We are pleased to introduce you to a new initiative in Catholic higher education for Ireland and Europe. Newman College Ireland, NCI for short, is a four year educational experience designed to give students an unmatched foundation in the liberal arts; one that will give due precedence to the Catholic faith and introduce students to the life of the mind. Through the study of theology, philosophy and the classics of Western civilisation a student will be superbly prepared for the vocation or career he or she might choose. Most importantly they will learn the Catholic faith from faculty who believe it and practice it!
Newman College Ireland spent its first year in Rome, literally only a little more than 200 meters from St Peters Basilica. Here at the very beginning, students experienced the heart of the Church and the immense treasury of art, architecture and history in the Eternal City.
For the last two years, NCI has been temporarily located in the Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly Co Derry. The Drummond Hotel and it proprietor Mairead Peoples has made the college very welcome. The hotel has a chapel.
Newman College Ireland hopes and prays that in God’s perfect time to be located at a permanent campus in Ireland.
NICHOLAS HEALY PRESIDENT EMERITUS AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY FLORIDA & PRESIDENT OF FRIENDS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION IRELAND