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Old Bawn Community School

Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin 24., 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.

Please note:

Autumn Term 2021 commences on Tuesday 5th of October/Thursday 7th of October and finishes on Tuesday 7th of December/Thursday 9th of December.

Enrolment for our autumn term commences on Monday 30th of August. 

You can enrol online @ or call us on 4526137 from the 30th of August.  Early enrolment is advisable as places fill up quickly

We look forward to seeing you in Old Bawn Adult Education

Angels (Fun and Relaxation with the Angels) - Online Zoom Class

This class allows you to enjoy personalised angel card-reading meditations in the comfort of your own home.  Join us each week to share your difficulties & joys with a group of like minded people.  Each class aims to be uplifting, joyful, fun & replenishing. N. B. Online Zoom Class


Introduction to drawing, design, watercolours and oils. Fee:  €125.00 (Course materials extra) Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

Card Making & Paper Craft

Show family and friends they’re special with handmade greeting cards for all occasions.  In a fun and relaxed environment learn a range of techniques and experiment with different styles each week. The classes will accommodate absolute beginners as well as those who have some experience and want to develop their skills.  Learn how you can…

Sugarcraft Cake Decorating )

Sugarcraft Cake Decorating—Beginners Course materials extra. Fee:  €100.00 Length of Course:     N.B. 8 nights 7.30-9.00pm


Learn the skill of clay making in a relaxed & friendly environment. This Ceramics course is open to adults of all ages from beginners who have never worked with clay to people just wanting to add an extra skill to their bow. ​Fee:  €140.00 Length of Course:  10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

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.

Creative Writing course

Choosing a creative writing class can be bewildering. This class is an introduction to the concepts and practices involved in short form fiction and non-fiction. Each class has a different structural or thematic topic, readings are disseminated weekly and participants are encouraged to produce a work of their own which will be reviewed and edited by the…


Learn the art Macrame by decorating your home with wall hangings, plant hangers, table runners, rugs, etc.  All made with simple knots, natural dyes and recycled objects.  This wonderful artwork is easy to learn and will wow your friends and family with these amazing statement art pieces for the modern home. N.B. Course materials extra

DIY Plumbing course (Tuesday 7.30 - 9.00pm)

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)

Learn the basics of photography including improving your composition, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO & much, much more. Fee:  €125.00 Length of Course:  10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

English for Beginners

Basic English course for speakers of other languages.

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 as a wedding planner?  If so, you should consider the Diploma in Event Management. Fee:  €235.00 Length of Course:   10 week…

First Aid Irish Red Cross Certificate

Basic First Aid Skills. (Manual included) N.B. 8 week course

Flower Arranging

​Flower arranging with emphasis on modern designs. Fee:  €125.00  Course materials extra. Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

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:  €15.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

Trace Your Family Tree

Introduction to tracing your family tree.  Course will cover Births, Deaths, Marriages, Census Returns, Wills and Parish Records, etc. Fee:  €70.00 ​Length of Course:   5 nights 7.30-9.00pm

Guitar - Beginners

This course will cover a number of basic chords, rudiments and songs, tuning the guitar and changing strings. Fee:  €105.00 Length of Course:     N.B. 10 nights 7.30-8.30pm

Irish - Leaving Cert

Irish (Leaving Cert., Oral for Higher & Ordinary Level) Fee:  €125.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Irish Conversation

Ideal for parents whose children are starting school this year or for those who wish to learn Irish in a fun & relaxed environment with a native Irish speaker.   


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.  Fee includes tuition, IAPR registration & exam fee.


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 stresses more effectively, while living a richer fuller life. Fee:  €120.00 Length of Course:     10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

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 Fee:  €70.00 Length of Course:   5 nights 7.30-9.00pm

Microsoft Office Suite for Beginners

Microsoft Office Suite for Beginners (Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Publisher) ​Fee:  €125.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

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 exam extra). Fee:  €220.00 Length of Course:   10 weeks. 10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

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 fitness levels. Fee:  €120.00 Length of Course:   10 nights 7.30-9.00pm

Sign Language certificate course (Level 1)

Level 1 Sign Language Certificate from the Irish Sign Language Association of Ireland.  Exam fee extra. 15 week course. N. B. 7.30-9.00pm

Sign Language Level 2

Level 2 certificate from the Sign Language Association of Ireland. N.B.  Exam fee extra. Fee:  €255.00 Length of Course:   N.B. 15 week course 7.30-9.00pm. 

Spanish- Beginners

Conversational Spanish class for beginners

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). Beginners: 7.20-8.20pm Improvers: 8.30-9.30pm.

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:  €70.00 Length of Course:   5 nights 7.30-9.00pm

Woodwork course (Thursday)

Develop an understanding of basic hand and small Woodwork machinery tools.  Learn to design & make your own project.

Woodwork course (Tuesday)

Develop an understanding of basic hand and small machinery tools during this Woodwork course.  Learn to design & make your own project.

Yoga for Beginners/Improvers

Yoga for Beginners/Improvers Fee:  €120.00 Length of Course:     10 nights 7.30-9.00pm Please bring a Mat / Towel.

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Old Bawn Community School
Old Bawn
Tallaght, Dublin 24., Tallaght, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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