Congratulations to two of our Level 6 Art graduates Anna O'Riordan and Ken Rodgers, who were presented with awards in recognition of the high quality of their excellent work.
Anna O'Riordan, winner of the 'Progression and Development' award.
Ken Rogers, the Cork Printmakers 'Bursary Winner'.
CSN's End of year Graduate Art & Design Exhibition
We are pleased to announce ‘Perspectives’, the End of year graduate Art and Design exhibition by CSN students . The exhibition features the work of over 80 graduates in the areas of Furniture Design and Making, Digital Media, Painting, Textiles, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Graphic Design and Printmaking.
The ‘Gallery @ CSN’ was initiated as a learning space in order to provide CSN students with the real skills and practical experience of running a gallery. The students take responsibility for all aspects of the exhibition from framing, installation, curation, promotion as well our opening night launch. For many of our students this will be their first major exhibition.
This year we are very excited to announce two new Student Awards. Cork printmakers are generously sponsoring an Emerging Artist Bursary for a printmaking student. We will also be announcing an overall Progression and Development Award for a level 6 Art Student. Recipients will be announced at the opening Launch.
‘Perspectives’ will be opened by Valerie Byrne, Director of Cork Printmakers on Thursday 22nd of May at 7pm. You are all welcome!
CSN Dance Course Graduation Performance
We are proud to present the graduation performance of the CSN Dance Course at The Firkin Crane.
Performances will take place on Thursday 30th April, 8pm, and Friday 1st May. 9.30am & 8pm.
Did you know that 400 CAO Points can be earned by students on successful completion of our one year courses in CSN?
This year CSN had 275 CAO offers.
CSN students are given every opportunity to succeed and progress, in fact many of them progress to UCC or CIT to pursue their studies.
CSN Racquetball Team Placed 3rd at the Intervarsities
Congratulations to CSN Racquetball team who were placed 3rd overall at the intervarsities
There were a few very good performances including Murt Kennelly's dominant victory over CIT's Donnacadh Drom. Murt won both sets by a strong margin of 11-3 and 11-0. David Sheahan was involved in the tightest match of the tournament and came out the victor against UCC's Tim Cummins after a tiebreaker, 11-10, 10-11 and final set 11-6. CSN's third victory of the day came from Owen Dillon as he beat Neil Payne of UCC 11-1 and 11-4.
The CSN Music Course Celebrated in Style!
Coláiste Stofáin Naofa celebrated 25 years of unprecedented musical success at Jacobs on the Mall Thursday March 5th. A long list of international and Irish music success stories share a common bond, and that is the college from which they graduated in Cork. What a great night, thanks to everybody who attended!
CSN Music Course Celebrates 25 Years of Success in Irish & Global Music Industry
Excitement is building in advance of the CSN Music Course's celebrations of 25 years of success in the Irish and international music industries. To keep informed of our upcoming events and live perfomances make sure to follow us on Facebook.
In this month's Hot Press magazine Colm O'Hare looks back on 25 great years making music with Chris Ahern and past graduates including Mick Flannery and his sound engineer (and CSN lecturer) Chloe Nagle. You can read the full Hot Press article here.
Colm O'Hare looks back on 25 great years making music with Chris Ahern and Mick Flannery in this month's Hot Press Magazine. Click the image to enlarge it. Alternatively, you can read the full article here in PDF format.
There is also a great overview on the Cork Chamber's website:
A long list of international and Irish music success stories share a common bond, and that is the
college which they graduated from in Cork. Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa will soon celebrate 25 years of
the Music, Management and Sound course with a special alumni gathering on 5th March in Cork.
Acclaimed Irish artists such as Mick Flannery, Frank & Walters and Áine Whelan share not only a
love and talent for music, but also their musical education at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa. Graduates of
CSN have worked with global artists such as Michael Bolton, Metallica and Bryan Adams. Add to
this the fact that members of some of Ireland’s top bands including O Emperor, the High Kings,
Ten Past Seven, Walking on Cars and the Incredibles all started their careers at CSN, and it is clear
that the standard of education and passion of teaching staff at the school has helped to shape
incredibly successful careers in the Irish and global music industry.
