Creative Arts Showcase 2024

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Inchicore College Creative arts showcase opening May 14th, 6pm – 7.30pm.

Open for viewing Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th, 10am – 2pm

Inchicore College of Further Education is proud to invite you to the opening of this exhibition of work created by the talented students of Art and Design, Costume Design, Furniture Design and Creative Writing. This work has been created over the past one to two years as the students develop their creative practices and it demonstrates the extremely high standards they have achieved.

The students of Art and Design will present drawing, painting, sculpture, metalcraft design and printmaking that reflects their individual creative process.

The Costume design students will be showing the amazing theatre costumes they have designed and constructed along with their portfolios of design drawing and theatrical hair and make-up design. The highlight of their exhibition will be the period costumes they have made to exact historical detail.

The Furniture Design students will be showing work that demonstrates the traditional joinery skills they have developed along with examples of their own original and contemporary designs.

The students of Creative Writing will be launching their book – ‘Outbound’ – a collection of their writing encompassing prose fiction and non-fiction, poetry and script writing, and this will be available to purchase.

So come along on the night or drop in on Wednesday or Thursday to see (and read) the work of the next generation of creatives.

Dance Moves 24

Book your tickets now for one of the highlights of the Inchicore College calendar!

Civic Theatre

Thursday 21st March.  1.30pm and 7.30pm

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Dance Studies at Inchicore CDETB is proud to present DanceMoves23, a creative showcase of our 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students. Prepare to experience stunning choreography, costume and lighting displayed by the talented students at Inchicore College.

Inchicore College of Further Education celebrates the THIRTIETH anniversary of its dance studies course with “Dancemoves 24”. This programme features our students performing original choreography, created by both staff and students, in a variety of dance genres.

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Lost and Found – 3rd Year Play

Inchicore College is delighted to present ‘Lost and Found’,  reframing of the story of MacHeath, the hero, the villain, the liar and the cheat by Helene Montague with Music by Kurt Weill.

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Lost and Found is a re framing of the story of the highwayman MacHeath, and his gang of men, Peachum, the thieftaker, his daughter Polly and all the murky underworld of London first heard of in John Gay’s ground -breaking play ‘The Beggar’s Opera ‘and re told in Berthold Brecht’s popular ‘The Threepenny Opera’

Neither of these were actually operas but plays with songs. In John Gays 1728 work he used popular tunes of the time. in Brecht’s 1928 version the wonderful composer Kurt Weill was commissioned to write the songs.

In our retelling we use music from both versions, including Mac the Knife, Pirate Jenny, the Solomon Song and If the Heart of a Man.

We set our production in the middle of nowhere, in a shop that offers things that are Lost and Found . here a group of people, seemingly strangers to each other, meet and begin to tell the story under the aegis of the shopkeeper The Boss.

Perhaps they have all been together before, perhaps other stories have been told, This story will be told today.

All the actors share roles.
Directed By Hélène Montague
Assistant Director Jack Scott Shanley
Movement Director Diane Richardson

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March 20th Wednesday  8.00pm
March 21st Thursday, 8.00pm
March 22nd Friday, 8.00pm

March 23 rd Saturday, 3.30pm


1st Year Play Memento Mori

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Inchicore College is delighted to present an original play written by Liam Wilson Smith and Samuel Coyle – Memento Mori

The play is set in an old empty house with the reputation of being haunted. It is indeed occupied by the spirits of 5 people who owned lived and died in the house at different times over the past 100 years.

A group of young people from the town visit the house one evening with a plan to cheer up their friend Oliver who has recently lost his mother.

The plan does not go well. This is a serious play about the living and the dead with moments of hilarity and an unexpected ending.

Liam and Sam are both graduates of Inchicore who have studied further and worked professionally as theatre makers and actors  in Dublin and abroad.This is their first time to write together and we are very proud to welcome them back to Inchicore College to work with the first year actors of  2023/4.

The production will be directed by Hélène Montague, and supported by the Technical Theatre students.

The Theatre @ Inchicore College

Wednesday 13/3/ 24  @ 7.30pm

Thursday 14/3/ 24  @ 1.00pm & 7.30pm

Friday 15/3/24.  @ 7.30pm

Tickets €7.00 Concession €5.00


DIGIOLA( a ghost):

“You’ll be remembered for who you really were, not the parts of you that were acceptable at the time. Not all of us get the luxury of being remembered how we’d like to be.”

