Sports Hall is available to hire for Sports Groups

Please enquire at reception or phone 021-4961020

CSN & iTunes U

CSN has joined Apple's iTunes U.
iTunes U offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni easy access to podcasts of courses, events, and university activities. Take a look!


Walk-in Interviews for Full Time Courses

We will be conducting walk in interviews
for all full time day courses
starting this September at CSN.

Interviews from September 1st - 12th

9am - 4pm

For a full list of our courses see the drop-down menu at the top right of the page, or see our Courses Page.

Online Applications for Full Time Courses

Applications are now open for full-time courses for 2014-2015

Apply online 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.

Art Materials Sale at CSN

paint set

Artway will be in CSN on September 22nd (9-12 noon) selling art & design materials.


New Course for September 2014:
Exercise Performance & G.A.A. Coaching

We are delighted to announce our new Exercise Performance & G.A.A. Coaching here at CSN.
This is a full-time, 1 year course beginning in September 2014.

The aim of the course is to provide an academic qualification that combines coaching, player development, strength/conditioning and club administration for both male and female students. The syllabus will cover a broad range of theoretical and practical components designed to help students advance into higher education or to enter the workplace. A key component of the course will be a work placement module in a GAA setting.

For full details visit the course page, or email the Course Director John Cunningham,


CSN Annual Graduate Exhibition

CSN Plant Sale

Thursday 22nd May, 2014, marks the opening of “Hidden in Plain Sight”, Coláiste Stiofán Naofa’s Graduate Exhibition.

The Opening Event commences at 6.30pm in CSN’s newly established in-house Teaching Gallery. The Exhibition showcases work from Art Craft & Design, Art 2, Furniture Design & Making, Digital Media, Graphic Design, and Arts Business Management. The evening will also feature TOBAR, a photographic exhibition curated by Culture & Heritage Studies. In addition, there will be a live music performed by the Music Performance and Production course.

“Hidden in Plain Sight”, which runs until September 30th, 2014, aims to illuminate hidden aspects of the commonplace, or otherwise mundane. The public are invited, and encouraged to investigate, participate and celebrate the art of the ordinary. The inaugural event unveils the artistic achievements made by the students of Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa over the academic year.

Admission is free.

NCSE Information

NCSE Iformation bookletNCSE has published an Information Booklet on Post School Options for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities in Education and Training

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 Men’s Soccer USA 2014

CSN Men’s’ Soccer travelled to Tampa, Florida for their annual scholarship tour from the 19th to the 26th of march.
The management and team were delighted with the games and in particular the manner in which they were treated by the hosting coaches and university staff. The US coaches were very impressed by the standard of play and have also indicated that they would be interested in providing soccer scholarships for some of our students and hosting future tours at their stadia.

CSN Men's soccer tour to the US adssd

CSN Student Prepares for Special
Olympics 2014

Best of luck to Wayne O'Callaghan from CSN's Coach Education Course. Wayne is captain of the Irish 7-a-side soccer team representing Ireland in the 2014 European Special Olympics  Games in Antwerp in Belgium.

Wayne O'Callaghan

There are over 2000 athletes from 58 countries in Europe participating  in 10 different sports  for the games and there will be 1000 coaches at the games. 

The games will run from 9th September - 20th September 2014. Featured sports include aquatics, 7-a-side  football, badminton, bocce, athletics, basketball, artistic gymnastics, judo, cycling and 'adapted activities'. There will be 46 athletes representing team Ireland and a total of 12 coaches going from Team Ireland.

CSN Student Graduation from UL

Congratulations to our sports students who graduated at the University of Limerick with Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness.

Former CSN Student Graduation from UL

Click on the image to enlarge it.

CSN Graduation Videos 2013

Congratulations to all our students who graduated last December.

To view a selection of videos of the event, follow the link below.



Career News

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,

Upcoming open days





NUI Galway

Spring open day



Spring open day


NUI Maynooth

Spring open day


All Hallows College, Dublin

Open day

Contact details for the Careers and Counselling service


CSN Sports Graduates Progress to UCC

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

Membership fee

€75 – Academic year membership fee (payable at college reception now).

Opening Times

  • Monday:      7 -9am      4-6pm
  • Tuesday:      7-9am      4-7pm
  • Wednesday:  7-9am      4-7pm
  • Thursday:     7-9am      4-7pm
  • Friday:         7-9am

Gym Instructors

Sofie Friend  (AM):
Shane Murphy (PM):
Please email Instructors should you have any queries

Gym will open to members from Tuesday 1st October at 7am
Please read gym rules carefully before commencing your fist workout.

Study & Learning Support

If you do not qualify for disability but require assistance with any of the following:

  • completing assignments
  • researching projects
  • revising difficult topics
  • exam techniques

..then you should contact the Study Support Service for help and advice.

Contact them through:

  • the study support facilitator Eleanor Hession,
  • our guidance counsellors Siobhan Daly and Jim O'Connell
  • your teachers or course director.