Student Services

Student Common Room/Canteen

A food and snack menu is available in the student canteen towards the rear of the College campus. Hot food, filled rolls and sandwiches are available. Tea is served and the coffee is highly recommended. Look out for daily specials and advance orders are taken. Check notice board for opening times.

Guidance Counselling

Students of the college have access to a guidance counselling service throughout their course. The College Guidance Counsellor is Margie Wall.

Students with Special Needs

We strive to maintain an accessible college environment and to assist students with disabilities in achieving equal access to all academic courses and facilities at the college. Students are asked to take responsibility to initiate requests for disability related services from their Course Coordinator or from Ms. Olive Keyes, the Student Services Coordinator.
Request for accommodations for examinations must be received well in advance of the commencement of examinations

Student Council

The Student Council consists of one elected representative from each of the class groups. The Council is convened early in the first term. Meeting regularly, it is a forum that affords students the opportunity to participate in the organisation of the college, particularly with regard to student affairs.

Student Newsletter

Students of the College are kept up to date on issues that affect them through the publication of a regular student newsletter, ‘The Ormonde Oracle’.  The newsletter is produced by the Student Council in association with the Media Studies class. Any student wishing to contribute news or articles to the newsletter are encouraged to do so through their class representative.


An accommodation notice board is located in the main foyer near the main administration office. Any person who wishes to post accommodation notices are asked to give all the details to Kathleen Hogan in the main office.


The front office reception and administration secretary is Kathleen Hogan. She will be only too happy to deal with your queries.

Caretaker and Maintenance

The caretaker and maintenance staff have responsibility for security and maintenance of the college buildings and require the co-operation of students at all times.

Gym Facilities

The college gym is a teaching and learning environment used by students of the Sports and Recreational department. The gym may be made available to general students at other times. Check notice boards for times.

Car Parking

Due to limited space, the college cannot provide student car parking facilities. Further information on the availability of car parking can be obtained from your class representative.

IT Facilities

The college operates two computer suites, equipped with approximately 25 terminals in each room. All rooms have a wide range of the latest software, including full Internet and e-mail access. Students can book access to these facilities out of scheduled class times.

Dog Grooming

Got a madra that needs pampering? The Animal Care students operate a salon grooming service (‘Barkers’) every Wednesday from November onwards.  Details available on student noticeboards.

PLC Maintenance Grants

Maintenance Grants are available to learners attending full-time courses of Further and Higher Education.  The student grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in full-time Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs) and full-time higher education undergraduate/postgraduate courses.

Family and/or personal income is a key factor that will be assessed when you apply for a student grant but there are also some other conditions.

If you think you are eligible for the student grant you should apply for it as soon as possible.  You do not have to wait until you receive an offer of a place or enrol in college.  Further information on applying for the maintenance grant is available from or the Admissions Office of Ormonde College of Further Education.