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Universities in Ireland

Higher Education in Ireland

2021 Ranking of Ireland Universities

What are Ireland’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Irish University Ranking, which includes 28 Irish higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Irish higher education-related body, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

Take a look at the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings for 28 Irish universities.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

There are 26 districts in the Republic of Ireland, three district councils, plus two city and county councils. The standard County Dublin is home to the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion. Both areas with at least two Irish higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


County Carlow (2)
County Cork (2)
County Dublin (12)
County Galway (2)
County Kildare (2)
County Limerick (2)