“The success of the Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa Music, Management and Sound course is evidenced
by the uptake in the music industry of our graduates,” says Course Director Chris Ahern. “This
course, now 25 years old, has an incredible success story and our students have gone on to
rewarding and fulfilling careers in their chosen area of music, thanks to the education and
approach of the college.”
“Our students are given every opportunity to succeed and many of our music graduates have
gone on to forge hugely successful careers with leading global record labels. Some of the artists
have found their bandmates, sound engineering team and producers on the course. This is true
of Mick Flannery, who wrote his album debut album, Evening Train, while attending CSN and his
sound engineer Chloe Nagle, who has toured with Mick and now also teaches on the course at
CSN,” he added.
The Music, Management and Sound course at CSN has long been recognised as an invaluable
skills resource for Irish musicians, equipping over 1,000 students over the last 25 years with the
knowledge, experience and expertise necessary to succeed in every aspect of the music
“To mark the 25 year milestone we are hosting a gathering for past pupils. It will be a very special
event at Jacobs on the Mall, and we welcome music professionals from all over the world back to
Cork and the CSN community, where it all started for them. This event will be a true showcase of
the success of the course,” said Vivienne MacSweeney, Principal of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa.
Also thanks to Brian Hayes Curtin in the Cork Independent for summing it up nicely:
Stars like Mick Flannery, the Frank & Walters and members of O Emperor, the High Kings, Ten Past Seven and Walking on Cars have passed their doors and soon the course that spawned them will celebrate 25 years.
Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa (CSN) will celebrate 25 years of the Music, Management and Sound course with a special alumni gathering on 5 March in Cork.
Graduates of CSN have worked with globally famous artists such as Michael Bolton, Metallica and Bryan Adams and many successful Irish bands started their careers at CSN.
"The success of the Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa Music, Management and Sound course is evidenced by the uptake in the music industry of our graduates," says course director Chris Ahern. "This course, now 25 years old, has an incredible success story and our students have gone on to rewarding and fulfilling careers in their chosen area of music, thanks to the education and approach of the college."
"Our students are given every opportunity to succeed and many of our music graduates have gone on to forge hugely successful careers with leading global record labels. Some of the artists have found their bandmates, sound engineering team and producers on the course. This is true of Mick Flannery, who wrote his album debut album, 'Evening Train', while attending CSN and his sound engineer Chloe Nagle, who has toured with Mick and now also teaches on the course at CSN," he added.
The Music, Management and Sound course at CSN has long been recognised as an invaluable skills resource for Irish musicians, equipping over 1,000 students over the last 25 years with the knowledge, experience and expertise necessary to succeed in every aspect of the music industry.
"To mark the 25 year milestone we are hosting a gathering for past pupils. It will be a very special event at Jacobs on the Mall, and we welcome music professionals from all over the world back to Cork and the CSN community, where it all started for them. This event will be a true showcase of the success of the course," said Vivienne MacSweeney, principal of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa.
CSN Men's Soccer Gain Promotion to UMBRO Premier Division
CSN Men's Soccer Team overcame a very strong and physical NUI Galway team 2.0 in Limerick this afternoon with goals from Mark Collins and Robert Fitzpatrick to win the First division trophy and in turn gain promotion to be the first Further Education college to compete in the Umbro Colleges and Universities Premier Division.
2015/16 season will see the team compete in the Premier South Division where they will take on the might of UCC, UL, IT Carlow and Athlone IT to name but a few.
While this will be a serious challenge for the team next season it has been a very successful year going 7 games unbeaten in the league and a fine run in the cup which books them a date in next weeks CFAI Umbro Cup final in Dublins AUL complex versus favourites and holders Carlow IT who boast a range of League of Ireland players in their squad.
