Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Griffith College

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Griffith College. From it's inception in 1974, providing training for students undertaking their accounting examinations, to Ireland's largest independent third-level institution providing a huge range of programmes in multiple disciplines, the past five decades have been a special journey for the institution.

Our staff and students, past and present, alongside our partners, have been central to this journey, and many of our activities celebrate their invaluable contributions.

In line with this, Griffith College will hold a number of events and initiatives during the year, which you can find below, as we reflect on our history, celebrate our present and look forward to the future. We hope you can join us during the year to join in the same.

Further updates will be shared on this page and through our social media channels. Search #GC50 across platforms for more today!

Events & Activities

  • Prize Winners Booklet: A collation and celebration of fifty years of prize-winning Griffith College students.
  • Campus Anniversary Events: Special events are held on each Dublin, Cork and Limerick campus.
  • Griffith Gathering: Visits from our esteemed international partners to join us in our anniversary celebrations.
  • Employee Recognition: Celebrate our employees, past and present, and their invaluable contributions.
  • GC50 Conversations: A dedicated lecture series delving into a range of topics with expert from their respective fields.
  • Teaching & Learning Symposium: A symposium highlighting the College’s academic contribution to tertiary education in Ireland.  
  • Strategic Plan & Future Development Plans:  Launch the new strategic plan and look to the future of the College.
  • Community Involvement: Working with local organisations to give back to our local community.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: A continued strengthening of our commitment to sustainability.
  • Editorial & Opinion Pieces: A series of thought leadership pieces released during 2024.
  • Time Capsule: Filled with items that represent Griffith’s history and achievements.
  • Historical Display: Information and images telling the story of the College's achievements and history on each campus.
  • Alumni Video & Podcast Interviews: New episodes of our 'Griffith Alumni Stories' podcast series with special guests and alumni.
  • Updated History of the Campus Booklet: An updated iteration of our GC200 History of the Campus Booklet.
  • Excellence in Education: The relaunch of our Creative Bursary collaboration with IAPI, supporting careers in the creative commercial sector.
  • GC50 Marketing Campaign: Integration of our anniversary into all our marketing campaigns across media platforms.

Upcoming Events

On February 1st, we will welcome Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, as we formally launch GC50. Taking place in our Griffith College Conference Centre at our South Circular Road campus.

We will announce further details on our Prize Winners Booklet, which will feature 1,000 alumni from the past five decades who have won prizes in a range of fields. This will coincide with weekly features of those alumni in the booklet across social media. Each week, we will look more closely at the individual accomplishments of a chosen alumni, as we move closer to the final publication of this legacy project.

Applications to our Creative Bursary, in partnership with The Institute Of Advertising Practitioners In Ireland (IAPI), will close on January 31st 2024.

We will release the first of our GC50 alumni interviews with a special guest!

More Coming Soon