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For January 2019

January 12th 2019                                                                Open Day University of Limerick
January 15th 2019 Deadline for UCAS                                                                                 Open Day University of Sligo                                                                                  
January 17th 2019 Open Evening Colaiste Dhulaigh PLC                                                        Open Day Sallynoggin College of FE
January 19th 2019 CAO & DKIT Information Morning (Sat)                                                    Open Day IADT, Dun Laoghaire                                                                  Open Day National College of Ireland
January 20th 2019 HPAT Ireland Test
January 23rd 2019 Open Day Ballsbridge College of FE
January 24th 2019 Open Evening NUI Galway                                                                  Open Day Whitehall College of FE                                                                        
January 25th 2019 Open Day Galway-Mayo IT Letterfrack (Carpentry)
January 28th 2019 Interviews Dunboyne College of FE
January 30th 2019 Open Afternoon Ballyfermot College of FE (Esp. Music)

For February/March 2019

February 1st 2019 Closing date for CAO
February 4th 2019 Closing date for LIR Trinity
February 8th 2019 Portfolio submission deadline NCAD
February 14th 2019 Creative Arts Portfolio Clinic DIT
February 18th 2019 Taster Days IADT
February 21st 2019 BSc Midwifery CAO Info Session 2019 National Maternity Hospital
February 23rd 2019 HPAT Ireland Test Date
March 1st 2019 Deadline for DARE submission
March 5th 2019 Deadline for DIT Portfolio submission
March 29th 2019 Open Day Waterford IT

For October/November/December 2018

October 1st Booking for UKCAT Deadline
October 2nd Open Day IADT Dun Laoghaire Art & Design
October 4th

Open Day Botanic Gardens Dublin

Open Day Gurteen Agriculture College Tipperary

October 5th

Open Day Ballyhaise & Kildalton Agricultural College

Open Day NUI Galway (Friday/Saturday)

October 12th Open Day Shannon College (Hotel MGT)
October 13th

Open Day CAFRE Enniskillen (Equine)

Open Day GMIT Galway Mayo IT

Open Day UCC University Cork

October 15th Deadline – Oxford and Cambridge UCAS
October 18th

Open Day Sligo IT

Open Day Limerick IT

Open Day Mary Immaculate College Limerick

Open Day University Limerick

October 19th

Open Day Athlone Institute of Technology

Open Day St Angela’s Sligo

October 22nd Open Day Letterkenny IT
October 26th Open Day Tralee IT (Animal Science /Zoology)
October 30th Taster Days IADT Art Design
November  1st Taster Days Waterford IT Nursing
November 8th IGC CAO Autumn Conference Guidance Counsellors
November 9th

Open Day DKIT Dundalk

Open Day IT Tallaght

November 10th

Family Open Day – DKIT Dundalk

Open Day – LIR Trinity College – Acting/Stage Management

NCAD – Portfolio Information Session

November 13th IGC CAO Autumn Conference Guidance Counsellors
November 15th Open Day IT Carlow
November 16th

Open Day CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Open Day DCU

November 17th Open Day Marino Institute of Education
November 22nd

DIT Creative Arts Open Day & Portfolio Clinic

Open Day Coláiste Dhulaigh PLC

Open Day IT Carlow Wexford Campus only

Open Day GMIT

November 23rd

Open Day NUI Maynooth

Open Day IADT Institute of Art Design & Technology

Open Day WIT

November 24th Open Day MIC Thurles Tipperary
November 28th

Open Day NCAD

Open Day NCI National College of Ireland

Open Day/Evening Shannon College of Hotel Management

November 30th Open Day DIT (Friday & Saturday)


 DARE Application Timeline

From November 2018 

CAO applications from 4th November 2018 at 12 noon:

1. Review the DARE Handbook with your parent (s)/guardians (s)
2. Make a CAO application at

3. Fill in the online Supplementary Information Form (SIF) at

4. Complete your Educational Impact Statement with your school.

5. Gather your Evidence of Disability documentation.

By 1st February 2019

By 1st March 2019

Apply to CAO by 17:15:
1. You must indicate your wish to be considered for DARE by ticking ‘Yes’ to Question 1 on
2. You must complete Section A (Questions 1-5) of the Supplementary Information Form.
By 1st April 2019

You must return the completed, signed AND stamped

1. Educational Impact Statement (Section B)

2. Evidence of Disability (Section C) or other Evidence of Disability to the CAO, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway by 17:15.

Make sure your documents are clear and can be easily read.  Put your name and CAO number on all documents.  Faxed/emailed documents are not accepted.

April – June 2019

Late June 2019

Assessment of DARE applications.

You will be notified of the outcome of the DARE application by the end of June.

End June/Early July/Late July 2019

DARE Recheck.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the recheck application.

 August 2019

Leaving Certificate Exam Results.

Eligible DARE applications compete for reduced points places.

CAO Offers to eligible DARE applications.

Course offers are made and should be accepted through the CAO.

 Late August/September 2019  Attend Orientation and register with Disability Support Services.



Please see below details of visiting speakers.

Thursday 15th of November 2018 NUI Maynooth
Thursday 22nd of November 2018 DCU
Thursday 29th of November 2018 DKIT
Thursday 6th of December 2018 NCI
Thursday 13th December 2018 NUI Galway