About


Meet our team

Director of Adult Education: Ms Audrey Rowland

Audrey is the main contact for setting up new courses and hiring facilities at the school.


​​Assistant Director of Adult Education: Mr Andrew Bates


Ms. Niamh Gormally


Ms. Mary Ward


About our courses

We run a range of adult education courses at St Colmcille's Community during the Autumn and Spring Terms. Our courses cover a wide range of topics, and are open to anybody aged 16 or older. Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 pandemic all our classes are online until further notice.


Enrolling on a course

Classes can be enrolled over the phone 01495 3882 or online www.knocklyonadulted.ie

Our office hours are 9:00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 12:30 on Fridays during term time only. If the office is unattended, leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Unfortunately missed calls do not appear on our system, so unless you leave a message we cannot return your call.


Payment

Your place on a course can only be guaranteed once full payment has been made. A debit or credit card is required to enrol online or over the phone.


Online Payments with Easy Payments Plus

Easy Payments Plus is the online payments system which we use to accept debit or credit card payments. When you click on any of the Easy Payment Plus symbols on our list of courses, you will be taken to the St Colmcille's Adult Education section of the Easy Payments Plus website.


The first time you use the system you will be prompted to register with your email address and password. After that you will be able to logon using this email address and password. Follow the instructions on the screen to select the appropriate items(s) to pay and enter your card details when prompted.


You will receive a receipt via email for every payment you make. From then on you can login to your account at any time and look at payments you have made and any instalments set up by you.


All payments processed using EPP are done using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology which ensures the security of the transaction as it is being processed.

All payments are processed by a PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant payment processor, which ensures all card holder data is managed securely.


There is a small (€1) booking fee on each card transactions. However, you only pay this once, even when booking on two or more courses or enrolling for two or more people at the same time.


Refund policy

All our courses are non-refundable, unless there are insufficient numbers for the class to form. A small number of classes do not form each term, and in such cases, students who have enrolled will be notified and can either swap to another class or be offered a full refund. There is no discount for those who cannot attend all evenings of the course.


Concessions and discounts

We offer discounts for those over 65. Please mention this when making the booking, as it is difficult to apply the concession once payment details have been entered. We also apply a discount to those booking on two or more courses (for the same individual in the same term). Concessions and discounts can only be applied by booking over the phone.


Why do we ask for your contact details?

When enrolling on a course, you will be asked for your contact details. We do not distribute or sell these details to anybody outside of the St Colmcille's Community School Adult Education programme. Your address is gathered to validate your credit card details, and gives us some idea of where our clients come from (which helps us to promote our courses). Your mobile number is used should we need to contact you for any reason. If a class is cancelled for any reason (e.g. tutor illness; snow), we will send you a text message. A receipt for your payment will automatically be sent to your email address. Teachers also use their class email lists to distribute ingredient lists (cookery classes), and any other lists of equipment. We may also, from time to time, send you emails or text messages to remind you that enrolments are open.


Privacy Policy

Personal data is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include, for example, your name, address, mobile number, or email address. This personal data that you volunteer to us will be processed for the following purposes:

  • To facilitate payments from you.

  • To provide you with the information on any item you have requested from us.

  • To send you texts, email alerts and newsletters that you have opted-in to receive by filling in our online forms or by other means.

You have the right to request a copy of any personal data held by us about you. You also have the right to have such data corrected where it is inaccurate or misleading. You also have the right to have this data deleted.

Collection and use of Non-Personal Data

Like most websites, we gather statistical and analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website (e.g. total number of visits in a particular time period). This non-personal data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you.


Closed days

Classes do not run on bank holidays, but do run on days that are not bank holidays during midterm breaks. Replacement classes for courses which fall on a bank holiday will be added to the end of the programme (i.e. they will take place the week after other courses of the same length finish). This also happens if a class is cancelled for teacher illness, snow, or any other reason.

New courses

We are always looking for ideas of new classes that we can run, and for new teachers. If there is a course that you would like to see offered, or if you are suitably qualified and would like to run a class, then please get in touch.


St Colmcille's Community School is part of the National Association of Adult and Community Education Directions (NACED) network. Schools within this network run classes across Ireland. If we don't run the course you're looking for, check out the courses run by the other schools in the network at Adult Education Ireland.

St Colmcille's Community School

St Colmcille’s CS is a co-educational, second level community school located on the Scholarstown Road in the heart of Knocklyon. The vision of this community, when establishing a second level school in 2000, was to retain its most valuable asset, its young people, in the local area.


The school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum so that all our students have the opportunity to succeed at the highest level of their own individual talents, aptitudes and abilities. Our students achieve high levels of success in the State Examinations and our past pupils are well represented in a wide range of third level courses and careers. We strongly encourage students and parents to become involved in the social, cultural, spiritual, intellectual and sporting life of the school.


We pride ourselves in being a progressive and modern school where the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning is continuously being developed by a highly motivated, talented and professional staff. We are fortunate to have a purpose built and well resourced facility here in Knocklyon, designed to meet the ever changing educational needs and expectations of a modern society.


The main school website can be accessed here.

Finding us

The school is located on Scholarstown Road in Knocklyon, just off junction 12 of the M50.


Parking at the school is extremely limited. Please ensure that you arrive early, or utilise public transport. The no. 15 and 15B Dublin Bus routes stop both stop close to Scholarstown Road, a short walk from the school. The 15 stops at stop 4869 on St. Colmcille's Way and the No 15B stops at 7446 on Ballyboden Way.