Conferral of academic awards

Class of 2018
Class of 2018

The annual academic awards ceremony takes place at the Priory Institute each November.

Conferring, usually of degrees, diplomas and certificates takes place in the Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 and is generally on the second Saturday in November. Invitation tickets are available on request for admission of guests to the ceremony and reception.


Attendance at Conferring Ceremony:

You must confirm your attendance/non-attendance at the conferring ceremony by the end of October.

Car Parking:

Free Parking is available. Enter as though you were coming to the church and then park in the main church car park.


Phelan Conan Ltd. is the Institute’s official robe provider. All graduands must pre-book their robes with Phelan Conan on Phelan Conan will be located in Aula Magna on the conferring day.  If you are paying on the day, please note: Payment is by credit/debit card, postal order or bank draft only.  No cash or cheques are accepted.  You must return your gown directly to Phelan Conan staff members while they are located here. Please note that there are no cloakroom facilities for graduands and any bags or coats should be left with your guests.

Guest Invitations:

Each graduand may bring guests to the conferring ceremony, please let us know in advance the number of guests you wish to bring.


The official approved photographer on the day is Lafayette Photography for those who wish to obtain formal graduation portraits (prices range from €35). The service will be open one hour before the ceremony commences.  To avoid queues for order placement and payment on your graduation day you can pre-book orders for both photography and frames online at


A buffet reception, for Graduates and their guests will be served after the ceremony.

Non Attendance at Conferring Ceremony:

If you are unable to attend the conferring ceremony, your parchment will be posted to the address indicated on the online form approximately two weeks after the ceremony. Don’t forget to notify student services if your home address changes.

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