The Leaving Certificate by Home Study

The College currently offers fourteen different home study Leaving Certificate subjects at both higher and ordinary level: Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Irish, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish.  More details on all of these subjects can be found here 

Virtual Classroom

Our #leaving certificate courses have been authored and designed to replace the classroom and the majority Continue reading “The Leaving Certificate by Home Study”

How to get ahead in Irish

ceili-bodhranIs the thought of sitting Irish in your Leaving Certificate stressing you out?  Whatever your motivation for taking Irish – be it as an entry requirement for third level, or for a Masters in Primary Education, we have the solution to ease your pain.

Fourteen Subjects

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Achieve maximum points!


This academic year (2016-2017) sees the introduction of the New Common Points Scale for Entry to Higher Education. The scale has been amended to take some of the pressure off the points race.

Currently a mark of 5% would generally separate grades.  For example, a C3 is 55-60% and a B2 is 75-80% Continue reading “Achieve maximum points!”

In The Business Of Blogging



Our blogger, Lisa Wright, also leads our in-house course development team in the College.  Lisa has over ten years of experience in the course development domain and has worked with many experienced course authors, who are experts in their chosen fields. She is a life-long learner and has a BA in Russian and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, London. She is currently studying an online course in Cyber Security.

Lisa Wright, Blogger and Course Development Manager

Lisa also works as a corporate consultant on behalf of the College, providing content and eLearning resources to add value to their Learning and Development teams and products.  Continue reading “In The Business Of Blogging”

A History Lesson


Did you know that Kilroy’s College is a third generation Irish business? Distance learning has come a very long way since Kilroy’s College was founded in 1932 by Paddy Joseph Kilroy – the grandfather of our current Director of Studies, Patrick Kilroy.


Paddy Joseph Kilroy was born in Athlone in 1908.  He came from a family of eight siblings.  Patrick left school at fourteen, as like many other people at that time, Continue reading “A History Lesson”

Dog Grooming Success Story


Louise now runs her own business, we asked her a few questions.

Why did you pick dog grooming?

I have loved dogs since I was a kid and always had an interest in learning about dog grooming. The course was a very economical way of learning about grooming and the business in my own time. It is also a much cheaper way of learning about all aspects of dog grooming than the more expensive one-to-one courses that are available elsewhere.

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