The facilities at the college are a great support for the the team, especially the pitch at Tramore Road where Danny Crowley and his students from the horticulture and green keeping courses and careataking staff continue to provide a playing surface that is the envy of most Universities and colleges around the country.
CSN Basketball Team wins the Southern Conference League
Congratulations to the CSN Men's College Basketball team who won the Southern Conference League Title for the first time.
The team topped the table with 6 wins in a row against difficult competition and as most of the team are first years it is really a great achievement. They now hope to add the Varsities title which takes place in Belfast in April.
Training takes place at 4pm every Tuesday in the CSN sports hall and if there are any players who play club level and are interested they can contact email@example.com
Photographed below are Daniel Abaloo (Commerce), Bishopstown, Sam Hensen (Law), St. Luke's, Rory Hanlon (Law), Carrigmahon, and Anthony Hurley (Criminology) from Bantry.
CSN Graduation, December 2014
Some of our graduate students on their big day. Well done everybody!
More than one third of students graduating are progressing into further third level education in both Ireland and UK. A further 171 graduates will continue to QQI (FETAC) level 6 courses and 180 graduates have secured employment following their qualifications at the further education college based on Tramore Road, Cork.
Photos by Diane Cusack.
Career News March 2015
Contact details for the Careers & Counselling service
The late CAO application system is now open until May 1st. It cannot be used to apply for mature student places, or to apply for restricted courses (mainly art, theatre and music courses). The change of mind facility will operate between May 1st and July 1st.
Advanced entry to ITs
Copies of the Cork IT application form are available from the Career’s office, closing date May 1st. For other institutes you apply online or download an application form from the relevant College website. A small number of ITs use the CAO for submitting applications. Please contact the Careers office with any queries.
Applications to CSN
The online application system is now open for those interested in applying for CSN courses. To apply complete the application form on the college website, www.csn.ie
The online grant application system for the academic year 2015-2016 opens on April 23rd.
CIT Maths exam
This is provisionally set for August 18th, 2015. This exam is for students who do not have the Leaving Certificate Mathematics entrance requirements for CIT courses. Consult the CIT website for more information.
Upcoming Open Days
Online Applications for Full Time Courses
Applications are now open for full-time courses for 2014-2015
We are now accepting all applications for full-time courses beginning this September.
All queries are welcome about any of the courses. You can find the relevant staff email addresses on each of the course pages.
It is planned to update this on line booklet periodically, to reflect future changes.
The online booklet contains summary information about the relevant programmes and supports in the areas of Higher Education, Further Education and Training, HSE Rehabilitative Training and Adult Day Services. It provides an overview of the relevant sectors.
It also includes links and signposts to more detailed information and guidance sources as required.
NCSE hopes that many people including those with disabilities and their carers will find this booklet of interest and of assistance.
CSN Sports Graduates Progress to UCC
Sarah Louise Coughlan, Sinead Duggan, Killian Barry, Yvonne Murphy, William Browne.
Recent graduates from the CSN Coach Education course who earned places on the Physical Education Teaching Course in UCC. They are currently in their first year of the course and we wish them the best of luck in their studies.
CSN Performance Gym
Fully equipped state-of-the-art gym stocked with New Technogym equipment. Full range of Cardiovascular equipment / Machine weights / Free weights
Gym will open to members from Monday 15th September 2014 at 7am.
Monday: 7 -9am 4-6pm
Tuesday: 7-9am 4-7pm
Wednesday: 7-9am 4-7pm
Thursday: 7-9am 4-7pm
All sports students with student cards have prepaid access while all other students can pay for membership at CSN main reception. No Student card and towel = no entry. Their will be a limited number of gym users at any given time. This will be based on space in the gym and a first come first serve system will operate.
GYM INSTRUCTORS ( CONTACT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS)