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Newman College Ireland

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Motto  Veritatis Splendor
Established  2014
Type  Roman Catholic
President  Prof. Ciarán Ó Coigligh
Location  Ballykelly, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Affiliations  Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Newman College Ireland is a Catholic liberal arts college in Northern Ireland which was opened in 2014. Named after Cardinal John Henry Newman, the founder of the Catholic University of Ireland which became University College Dublin, the college aims to create third level institution which embodies the Catholic ethos.

The College is supported by disability rights campaigner and former MEP Kathy Sinnott, Dr. Nicholas Healy was the CEO and served as President of Newman College Ireland. He is a President Emeritus of Ave Maria University and a former Vice President of Franciscan University of Steubenville . Fundraisers and supporters for the establishment of the college are based in the United States. The economist and UCD Professor Ray Kinsella serves as a board member for the college, as is the artist Dony MacManus. In September 2015 Prof. Ciarán Ó Coigligh BA, H.Dip, MA, PhD became President of the College.


The aim is to be a Catholic college with liberal arts as its primary curriculum and offer courses in theology, history, philosophy, literature, mathematics, economics and natural science. The college pledges to "adhere fully" to Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Blessed John Paul II’s apostolic constitution on Catholic universities.

Newman College commenced its courses in September 2014 accredited by Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Lectures in the first year were delivered in Rome, initially in rooms in St. Peter's Basilica, then in the second semester at the Thomas More Campus outside Rome.

The 2015 academic year commenced in September. Courses are based in Drummond Hotel in Ballykelly, Limavady, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Over 2015 and 2016 during the Marian year the college ran a course in Mariology.


Newman College Ireland Wikipedia

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