Marino Institute of Education

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Marino Institute of Education
Marino Institute of Education
Institiúid Oideachais Marino
Former names
St. Mary's College Marino; Colaiste Mhuire, Marino
Type Roman Catholic
Established 1881
President Dr. Anne O'Gara
Registrar Dr. Seán Delaney
Students 796
Address Griffith Avenue
Dublin 9
, Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Co-Trustees Congregation of Christian Brothers
University of Dublin
Colours Maroon and white         
Sports Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie, Badminton
Nickname M.I.E.
Affiliations University of Dublin

Marino Institute of Education (Institiúid Oideachais Marino), is a College of Education, an associated College of Trinity College, Dublin. It is located on Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. Marino Institute of Education is focused on providing education courses. Degrees and Diplomas are awarded by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. Marino Institute of Education follows the tradition of care through education established by Edmund Rice. Marino Institute of Education comprises the College of Education, the Conference Centre, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and various support services.


In 1831 the residence of the Superior General of the Irish Christian Brothers and the centre of teacher training was moved to North Richmond Street (O’Connell Schools) Dublin from Our Lady’s Mount (North Monastery) in Cork. In 1874 the residence of the Superior General of the Irish Christian Brothers was transferred to Belvedere House in Drumcondra now the President’s House in St Patrick's College of Education. In 1881, the Congregation moved to Marino House, on the original Lord Charlemont demesne. In 1900 the foundation stone was laid for a new Generalate, called St Mary's, and this is still the main building on the College campus today. St Mary's building was completed, and opened, in 1904.

The College trained Christian Brothers who taught throughout the world, on all five continents. In 1926 the Congregation became involved in the Irish National School system, and consequentially the College's focus on primary education increased.

In 1929 the Department of Education recognised the College as a teacher training college and students were awarded a National Teachers’ Diploma(NT) on completion of their course.

In 1971 Brothers of other orders attended the College. From 1972 lay students were admitted to Marino Institute of Education. The B.Ed qualification gained from Marino Institute of Education was validated by Trinity College Dublin.

In 2006 Dr. Anne O'Gara was appointed President of Marino Institute of Education.[1]

2012 saw Trinity College Dublin join the Christian Brothers in Co-Trusteeship of Marino Institute of Education.[2]


There are numerous courses on offer at Marino Institute of Education. These include:
Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Bachelor in Education
  • Bachelor in Science (Education Studies)
  • Bachelor in Science (Early Childhood)

Post-Graduate Diplomas:

  • Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)

Masters' degrees:

  • Professional Masters in Education (Primary Teaching)(PME)
  • Master in Education Studies (Intercultural Education)
  • Master in Education Studies (Early Childhood Education)
  • Master of Arts (Christian Leadership in Education)

Other Activities[edit]

The Irish language is encouraged and fostered in the college.

Marino Institute of Education has extensive conferencing facilities, which are used to host functions and events for a variety of educational, academic, religious, and other corporate organisations. For the 2012 Olympics, Badminton Ireland used Marino Institute of Education as their international training camp prior to the Olympic Games.[3]

Marino Institute of Education has hosted a variety of seminars and summer schools such as International Summer School in Irish Studies in association with Trinity and Iona College (New York).

Marino Institute of Education students participate in many sports, with individuals and teams playing Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie, Basketball, Badminton, and Athletics. Facilities such as the college gym and playing fields are available to students. There are also a number of non-sporting student societies such as traditional music, debating, drama, dance and film clubs.

Marino Institute of Education provides a Study Abroad Programme with Iona College New York.[4]

Marino Institute of Education runs Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for national school teachers during the summer, both on-site and on-line. These are run in conjunction with the INTO (Irish National Teachers' Organisation) and are well attended, every year.

Notable Alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Minister welcomes new appointment at Marino Dept. of Education, 27 June 2006.
  2. ^ Trinity College Dublin Enters into a Co-Trusteeship of the Marino Institute of Education Communications Office TCD, 30 January 2012.
  3. ^ BWF Pre-Olympic Preparation Camp Badminton Ireland Website
  4. ^ Spring Program in Dublin, Ireland Study Abroad Programmes, Iona College Website

Coordinates: 53°22′22″N 6°14′03″W / 53.372813°N 6.234222°W / 53.372813; -6.234222