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Student Council Trip to Glendalough

17 October 2017
Student council reps from 17 different class groups joined together for a teambuilding night away to the Glendalough hostel. At midday we set off on our hike up over the old Miners village then descending down the valley by the Poulanass waterfall. We were all pretty chuffed with ourselves for having completed this 14km hike at a fairly steady...
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DFEi Closed Monday 16th October 2017

14 October 2017
DFEi will remain closed on Tuesday 17th of October 2017 as per DES announcement. DFEi is expected to re-open as normal on Wednesday 18th of October 2017.
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World Skills Competition

09 October 2017
Team Ireland competitor Sean Hogan will represent Ireland in the trade of Cabinetmaking at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 14-19 October 2017. Sean has completed a twelve week intensive training programme here in DFEi under the guidance of his teacher Declan Barrett from DFEi. This was in preparation for the...
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Class of 2017. Graduation Ceremony

14 September 2017
Congratulations to the Class of 2017. It was great to see so many of our wonderful graduates looking so well. Best of luck to you all.
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Graduation Ceremony, Wed 13th Sept. 2pm. Royal Marine Hotel

06 September 2017
Register for your free tickets on Eventbrite. Follow the link on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dfei-graduation-2017-tickets-3450008067080670
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Journalism Students Progress to 2nd Year Degree

07 July 2017
Congratulations to second year Journalism students Niall Byrne and Sian Long, who will be progressing to second year of the Degree in Journalism at DIT as part of the Advanced Entry link between DFEi and DIT. Both students are delighted. "It is great to see this link benefit our Journalism students," said Gemma Cox, Coordinator for Journalism....
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Vantastival Music Festival

20 June 2017
DFEi music production students along with their teachers enjoyed a fantastic two day festival outside Drogheda. The DFEi stage was buzzing with Rock and Trad groups during the day, and DJs late into the night. DFEi Music production students managed the sound desk and many past and current students performed with their own bands. Well done to...
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Visual Design Showcase 2017

01 June 2017
Well done to DFEi Furniture Design students who exhibited their wonderful creations at the annual Visual Design Showcase Expo. Thank you also to photography students and Architectural design students who also showcased their final year project work.
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Visual Design Showcase Exhibition

17 May 2017
May 31st, come along and see the wonderful pieces that DFEi students have produced in Furniture Design, Architectural Design and Photography.
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Vantastival Music Festival

20 April 2017
Join us at the DFEi music stage in this year's Vantastival Festival. June bank holiday weekend, 2nd - 4th June. Bring your tent or campervan (if you are lucky enough to have one). Weekend and camping tickets cost 75 and can be purchased in the college.
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HS6 Students Host Community Event

05 April 2017
Students from LEVEL 6 Health Supervisory management hosted a Health promotion event for members of the Age Action group in Rathmines. The title of the presentation was Safe Living and covered topics such as safety with medication, road and personal security and fire safety in the home. A very informative session and a great opportunity to get...
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End Of Term Events

02 April 2017
Tuesday - Spin 103 visit, Wednesday - Fun Run, Thursday - Free Seated Massage
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Album Launch - Backstage Tivoli

27 March 2017
A great night was had last Friday where DFEi Music Production students and friends showcased their music. Special thanks to Patrick Wall for organising the event all the performers. Thank you to the students who came along to support. Line up included Peter Fahy, Richard Kearney and his band, The Kearnivores, and Ian Murphy.
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DFEi Album Launch

22 March 2017
Friday 24th March 8pm, Tivoli Backstage. Fabulous line up showcasing DFEi Talent. Come along, bring your friends to DFEi Album Launch.
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For International Women's Day, Dara Howlett (Cabinet Making) is featured in The World Skills HeForShe Campaign

12 March 2017
https://www.worldskills.org/what/promoting-skills/heforshe/skills-all-cabinetmaker-dara-howlett-ireland/ The HeForShe campaign pushes for greater gender equality in vocational education and skills professions. Dara tells how she loves working with wood and being a girl in a traditionally male profession doesn't change anything in her mind. Read...
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Animal Healthcare students stay on Gurteen Farm

