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About Galligan College

Established in 1976, Galligan College is Ireland’s longest owner-established third level beauty college.

We deliver progressive, innovative professional hair and beauty courses, for all levels, with a reputation for creating the next generation of top Irish beauty professionals.

About Galligan College
About Careena and Lorraine Galligan

Who We Are

The Galligan Beauty College is a family run business, originally set up by Kay Galligan. The college’s directors, Careena and Lorraine Galligan have a wealth of experience in the beauty industry, and Lorraine is regularly sought out by CIDESCO to examine internationally. As directors, they have worked tirelessly to ensure that their high standards of excellence in training is maintained.

Our Reputation

Over the years, the Galligan College has built an outstanding reputation in Ireland and abroad for the high success rates achieved in their internationally accredited beauty therapy courses. The college offers a range of full-time and part-time courses, accredited to a number of internationally recognised awarding bodies including CIDESCO, ITEC and CIBTAC, ensuring that the Galligan Beauty College graduates are amongst the most elite and in-demand beauty professionals in the industry.

Right in the centre of Dublin city, Galligan College has been located on Grafton Street for the last forty years. Over 7000 Beauty Therapists, Hairdressers, Makeup Artists and Advanced Skin Therapists have walked through our doors and graduated with higher-than-average marks. We care about each and every students needs on an individual basis, so that everyone who graduates is leaving with a qualification they know will help them reach their goals.

Meet Our Team

Meet the Team - Lorraine Galligan
Lorraine Galligan

Director | Beauty Therapy

Meet the Team - Careena Galligan
Careena Galligan

Director | Course Admissions Manager

Meet the Team - Mary Kissane
Mary Kissane

Beauty Specialist

Celena Slevin - Galligan College
Celena Slevin

Advanced Skincare

Claire Finn - Galligan College
Claire Finn

Body Therapy

Sarah Reegan
Sarah Regan


Meet the Team - Holder
Bill Galligan


Megan Dagg
Megan Dagg

Administration | Marketing

Tanya Kelly - Galligan College
Tanya Kelly

Salon Coordinator

Galligan College

40 years of history featured on tv

In a feature segment on grooming, beauty and fitness, RTE’s programme Nationwide meets Kay Galligan – founder and CEO, reflecting on 40 years of Galligan College.

Learn About Galligan College on RTE Nationwide
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