Open Evening – March 20th

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If you missed our Open Day in January, here is another chance to visit the college and find out about all the courses we have on offer. It’s an opportunity to talk to course coordinators, teachers and our guidance counsellors about what career path best suits you after leaving school or returning to up-skill or retrain.

You may have questions about entry requirements or course structure. You might wish to learn more about progression to higher education or employment opportunities. Or you might want to find out about what student supports we have, or to have a look at our facilities. Or perhaps you are still trying to decide which direction you might take.

During the evening our staff will take the time to sit down and chat with every visitor to answer their questions and to help them make choices about their education and career.

We promise you a warm welcome and look forward to meeting you.

Wednesday, March 20th, 4.30pm – 7pm

As You Like It

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Inchicore College of Further Education presents

‘As You Like It’  by William Shakespeare

Rosalind is banished to the forest with her cousin Celia and they disguise themselves – Rosalind as the boy Ganymede and Celia as his sister Aliena.

Separately, Orlando, who secretly loves Rosalind, also flees to the Forest and encounters Rosalind disguised as Ganymede. She challenges his lovesick state and suggests that he should prove the strength of his love by wooing Ganymede as if he were Rosalind.

Confused? As You Like It messes with ideas of romance, gender roles, nature and politics in a bewildering mix of comedy, deception and truth.

Directed by Paul Meade
Presented by the Second Year Students of Theatre Performance, Technical Theatre and Costume Design

The Theatre @ Inchicore College,
Luby Road. Dublin 8

Wednesday 31st January  7.30pm.
Thursday 1st February  1.00pm and 7.30pm.
Friday 2nd February  7.30pm.

Tickets €8, Concessions €5

Health and Wellbeing Week 2024

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Our annual Health & Wellbeing week is starting next Monday the 15th of January until Friday the 19th.  

The theme of the Health & Wellbeing week is ‘Health & Wellbeing for All’

We are happy to tell you that we have a full schedule (see below) of a variety of Health & Wellbeing activities and events throughout the college for the week

Monday 15th              

‘Managing Stress Workshop’
by Emma Casey, Assistant Psychologist National Learning Network (NLN): Room 30

‘Dance off the Blues’
with Dance Performance students in the main Hall the last student dancing wins the prize!!!

‘Safe Sex for Your Health & Wellbeing’
Talk by Nursing Coordinator/teacher Margaret Noonan: Room 30

‘A Guide to Self-Care’
by Emma Casey, Assistant Psychologist NLN: Room 30

Responding Positively to BLUE MONDAY!!! We are inviting all students and staff to wear blue, acknowledging Blue Monday and recognising there are many shades of Blue!  The student/staff member with the BEST BLUE outfit will win a prize


Tuesday 16th  

BusHRL6 are inviting you to meet with local agencies such as Du Paul, Focus Ireland, Frontline, St Micheal’s Outreach to name a few, who all support Health & Wellbeing for those struggling with addiction and/or homelessness: Hall

Personal Trainer L6 students are delivering a Health & Fitness & Mobility Assessment followed by Active Aging Strength & Mobility Workshop specifically for our local community groups organised and supported by South Dublin Sports Development Officer Catherine Flood, ICFE Sports Coordinator Rachel Donlon and Health Promotion Teacher Andrea McQuillan. (Closed workshop)

Kildare GAA Goalkeeper, Mary Hulgraine shares her story from despair to recovery
: Hall

Drum Circle
with Siobhan Daffy, Holistic Health Practitioner and FET student teacher: Room 12  Spaces may be limited so please rsvp


Wednesday 17th

Join Psychology L6 for Day of Kindness!  Watch out for kindness activities in the college throughout the day.

