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David Fleming

Sub Lieutenant - Navy

Defence Forces

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Learn about the Naval Service – look at the website, visit a ship alongside a port when they are open to the public, talk to any friends/family in the Naval Service, ring the Recruiting Office.

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Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballsbridge College of Further Education


Enrolment Day 2016

Ballsbridge College of FE is holding an Enrolment Day on Wednesday, 18th May from 2.00pm-4.00pm. All are welcome.

Courses cover areas such as accounting; marketing and advertising; criminology; social studies; auctioneering; event management; applied psychology; web design and multimedia; human resources; IT skills; media; law and international aid and development. 

The college also offers courses in health sector studies; community development; start your own business, Chinese with business; digital marketing; EFL and TEFL. All courses include a work placement component.

Students can also available of internships opportunities abroad. Ballsbridge College welcomes and supports all students and strives to provide a learning environment that is inclusive and supportive of all ages, background and experience. 

Mature students and social welfare recipients are particularly welcome.

The college is equipped to the highest standards in information and communication technology and offers various students supports such as career guidance and counselling, student tutoring and a virtual learning environment.

The college is located in Ballsbridge and is easily accessible by bus, Dart and Luas from all parts of the city and beyond. 

It is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Grafton Street. For further details on how to find the college and additional details on the college’s courses please visit the college website at, contact the college at 01-6684806 or email

All the college's courses provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in their chosen employment sector or to use the award to progress to Higher Education. VTOS and BTEA places are available.

Contact Details:

Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Phone: (01) 668 4806       Email: