Our goal is for you to reach the highest technical and ethical achievement in your work as a student. We offer a variety of programmes that can help you to be earnest in acquiring expertise, and to use it for the service of others and the advancing of your professional field.

What is Ely?

Ely is an educational centre for young men near Trinity College Dublin. Since 1959, the centre has served as a resource for students’ professional and cultural development.

Ely is run by Brosna Educational Centres Ltd. The Christian orientation of our activities is entrusted to Opus Dei, a prelature of the Catholic Church founded by St Josemaría Escrivá in 1928.


Know what matters

The professional delivering the 3rd Ely Academy talk will be Stephen Flood. Born and bred in Dublin, Stephen worked in Goldman Sachs, Manhattan, for a number of years. After a successful career there, he decided to relocate to Dublin for the benefit of his family. In 2003, he founded a new company specialising in Bullion Services and Wealth Management – GoldCore. Stephen’s talk will…

Professional ambition: practical advice for college students

“Being ambitious, without losing your head” The professional delivering the 2nd Ely Academy talk will be Alan Giuliano, who is currently working in Alternative Investment Services at Bank of New York (Mellon). He has recently landed a top job in Goldman Sachs in London, after sitting through their process of 16 interviews! He is still only 23, and so has lots…

Watch Dr Kevin Majeres’ Focus talk

Dr Kevin Majeres | Focus: The Science of Optimal Work

On 7 October 2014, we connected via Skype with Dr Kevin Majeres in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a fascinating talk about how learning to focus in order to study more efficiently. Our seminar room was packed with students from six different universities. Here’s a chance to watch the talk again.

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Dr Kevin Majeres | Focus: the science of optimal work

Learn how to apply the science of peak performance to your college studies! To kick off the Ely Academy talk series, Dr Kevin Majeres, an experienced psychiatrist from the US, will connect with us on Skype to explain how advances in neuroscience are shedding light on how people perform when they are working at their highest capacity. Knowing how your mind operates…


Freshers’ Seminar | 6 Sep 2014

Entering university can be a challenging experience, and it often takes students months (or years!) before they manage to find their feet. And not only academically – also in terms of how to approach university life, how to make new friends and how to keep your head on your shoulders. Most graduates will tell you there are many things they…