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World Skills Team meet the Taoiseach

28 October 2015
The World Skills Team who represented Ireland in Brazil August 2015, met the Taoiseach Edna Kenny TD and Minister Damien English TD on the 28th October 2015 at a reception in Dáil Eireann. The Taoiseach spent time thanking the apprentices and their instructors for their recent participation in the World skills Competition. Ireland ranked 11th...
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Student Council Trip 2015

17 October 2015
What a fabulous trip we had this year. 10 students, full of enthusiasm and fun with a great "can do attitude". Matthew Kenny, Ian Murphy, James Kearney, Anthony Hanniver, Kamila Carolyn, Chantelle Daly, Chloe Burke, Susan Owens, Michael King and Megan Hayes. Pat Kiersey, our photography teacher, drove the students down on the sturdy old DFEi...
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Security students visit Google

14 October 2015
GOOGLE Ireland makes an important contribution to DFEI Security courses Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute and GOOGLE have made a significant agreement for GOOGLE security to mentor security students from DFEI. Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute offer certified security courses at both QQI 5 Level and Level 6. This agreement gives...
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AC5 visit Dail Eireann

11 October 2015
Dáil Trip: On Wednesday 7th of October 2015, the class of AC5 (Arts, Culture and history) went on a trip to visit the Dáil. When we arrived at Leinster House, we were first taken to see the Dáil in session; when the Dáil went on a break we were then taken on a tour of Leinster House. During the tour we learnt about the architecture along with...
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TVF6 visit the commisioner of Irish Lights

05 October 2015
Students were there to gather footage for news reporting assignments. They were given a tour of the building and learned about some of the new technologies that are in use. For example students learned how the new smart buoys work. They saw how these bouys publish information like wind speed and sea temperature via Twitter and our MetOcean...
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Animal Healthcare Field Trip: Bat and Bird Watching

21 September 2015
Level 6 Animal Healthcare students had an adventurous day. First stop was an early evening trip to Booterstown Marsh to try out a bit of birdwatching. Then back on the bus up to Cabinteely Park to do some bat watching. A perfect time of the year to observe the bats at dusk. This field trip is part of their Wild Animal Management studies.
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New Nursing Suite

15 September 2015
Before and After photos. The new nursing suite is nearly ready. Just waiting on the beds and mannequins to arrive from Germany. Very exciting as this will create a more realistic environment for the nursing and care support students to learn.
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World Skills Competition

23 August 2015
The 43rd Worldskills Competition took place in sao paulo, from the 12th -16th of August. A team of 14 Competitors represented Ireland at Various skills ranging from Beauty Therapy to Carpentry. Two of the Competitors, Cian Mulligan (Cabinetmaking) and Dave Morgan(Carpentry) trained in DFEi. Cian Mulligan won a Medallion of excellence in...
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World Skills Carpentry

21 June 2015
David Morgan busy preparing for the World Skills Carpentry competition which takes place in Brazil this August. Best of luck to David.
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AC5 visit to the North-West of Ireland

01 June 2015
Arts, Culture and Heritage Annual Field Trip to north-west Ireland 2015. The much anticipated field trip to a wide range of archaeological and folklife monuments in counties Sligo and Donegal took place over a four day period, from the 13th to the 16th of April. The Arts, Culture and History class travelled by early morning train to Sligo,...
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Lasairiona Power - Furniture Design

27 May 2015
Lasairiona Power presents her unique funky unit. Lasairiona Power made each geometrical pyramid structure first then attached them to her basic plywood doors.She spray painted them in this cool mint green colour.
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Vantastival 2015

26 May 2015
DFEi had another successful Vantastival Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
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Visual Design Exhibition 2015

26 May 2015
Presentation of student's work. Furniture Design Students, Architectural Drawing, Sustainable Construction and Photography Students displayed a selection of their work. Well done to all students who participated.
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Paul O'Reilly, Furniture Design Student

25 May 2015
Paul O'Reilly enjoys the comfort of his own "multimedia scorpion chair". On display at our recent Visual Design Exhibition
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Arts, Culture and History 10 notable people in Dún Laoghaire

25 May 2015
The Arts, Culture and History students of Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute who researched, wrote and published ‘Ten Notable People in Dún Laoghaire’, presented the first copies to DLR Lexicon, Local Studies Librarian, Nigel Curtin (third left). The eight panel full colour pamphlet includes, brief biographies and photos of the James...
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Future Wave Film Festival

24 May 2015
DFEi is delighted to announce that two short factual pieces from 2014 were accepted into the Future Wave Student Film Festival in Film Base. "Miss Bunty" - Director: Holly Dowling, TVF6 2014 "Musik Instrumente" - Director: Rebecca Payne, TVF6 2014 Click on DFEi's Vimeo channel on the home page to see the links
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Visual Design Exhbition