28 February 2017
AH6 and AH5 students get their hands and feet dirty and learn on site in Gurteen Farm. The group spent 5 days before mid-term learning about the routine daily care of farm animals. It was back to dormitory sleeping, wellies and hearty meals. Gurteen welcome students studying agriculture, veterinary studies and animal health care all year round....
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The Wave Online 107.8

16 February 2017
Congratulations to RB6 and PJ6 students who ran the DFEi radio station, The Wave earlier this week. What an array of programmes ranging from sports, current affairs to music programmes "as gaelige". Students managed all aspects of the radio operation. A wonderful learning opportunity. A big thank you to their teacher Adrian Smyth for all his...
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SM6 Visit Google

15 February 2017
Security students, SM6 were treated to a tailor made tour of Google last week. As well as visiting Google "Chill Areas" they were shown the procurement process back end system. The highlight of the tour was the main Google auditorium with state of the art audio visual equipment. Thanks to their teacher Shane McGovern for organising the tour.
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Athboy Visit - Ecological Builiding Systems Training Centre

13 February 2017
Students from the Design Craft Department on a recent trip to the ecological building systems training centre in Co. Meath
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DFEi student wins runner up in DDLETB CAD Design Competition

10 February 2017
Congratulations to Ray Aherne whose CAD Design model won runner up in the DDLETB CAD design competition. Well done to his teacher Eoghan Ó Murchadha for his guidance. Thanks to Ray, DFEi will no be awarded a brand new 3D printer.
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The Electric Wave Launch

06 February 2017
Well done to 1st and 2nd year Radio students who organised the lunch time "taster" of The Electric Wave. DFEi's radio which will be going live next week on 107.8fm
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Electric Wave Launch - 107.8FM

02 February 2017
Monday 1pm, Canteen. RB5 students will be launching DFEi online radio station. Come along to hear some live music, interesting interviews and DJ tunes.
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PR5 Family Fortunes Event

01 February 2017
Event production students organised Family Fortunes, a fun quiz. Nursing students competed with journalist students and although the journalists were ahead at the start, the nurses pipped them at the post on the last two rounds. Special thanks to Derek Winters for designing the software and to sound production students. Special thanks to Pat...
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Journalism & Radio Students Go to Court!

24 January 2017
Our journalism and radio students had their day in court on Monday 23rd January at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street. They were shown around the RTE reporting room by Legal Correspondent Vivienne Traynor, who gave them the fascinating inside track on reporting criminal cases. After watching a couple of cases, students had the...
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DFEi does Operation Transformation

12 January 2017
Wednesday 18th Jan, 1.05pm, room T2. All welcome for a short meeting about DFEi Operation Transformation. Want to get fit, feel less tired, have better concentration, have more energy. Join with some other DFEi students, motivate each other on this 6 week programme.
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DFEi Talent Show/Christmas Jumper Competition for Pieta House

14 December 2016
Well done to SE5B and PR5 for organising a lively talent show and colourful Christmas Jumper competition. Cathal Hughes opened the show with a "strip tease" that didn't go too far! We were treated to a variety of tunes including rap artists, singer songwriter, spanish guitar solo, dance and song. Kylie Dunigan raised the roof by hitting the...
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Talent Show. Wed 14th, 1 - 2.15pm

13 December 2016
SE5B have organised a fantastic Christmas Talent show. Come along and help raise funds for Pieta House.
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Christmas Jumper Day, Wed 14th

12 December 2016
Prizes for the best Christmas Jumper. 1 -2.15pm during the Christmas Concert.
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Dara Howlett representing DFEi at the National Skills Competition

05 December 2016
Best of luck to Dara Howlett who is competing at the National Skills Competition this week. She is representing DFEi in cabinet making competition.
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DFEi Student Council Pyjama Day Monday 5th December

01 December 2016
Wear your onesie, donate 2euro for Debra Ireland. DFEi Student Council are hosting a fundraising event for Debra Ireland. This charity raises funds for those suffering for EB and their families and funds vital research into treatment. EB, Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), is a skin disease which causes the skin to blister. The skin is so delicate...
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