Minding Your Mental
Health for Paediatric Nursing students, with Jigsaw YMHS (Closed workshop)

Get Fit for Your Health & Wellbeing
Psychology L6 and Sports Science students with rowing and skipping competitions, BMI/Fitness tests and more: Hall

Psychology L6 are inviting you to ‘Celebrate Culture for Health & Wellbeing’: Hall

Active Consent Workshop
with City of Dublin ETB Psychologist Marie-Louise O Reilly and ICFE Guidance Counsellor Aideen Lyster: Room 30. Spaces may be limited so please rsvp


Thursday 18th

Minding Your Mental Health
for Pre-Paramedic students with Jigsaw YMHS (Closed workshop)

Health & Wellbeing in the Community
’, talk from Giulia Camera, Enterprise & Learning Coordinator and Jack Lehane Ecosystem Manager from SMART D8 (Initiative to improve the health & wellbeing of citizens in Dublin 8 through collaboration and innovation). Room 30

‘Have a Laugh for Your Health & Wellbeing’ with Irish/Nigeran Comedian
Emman Idama: Hall


Friday 19th                   

Laughter Yoga
with Marie Angeline Lascaux, director of SpringintoLife: Room 12. Spaces may be limited so please rsvp

‘Let Go of 2023 and Welcome in 2024’
with Psychology L6 through goal setting exercises and a short meditation: Room 30


Please note activities, dates and times may change so please keep an eye for information emails from the guidance counsellors.


Enjoy the week!


Climate Action Day Fashion Event

INCHICORE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK  is excited to present a range of activities on Thursday, November 30th,  as part of our Climate Action Day.

Fashion Show modelling clothes from our local NCBI Charity Shop.

Time: 1.00pm

We are still open for participants to model clothes from our local charity shop. Anyone up for it, will be given an opportunity to head down to our local shop in Inchicore and choose some outfits and strut their stuff on the Catwalk on Thursday

If you are a super model in the making and we know a lot of you are, please email Fionnuala at

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Clothes Swop

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Come and browse the Inchicore Climate Action Swop show. Grab something fabulous AND help the planet! Bring along an item or two from your own wardrobe that someone else will love. We will be taking in garments on Monday 27th. New or Nearly new clothes only please.

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Movember at Inchicore College

Time: 1pm

Mustache! Strut your stuff on the TACHEWALK

Have you been cultivating a spectacular tache for Movember? Have you had that mustache since 2005? Or how about trying one of our top quality Stick on Tasches and modeling it on the catwalk. Just show up at 1pm!

Post a pic and mention us at @icfeofficial

All in aid of NCBI – National Council for the Blind Ireland.

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Inchicore College Open Day January 25th 2024

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Inchicore College Open Day

January 25th. 10am – 5pm

“I arrived at Inchicore College open day and got such a big welcome, it just felt like home. I felt so welcome. When I discussed the coursework with them, I was just really excited.  I just thought, this is where I need to be – this is where I want to be in college.”

Michelle Anne Kelly – Theatre Studies level 5

Inchicore College invites YOU to come to our open day and find out more about how you can create your future.

Making decisions about what you do next in education, training and career can be difficult, but one of the best things you can do, to help you plan, is to go to open days. And Inchicore College Open Day is coming soon!

Coming to our open day will give you a real feel for our college and for college life. See where you could be next year, meet teachers and current students and get a real insight into the course you want to do.

And if you are not sure what you want to do next – all the more reason to come in and see what is on offer. You might discover a new path you never thought was possible.

On the day, there will be:

  • introductory talks
  • demonstrations of practical work
  • exhibitions and performances by our students
  • opportunities to discuss your options with staff
  • a chance to explore our building and facilities

Drop in anytime between 10am and 5pm. You’re sure to get a warm welcome!

Special Guest Speaker for World Mental Health Day

Inchicore College is delighted to welcome Mental Health Activist Blessing Dada to the college on World Mental Health Day 2023 – Tuesday, October 10th.

Where – Inchicore College main Hall
When – Tuesday, October 10th, 11.00 am.

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To celebrate World Mental Health Day 2023, Blessing Dada will address intersectional perceptive to mental health, how mental health needs to be a human right and so much more.

Blessing will share her mental health journey with us as well as speaking on topics such as, the importance of good mental health, how mental health needs to be a human right and the intersectional perspectives of mental health awareness in Irish society.  The talk will last approximately 30-40 minutes with a 10-15 Q&A, the event will finish at 12noon.

Connect Cafe

All staff and  students are invited to join us from 10.15am in the main hall where students can mix and mingle with other students over a cup of tea/coffee.

