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Old Bawn Community School

Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin 24., Tallaght, Dublin, Republic of Ireland lists part-time courses and evening classes for Old Bawn Community School.

In Old Bawn Community School we believe in life-long learning and our programme aims to meet the personal, professional and leisure needs and reflect the interests of the local resident and business community.

Each year we have over 1,000 adult learners attending our very broad spectrum of courses which run from September to May.
Besides the broad range of in-house courses we also offer a variety of professional diploma and certified courses in association with a number of colleges and institutions.

Angels (Fun and Relaxation with the Angels)

An evening of bliss and relaxation-learning about Angels by guided mediation & angel cards, aura soma colour therapy, crystals & bach flower essences.


Introduction to drawing, design, watercolours and oils. Fee:  €115.00 (Course materials extra) Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Basket Weaving (Using Newspapers)

Learn traditional basket weaving methods using newspapers in a fun & relaxed environment. (Course materials extra) N.B. 5 Week Course Fee:  €60.00 Length of Course:   5 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Card Making & Paper Craft

Show family and friends they’re special with handmade greeting cards for all occasions.  In a fun and relaxed environment learn a range of techniques and experiment with different styles each week. The classes will accommodate absolute beginners as well as those who have some experience and want to develop their skills.  Learn how you can…

Creative Writing course

Choosing a creative writing class can be bewildering. This class is an introduction to the concepts and practices involved in short form fiction and non-fiction. Each class has a different structural or thematic topic, readings are disseminated weekly and participants are encouraged to produce a work of their own which will be reviewed and edited by the…

Crochet course

Have you always wished to know how to crochet? Well heres your chance! Come along & enjoy. Beginners welcome. (Course materials extra)

Digital SLR Photography (An Introduction course)

Learn the basics of photography including improving your composition, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO & much, much more. Fee:  €125.00 Length of Course:  10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

DIY Plumbing course (Tuesday 7.30 - 9.30pm)

Learn how to carry out plumbing repairs and installation in your home. Emphasis will be on practical hands-on plumbing. No tools or materials required.

English for Beginners

Basic English course for speakers of other languages.

Event Management Diploma Course

Are you a good organiser?  Do you enjoy planning?  Do you pay attention to the little details that make all the difference?  Are you always on the lookout for new ideas?  Do you fancy yourself as a wedding planner?  If so, you should consider the Diploma in Event Management. Fee:  €225.00 Length of Course:   10 week…

Excel for Beginners

Suitable for those who wish to learn  how to use spreadsheets.  Learn how to input data, apply basic formula, alter the presentation and layout of a spreadsheet and print data tables. N.B. 5 Week Course Fee:  €60.00 Length of Course:   5 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Film Studies

This course is aimed at film enthusiasts who want to learn the basics of film studies specifically looking at camera work, editing and sound. The course will also focus on content, style and history of film, with reference to specific films. Film is a cultural industry, and this course aims to give a basic insight…

First Aid Irish Red Cross Certificate

Basic First Aid Skills. (Manual included)

Flower Arranging

​Flower arranging with emphasis on modern designs. Fee:  €115.00  Course materials extra. Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Free Basic Computers

Free courses. Course funded by The Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme.  This course will cover online transactions, email, online shopping, social media and web exploration.

Gardening course

Knowing your garden in growing.  Join our course on good gardening, learning how to give plants the best growing conditions thus ensuring success.  This course will be given by Linda Adams, past pupil of The Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. N.B. 5 Week Course Fee:  €60.00 ​Length of Course:   5 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Guitar - Beginners

This course will cover a number of basic chords, rudiments and songs, tuning the guitar and changing strings. Fee:  €95.00 Length of Course:     N.B. 10 nights 7.15-8.15pm

Hairdressing course

This Hairdressing course is a basic introduction into the world of hairdressing for beginners.

Happy Healthy Children

How to build immunity, wellbeing and confidence in your children with homeopathy and other natural supports. This course is designed for anyone interested in learning natural ways of building health in their children. It covers 18 basic homeopathic remedies, gut health, common remedies from the garden, herbs & medicinal foods and will look at treating…

Irish - Leaving Cert

Irish (Leaving Cert., Oral for Higher & Ordinary Level) Fee:  €115.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Irish Conversation

Ideal for parents whose children are starting school this year or for those who wish to learn Irish in a fun & relaxed environment with a native Irish speaker.   


