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My Alma Mater

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Last week I had the opportunity to visit my old Teacher Training College in Dublin. The present lot of students are finished for the term and a large group of visiting Italian students have not yet arrived so the place was very quiet and I had great freedom of movement. It is about 60 years since I graduated but I was amazed how familiar the place seemed in spite of many improvements.

Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Institute of Education is a third level college, established in 1904 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, whose founder was Blessed Edmund Rice. It offers a three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme and an eighteen- month postgraduate Higher Diploma in Education (Primary), both awarded by Trinity College Dublin.
Edmund Rice’s radical intervention in Irish history was based on his central philosophical tenet that education is a prerequisite to the attainment of full human dignity.  This educational experience can only reach its full potential where religious values permeate the curriculum, relationships and ethos of the College.
The Institute has magnificent buildings and beautiful grounds which include on-campus accommodation and extensive parking facilities.