History of school

Ashfield College was established in 1977 by Joe Griffin in South Dublin providing expert grinds to Leaving Certificate exam students. It rapidly evolved into an educational tour-de-force on the Southside of Dublin.

In the Irish Times Education League Tables, Ashfield College was lauded as the No. 1 Feeder School to Universities in Ireland, 
Top Grinds School and Top Points Courses School.*

Tens of Thousands of students passed through the doors of Ashfield’s Campus as full-time students, or to enjoy the exceptional grinds and revision courses on offer.

Due to demand, in September 2015 Ashfield College moved its operations to our state-of-the-art premises at Dundrum Town Centre

Since then we have welcomed a whole new generation of full-time, grinds and online students to the Ashfield Experience.


Ashfield College creates an environment where the unique talents and aspirations of each student are nurtured and they are guided to aim higher and reach further than they ever imagined possible. We have been guiding students to Leaving Certificate success for over 40 years and many of our students have achieved great success in their studies and careers in that time.