St Patrick's College is a linked college of Dublin City University since 1993, located in Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland. The college is in existence since 1875 and has a Roman Catholic ethos. It is the largest primary teacher training college in Ireland. Currently over 2,000 students are attending the college.The college offers a number of undergraduate courses, primarily in primary education and arts, and postgraduate courses, primarily in education and languages.HistoryThe college was established at 1–2 Drumcondra Road in 1875, moving to the Belvedere House in 1883 following the purchase by the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, when the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian) community took over the running of the College. In its first 25 years over 2,000 students graduated from the college. The college trained students to become primary school teachers and was male only until 1971. In 1984 a National School was established on campus and students would practice there. St Patrick's College of Education was a recognised colleges of the National University of Ireland from 1975 to 1995. In 1993 the college commenced its association with the nearby Dublin City University (DCU) which was newly established. In 1995 the college of education formally ended its connection with the NUI and becoming a college of DCU. The college developed a number of Arts and Humanities undergraduate and postgraduate courses with DCU. The Vincentians administration of the College ended in 1999. In 2008 the college along with the other local college the Mater Dei, and All Hallows, signed a new linkage agreement with Dublin City University.