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Ireland, National University of

Ireland, National University of, founded 1908 to provide higher education for Irish Roman Catholics. It consists of three colleges: University College, Galway; University College, Cork; and University College, Dublin (not to be confused with the Univ. of Dublin; see Dublin, Univ. of). The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, a Roman Catholic seminary, are affiliated with the university.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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