Covers various modules in Journalism. How the media works, ethics and Issues, Language use, News, Reporting, Compiling and Editing Newsletters, Feature articles and Interviewing skills.

Life Coaching

This Life Coaching course will make 2018 the year you learn how to make lasting changes in your life so you can follow your dream, fulfil your potential and become happier. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:    10 nights  N.B. 7.30-9.30pm

Map Reading, Navigation & GPS for the Outdoors

Get the essential skills needed to stay safe on the hills and mountains of Ireland.

Microsoft Office Suite for Beginners

Microsoft Office Suite for Beginners (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Publisher) ​Fee:  €115.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm


Explore various mindfulness/mediation techniques alongside Chi-Gung breath and movement exercises.  Learn to relax & be present ‘in the moment’ connecting to the stillness deep within.  Develop clarity and focus, enabling you to deal with everyday stresses more effectively, while living a richer fuller life. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:     10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Passionate About Me (PAM)

PASSIONATE ABOUT ME (PAM)                                                                                                      €90 This is a down to earth self-care and personal growth programme that shows you how to nurture yourself, explore your thoughts, deal with emotions and become empowered to take control of your life. This original programme is simple and real as it draws on everyday life situations to…

Pilates - Beginners/Improvers

Through exercise, this Pilates course actively teaches to improve posture & strengthen the spine & ease back pain. Please bring mat / towel.

Public Relations & Publicity Skills

This course is taught in 9 modules.  Public relations, Writing press releases, Photography, Newsletters & Magazines, Sponsorship, Exhibitions and Conferences, Organising Functions and P.R. Fee includes tuition, IAPR registration & examination fee. (Repeat or missed exam extra). Fee:  €210.00 Length of Course:   10 weeks. 10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Restorative Practice As a Way of Life

​This engaging and interactive programme provides you with an overview of what restorative practice is, it’s approach to harm, injury and difficult relationships.  It provides skill building opportunities to engage with people in a different way. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Self Defence for Men and Women

Learn self-defence without getting hurt in the process!  Learn accuracy and timing as opposed to relying on speed and strength.  Class taught very gently and slowly.  Lots of fun!  Class suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Sign Language certificate course (Level 1)

Level 1 Sign Language Certificate from the Irish Sign Language Association of Ireland.  Exam fee extra. 10 week course. N. B. 6.30-9.30pm

Spanish for Holidays

Beginners Conversation class. Fee:  €110.00 ​Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

STAND OUT when you SPEAK UP (Public Speaking course)

STAND OUT when you SPEAK UP Gain confidence in all aspects of public speaking with this public speaking course run by Old Bawn Community School.  Learn how to craft your presentations in a fun and supportive group. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Sugarcraft Cake Decorating (beginners course)

Sugarcraft Cake Decorating—Beginners Course materials extra. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:     N.B. 8 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Tai Chi - Beginners & Improvers

Improve posture, balance & co-ordination through smooth conscious movements. Develop breath awareness, concentration & relaxation, enabling you to deal with everyday stresses calmly & effectively. (Suitable for all ages and fitness levels). Beginners: 7.20-8.20pm Improvers: 8.30-9.30pm.

Trace Your Family Tree

Introduction to tracing your family tree.  Course will cover Births, Deaths, Marriages, Census Returns, Wills and Parish Records, etc. Fee:  €110.00 ​Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Up-cycle Furniture

Do you have some old furniture that you would like to jazz up?  Learn the art of furniture up-cycle and create unique and personalised art.  Cost will never be an issue again! Fee:  €115.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm


Develop an understanding of basic hand and small machinery tools.  Learn to design & make your own project for home, office or garden.

Yoga - Improvers

(Please bring yoga mat)  Fee:  €110.00 ​Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm

Yoga for Beginners

Yoga for Beginners Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:     10 nights 7.30-9.30pm Please bring a Mat / Towel.

Yoga for Beginners

Yoga for Beginners Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:     10 nights 7.30-9.30pm Please bring a Mat / Towel.