, this fun class is ideally suited to those who want to learn French

French course (Improvers)

For those who wish to continue on after completing beginners course in conversational French. Taught by a native French speaker you will learn to use the language in a practical way just in time for summer!

French Oral for the Leaving Cert

Preparation class for the French Oral exam for Leaving Certificate. Limited to a maximum of 14 participants.

Full Body Massage course

Learn how to give and receive a Full Body Massage under the instruction of an ITEC Tutor. Learn how to massage the Body and Face, be instructed on the use of towels during the treatment, learn the mental and physical powers of a small number of Aromatherapy Oils, know the Contraindications of Massage and enjoy…


GENEALOGY – Tracing Irish Ancestors €90 Learn to be your own researcher. All you need is some curiosity and expert guidance through the archives. Acquire the skills necessary to select, locate and use the appropriate sources for basic genealogy searches.


Learn rules, etiquette, equipment, grip, stance, swing and short game (Beginners) plus stance/swing improvements, driver and fairway shots (Improvers). Two classes held indoors, remaining classes held in Elmgreen Golf Centre.

Golf for Improvers

Learn stance and swing improvements, driver and fairway shots (Improvers). Classes held in Elmgreen Golf Centre.


Have fun learning guitar in this step by step class for total beginners.


Improve your guitar skills– learn more chords, techniques and playing styles to help your performance.


Basic introduction to hairdressing to include cutting, perming, colouring and upstyles. Course is also provided at Improver level.

Hill Walking and Mountain Navigation

This Hill Walking and Mountain Navigation course will include 4 in school classes learning the skills necessary to read Hill walking maps, use navigation, compass,respect the environment,wear the correct boots,rain wear etc. For the other 6 classes,this will be relatively easy. Saturday morning walk in the Wicklow Mountains which will include navigating challenges prepared in the…

Interior Design Course

Design a room in your home. During this 8 week Interior Design Course each student will be taught how to turn their individual design ideas into learning the principles of Interior Design from a professional interior designer.

Irish Conversation for Beginners

Learn to further your knowledge of your native language in everyday situations. Bígí linn.

Irish Conversation for Improvers

This follow-on class will help you to further improve your Irish language skills and give you a chance to practice with others. Ideal for those who learnt Irish in school and haven’t used it for some time or for parents/grandparents trying to brush up on their Irish for children/grandchildren.. Bígí linn.

Irish Oral (Leaving Certificate)

Aimed at students preparing for the Leaving Certifi cate Oral examinations. (8 Weeks) Max no. of 12 per class

Irish Oral - Leaving Certificate

Aimed at students preparing for the Leaving Certifi cate Oral examinations. (8 Weeks) Max no. of 12 per class


Basic introduction to the language, the people and the ways of Italy. A ‘communicative approach’.

Italian Cooking

Finally, you can learn to prepare “Classic Italian Dishes” in this easy step by step class. Impress your friends and family with your “Italian Specialities”.

Jewellery Making

In this exciting class learn the basic techniques of Jewellery making to let your creativity fl ow! Our tutor will guide you as you create your own fabulous jewellery in the early weeks, with participants working towards their own statement pieces later in the course. Equipment pack and materials €50 extra.

Latino & Salsa Dancing

Latino and Salsa dancing for beginners and improvers.

Luv your IPAD/ Tablet/ Smartphone

Are you intimidated by iPads/ Smartphones, etc.? It’s easier than you think. Demystify the operation of these amazingly useful devices for both personal and business use. Everything from setting up the machine, surfing the internet and using apps will give you confidence.

Luv Your Tablet/Smartphone

Want to get more from your Tablet/Smartphone? Learn tips and tricks which will surprise you. All Tablet models accepted. For Apple devices see Monday.

Meditation & Relaxation

The course offers practical ways to relax, meditate and become still. It is designed for people who want to develop inner stillness, awareness and peace.

Mindfulness for Personal Enrichment

Mindfulness meditation teaches you to stay in the present moment and live a more joyful and happier life. Meditation tools and techniques are used to help you worry less, become more balanced and discover the joy and happiness within.

Music (Keyboard)

Learn how to play some popular tunes on the keyboard. Keyboards supplied. Follow-on course also available.

Nutrition, Exercise and Wellbeing

This healthy eating, lifestyle and weight management program is designed to improve your health and wellbeing by employing effective strategies for personal change to create sustainable future healthy eating habits, exercise and mindfulness for health

Office Administration QQI Level 5

Information and Administration Module for those interested in careers in office administration and management.

Office Administration QQI Level 5

Information and Administration Module for those interested in careers in office administration and management.

Oil Painting Beginners

an introduction to all aspects of oil painting for both beginners and experienced painters, individual tuition provided at all levels. Free choice of subject matter. Please bring a photo or picture to work from and art materials

Personal Development

Takinf effective control of your life. Course covers self-esteem, assertiveness, communication and goal-setting. It incorporates a hlistic and reflective outlook on life.


Introductory course. Learn about camera technique and controls, image quality, composition, exposure and an introductioon to digital manipulation. Suitable for both film and digital camera users.


An introduction to Photoshop CS. This course will give you a good working knowledge of of CS3. It covers the work area, the tools layers, masking, restotration and preparing images for printing and web publishing. Students should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and a basic understanding of photographic terms.

Piano, Keyboard and Music Lessons

This is your chance! Fulfill your dreams! Learn to play a piano! Our professional piano and keyboard teacher, with over 20 years experience, will provide piano and music lessons for both beginners and amateurs wishing to improve their skills.


