Welcome to Cleraun University Centre
Cleraun is a university centre for men, located five minutes walk from University College Dublin (UCD). It offers facilities and activities to help students get the most out of their time in college. In Cleraun, we hold that life and career are not only about self-advancement, but a way to contribute to society, and that academic pursuits are the start of that ideal's realisation.
Cleraun as University Residence
Cleraun offers full-board accommodation to male university students at an attractive price. For more Information click here.
Cleraun as University Centre
Cleraun organises activities for students to introduce them to the challenges of our times and which foster a sense of responsibility in the use of time, talents, and resources. An emphasis is placed on character development, not only academic achievement. The atmosphere of the centre can be described as familial, where people take an interest in the concerns of each other. Students of all creeds and nationalities are welcome to come and stay in Cleraun, and as a result, the centre cultivates a rich universal outlook, respecting all peoples and cultures.
As well as providing a home from home for students from outside Dublin, we also organise activities throughout the year for many Dublin students and other students from around the country staying on Campus in UCD or elsewhere in Dublin. They are designed to complement university studies, not distract from them, and to help students develop a responsible concern for society and see their future professional life as a way to serve society. Students are encouraged to help organise these activities as well as attend them.
- Good quality study facilities
- Courses designed to improve study and professional knowledge
- Social projects/ workcamps which foster awareness of society's needs
- Regular cultural activities such as our weekly forum on Tuesdays - FOCUS (Forum Of CUltural Studies). More Information.
- Christian formation given in talks, seminars, doctrinal classes for those who would like to attend them. Spiritual and doctrinal activities are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church (see www.opusdei.ie). The centre has a small chapel, and a resident chaplain, who is a priest of Opus Dei.
Cleraun as Study Centre for senior schoolboys
Senior schoolboys from several schools in the locality come to Cleraun to use our study facilities and take part in other activities organised for them.
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