Monday, 6 March 2017

Education in Ireland




Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin) was founded in 1592 as a protestant college. Catholics could ask for permission from their church to attend in 1793. Women were admitted as full members in 1904.




Queen's Colleges at Belfast, Cork and Galway were established in 1845. The names soon changed to Queen's University of Ireland at Cork, Belfast and Galway and were for both catholic and presbyterian students.





The Royal University of Ireland was successor to the Queen's University of Ireland, dissolved in 1882. After the 1880 reforms the catholic colleges came under the Catholic University. The 1908 reforms created the National University of Ireland and a separate Queen's University of Belfast.





Did your Irish ancestor attend one of these colleges?


Relevant links

Names of Matriculated Students who entered Queen's Colleges in Ireland, 1849-60

Report of President of Queen's College Cork, various years

Report of President of Queen's College Belfast, various years

Report of President of Queen's College Galway, various years

Royal University of Ireland - report and list of successful candidates for degrees

Catholic University of Ireland, C1857

National University of Ireland, 1910

Calendar: Trinity College, Dublin

The Dublin University Calendar

Reports of the Inspector of Reformatory Schools of Ireland (only staff names)

Number of Pupils on Rolls, Managers, Teachers and Workmistresses in Irish National Schools 1857-58; Names of Officers and Commissioners

Return of names of Commissioners of National Education in Ireland 1884

Return giving names, appointment and attendances, 1890-1900, of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland

Return of Names of Fellows and Examiners of Royal University of Ireland, 1881

Names of President, Vice-President and Professors of Queen's Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast, 1865





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