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Old Bawn Community School

Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin, Republic of Ireland lists part-time courses and evening classes for Old Bawn Community School.

In Old Bawn Community School we believe in life-long learning and our programme aims to meet the personal, professional and leisure needs and reflect the interests of the local resident and business community.

Each year we have over 1,000 adult learners attending our very broad spectrum of courses which run from September to May.
Besides the broad range of in-house courses we also offer a variety of professional diploma and certified courses in association with a number of colleges and institutions.

Angels (Fun and Relaxation with the Angels)
An evening of bliss and relaxation-learning about Angels by guided mediation & angel cards, aura soma colour therapy, crystals & bach flower essences.
Art Beginners course
Introduction to drawing, design, watercolours and oils. Fee:  €115.00 (Course materials extra) Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Art Improvers Course
Drawing, Design, Watercolours & Oils.
Sugarcraft Cake Decorating (beginners course)
Sugarcraft Cake Decorating—Beginners Course materials extra. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:     N.B. 8 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Free Basic Computers
Free courses. Course funded by The Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme.  This course will cover online transactions, email, online shopping, social media and web exploration.
iPad & Tablet Computers
Explore the possibilities & get the most from you iPad & Tablet computer! Learn how to use innovative apps to enhance your usage for greater discovery, productivity & creativity.
Creative Writing course
Choosing a creative writing class can be bewildering. We provide a safe, convivial environment to learn and develop the craft of fiction writing. We aim to stimulate and inspire with interesting, thought-provoking classes and promise…
Crochet course
Have you always wished to know how to crochet? Well heres your chance! Come along & enjoy. Beginners welcome. (Course materials extra)
DIY Plumbing course (Tuesday 7.30 - 9.30pm)
Learn how to carry out plumbing repairs and installation in your home. Emphasis will be on practical hands-on plumbing. No tools or materials required.
Digital SLR Photography (An Introduction course)
Hands on approach with practical use of equipment.  Includes outdoor shooting. Fee:  €125.00 Length of Course:  10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Event Management Diploma Course
Are you a good organiser?  Do you enjoy planning?  Do you pay attention to the little details that make all the difference?  Are you always on the lookout for new ideas?  Do you fancy yourself…
First Aid Irish Red Cross Certificate
Basic First Aid Skills. (Manual included)
Flower Arranging
​Flower arranging with emphasis on modern designs. Fee:  €115.00  Course materials extra. Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Up-cycle Furniture
Do you have some old furniture that you would like to jazz up?  Learn the art of furniture up-cycle and create unique and personalised art.  Cost will never be an issue again! Fee:  €115.00 Length of…
Gardening course
Knowing your garden in growing.  Join our course on good gardening, learning how to give plants the best growing conditions thus ensuring success.  This course will be given by Linda Adams, past pupil of The…
Trace Your Family Tree
Introduction to tracing your family tree.  Course will cover Births, Deaths, Marriages, Census Returns, Wills and Parish Records, etc. Fee:  €110.00 ​Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Guitar - Beginners
This course will cover a number of basic chords, rudiments and songs, tuning the guitar and changing strings. Fee:  €95.00 Length of Course:     N.B. 10 nights 7.15-8.15pm
Hairdressing course
This Hairdressing course is a basic introduction into the world of hairdressing for beginners.
Reflexology can be a powerful, stimulating or relaxing therapy. Learn the basics of massage therapy & techniques to use on family and friends. This is a great starting point for those who are looking to…
Irish - Leaving Cert
Irish (Leaving Cert., Oral for Higher & Ordinary Level) Fee:  €115.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Irish Conversation and Grammar
This course is for those who want to practice oral Irish based on related learner topics with focus on grammar elements studied widely in Primary Teaching courses.  
Covers various modules in Journalism. How the media works, ethics and Issues, Language use, News, Reporting, Compiling and Editing Newsletters, Feature articles and Interviewing skills.
Leaving Cert Maths Grinds
Revision course: ideal for 6th year ordinary level maths students.
Life Coaching
This Life Coaching course will make 2018 the year you learn how to make lasting changes in your life so you can follow your dream, fulfil your potential and become happier. Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course: …
Restorative Practice As a Way of Life
​This engaging and interactive programme provides you with an overview of what restorative practice is, it’s approach to harm, injury and difficult relationships.  It provides skill building opportunities to engage with people in a different…
Explore various mindfulness/mediation techniques alongside Chi-Gung breath and movement exercises.  Learn to relax & be present ‘in the moment’ connecting to the stillness deep within.  Develop clarity and focus, enabling you to deal with everyday…
Excel for Beginners
Suitable for those who wish to learn  how to use spreadsheets.  Learn how to input data, apply basic formula, alter the presentation and layout of a spreadsheet and print data tables. N.B. 5 Week Course…
Microsoft Office Suite for Beginners
Microsoft Office Suite for Beginners (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Publisher) ​Fee:  €115.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Pilates - Beginners/Improvers
Through exercise, this Pilates course actively teaches to improve posture & strengthen the spine & ease back pain. Please bring mat / towel.
Public Relations & Publicity Skills
This course is taught in 9 modules.  Public relations, Writing press releases, Photography, Newsletters & Magazines, Sponsorship, Exhibitions and Conferences, Organising Functions and P.R. Fee includes tuition, IAPR registration & examination fee. (Repeat or missed…
STAND OUT when you SPEAK UP (Public Speaking course)
STAND OUT when you SPEAK UP Gain confidence in all aspects of public speaking with this public speaking course run by Old Bawn Community School.  Learn how to craft your presentations in a fun and…
Self Defence for Men and Women
Learn self-defence without getting hurt in the process!  Learn accuracy and timing as opposed to relying on speed and strength.  Class taught very gently and slowly.  Lots of fun!  Class suitable for all ages and…
Sign Language Level 2
Level 2 certificate from the Sign Language Association of Ireland. N.B.  Exam fee extra. Fee:  €245.00 Length of Course:   N.B. 15 week course 7.30-9.30pm. 
Social Media for Business
Social Media for Business Discuss how to use social media for business success.  Practice how to create content and post effectively. Fee:  €115.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30p
Spanish for Holidays
Beginners Conversation class. Fee:  €110.00 ​Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Tai Chi - Beginners & Improvers
Improve posture, balance & co-ordination through smooth conscious movements. Develop breath awareness, concentration & relaxation, enabling you to deal with everyday stresses calmly & effectively. (Suitable for all ages and fitness levels).
Bodhran course
2008 All Ireland Bodhrn Champion Robbie Walsh gives instructions on the Bodhrn and passes on his techniques that gave him the title.
Basket Weaving (Using Newspapers)
Learn traditional basket weaving methods using newspapers in a fun & relaxed environment. (Course materials extra) N.B. 5 Week Course Fee:  €60.00 Length of Course:   5 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Restorative Practice As a Way of Life
​This engaging and interactive programme provides you with an overview of what restorative practice is, it’s approach to harm, injury and difficult relationships.  It provides skill building opportunities to engage with people in a different…
Map Reading, Navigation & GPS for the Outdoors
Get the essential skills needed to stay safe on the hills and mountains of Ireland.
Yoga - Improvers
(Please bring yoga mat)  Fee:  €110.00 ​Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.30pm
Yoga during Pregnancy
For anyone over 16 weeks pregnant, this course will help to assist your body in adapting to the many changes that pregnancy brings about, to focus on your body and to prepare you mentally, physically…
Yoga for Beginners
Yoga for Beginners Fee:  €110.00 Length of Course:     10 nights 7.30-9.30pm Please bring a Mat / Towel.