Dublin Celebrates Irish Learning Cities Day

Dublin joins Limerick, Cork, Belfast, and Derry to celebrate learning

Irish Network of Learning Cities 2021

Dublin city honours its commitment to learning for all on Irish Learning Cities Day by hosting a number of events. The day celebrates learning and learners in the Irish Network.


The Irish Network of Learning Cities, made up of Limerick, Cork, Belfast, Derry and Dublin support each other to achieve better educational access. Dublin, like the other learning cities, has greatly benefitted from being part of the network. Together, the network of cities encourages lifelong learning regardless of age or background, to build happier and healthier cities. The partnership has the potential for more social inclusion of previously marginalized groups as well as economic growth of communities.


To celebrate Irish Learning Cities Day, Dublin Learning City will hold a weaving workshop with the Liberties Weavers, a tour of UCD campus, an outdoor Yoga class and more. DLC hopes that these events will show citizens of Dublin some of the many opportunities available in their city, as well as the fun of learning!


“We are delighted to be part of the Irish Network of Learning Cities,” commented Denise McMorrow, co-chair of Dublin Learning City. “We are seeing the real life results with the achievements of learners. Irish Learning Cities day will be a great time for the people of Dublin to see what is on their doorstep. We are very excited to continue this partnership to further grow the possibilities of learning in the Irish Network”.

About Dublin Learning City

Dublin Learning City is led by the Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire (IADT) and Marino Institute of Education (MIE), as part of a cluster of six colleges including University College Dublin (UCD), National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). This is a HEA-funded initiative to collaboratively promote and advance equality of access to higher education for under-represented groups. We have a strong partnership with Dublin City Council and we are also working with the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) and Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB). We will link a number of online events to support life-long learning and promote the concept of UNESCO Learning Cities for Dublin.


This Consortium includes five projects: Creative Arts Summer School, led by NCAD; Open Learning, led by UCD; Community Mentoring, led by TCD; Dublin Learning City, jointly led by IADT and MIE; and the 1916 Bursaries, led by UCD.