When the dust has settled on the Christmas celebrations for another year, the thoughts of young people studying for their Leaving Cert will turn towards applications for college or university. Some will have their application well in hand but many will still be considering their options, or remain confused about the application process.

January is an important month for those students with a couple of CAO milestones approaching as well as opportunities to visit a number of the further or higher education institutions they might be considering applying for. Below there is a list of Open Days or Evenings being held in some of nearby CAO and PLC colleges, as well as the dates for HEAR & DARE information clinics.

You’ll note that many of the open days dates and times clash, so think carefully about which would be the most useful to visit

We at Crosscare Youth Information Service are happy to meet with people to discuss their CAO or PLC applications. If you aren’t sure what you want to do, or how to complete the form we can help. We will be available January for anyone able to pop into our Dun Laoghaire, Clondalkin or Bray offices. We will also be in our East Wicklow office, The Vault, in Arklow on 13 January alternatively we can be accessed via SKYPE, Facebook and Twitter.

Important CAO Dates
20 January is the ‘early online application’ closing date (€25 fee)
1 February is the ‘normal application closing date (€40 fee)

CAO College open days

UCD CAO information Clinic 13 January 2015 5pm – 7pm (booking required)

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design Information Day – 14 Jan 4pm – 7pm

Maynooth University Jan 14th 7.30pm -9.30pm

Institute of Technology, Tallaght – 20 Jan 5pm – 7pm

PLC College open days

Blackrock Further Education Institute (formally SCD) Jan 14 10am-4pm

DunLaoire Further Education Institute 21st January 2015 10am – 4pm

Sallynoggin college of Further Education Open Day January 22nd 10am – 2pm

Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) 23rd Jan 10am – 4pm

Dublin Business School, Jan 06 5pm – 7pm, 14 Jan 4pm -7pm, 20 Jan 5pm – 7pm

Ballsbridge College of Further Education 21 Jan, 11am – 3pm

Sat 22nd Jan, 10am-2pm venues nationwide including, Dublin – National College of Ireland, IFSC, Dublin 1, Kelly Theatre
Also Wexford – 20th January, Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford. 5pm-9pm