Sunday, November 27, 2022
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Christmas Baking


Some photographs from the recent Christmas Baking organised by the Home Economics Department.

Charity and Community Spirit in Coláiste Íde Agus Iosef

Second  level students in Abbeyfeale have engaged with the true meaning of Christmas this year.

Over the past few weeks 5th year Home Economics students, together with the generosity of the school community of Coláiste Íde agus Iosef participated in a major food appeal, to help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The students, along with their teacher Mrs Meade, prepared 57 fabulous yet practical Christmas Food Hampers which they donated to the charity last week. These will no doubt become a welcomed gift for underprivileged families this Christmas time.

The students collected an abundant amount of food items for the hampers throughout the month of November from the staff and students of Coláiste Íde agus Iosef. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone, including local shops for their generous donations and we hope to continue this tradition for many years to come.


Photo above shows

5th year Home Economics students with a selection of hampers, together with their teacher Mrs Meade, Principal Mr Jim Tierney and Deputy Principal Mr Liam Murphy

Fifth Year, Nicole,  with teacher Mrs Meade presenting a food hamper to SVP volunteers Liz Galway and Helen O’ Donoghue

Girls rugby achievements

Chloe Dalton and Megan Roche with Amanda Greensmith (Youth Development Officer) who was in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale to congratulate the two students on been chosen for the Munster under 19 rugby squad

Before Halloween we also had victories in Junior and Senior blitzes

‘The Governor’ John Lonergan to speak at 'Education for Employment' event



Co. Limerick VEC are delighted to announce that

The Governor’ John Lonergan is coming to Coláiste Íde Agus Iosef in Abbeyfeale, Monday, December 3rd, at 6.30 p.m.



Co. Limerick VEC will be hosting an information night in Coláiste Íde Agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale and we are very pleased that John Lonergan will be our Keynote speaker. While the talk will be aimed at jobseekers and early school leavers, anyone who wants to hear an inspirational talk from a renowned public speaker and true humanitarian, will be welcome on the night.
The evening will be officially opened by Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht.

Education for Employment is a priority in keeping with the goals of SOLAS the Further Education and Training Authority, and on behalf of Co. Limerick VEC, Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, and Abbeyfeale Education Centre will be providing relevant education and training options to ensure that people are upskilled and reskilled to give them the opportunity to access the employment market, when they have the opportunity.
In partnership with local employers learners will be able to discuss at first hand the key skills and qualifications they will require for the future when employers are in a position to offer jobs, as well as gaining information on all of the upcoming programmes available at Colaiste Ide Agus Iosef and Abbeyfeale Community Education Centre.
A list of Fetac accredited courses on offer from Co. Limerick will be available on the night, as well as information from our Literacy and Career Guidance Service. Community Education, focusing on promoting better physical and mental health and an opportunity for personal development will be a strong feature of the evening. We want to ensure that courses provided by Co. Limerick VEC will strike the right balance between the needs of the Labour Market, the needs of Communities and the needs of Individuals
We look forward to meeting you here in Abbeyfeale, for further information contact 068 31198

Ryan Kennelly, Adult Education Director, Coláiste Íde Agus Iosef
Breda Deedigan, Manager, Abbeyfeale Community Education Centre (Old Vocational School)

Updated list of Educational bodies and employers attending

Educational Bodies:
University of limerick
Downtown centre
Men's Shed
Furniture Restoration
Community Education
Literacy Service
Career Guidance


Employers confirmed to give advice and guidance are
Aughinish Alumina
Fitall Shopfitters

Feale Childcare
Teach Mhuire Montessori

Kilcara nursing home
Lystoll Lodge nursing home


Great Southern Hotels
Sheehys Builders providers and hardware
Mcmahon Butchers
Abbeyfeale Flowers

Hays Accountancy & Finance Recruitment Agency

There is a Facebook event page for this- which will update on list of employers attending etc. Join by clicking here

Open night for prospective students

Coláiste Íde agus Iosef host an open night on Tuesday 27th of November from 7 to 9pm. Sixth class students and their parents are invited to visit the school campus. Here they will able to experience the modern state of the art facilities, meet teachers and hear about the many options available to them at second level. The night will conclude with a short presentation by the principal Mr. Jim Tierney, which will outline the spirit of the school community, the comprehensive subject range offered and the practical procedures of school life at Coláiste Íde agus Iosef. Further information from (068) 30631

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Contact Information

School:   Coláiste Ide agus Iosef
Principal: Liam Murphy
Convent St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Phone: (00353) 68 30631


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