The American College Dublin is excited to celebrate 20 years of academic excellence. This September the liberal arts college, housed in Georgian era houses on Merrion Square, will host an anniversary celebration and alumni reunion.
Allumni are invited to join the party at Oscar Wilde House before the party continues to McGrattan’s pub.
American College, Dublin is a private liberal arts college, established in 1993 in Dublin. Located on Merrion Square in a number of Georgian era houses, one of which was the former residence of Oscar Wilde.
American College Dublin was founded as a not-for-profit independent educational trust in May 1993 by Lynn University, a liberal arts institution located in Boca Raton, Florida. The College admitted its first liberal arts and business degree students in September 1993 and graduated its first class in 1996.
The development of the College’s Dublin campus continued apace through the 1990s; in 2002 the institution expanded its operations with the establishment of a sister campus in Claymont, Delaware, which became known as American College Delaware.
The first graduation ceremony’s keynote speaker was Jean Kennedy Smith, American ambassador to Ireland and sister of former President John F. Kennedy, beginning a tradition of distinguished keynote speakers at the College commencements that would subsequently include Nobel Peace Prize recipients John Hume and Senator George Mitchell, former Attorney General and Goldman Sachs Chairman Peter Sutherland, former President of the European Parliament Pat Cox, Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin, former Tánaiste Mary Harney and the sister of current US Vice President Joe Biden, Valerie Biden Owens.
The celebrations of the 20th anniversary will take place on September 17th, starting at 5pm. For more information visit AMCD.ie or follow them on Facebook and Twitter
All alumni are invited to join us in the Oscar Wilde House 5-7pm. Moving then to McGrattan’s pub, where there is an area reserved to host drinks and food.
Information can be found at amcd.ie, on Facebook American College Dublin, and Twitter @ACDublin.
Raise a glass to Robert Emmet, the Irish rebel leader executed on this day in 1803