Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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  Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


Interview Days

We are holding interviews for our courses on Tuesday 8th March 2016 and Wednesday 4th May 2016. An email with a time and date will be sent to applicants a week prior to interviews.

Requirements for your Interview:

If you are called for an interview make sure you bring the following items with you on the day:

1. A 100 word statement on 'Why this Course is for me'
2. A reference
3. Copy of your most recent exam results (not required for mature students)


 Click here to browse our courses and apply online.