Adult Education


Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:

After completing this course students will have the knowledge to source equipment and materials to brew their own beer. They will have an understanding of the brewing process and knowledge will have been shared with them to give them the confidence and know how to tackle their own brewing projects.

Content includes

  • Brewing Safety and Hygiene,craft beer
  • Brewing Equipment,
  • Raw Materials,
  • Ale Brewing,
  • Mashing and Boiling,
  • Fermentation,
  • Packaging,
  • Introduction to Tasting


Next Course Starts – Date to be confirmed

 Dates: see table below

Week Class
23-Jan Intro
30-Jan Brew Day
06-Feb Off BH
13-Feb Off Mid Term
20-Feb Bottle Beer
27-Feb Brewery Visit
06-Mar Theory
13-Mar Open Beer & Tasting


About the Tutor: Mr. Des Feeney

Des has been homebrewing for 10 years, and has carried out many brewing demonstrations to corporate events. He has been awarded gold medals for his beers at the Irish National Homebrewing Competition.

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