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!


CSN Dance Graduation Performance 2014

CSN Dance Performance

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.



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A pilot programme will be delivered for FE students who wish to meet the Maths minimum requirement for entry into Cork Institute of Technology in September 2014.

This programme is suitable for students who are

  • mature students who do not have a Leaving Certificate
  • school leavers who failed ordinary or higher level maths in the Leaving Certificate
  • school leavers who took foundation level maths in their leaving certificate exam.

Currently in CIT if a prospective student does not meet the maths requirement, any points accumulated through the FETAC award cannot be used for entry into year 1.
This new pilot Maths initiative is for prospective students who wish to apply using their FETAC points, but do not hold a relevant qualification in Maths. The Programme is free of charge. There will be 30 places available and will be allocated to the first 30 applicants.

Maths Programme for Further Education Students

When: 20th, 21st, 22nd May
9.30am-1pm. Main delivery with break mid-morning

2pm-4.00pm. Small group tuition on topics covered that morning

Exam: Friday, 23rd May, 10am-12noon
Venue: Cork Institute of Technology
Main Delivery: Dr. Clodagh Carroll, CIT Maths Department
Tutors: Dr. Clodagh Carroll, Mary O’Keeffe, College of Commerce
John Deane, St. Johns College

To book a place on this programme, please email You will be notified by email if you have succeeded in obtaining a place on the programme.
For further queries please contact Deirdre/Christine on 021-4335140.

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 next September.

All queries are welcome about any of the courses. You can find the relevant staff email addresses on each of the course pages.

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

New Course for 2014:
G.A.A. Education & Coaching

We are delighted to announce our new GAA Education and Coaching Course 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,


The Fitzgibbon Cup

The college hurling team competes in third level higher education leagues and championship matches. This year, 2014, we qualified for the Fitzgibbon cup in Belfast. Unfortunately we were beaten in the Fergal Maher cup final, so our students  missed out on an all-Ireland medal. Previously we won two Ryan Cups.

Fearghal Maher Cup Final

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Cork Colleges of Further Education.......2-20 (aet)


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


The late CAO application system is now open until May 1st.  It cannot be used by mature students (23 years of age or more on January 1st, 2014) and students applying for restricted courses (mainly art, theatre and music courses).

Advanced entry to ITs

Students applying for second or third year entry into IT courses apply direct to the institutes.
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 College website. 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,
The first round of interviews for course places will take place on April 28th.

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.

CSN Men’s Soccer Announce Scholarship Tour for  2014 

Florida, the sunshine state

The Mens' Soccer team will travel to Tampa Florida in March 2014 with a squad of 18 for their annual soccer scholarship tour. During their stay they will play 3 matches versus local universities.  The first will see them travel to St Petersburg to play Eckard College on March 20th under lights. The University of Tampa will be the hosts on the 24th at 7pm, while the third fixture will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Eckerd College Tritons team logoSpartans team logo Ryan Hogan

Also, congratulations to former student Ryan Hogan from Ballincollig who has recently taken up a Soccer Scholarship offer from Trevecca Nazarene University. Ryan impressed head coach Danny Leavy  at recent games in Washington on the colleges last trip in March 2013.





CSN Graduates Progress to UCC

Congratulations to the 19 students from Cultural & Heritage Studies in CSN who have just started in University College Cork. This is the single largest number from any one year to gain access through the Cultural & Heritage Course and we wish them all the very best. 

Here some of the mature students are pictured on their orientation day with Kathy Bunny (Mature Student Liaison and former CSN graduate) and Shane Lehane, Course Director of Cultural & Heritage Studies.

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.

Liz O Donovan

Room 205

Mon 12-1 / Tues 12-1


Debbie Godsell


Mon 3-4


Orla Powell

Room 108
Room 202

Wed 3-4  Thurs 3-4


Ray Dennehy

Woodwork Area

Mon 3-4 / Wed 3-4

Students in Carpentry / Furniture Design

Eleanor Hession

Room 219

By appointment



Contact them through:

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