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List of University in Ireland

Recognised as Universities under the Universities Act, 1997 as amended:

* Dublin City University

* National University of Ireland

* Maynooth University

* University of Galway

* University College Cork

* University College Dublin

* Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

* University of Limerick

* University of Dublin

* Trinity College

Technological Universities:

* Atlantic Technological University

* Munster Technological University

* South East Technological University

* Technological University Dublin

* Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Institutes of technology:

* Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

* Dundalk Institute of Technology

Pontifical University

* St Patrick's College, Maynooth

Colleges of education

* St Angela's College of Education, Sligo

* Marino Institute of Education

* Mary Immaculate College

* St. Patrick's College, Thurles

Recognised, associated or constituent colleges of Irish universities:

* Institute of Public Administration

* Irish School of Ecumenics

* National College of Art and Design

* National Maritime College of Ireland

* Shannon College of Hotel Management

National institutions

* Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

* Garda Síochána College

* Military College, Curragh Camp

* National Ambulance Service College

State-aided and chartered institutions

* Honorable Society of King's Inns

* National College of Ireland

* Royal Irish Academy of Music

* Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Other institutions:

* American College Dublin

* Burren College of Art

* Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland

* Cavan Institute

* Christian Leadership in Education Office (CLEO)

* Church of Ireland Theological Institute

* City Colleges

* Coláiste na hÉireann

* Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa

* College of Progressive Education

* Cork College of Commerce

* Digital Skills Academy

* Dorset College

* Dublin Business School

* Dublin Institute of Design

* Gaiety School of Acting

* Galway Business School

* The Grafton Academy of Fashion Design

* Griffith College Cork

* Griffith College Dublin

* Griffith College Limerick

* Hibernia College

* IBAT College Dublin

* ICD Business School

* Independent College Dublin

* Irish Bible Institute

* Irish Management Institute

* Kimmage Development Studies Centre

* Mallow College of Further Education

* Newman College Ireland

* Pitman Training Ireland

* Portobello Institute

* The Priory Institute

* Spirituality Institute for Research and Education

* St. John's Central College

* St. Nicholas Montessori College

* St. Patrick's, Carlow College

* Setanta College

* Turning Point

Foreign institutions with a presence in Ireland:

* Boston College

* Champlain College

* Duquesne University

* École de management de Normandie

* Georgia Southern University

* University of Notre Dame

* Open University

* Sacred Heart University

Foreign institutions who validate programmes in Ireland

Historically a number of institutions, including seminaries such as St. Patrick's, Carlow College, St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny, St. Patrick's College, Thurles, and Tullabeg College, would have prepared students for examinations with the University of London. In recent years a number of mainly private colleges have had programmes accredited by UK universities.

* University of Chester - National Training Centre, Dublin

* University of Dundee - in partnership with Ballyfermot College of Further Education since 2004

* University of East London - Institute of Child Education Psychology Europe, Dublin and Chevron Training and Recruitment

* Heriot-Watt University - Griffith College, Limerick

* University of Hull - Christian Leadership in Education Office, Cork, since 1993

* University of Hull - validated programmes at the Irish School of Ecumenics (1972-1982)

* Liverpool John Moores University - validated programmes for DBS

* London Metropolitan University - Portobello Institute

* Middlesex University - PCI College, Dublin

* University of Northumbria - Law Society of Ireland

* Nottingham Trent University - validated degrees for Griffith College

* University of Reading - Irish Management Institute

* University of Ulster - Irish Times Training and Marino Institute of Education

* University of Wales - validated degrees for Portobello College, The Priory Institute and Irish Bible Institute

* University of Wales Trinity Saint David - validates MBA programme at IBAT College, Dublin

* University of West London - British/Irish Modern Music Institute, Dublin

* University of the West of Scotland - Filmbase, Dublin

* University of Wolverhampton - Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education, Coolock and Edenmore

* York St John University - Irish Bible Institute since 2014

* York St John University - validated the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland Masters programme from 2012-2016

* Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas - award degrees at the Dominican Studium

* St John's College, Nottingham - has validated programmes with the Church of Ireland Theological Institute

Defunct institutions:

The following are defunct institutions, due to closure or merger. This list does not include institutions that were renamed.

* Albert Agricultural College (1838–1979), part of UCD from 1926-1979, NIHE Dublin (now DCU) was built on Albert College

* All Hallows College (1842–2016), now part of Dublin City University

* Apothecaries' Hall, Dublin (1791–1971)

* Bandon University, Bandon, Co. Cork ( Reformation of King Henry VIII) Considered a University by the Papacy

* Catholic University of Ireland (1854–1908), evolved into University College Dublin

* Church of Ireland College of Education (1816-2016), previously linked to University of Dublin, now part of DCU

* Cork Institute of Technology, merged with IT Tralee in 2021 to form Munster Technological University

* Froebel College of Education (1943–2013), now part of Maynooth University

* HSI College

* IT Tralee, merged with CIT in 2021 to form Munster Technological University

* Irish Academy for the Performing Arts (2002–2004)

* Kimmage Mission Institute (1991-2005) moved to Milltown and merged with Milltown Institute

* Mater Dei Institute of Education (1966–2016), now part of Dublin City University

* Media Lab Europe (2000–05)

* Mid West Business Institute, now part of Griffith College Limerick

* Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy (1968–2015)

* Newman College, Dublin, merged into Griffith College

* Our Lady of Mercy College, Carysfort (1877–1988)

* Portobello College Dublin, acquired by Dublin Business School in 2007

* Queen's University of Ireland (1850–82)

* Royal University of Ireland (1880–1909), succeeded by the National University of Ireland

* St Catherine's College of Education for Home Economics

* St Patrick's College of Education (1875–2016), now part of Dublin City University

* Tipperary Institute (1999-2011), now part of Limerick Institute of Technology

* Thomond College of Education, Limerick (1973–1991), became part of University of Limerick

* Tourism College Killybegs (2001), now part of Letterkenny Institute of Technology

* University of Dublin (medieval) (operated intermittently 1320–1534)

* Limerick Institute of Technology, merged with AIT in 2021 to form the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS).

* Athlone Institute of Technology, merged with LIT in 2021 to form the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS).