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Our History

Established in 1974, Griffith College has forty years experience as one of Ireland's leading third level education providers.
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Our History

Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's leading independent third level institution, with campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Over the past forty years, Griffith College has established a national and international reputation for academic excellence and student success. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide variety of sectors, from accountancy, business and computing to music, fashion, design and law. Our three campus locations each have a unique history and atmosphere which contributes to a rounded and engaging educational experience.

The original Dublin campus buildings date back over 200 years to their construction in 1813. During the past two centuries they have regularly played a part in both local and national political events. Since its purchase by Griffith College in 1991, we have sought to combine the rich history of the buildings that surround us with the academic objectives of the College. The site has seen significant investment with student accommodation and a conference centre complementing the original buildings.

On June 1st 2005, Skerry's Cork Business School merged with Griffith College. Skerry's had been at the forefront of education in Cork since 1884, and has a long history of providing quality education in the city. As Griffith College Cork, its main five acre campus is located in the city's north side, a short walk from the main train station and shopping thoroughfares.

Griffith College Limerick is located on O’Connell Avenue in Limerick City. Originally established as the Mid West Business Institute in 1988 to deliver accountancy programmes, it quickly grew to include a wide range of disciplines and remains the only independent third level college to provide engineering courses.