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Hartstown Community School

Hartstown Road, Clonsilla, Clonsilla, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Hartstown Community School is located in the centre of the parishes of Hartstown and Huntstown and runs adult education courses and evening classes in Dublin 15.

Hartstown Community School was established in 1992 and the building was opened officially in 1996. It is a modern facility with general and fully equipped specialist classrooms.

The Community Education Programme at Hartstown Community School has been running since Sept 1994 catering for adults in the Greater Blanchardstown Area and beyond and we currently offer in excess of 100 evening classes over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 – 10pm. While most of our classes are of the hobby/leisure type we do offer some accredited courses in conjunction with the universities and colleges of further education.

Courses offered include languages, barbering, beauty, cookery, dance, computers, wood-turning, yoga, pilates, golf, childcare, floristry, photography, art, cake decoration, craftwork, jewellery making, web design, and many more! Courses at Hartstown Community School are offered over two 10 week terms Autumn (Sept – Dec) and Spring (Jan – Apr). Enrolment may be done by post or phone with credit/debit card details or online through our website Payment is also accepted by cheque or postal/money order. Open evenings are also held in the school from 7 – 9pm or you may call to the adult education office from 10am – 3pm at the beginning of each term.

For more information about adult education, evening classes and courses at Hartstown Community School, please view our courses in the Course Finder or call us on 01-8209863

Book-keeping & Accounts
Introduction to Book-Keeping, covering Day Books, Sales and Purchase Ledgers, General Ledger & Trial Balance. We will also look at Bank Reconciliations and basic Final Accounts.
Computerised Accounts
Using sage line 50 accounting software learn sales, purchases and nominal ledgers, invoicing, petty cash, bank reconciliation, Vat reporting, financial reports and year end processing. Notes supplied.
Office Administration QQI Level 5
Information and Administration Module for those interested in careers in office administration and management.
Office Administration QQI Level 5
Information and Administration Module for those interested in careers in office administration and management.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to communicate with your angels, perhaps you have felt their presence. Learn how to meet your very own Guardian Angel and have a greater understanding of Archangels. Learn…
Dog Grooming and Dog Maintenance
Learn how to care for your four-legged friends, so that they will be looking and feeling their best! This practical hands-on course will teach you tips and tricks on home maintenance and general care of…
Drawing (Animation, Cartoons and Comics)
Learn the fundamentals of drawing, from designing and posing your own characters to an introduction to visual storytelling. Taught by an Animation Artist with 20 years industry experience. Ideal for those with an interest in…
Sewing & Craftwork
SEWING & CRAFTWORK Learn to use a sewing machine and acquire or improve your sewing skills for repairs and alterations, dressmaking, soft furnishings, curtains, festive decorations, handbag-making and many other projects.
Dancing with the Stars
(Beginners)Learn to dance like "DWTS" contestants, Live, quickstep, waltz, samba, wedding waltz. (Improvers) Tango - Rumba - Cha-Cha-Cha
Barbering - Level 2
Level 2 course to include modern cutting and styling, razor fading and blending. Ideal for hairdressers looking to upskill to gents styling.
Barbering: An Introduction for Beginners
Level 1 introduction course to include basic cutting, blending, razor work and beard styling.
Top to Toe Beauty
Enhance your appearance with professional advice and tips on make-up, skincare, hair and nails from a qualified MAC make-up artist. Get that salon look for less!
Advanced Business Studies QQI Level 6
This Major Award course will allow learners to develop professional management and business skills which will open up opportunities for a career of their choice, in the area of management, finance, business planning, sales and…
Cake Decoration & Sugar Craft (Advanced)
CAKE DECORATION AND SUGAR CRAFT (Advanced) This class is for those who have completed either a beginners or intermediate course. It covers novelty cake, 2 tier wedding cake, orchids, figurine, Bride & Groom. Learn about…
Car Maintenance
Introduction to all main components and systems of the csr, safety practices and advice on the service and repair that can be carried out at home.
Care of the Older Person QQI Level 5
Training for those interested in working with the aged in either a Nursing home or with a Homecare company.
Early Childhood Care-Child Development QQI Level 5
Child Development Module for those interested in a career in early childhood care, eg. Creche/ Playschool, etc. Office Administration
Body Conditioning
Loose the fat, build the physique with total body conditioning. Increase your strength, speed and indurance. Conditioning workouts can trim fat, increase muscle tone and prepare your body for the rigours of sports.
Boot Camp
Bootcamp will incorporate a number of different aspects of fitness such as cardio, circuit training, resistance, endurance and of course fun. Bootcamp is an excellent way for those new to training or those more experienced…
Embedded Computing Development
Have you ever wanted to design your own computer systems for electrical appliances, games, toys, entertainment and more. This introductory course is project based and strives to teach you the basics of embedded computing, using…
Computers - Beginners
COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS Designed to give the basic knowledge required to carry out everyday routine work on a computer.
Computers - Internet Skills
COMPUTERS:  Internet Skills Introduction to the Internet for beginners. This course will cover email, sending photos, internet searches, booking & buying online, TV online, podcasts, etc. (Subsidised course (5 weeks)
Computers - Internet Skills (Improvers)
This follow-on course will cover more on email, online shopping, banking, communications e.g. Skype/Viber, etc. (Subsidised course. 5 weeks)
Asian Cooking for the more Experienced Chef
Learn how to create restaurant-style Indian and South-East Asian dishes. Learn tips, tricks and techniques. This class is a mixture of demonstration and hands-on cooking.
Italian Cooking
Finally, you can learn to prepare “Classic Italian Dishes” in this easy step by step class. Impress your friends and family with your “Italian Specialities”.  Ingredients extra.
Creative Writing
Have you ever wanted to write but thought you couldn't? Have you ever felt the fear of the blank page? Do you think you might like to write but have never tried? Bring paper and…
Get started in the wonderful handcraft of crochet. Learn the basics needed to complete your own project and how to read a pattern. You will get hooked once you start!!!!!!
DIY/Home Maintenance
Introduction to Home Maintenance. A general insight into how to work on DIY projects within your own home. Includes tiling, plumbing, painting & decorating, electrics, etc. Practical handson course.
Piano, Keyboard and Music Lessons
This is your chance! Fulfill your dreams! Learn to play a piano! Our professional piano and keyboard teacher, with over 20 years experience, will provide piano and music lessons for both beginners and amateurs wishing…
English as a Second/Other Language
A fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn and practise basic English for everyday conversations with a focus on speaking listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary skills. (Beginners)
English as a Second/Other Language (Improvers)
Practical English taught for everyday situations. Emphasis on further development of all the key skills of speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary. (Improvers)
First Aid
A basic course which looks at first aid treatment of burns, fractures, haemorrhage and demonstrations of CPR.
Self Defence For All
Want to learn self-defence without getting hurt in the process? Want to get fi tter and more fl exible without sweating through lung bursting drills? We train WITHOUT causing pain. Relax, have fun! Course caters…
This fun creative, hands-on course covers bouquets, arrangements, hand-tie, sympathy flowers, bows and more. (Flowers and materials pack extra charge)
Floristry for Christmas
A fun ten week course on Christmas arrangement, table spray and door wreaths. Also, hand tie bouquet, bows and more.
French (Beginners)
