From Post Primary To Third Level

Every third level institution provides excellent information on many topics, from course choices and accommodation available,  to counselling services and other supports. These details can all be accessed directly through the individual institution. Whilst applications for most will be submitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO), it is also important to check what the application process is with each individual institution, as important dates for registration and course application requirements may differ.

The list below contains information on the third level institutions per region:


University College Cork, Cork  : College Road, Cork T12 K8AF, 00-353-(0)21 490 3000

Cork Institute of Technology : Bishopstown, Cork, T12 P928, Ireland, 00-353-(0)21 4326100, email

Institute of Technology, Tralee: South Campus, Clash, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 CX88, Ireland./ North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
V92 HD4V,  +353 (0)667145600, email

University of Limerick, Limerick:  Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland. Tel: +353-(0)61-202700

Limerick Institute of Technology : Moylish Parek, Limerick, V94 EC5T. Tel: 353 (0)61 293000. Email:

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick : Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, V94 VN26, Ireland. Tel: +353 61 204300

Waterford Institute of Technology:  Main Campus Cork Road, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, X91 K0EK, Ireland . Tel: 00 353 (0)51 302000. Email:


Institute of Technology, Carlow: Kilkenny Road, Carlow, R93 V960, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)59 9175000. Email:

St Patrick’s, Carlow College : College Street, Carlow, Co Carlow, R93 A003. Tel: 00 353 (0) 59 9153200. Email:

University College Dublin: Belfield, Dublin 4,  D04 V1W8,  Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0) 7167777. Email: as per website

Trinity College, Dublin : College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel 00 353 (0) 1 8961000. Email: as per website

Dublin City University: DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (1) 700 5000. DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Dublin 9,  Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (1) 884 2000. DCU All Hallows Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (1) 700 5800

Technological University Dublin: Comprises of IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght and the City Center Complex. Please check the website for details to this group of colleges.

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology : Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland, A96 KH79. Tel: 00 353 1 239 4400. Email:

Marino Institute of Education, Dublin: Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 805 7700.

National College of Art and Design: 100 Thomas Street, D8, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 1 636 4200. Email:

National College of Ireland : Mayor Street Lower, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 4498 500. Email:

Royal Irish Academy of Music: 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: 00 (0) 353 1 6764412. Email:

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland: 123 St Stephen’s Green, D2 Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0) 1 4022100. Email:

Royal Irish Academy: 19 Dawson St., D2, D02 HH58. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 6090600. Email:

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies : 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, D04 C932, Ireland. Tel: 00 353-1-6140100. Email:

National University of Ireland, Maynooth: Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 1 708 6000 . Email for undergraduate admissions:, other email addresses available on website.

Pontifical University of Maynooth: Admissions Office & School Visits – Pontifical University, St Patrick’s College Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)1 7084772 / 7083600. Email: or

Dundalk Institute of Technology: Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 K584, Ireland. Tel 00 353 (0)42 9370200. Email:

Athlone Institute of Technology: Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland.  Tel: 00 353 (0)90 6468000. Email – general student registration queries: admissions queries: Other email addresses available on website. 


National University of Ireland, Galway: National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland, H91 TK33. Tel: 00 353 (0)91 524411. Email – admissions: other email addresses available on website.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology: This is a combined group of colleges which includes locations in Galway, Letterfrack, Mountbellew and Mayo. Please see the website for contact information on this group of colleges.

Institute of Technology, Sligo:  Ash Lane, Sligo, F91 YW50, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)71 9155222. Email:

St. Angela’s College, Sligo: Lough gill, Sligo, F91 C634. Tel: 00 353 (0)71 9143580. Email:


Letterkenny Institute of Technology: Letterkenny IT, Port Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal, F92 FC93, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0)74 918 6000. Email:

The following third level institutes are located in Northern Ireland and are accessed through the UK online application system, UCAS. They cannot be applied to through the CAO:

The Open University: Please see website for all queries.

Queen’s University Belfast: University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Please see website for all queries.

Ulster University : Ulster University comprises of 5 different campus’: Coleraine, Jordanstown, Magee, London (Branch) and Birmingham (Branch). Please see website for all queries.

St Mary’s University College : 191 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6FE. Tel: 00 353 (0)28 90327678. Please see website for all queries.

Stranmills University College: Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5DY, Northern Ireland, UK. Please see website for all queries.

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