Frequently Asked Questions

Monday - 9AM - 5PM

Tuesday - 9AM - 5PM

Wednesday - 9AM - 5PM

Thursday - 9AM - 5PM

Friday - 9AM - 5PM

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed

CLOSED FOR LUNCH 1PM - 2PM Monday - Friday

Full time courses in Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education run from September - June

You can apply online to Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education here. Applications for the each academic year will open from January 1st.

Please note a valid email address and mobile phone number must be given as all correspondence will be made via mobile phone and email.

You will receive an acknowledgement letter via email.
School leavers who have completed the senior cycle.  Adults over the age of 21 returning to education who may have not completed the senior cycle but are deemed by the college to have the necessary competencies to complete the course.

Course Admission Interviews take place during March, April & May with course offers issued thereafter.

Interview Dates 2020 

  • Round 1 - Wednesday 11th March 2020
  • Round 2 - Wednesday 1st April 2020
  • Round 3 - Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th May 2020

Applications receive on or after the 1st June will not be interviewed until late August.

As soon as possible, contact the office at 042-9331398 and let us know.

Don’t panic, you can contact the office at 042-9331398 and request a transfer.

Please make sure your email is something that includes your name, not something like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for example.  On all correspondence, please include your name and the name of course you applied for.  Silly emails like the example given aren’t suitable for work placement or for progressing into your career or onto Further or Higher education.

If you cannot attend for interview please contact the office by phone at 042-9331398 as soon as possible and we will try to reschedule an interview for you.
Most importantly, read the email and any text messages very carefully beforehand, these outline very clearly what you need to bring along with you to interview.

You will be told in your interview letter (sent by email) what you need to take to interview, you must take a reference with you from either a teacher or employer.

In the case of photography or art related courses you must also take a small portfolio of your work with you.

Garda Vetting is mandatory for all of our Childcare, Nursing, Sports & Holistic Health and Wellbeing Courses.

You will be asked at interview to complete a Garda Vetting application so please make sure you have a list of all previous addressed you have lived at.

You accept an offer by paying a deposit on €50.00 (non-refundable) by July to hold your place and the balance of €150.00 is due the end of August.  

All fee due dates are clearly listed on the offer letter.

If you are not taking your place offer please let the college know as soon as possible. Please note that the 50.00 deposit is non-refundable.

For a full list of fees for 2020/20 please click here

Please allow a few weeks after 1st round interview for offers to be made, first round offers will be sent out by the end of June.
You accept a place offer by paying your registration fee 200.00 online. All first round place offers MUST be paid in full or your place will be reallocated to another candidate.
You can purchase a pre-paid credit card in any of your local shops please go to to view a list in your local area.
Second round interviews take place in late August if you are successful you will be offered a place immediately.


  • Your email address and mobile phone number must be CURRENT.
  • Garda Vetting is compulsory for all prospective students. 
  • You will be notified by email/text about your interview – this outlines what you need to bring with you on the day of your interview.
  • Course Admission Interviews take place during March, April & May with course offers issued thereafter.
  • Final Admission Interviews take place in late August with limited places on offer.
  • All Course Fees must be paid in full on acceptance of course place.
  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance or SUSI Grant and/or holders of Full Irish Medical Card are EXEMPT from the PLC Government Levy, proof of such must be submitted immediately.
  • PLC Courses commence in early September.

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