Please note that Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen’s Green, is currently closed for major renovations.
As a result the UCD Newman Library is also closed and there will be no access to the collection until further notice.
The Centre is not in a position to host visiting scholars during the renovation.

UCD Newman Centre events (e.g. public lectures, seminars, conferences) will continue to take place and the venue will be notified for each event.
The UCD Newman Centre will open again when the current renovations are completed.
We regret any inconvenience.
Thank you.
Dermot Moran
UCD International Centre for Newman Studies


The Centre is envisaged as an international forum for research and academic study of the meaning of Newman’s thought and work. In particular, to preserve and develop Newman’s legacy of academic learning and scholarship left in Ireland.

John Henry Newman, is a name well known in world academia because of his seminal influence on the ideal of liberal education which he proposed as a model underpinning university education. There are Newman research centres in notable universities in Europe and the United States and Newman societies in many more. University College Dublin has the strongest connection of all with Newman. He was the Founding Rector and academic designer of the university he opened in Dublin on 3rd November 1854, The Catholic University of Ireland, the predecessor of University College Dublin.