University College Dublin

Coordinates: 53°18′30″N 6°13′20″W / 53.30833°N 6.22222°W / 53.30833; -6.22222
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University College Dublin
Irish: Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath
Latin: Universitate Hiberniae Nationali apud Dublinum
MottoAd Astra; Cothrom na Féinne
Motto in English
To the Stars; Justice and equality
TypePublic university
Established1854; 169 years ago (1854)

53°18′30″N 6°13′20″W / 53.30833°N 6.22222°W / 53.30833; -6.22222
CampusUrban, 133 hectares (330 acres)
LanguageEnglish, Irish, others

University College Dublin (UCD) is a public university in Dublin, Ireland.

History[change | change source]

UCD had its beginning in 1854 . It was started by John Henry Newman as The Catholic University.[1] The school started with three houses. They were 86 St Stephen’s Green (St Patrick’s or University House), 16 Harcourt Street (St Lawrence’s) and 6 Harcourt Street (St Mary’s).[1]

The name of the university was changed from The Catholic University to University College Dublin in 1908.[1] UCD began to move out from the centre of Dublin to Belfield in1964.[2]

Features[change | change source]

UCD has over 30,000 students. At Belfield, the school covers 133 ha (330 acres).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pullella, Philip; Phelan, Ciara (2019-07-01). "UCD founder to be made a saint". Irish Mirror. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 2022-11-15.
  2. "An education in itself: UCD celebrates its 150th birthday". The Irish Times. 2004-11-02. Archived from the original on 8 June 2021. Retrieved 2022-11-14.
  3. "University College Dublin reveals new masterplan renderings". The Architect’s Newspaper. 2018-06-27. Retrieved 2022-11-14.

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