24 May 2015
DFEi's Visual Design Exhibition will take place this Wednesday 27th May 2015 from 4.30pm - 8.00pm. visual-design-exhibition-invitation Learners from the Craft, Design and Construction Department will be showcasing their work from the last academic year 2014/2015.
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WorldSkills Russia and IrelandSkills Exchange

21 May 2015
WorldSkills Russia & IrelandSkills Exchange Pat Noonan, the Irish WorldSkills Expert in carpentry was the International Carpentry Expert at the 2015 Russian National Skills Competition. His role involved giving support and cooperation in implementation WorldSkills standards and best practices, in a partnership between WorldSkills Russia...
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AC5 Weaving Project

24 April 2015
Arts, Culture and History (AC5) Folklore and Ethnology Weaving Project 2014/2015 In order to introduce some practical element to the course, the AC5 class decided on making a tapestry during the year. The apprentice teachers made peg looms for the AC5 class from a prototype supplied by Paula Harvey (teacher). A peg loom consists of a...
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DFEi leads new QQI Award in Journalism

24 April 2015
DFEi Leads a new QQI award in Journalism In a new departure for the Further Education sector, DDLETB, through the Journalism department of Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEI), has been working with QQI to develop standards for a new Level 6 major award in Journalism. For the first time, an ETB is not just developing and delivering...
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DFEi attends Vantastival May Bank holiday Weekend 1st to 3rd May 2015

23 April 2015
DFEi attends Vantastival May Bank Holiday Weekend 1st – 3rd May 2015 DFEi are the only Further Education or Higher Education Institute in Ireland to host a stage at the Vantastival event which is being held in Bellurgan Park, Co Louth. This is the second year that DFEi will attend and acts from the Latest DFEi Album “DFEi Music” will perform...
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DFEi Music supporting Irish Guide Dogs

02 April 2015
DFEi staff and learners met Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to promote World Autism Awareness Day. DFEi HND Music Production students recently released "Falling Slowly", performed by Rathdown Junior Choir, with all proceeds going to Irish Guide Dogs. IGD provide assistance dogs for children with autism. Also pictured are Assistance Dog Cassie, Darach,...
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Furniture visit from University of Gothenburg

26 March 2015
On Thursday 26th March, DFEi hosted a visit from Adrian Coen, an Irish born Lecturer in the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Adrian had researched colleges in Ireland providing Furniture Design and Manufacture in an attempt to promote the Furniture Degree courses on offer in the University of Gothenburg's specialist Furniture college HDK...
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HS6 visit Dalkey School Project

25 March 2015
On the 25th March 2015 learners from HS6 completed a health promotion event with 6th class pupils from Dalkey School Project. The title of the event was "Making a Healthy Move". The objective of the event was to inform the pupils how to make healthy choices as they make the transition from primary to secondary school. The topics covered were...
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DFEi Music 2015 Album Launch

18 March 2015
HND Music Production students held a very successful gig in Sweeneys of Dame Street on Thursday 12th March. This was the launch event for the students' annual compilation CD and featured a host of acts from the album. Headliners NeoMadics (pictured) had the crowd on their feet! The album is available to download from iTunes: ...
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AC5 Visit to Cabinteely House

10 March 2015
The Arts, Culture and History (AC5) learners visited Cabinteely House recently. They were given a history of the house and an outline of the people who owned and lived in the house, which was built by Robert Nugent in the mid-eighteenth century. The guided tour of the house gave an insight into the lavish lifestyle, the grand furnishings and...
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Runamuck Challenge

07 March 2015
On the 7th March 2015 the staff and learners of DFEi took part in the Runamuck Challenge in Co Kildare. A great day was had by all with everyone getting stuck in literally!!! It was all for a good cause - to raise money for children with HIV in Uganda. DFEi teaching staff Janet Kelly-Dunne and Eunice Clarke are travelling to Uganda in July to...
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DFEi Music Releases Charity Single "Falling Slowly" featuring Rathdown Junior Choir in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs

01 March 2015
DFEi Music charity single release: "Falling Slowly" by Rathdown junior Choir in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs Click here for the press release: /dfei-music-charity-single-release-in-aid-of-the-irish-guide-dogs-association Click here to see the recording in progress: /dfei-music-and-rathdown-the-recording-in-pictures
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The Wave online - in action

01 March 2015
The Wave on line broadcasted all last week - well done to all learners and staff involved
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Gurteen February 2015

24 February 2015
Gurteen This spring was high activity down on the farm for our level 6 animal care learners. We were in Gurteen Agricultural College learning about how to handle and care for farm animals. The learners got up close and personal with horses, cows, and sheep. It was a busy time with the cows calving and there was a touch of “one born every minute...
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