About Desmond School of Performing Arts
Founded by Jamie Herlihy in 2016, Desmond School of Performing Arts has developed into a centre of excellence for music and drama. On completing a Masters in Drama in Education at Trinity College Dublin, Jamie has devoted his energies to the development and management of the school and the provision of an arts-based education, not just focused on performance, but also promoting recreation and entertainment in Newcastle West.
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“My 2 kids have attended this school from its infancy. As the school has developed, my kids have flourished with it. Jamie and his team have inspired my kids to develop their skills and confidence and along the way have made many wonderful friendships. Jamie you’re an inspiration and my kids have been inspired by you....here’s to many more years of fun, laughter & friendship!”
“My daughter Anna is 10 years old and adores drama and singing. She has loved every minute of her time in this school. Jamie’s passion and flair is reflected in the superb shows he has managed. Over the past three years whilst being mentored by Jamie, Anna has blossomed and grown in confidence and ability. She wouldn’t miss a class for the world!”
Ide Doody Quinlivan
“The difference in my boy in the last 2 years since he has been going to your classes is amazing. It has grown his confidence 200%. He’s had a very hard childhood, but for the first time I’m seeing him come out of himself. He was so so happy and proud of himself after the show. Thanks so much Jamie you do an amazing job.”