After a number of months of building refurbishment work Griffith College Cork has now officially opened its new 5-acre campus in the former St Patrick’s Hospital and Marymount Hospice buildings located on Wellington Road, Cork.
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney TD officially opened the five-acre campus last week, and said it expands the opportunities for dynamic third-level education and career development.
Image: Minister Simon Coveney TD speaking at the official opening of Griffith College Cork’s new 5 acre campus on Wellington Road.
The new site has unique buildings that date back to the 1870s but have been sensitively adapted to meet the needs of a modern third level college.
A complete renovation of the historic buildings at the new Wellington Road campus means a larger, well-stocked library, new radio and broadcast studios, well-equipped computer laboratories, car parking for staff, students and visitors, and brand new Students’ Union facilities.
The new facilities will improve both the learning and overall student experience for current and potential students considering whether to enrol on a course at Griffith College Cork.
Image: Prof Diarmuid Hegarty, President of Griffith College, and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TD take a tour at the re-opening of Griffith College Cork in the old Marymount Hospice Building.
Image: Sister Berchmans, who lived and worked at Marymount Hospice for over 30 years, greets College President Diarmuid Hegarty at the new campus’ launch event last week.
Image: Sr Berchmans is presented with a photograph of the former St Patrick’s Hospital and Marymount Hospice buildings. Vanessa Santos, former student and now international officer at GCC, took the photograph. (L-R: Jim Daly, Head of GCC, Diarmuid Hegarty, President of Griffith College, Sr Berchmans, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney TD, and Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tim Brosnan)
Cork: An Ideal Location For International Students
With current students hailing from Korea, India, China, Brazil and many European countries, Griffith College’s President, Diarmuid Hegarty, believes that Cork is an ideal location for international students who want to learn English or study a degree in Business, Law, Computer Science or Journalism:
“Opening a large third-level campus on a substantial site on the city’s northside means greater opportunities, not just for students from the northside but from all over the province of Munster.”
- Diarmuid Hegarty, President of Griffith College
The move to the new campus will enable the existing diverse and multicultural student community to develop and grow.
Image: Students outside Griffith College Cork’s new campus buildings on Wellington Road
“The ability to reach our potential has been difficult for the last five years due to classroom space and facilities. What we have here at Wellington Road now meets all our requirements.”
- Jim Daly, Head of Griffith College Cork
Image: Griffith College Cork’s staff at last week’s launch event … they look forward to welcoming you to the new campus!
Around 1,000 full and part-time students are now taking classes in the historic buildings on the new campus.
Courses offered at the new campus include an English language residential summer course, day and evening undergraduate, short-term and professional programmes in law, business, accountancy, journalism, media, communications and drama.