From Secondary To College

Every 3rd level institution provides excellent information on many topics from course choices and accommodation available to counselling services. These details can all be accessed directly through the individual institution. It is also important to check what the application process is with each individual institution as important dates for registration and course application requirements may differ.

The list of all such institutions by province:


University College Cork, Cork  : College Road, Cork T12 K8AF, 00-353-(0)21 490 3000

Cork Institute of Technology : Bishopstown, Cork, T12 P928, Ireland, 00-353-(0)21 4326100, email [email protected]

Institute of Technology, Tralee: South Campus, Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 CX88, Ireland./ North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
V92 HD4V,  +353 (0)667145600, email [email protected]

University of Limerick, Limerick:  Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland. Tel: +353-(0)61-202700

Limerick Institute of Technology : Moylish Parek, Limerick, V94 EC5T. Tel: 353 (0)61 293000. Email: [email protected]

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick : Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, V94 VN26, Ireland. Tel: +353 61 204300

Waterford Institute of Technology:  Main Campus Cork Road, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, X91 K0EK, Ireland . Tel: 00 353 (0)51 302000. Email: [email protected]


Institute of Technology, Carlow: Kilkenny Road, Carlow, R93 V960, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)59 9175000. Email: [email protected]

St Patrick’s, Carlow College : College Street, Carlow, Co Carlow, R93 A003. Tel: 00 353 (0) 59 9153200. Email: [email protected]

University College Dublin: Belfield, Dublin 4,  D04 V1W8,  Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0) 7167777. Email: as per website

Trinity College, Dublin : College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel 00 353 (0) 1 8961000. Email: as per website

Dublin City University: DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (1) 700 5000. DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Dublin 9,  Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (1) 884 2000. DCU All Hallows Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (1) 700 5800

Technological University Dublin: Comprises of IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght and the City Center Complex. Please check the website for details to this group of colleges.

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology : Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland, A96 KH79. Tel: 00 353 1 239 4400. Email: [email protected]

Marino Institute of Education, Dublin: Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 805 7700.

National College of Art and Design: 100 Thomas Street, D8, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 1 636 4200. Email: [email protected]

National College of Ireland : Mayor Street Lower, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 4498 500. Email: [email protected]

Royal Irish Academy of Music: 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: 00 (0) 353 1 6764412. Email: [email protected]

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland: 123 St Stephen’s Green, D2 Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0) 1 4022100. Email: [email protected]

Royal Irish Academy: 19 Dawson St., D2, D02 HH58. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 6090600. Email: [email protected]

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies : 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, D04 C932, Ireland. Tel: 00 353-1-6140100. Email: [email protected]

National University of Ireland, Maynooth: Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 1 708 6000 . Email for undergraduate admissions: [email protected], other email addresses available on website.

Pontifical University of Maynooth: Admissions Office & School Visits – Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 7084772 / 7083600. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Dundalk Institute of Technology: Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 K584, Ireland. Tel 00 353 (0)42 9370200. Email: [email protected]

Athlone Institute of Technology: Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland.  Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6468000. Email – general student registration queries: [email protected]/ admissions queries: [email protected] Other email addresses available on website. 


National University of Ireland, Galway: National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland, H91 TK33. Tel: 00 353 (0)91 524411. Email – admissions: [email protected] other email addresses available on website.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology : This is a combined group of colleges which includes locations in Galway, Letterfrack, Mountbellew and Mayo. Please see the website for contact information on this group of colleges.

Institute of Technology, Sligo:  Ash Lane, Sligo, F91 YW50, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)71 9155222. Email: [email protected]

St. Angela’s College, Sligo: Lough gill, Sligo, F91 C634. Tel: 00 353 (0)71 9143580. Email: [email protected]


Letterkenny Institute of Technology                        : Letterkenny IT, Port Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal, F92 FC93, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)74 918 6000. Email: [email protected]

The following are accessed through the UCAS system which is separate to the CAO

The Open University

Queen’s University Belfast: University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Tel: 00 44 (0)28 9024 5133. Email: [email protected] Other email addresses availalble on the website.

Ulster University : Ulster Universtiy comprises of 5 different campus’: Coleraine, Jordanstown, Magee, London (Branch) and Birmingham (Branch). Please see the website for contact details for this group of colleges. For general course inquiries phone: 00 44 (0)28 90366565

St Mary’s University College : 191 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6FE. Tel: 00 353 (0)28 90327678. Email: please see the website to send an email.

For parents who prefer a book, ‘Cracking the College Code’, written by Catherine O’Connor, is a practical and comprehensive guide on moving from second level to third level education and covers topics such as:Stranmillis University College

  • Making informed course and college choices
  • Preparing for change
  • Getting to know how the third level system works
  • What makes students successful in college
  • Why some students withdraw from college
  • What students face in the first weeks and months at college
  • How to have fun safely
  • Where and when to look for help
  • Study and part-time work – getting the balance right
  • Living at home or away
  • Parents’ and students’ expectations – are they mismatched?

This book is available on line or from the NPCpp office email [email protected] or call 01-8623346.

A series of videos are also available Cracking the College Code Webinar Series.


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