French is one of the most romantic languages, easy to listen to and a delight to speak. Taught by a native speaker, this fun class is ideally suited to those who want to learn French…
French course (Improvers)
For those who wish to continue on after completing beginners course in conversational French. Taught by a native French speaker you will learn to use the language in a practical way just in time for…
French Oral for the Leaving Cert
Preparation class for the French Oral exam for Leaving Certificate. Limited to a maximum of 14 participants.
GENEALOGY: Trace Your Family History Learn how to trace your Irish Ancestors. All you need is some curiosity and expert guidance to search for records, which will allow you to produce your own family tree.
As above plus stance and swing improvements, driver and fairway shots. Classes held in Elmgreen Golf Centre. (6 weeks. Golf balls extra)
Golf for Improvers
Learn stance and swing improvements, driver and fairway shots (Improvers). Classes held in Elmgreen Golf Centre.
Have fun learning guitar in this step by step class for total beginners.
GUITAR (Improvers) From beginner to improver – learn more chords, techniques and playing styles to help your performance
Basic introduction to hairdressing to include cutting, perming, colouring and upstyles.
Skincare & Make-up
Enhance your appearance with professional advice from a qualified therapist.
HOLISTIC THERAPIES Would you like to look and feel healthier? Reduce headaches, stress, insomnia, improve your overall mood. Learn the benefits of reflexology, facial reflexology and specific massage. Work on and receive treatments throughout this…
Asian Cooking
Learn how to create restaurant style Indian and Thai cooking. Includes starters, side dishes and main courses. Learn tips, tricks and techniques. Mixture of demonstration and hands-on cooking.
To provide the learner with a basic understanding of Carpentry and Joinery. Understand different timbers, create basic joints, while appreciating health and safety in relation to tools and equipment. Create a mirror/ picture frame/ miniature…
Cooking Family Favourites From Scratch
Modern, healthy family favourite recipes, cooked from scratch. This is a hands-on course with weekly demonstrations. Expand your recipe repertoire, knowledge and techniques. Time to throw out the jars and packages from your kitchen and…
Cooking for Men
Men love to cook too! This course gives men the chance to improve their cooking and baking skills and add to their repertoire of favourite meals. The emphasis will be placed on cooking meals that…
Spanish Cooking Made Simple
Easy to make traditional Spanish dishes for everyday cooking and special occasions. You’ll be ready to host your own Fiestas! Our tutor will have you eating and speaking in Spanish by the time you’re fi…
Luv your IPAD/ Tablet/ Smartphone
Are you intimidated by iPads/ Smartphones, etc.? It’s easier than you think. Demystify the operation of these amazingly useful devices for both personal and business use. Everything from setting up the machine, surfing the internet…
Luv Your Ipad/Tablet/Smartphone
LUV YOUR iPAD/TABLET/SMARTPHONE Are you intimidated by iPads/ Smartphones, etc.? It’s easier than you think. Demystify the operation of these amazingly useful devices for both personal and business use. Everything from setting up the machine,…
Interior Design Course
0 INTERIOR DESIGN Introduction to colour schemes, wall coverings, flooring, room layout, lighting, window treatments and Kitchen/Bathroom floor plans. (8 weeks)
Irish Conversation for Beginners
Learn to further your knowledge of your native language in everyday situations. Bígí linn.
Irish Conversation for Improvers
IRISH CONVERSATION (Improvers) This follow-on class will help you to further improve your Irish language skills and give you a chance to practice with others. Ideal for those who learnt Irish in school and haven’t…
Irish Oral (Leaving Certificate)
Aimed at students preparing for the Leaving Certifi cate Oral examinations. (8 Weeks) Max no. of 12 per class
Irish Oral - Leaving Certificate
Aimed at students preparing for the Leaving Certifi cate Oral examinations. (8 Weeks) Max no. of 12 per class
Exercise to Energise (Age 55+)
A gentle exercise routine designed to improve the condition of the heart and lungs followed by a toning programme to increase muscle strength. We will finish with stretching for flexibility and relaxation. Take part in…
Exercise to Energise (Age 55+) Level 2
Push yourself that little further, while having fun! Aimed as an advancement on our level 1 exercise programme to develop the heart and lungs with a 30 minute low impact cardio session. Followed by a…
Latin-inspired fitness programme that is exhilarating, effective and calorie-burning. Come to the party! Participate in both classes on Monday and Wednesday for only €110.
Full Body Massage course
Learn how to give and receive a Full Body Massage under the instruction of an ITEC Tutor. Learn how to massage the Body and Face, be instructed on the use of towels during the treatment,…
Meditation & Mindfulness
MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS Learn how to become more present in your life and to lead a happier life with less worry. 2-3 seated meditations per class as well as mindfulness tasks. Includes group discussions with…
Computers (Intermediate) MS Office
Based on the key applications in MS Offi ce, Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Publisher. Course will Cover basic tasks through to advanced. Some previous computer knowledge required and access to a PC an advantage.
Mindfulness for Personal Enrichment
Mindfulness meditation teaches you to stay in the present moment and live a more joyful and happier life. Meditation tools and techniques are used to help you worry less, become more balanced and discover the…
Nutrition, Exercise and Wellbeing
This healthy eating, lifestyle and weight management program is designed to improve your health and wellbeing by employing effective strategies for personal change to create sustainable future healthy eating habits, exercise and mindfulness for health
Piano/Keyboard & Music Lessons
PIANO/KEYBOARD & MUSIC LESSONS This is your chance! Fulfil your dreams! Learn to play a piano! Our professional piano and keyboard teacher, with over 20 years experience, will provide piano and music lessons for both…
UKULELE (Improvers)
Improve your ukulele skills further, through this follow-on course. Suitable for anyone who hasn't played for some time or for those looking to improve their picking and strumming skills further.
Oil Painting Beginners
OIL PAINTING An introduction to all aspects of oil painting for both beginners and experienced painters. Individual tuition provided at all levels. Free choice of subject matter. Please bring a photo or picture to work…
Personal Development
Takinf effective control of your life. Course covers self-esteem, assertiveness, communication and goal-setting. It incorporates a hlistic and reflective outlook on life.
