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Saor Ollscoil na hÉireann (Free University of Ireland) was established in 1986 by a small group of educationalists with the creative vision of a life-long learning process.

The University provides third level education to degree standard for mature students in the area of the humanities and social sciences. and makes awards in the Liberal Arts at BA, MA and PhD levels. Places are offered to students through an informal interview process. (Read more)


Students of Saor-Ollscoil were conferred with degrees at a ceremony held in the Mansion House Dublin, on the 7th of December 2013. During this ceremony, graduates were awarded degrees at the level of B.A and M.A. Saor-Ollscoil would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the graduates on their achievements, and we look forward to working with them in the future as they continue along the road of life-long learning.

Read more about Saor-Ollscoil Awards Book Launch

A big congratulations to Dr Ellen Galvin, a PhD graduate of Saor-Ollscoil na hÈireann who launched her book, 'A Mystic in Search of a Unifying Truth' at the Dublin Writers Museum. Ellen’s book deals with the life of Pierre Tailbard de Chardin. Ellen embarked on a third level course in 1987, finally emerging with a PhD in Philosophy through Liberal Arts. Her book may be bought through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Mystic-Search-Unifying-Truth-Teilhard/dp/1489530436.