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Fáilte roimh chách.

Our mission is to offer students a life-shaping experience through a residential Catholic Liberal Arts programme.

 

Newman College Ireland is a faithfully Catholic and academically excellent liberal arts college that introduces students to the life of the mind and prepares them for their vocations and careers in a way that gives precedence to the Catholic faith.

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The Liberal Arts

For centuries, liberal education (libera, free) aimed to enable students to act in a free, intelligent, and responsible manner.

The university has lost a sense of the unity of all knowledge, and has abandoned many of the traditions that shaped the most brilliant minds in history. The modern university, moved by the demands of industrial civilization, has become “a jungle of competing specialisms” geared toward efficiently meeting the perceived demands of the labor market, with little thought given to integral human formation. Students are inundated with information without meaning and set their sights on learning how to obtain high marks and a credential, rather than how to live life well. Unfortunately in these respects, Catholic universities are often indistinguishable from their secular counterparts.

Newman College holds with the preponderance of ancient Irish, classical, and Catholic pedagogical tradition, that “education is an art which should aim at the harmonious development of every side of human nature, physical, moral, and intellectual.”

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The four quadrants of the shield represent key tenets of Newman College.

The seal of Newman College Ireland consists of a shield divided into four quadrants and the motto, Puritas et veritas, both encircled by a green band inscripted with “Newman College Ireland” and the date of its founding, 2014.

 

“The time of the laity is now. To really live one’s baptismal calling… it must be lived. Each person must take the responsibility upon himself or herself to live that faith completely.”

— Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan

 

“Education is an art which should aim at the harmonious development of every side of human nature, physical, moral, and intellectual.”

— Christopher Dawson

 

“The split between Gospel and culture is undoubtedly the drama of our time.”

— Saint Paul VI

 
 

“Religious truth is not only a portion but a condition of general knowledge. To blot it out is nothing short of unravelling the web of University teaching.

— Saint John Henry Newman

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