Photography & Photoshop
PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP Introductory course in photography. Participants learn about camera techniques and controls, image quality, composition, exposure and an introduction to digital manipulation. Course suited to both film and digital camera users.
An introduction to Photoshop CS. This course will give you a good working knowledge of of CS3. It covers the work area, the tools layers, masking, restotration and preparing images for printing and web publishing.…
Develops core muscle strength, relieves stress and back pain, improves balance and co-ordination. Available at Beginner and Improver levels
This Pilates class develops core muscle strength, relieves stress and back pain, improves balance and co-ordination. Available at Beginner and Improver levels
Portuguese (Beginners)
Basic level of conversation for use in everyday situations.
Portuguese (Beginners)
PORTUGUESE (Beginners) The main objective of this course is to offer students the basic abilities to use the Portuguese language, allowing sensible and competent interactions in everyday situations.
Pottery-An Introduction to Ceramics
Throw pots on a potters wheel and learn hand-building techniques in our fun, relaxing class. Many different projects will be undertaken every 10 weeks. Participants are welcome to come with a particular idea in mind.
Reflexology/Facial Reflexology
Would you like to look and feel healthier? Learn the benefits, common complaints and how to treat them for family and friends. Work on and receive treatments throughout the 10 weeks. Can reduce stress, headaches,…
Latino & Salsa Dancing
Latino and Salsa dancing for beginners and improvers.
Sewing for beginners
You’ll learn to wind a bobbin and thread the machine, change the needle and install a presser foot. Become familiar with the most useful stitches. Once your machine is up and running, explore the basic…
Sign Language
SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL Teaching) Basic introduction to Irish sign language. Personal Identification, Language, House/Home environment, Daily Life, Weather & Travel, Relationships, Health, Education, Food/Drink, Shopping, etc
Sign Language-Level 2
For those with basic sign language skills. Develop your skills further with this follow-on class.
Spanish course
This Spanish course covers a basic level of conversation for use in everyday situations.
Spanish course for improvers
A follow on Spanish course for those who have completed a beginner’s course and wish to further improve their vocabulary and grammar.
Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 5
Designed to give the learner the knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the SNA and the skills to work as a SNA in a primary or secondary school.
Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 6
This Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 6 course is designed to give the learner the knowledge and understanding of the role and function of the SNA and the skills to work as a SNA in…
Bridge for Beginners
Mini bridge for complete beginners run by a CBAI accredited teacher. Introduction to the most widespread, hugely social, inexpensive, fun past time in the world. No partner is required. Start playing immediately
Bridge for Improvers
Bridge for improvers run by a CBAI accredited teacher. Aimed at anyone who has within the last year to two years already taken bridge classes, maybe playing in the clubs and wishes to brush up…
Stained Glass
Let your artistic side shine through with this Stained Glass evening course at Hartstown Community School. Using the Copper Foil method, learn to cut and shape glass to create small light catchers. Assemble, solder and…
Ancient Chinese art of exercise and meditation through gentle movement. Build natural strengths to handle everyday stresses.
Tai-Chi Improvers course
This Tai-Chi Improvers course is a follow-on class for those wishing to progress with their exercise and meditation
Table Tennis for All
Become part of a social sports club. Suitable for complete Beginners or players wishing to brush up on their skills, under the guidance of our professional coach. Take part in this pastime that will excite…
Ukulele [Beginners]
Learn to play this little gem! Our master tutor will have youstrumming, picking and playing the Ukulele in no time
Hill Walking and Mountain Navigation
This Hill Walking and Mountain Navigation course will include 4 in school classes learning the skills necessary to read Hill walking maps, use navigation, compass,respect the environment,wear the correct boots,rain wear etc. For the other 6…
Counselling/ Psychology
Introduction to Counselling and the Psychology of change. This course will enable you to understand counselling and to differentiate it from other activities and skills to bring about self awareness. (8 weeks)
Bringing balance and harmony to body and mind, this Ancient Indian discipline will help you to relax, focus and improve physical and mental health.
Consciously move from pilates exercise to more fluid exercise in this fl owing core class. You will focus on harnessing breath to ground and move with strength, ease and openness. Suitable for all levels and…
Covering basic tools and techniques. Sharpening and maintenance of tools. Material selection, rope edging and relief carving. .
Woodturning (Intermediate/Advanced)
WOODTURNING (Intermediate/Advanced) Participants must be confident with lathe and tools and have completed at least one beginners course. €25 extra for specialist timber to be used.


  1. Photo courses
    darya razumava 1st March 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Do you have short photography courses?

    1. Cormac O' Meara 2nd March 2017 at 9:00 am

      Hi Darya,

      Hartstown have this 10 week photography evening class.

      Best of luck,

  2. Spanish classes
    Kathy 3rd April 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Hi ,do you have spanish classes .

    1. Cormac O' Meara 5th April 2017 at 8:45 am

      Hi Kathy,

      Yes, Hartstown run Spanish classes on Tuesday evenings (Improvers) and Wednesday evenings (Beginners). However, classes for these commenced on Feb 7th so best to contact Hartstown directly to see when the next classes commence.

      Best of luck,

  3. Interior design/evening classes
    Kate 4th October 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Good afternoon,
    I am looking for Interior Design evening courses if it’s available (what time/period of course/how much ?)
    Would love to get start it!
    Thank you very much

    1. Cormac O' Meara 5th October 2017 at 10:40 am

      Hi Kate,

      Here’s all the information we have for the Interior Design course at Hartstown Community School. If you need any further information you can enquire with them directly via our website.

      Best of luck!

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Hartstown Community School
Hartstown Road, Clonsilla, Clonsilla, Dublin, Republic of Ireland