‘Walk in My Shoes’

We will also be holding a ‘Walk In My Shoes’ competition where we are encouraging everyone to wear odd shoes that day to remind us what it’s like to feel ‘uncomfortable’.  The student/staff member with the most interesting odd shoes will get a prize!!



Blessing Dada

Blessing Dada (she/they), born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, is a multi-award winning Black-Irish mental health writer and artist, who’s been in the activism space for the last 10 years.


She is also a content creator/blogger on social media, and an outspoken passionate activist on various social justice issues, especially on the intersectional perspectives of mental health awareness in Irish society.

Accompanied with their lived experiences with all things mental health, being chronically ill and disabled, neurodivergent and more – they raise awareness of perspectives predominately affecting Black & other ethnic minority communities in Ireland.

She is also a passionate Youth Support Worker, and has been featured in The New York Times, Hot Press Magazine and The Irish Independent

Being involved with numerous organisations in close proximity, such as Mental Health Reform, See Change and SpunOut, they can be found participating in various projects, podcasts and writing on social media to spread awareness through empathy and education.

She was one of the 50 people nominated to be watched in 2022 by the Irish Independent and named as one of 23 Black Irish Stars who ‘made it big last year and who expect bigger things in 2023’, by The Sunday Times earlier this year.


Drop-In Information Day

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Still not sure about your college options?

Is a Further Education course (PLC) right for you?

We are here to help. Drop in on Thursday, September 7th between 10am and 12 noon and talk to one of our friendly team. You can chat with us about

  • choosing a course
  • career prospects
  • higher education links
  • and any questions you might have.

If you decide to apply to a course at Inchicore College, we can help get you enrolled on the day.

Looking forward to chatting with you.

Discover what you can do 

Graduation 2023

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We will hold our 2023 Graduation Ceremony in the college on Thursday, September 14th.

All 2023 graduates should check their email for the time of their graduation. 

You may bring 2 guests to accompany you.  Please use public transport where possible as there is limited parking near the college.


Lafayette Photography will be located on campus, for your graduation on 14th September to take professional individual and family portraits. Please visit their website to pre-book now. Pre-booking is highly recommended for your photography session.

We are looking forward to seeing you again on the day and to congratulate you on your success.

Important Dates for Incoming Students 2023


Incoming Dates 2023


Most of your registration will take place online through your student application account. You can begin this process once you have applied. It is important you fill in the Learner Details form which is available when you log in to your application account. Please complete registration before your induction. You can find information about the registration process here.

Induction Days

Your Course induction session will take place during the week of 11th September.  Your exact date and time will be sent to you via text and email at the end of August and are also available by clicking here.

Class Start Dates

Your classes will start the week of 18th September. Exact details will be given at your induction.

Inchicore College Reduces Fees for PLC courses

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Yes, you read that right – your PLC course for just €50!

Inchicore College is delighted to announce that we have abolished the course fees that used to be between €250 and €400. This applies to all courses commencing September 2023, and students will now only be required to pay a €50 registration charge when they accept a place on a course.*

This will be of huge benefit to you as a student of Inchicore College and is a reflection of the real value of Further Education courses in creating your future.

You can now attain nationally recognised qualifications that will kickstart your career for a nominal cost, and for nothing like the high fees charged by private operators.

Search our courses today and discover you what can do.

*For applicants who have already paid fees for 2023-2024 in excess of €50, the college will refund these charges. We will contact you over the summer to process a refund.

Colm O Regan to Open ICFE Showcase 2023 Exhibition

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We are delighted to announce that Inchicore College Creative Arts Showcase exhibition will be officially opened by author, comedian, and broadcaster Colm O’Regan on Tuesday, 16th May at 6pm.

As a standup comedian, Colm has performed all over the world. He has written and presents the multi-award winning RTE 1 Radio show Colm O’Regan Wants A Word since 2016. He also is the creator of the twitter phenomenon @irishmammies with over 200,000 followers and he has a podcast called The Function Room

He is the author of 7 best-selling books, including the most recent Irish Book Award nominated “Climate Worrier”. He writes a weekly column for the Irish Examiner and has written regular radio and TV diaries for  RTE Radio 1’s Drivetime, BBC World Service’s In The Balance and presented inserts for BBC World News’ Talking Business for three years.