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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.


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 how to make an angel alter, read angel cards, how meditation and crystals can help you, plus a section using…

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 your dog. Includes how to approach different breeds, Dog handling, Positive reinforcement training as well as Brushing, Bathing, Clipping, Ear…

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 animated Film, video game design or comic art. Suitable for all levels of artist.

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!

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 royal icing sugar paste and flood work.

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 to achieve their personal goals. Suitable for men and women .

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 pen. No perevious writing experience necessary.


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 to improve their skills.

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)


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 to get more from holidays or just fun.

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 summer!

French Oral for the Leaving Cert

Preparation class for the French Oral exam for Leaving Certificate. Limited to a maximum of 14 participants.


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 10 week holistic course

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 door and frame/ architrave

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 cook from scratch.

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 men traditionally like to cook (and eat!).

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 and using apps will give you confidence.

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, surfing the internet and using apps will give you confidence.

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 used it for some time or for parents/grandparents trying to brush up on their Irish for children/grandchildren. Bígí linn.

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 both classes each week for only €90.

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 variety of toning and conditioning exercises to promote strength and flexibility for the core muscles (Abs, legs and back). Our…


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, learn the mental and physical powers of a small number of Aromatherapy Oils, know the Contraindications of Massage and enjoy…

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 a focus on self-awareness and seeing our own behaviour that take us away from the present moment. Become more balanced…

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 joy and happiness within.

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 beginners and amateurs wishing to improve their skills.

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 from and set of paints, white spirits, canvas or board and brushes.

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. Students should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and a basic understanding of photographic terms.


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)

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, insomnia, improve your mood and help with depression. We will cover Facial Reflexology also by combining the luxury of facial…

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 techniques of patchwork, quilting and embroidery.

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 a primary or secondary school.

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 / improve their bridge skills. Learn while having fun.

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 finish ornamental glass. No experience necessary. Create light catchers and mirrors. Most materials and tools supplied. (8 Weeks).


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 and entertain you, in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. Learn all the shots and skills and get playing straight away.

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 classes,this will be relatively easy. Saturday morning walk in the Wicklow Mountains which will include navigating challenges prepared in the…


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 abilities.


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.

Comments, Questions & Reviews

  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!

  4. Barbership course
    Eoghan Spain 19th September 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Hi do you still have the beginners barbership course? And what would be the best way of going about it cheers

  5. Painting and guitar class
    Jarlath 3rd June 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I have done 2/3 course over the last few years Great facilities in Hartstown , Classes are inexpensive and fun. There is always something to learn even after years of work and professional qualifications.
    Would recommend the school and evening classes
    Hopefully it resumes after COVID 19

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Hartstown Road
Clonsilla, Clonsilla, Dublin
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