An Overview Of Your Campus: A little bit of history
All Hallows and it's grounds are simply stunning, we like to think of it as a little bit of Hogwarts in DCU.
The College was founded in 1842 by Reverend John Hand. By 1973, the college had trained 4,000 priests. The academic training for a priest took seven years, three were devoted to physics, mental philosophy, languages and English literature; the remaining four years were devoted to sacred scripture, history, liturgy, canon law, sacred law, sacred elequence and the science of theology.
In 2014, it was announced that the college would close down due to reducing student numbers. In 2015, DCU took over the campus. This takeover was done bearing in mind the goal to retain a presence on the campus and continue its mission.
Dr Patrick McDevitt, CM, President of All Hallows, said, at the time of sale;
"We are pleased that the sale to DCU means that the campusand its asstets will be retained within the third level sector. As a linked college of Dublin City University, we have worked closely together since 2004 and have every confidence that the niversity has an understanding and respect for our heritage and legacy"
Your New Address:
Purcell House or O'Donnell House
DCU All Hallows Campus
Grace Park Road
Reception Opening Times
Your reception will be open 9.15-5pm Monday to Friday and a half day Saturday & Sunday.
We will let you know weekly which half of the day we will be here at the weekends.
Your post will come to reception. All letters will be placed in a cubby hole with your room number on it and we will email you if you receive a package.
All maintenance requests are done through your student portal using your login details. If, however, you need help logging a maintenance ticket, please come to reception. We are more than happy to help.
Travelling to and from DCU All Hallows:
Dublin Airport to DCU- If your tansport from Dublin Airport is not organised by the International Office, the easiest way to travel from Dublin Airport if you are carrying a lot of luggage is by taxi. The cost will be in the region of €20 and please be very clear with your taxi driver that you are going to DCU All Hallows on Grace Park Road.
Buses from Dublin Airport- You can take the 16, 33, 41 & 41C from Dublin Airport to DCU All Hallows. When you hear St Patricks College announced you can get off the bus, cross the road and turn down Church Street where you see the Cat & Cage pub. All Hallows is at the end of Church St and through the gate.