Loyola Institute Dublin

TCD               The Loyola Institute at Trinity College Dublin

The Loyola Institute, with its academic mission of teaching and research in theology in the Catholic tradition, is an important new academic venture in Irish education. The Institute is funded by the Loyola Trust, comprised of members from eight religious Orders offering financial support to the venture. (Augustinians, Columbans, O Carm, Jesuits, Loreto Sisters, Marists, Oblates, SMA).

Referrals are encouraged and welcome. The ranges of options currently on offer including web links are as follows:

    • Short courses: 2 lectures a week for an 11 week term
    • BA Moderatorship in Catholic Theological Studies (CAO: TR030)
    • Postgraduate PhD options also available.
    • Regular events and talks: Speaker: Gillian T. W. Ahlgren is Professor of Theology at Xavier University Cincinnati, (Ohio) and Founding Director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice.  Speakers: Dr Roisin Blunnie (Musicologist, Dublin City University)
    •             Dr Michael Kirwan, Heythrop College (theologian), Dr Con Casey, Trinity  College (theologian), James Harpur (poet) , Gillian Wylie (Political theorist)
    • Interdisciplinary Symposium: Explore violence in the human story from interdisciplinary perspectives. Saturday November 21st 2015 (10.30 –4pm)
    •             Enkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross           Wednesday November 25th, 2015.
  • International Interdisciplinary Conference scheduled for June 2016


  • The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society: Good Riddance or Good Influence?


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