Develops core muscle strength, relieves stress and back pain, improves balance and co-ordination. Available at Beginner and Improver levels


This Pilates class develops core muscle strength, relieves stress and back pain, improves balance and co-ordination. Available at Beginner and Improver levels

Portuguese (Beginners)

Basic level of conversation for use in everyday situations.

Portuguese (Improvers)

The next step for those who have completed a beginners’ course.

Pottery-An Introduction to Ceramics

Throw pots on a potters wheel and learn hand-building techniques in our fun, relaxing class. Many different projects will be undertaken every 10 weeks. Participants are welcome to come with a particular idea in mind.

Psychology - An Introduction

.An introduction to some of the major theories of psychology including child development, memory, consciousness and Dreaming Freud, attachment and stress.(8 weeks)

Reflexology/Facial Reflexology

Would you like to look and feel healthier? Learn the benefits, common complaints and how to treat them for family and friends. Work on and receive treatments throughout the 10 weeks. Can reduce stress, headaches, insomnia, improve your mood and help with depression. We will cover Facial Reflexology also by combining the luxury of facial…

Self Defence For All

Want to learn self-defence without getting hurt in the process? Want to get fi tter and more fl exible without sweating through lung bursting drills? We train WITHOUT causing pain. Relax, have fun! Course caters for men and women of all sizes and shapes!

Sewing & Craftwork

Learn to use a sewing machine and the basics to improve your sewing skills for repairs or alterations, garment making, garment making, soft furnishings, curtains, handbag making and much more.

Sewing for beginners

You’ll learn to wind a bobbin and thread the machine, change the needle and install a presser foot. Become familiar with the most useful stitches. Once your machine is up and running, explore the basic techniques of patchwork, quilting and embroidery.

Sign Language

Introduction to sign language for everyday use. personal identification,language,House /Home environment. Daily life , weather and travel, relationships,Health, Education Food and drink

Sign Language-Level 2

For those with basic sign language skills. Develop your skills further with this follow-on class.

Skincare & Make-up

Enhance your appearance with professional advice from a qualified therapist.

Spanish Cooking Made Simple

Easy to make traditional Spanish dishes for everyday cooking and special occasions. You’ll be ready to host your own Fiestas! Our tutor will have you eating and speaking in Spanish by the time you’re fi nished. Ingredients extra.

Spanish course

This Spanish course covers a basic level of conversation for use in everyday situations.

Spanish course for improvers

A follow on Spanish course for those who have completed a beginner’s course and wish to further improve their vocabulary and grammar.

Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 5

Designed to give the learner the knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the SNA and the skills to work as a SNA in a primary or secondary school.

Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 6

This Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 6 course is designed to give the learner the knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the SNA and the skills to work as a SNA in a primary or secondary school.

Stained Glass

Let your artistic side shine through with this Stained Glass evening course at Hartstown Community School. Using the Copper Foil method, learn to cut and shape glass to create small light catchers. Assemble, solder and finish ornamental glass. No experience necessary. Create light catchers and mirrors. Most materials and tools supplied. (8 Weeks).

Table Tennis for All

Become part of a social sports club. Suitable for complete Beginners or players wishing to brush up on their skills, under the guidance of our professional coach. Take part in this pastime that will excite and entertain you, in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Learn all the shots and skills and get playing straight away.


Ancient Chinese art of exercise and meditation through gentle movement. Build natural strengths to handle everyday stresses.

Tai-Chi Improvers course

This Tai-Chi Improvers course is a follow-on class for those wishing to progress with their exercise and meditation

Top to Toe Beauty

Enhance your appearance with professional advice and tips on make-up, skincare, hair and nails from a qualified MAC make-up artist. Get that salon look for less!

UKULELE (Improvers)

Improve your ukulele skills further, through this follow-on course. Suitable for anyone who hasn’t played for some time or for those looking to improve their picking and strumming skills further.

Ukulele [Beginners]

Learn to play this little gem! Our master tutor will have youstrumming, picking and playing the Ukulele in no time

Walk the Camino Your Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the Camino? Our tutor will provide knowledge, advice and the support needed to walk the Camino without paying thousands to others. Have full control over “Your Camino” by planning your route, accommodation options, and much more in advance to suit your own needs.

Web Design and Blogging for Beginners

Create a simple Website, Blog, sell products, write good content for SEO. Connect with Social Media and Analytics, learn the latest Digital Marketing techniques and practice. Learn to Blog for business or fun. Taught by a professional web designer. €40 extra required for Domain name.


Covering basic tools and techniques. Sharpening and maintenance of tools. Material selection, rope edging and relief carving. .

Woodturning course

This Woodturning course will help you learn all you need to know to start or improve your woodturning. No experience necessary, just a love of wood. Beginners will make a candlestick holder & a two-piece lamp. €25 extra for specialist timber to be used.


Bringing balance and harmony to body and mind, this Ancient Indian discipline will help you to relax,


Consciously move from pilates exercise to more fluid exercise in this fl owing core class. You will focus on harnessing breath to ground and move with strength, ease and openness. Suitable for all levels and abilities.


Latin-inspired fitness programme that is exhilarating, effective and calorie-burning. Come to the party! Participate in both classes on Monday and Wednesday for only €110.

Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5

Training for those interested in working with the aged in either a Nursing home or with a Homecare company.

Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 5

Designed to give the learner the knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the SNA and the skills to work as a SNA in a primary or secondary school.