Creative Arts for Early Childhood


This years Early Childcare classes have outdone themselves with an excellent display of Creative Arts pieces and Montessori learning resources.

Feedback from our External Examiners has been extremely positive!  As teachers, we would like to congratulate all of our students on their results: each and every one of you should be very proud.  We are certainly proud of you!!!

Some samples of Creative and Learner Pieces from the Level 5 Module: Creative Arts for Early Childhood.  We could barely fit it all on the walls!


A sample of some Montessori Learning Resources created by the Childcare Level 6 class as a part of their Arts & Culture module:



Welcome to DIFE


Principal: Davy McDonnell  

Principals Address


I am delighted to welcome students to the Drogheda Institute of Further Education campus. Our aim is to provide Further Education courses which are of the highest quality to school leavers, and adults returning to education.

Highly dedicated and experienced staff are on hand to guide the students through almost 40 courses in a variety of disciplines. Modern facilities in every area ensure that students become familiar with the technology of the workplace. Close liaison with employers also ensures that courses are relevant and up to date.

Courses are validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and other recognised professional bodies thus facilitating the transition either to employment or further study.

 Watch the video

Davy McDonnell




Video prospectus

Take the tour!

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Have a look at our video prospectus & take a virtual tour of our college.  

The video includes testimonials and reviews from some of our past students, messages from our staff and managment.

We think that it will help you to get a feel for what student life here at DIFE can be like.


Study at DIFE 2017

calender of applications  

Apply NOW and study with us in September 2017

We are now accepting applications for September 2017 enrolments.

Our first round of intervews will take place from the 22nd - 26th of May 2017.   We will hold a second, further round of interviews for all courses in August 2017.

If you would like to study with us next year, apply now!

Listoke photoshoot

Fashion Design Photoshoot 2017

listoke shoot

Graduates of the Fashion Design course at DIFE held their annual photoshoot at Listoke house and Gardens this year.

The stunning venue kindly facilated our graduates, providing them with beautiful settings in which to showcase their evening-wear collections.

All of this years graduates have been successful in attaining a place in Third level for next year.  Read our blog for more details!