St Patrick's College was established in 1875 to meet the teacher training needs of a denominational primary school system. The College was initially based at numbers 1 & 2 Drumcondra Road, moving to its present site at Belvedere House in 1883. During the Presidency of Fr. Peter Byrne CM, in the 1880s and 1890s, an extensive building programme was undertaken.
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We provide an inclusive service to support, guide and empower students to make informed career decisions to maximise your personal and professional development. The Careers Service welcomes all undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Glasnevin, St Patrick's and Mater Dei campuses.
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The main College buildings house a range of facilities including inter alia large, medium and small lecture theatres, teaching and seminar rooms, College chapel, student canteen and dining room, large auditorium, well stocked library, IT facilities, Education Resource Centre, modern gymnasium, art rooms, language lab, and student residences for 300 students.
DCU Sport offers state of the art facilities incorporating health and wellness to meet all your exercise and leisure needs. DCU Sport comprises the University Sports Complex, the DCU Sports Grounds and our 5-a-side Soccer Centre. We have a wide range of facilities at the University Sports Complex, including pool, tepidarium, sauna, steam room, spa pool, sports halls and studios as well as a fitness centre with over 100 pieces of equipment.
There are over 140 Clubs & Societies in DCU spread across campuses and they cater for all interests, hobbies and passions. You can even set up your own! From developing existing skills to trying something completely new, joining a DCU club or society is one of the best decisions you will make in DCU. Involvement in club and society activity gives you a welcome break from your academic studies and the skills and competencies gained through committees and other organisational work will really enhance your CV and give you that extra edge in the your future career.
I was so overwhelmed about going back to study but the student support and the guidance was incredible. They helped me reach calmness and showed me that I’m as capable if not better than the younger people doing the course. It allowed me to enjoy the experience rather than fret