List Of College Societies

It’s a good idea to get a list of all the societies and clubs available in your college or university; find out more about what they offer. One thing that’s for sure is that you will not regret joining a student society – it’s the perfect way to sample all that student life has to offer and it will make your college experience all the more extensive and enjoyable. The major benefits are meeting people, gaining – or enhancing – a passion and of course enjoying plenty of socialising!

Below is a list of all the societies available in Ireland’s universities and institutes of technology; if you can’t find something for you then you’re harder to please than Sir Alan Sugar. . .


I. E. S. E. C. , Afro, Caribbean, Amnesty, International, Anarchist, Archaeology, Astronomy and Space, Biochemical, Biological, Botany, Business + Economics, Society, Caledonian (Associative) Cancer Society (Associative) Capoeira Society, Cards Society, Chapel Choir, Chess, Chinese, Students and Scholars Association, Choral Society, Christian, Union, Classical Comedy, Computer Science, Cumann Gaelach, DU, Politics, Dance, Dental, Digital Arts, DU Photographic Association, (DUPA), Early Irish, Engineering, Entrepreneurial Society, Europa, European, Law Students Association, Falun, Dafa, Fianna Fáil (Wolfe Tone Cumann), Filmmakers, Fine Gael, Food and Drink Society, Free Legal Advice Centres, Gamers, Gender Equality Society, Genetical, Geographical, Greens, Historical, History, International Students, Internet Investors Society, Japanese, Jazz, Jewish Society, Joly, Geological, Juggling, Labour, Law, Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, & Transgender Society, Literary Management, Science, Maths, Mature Students Society, Meditation, Metaphysical Microbiology, Modern Languages, Music Society, Muslim Students, Nursing and Midwifery Society, One World Orchestral, Paintball & Speedball, Pharmaceutical Students Association, Philosophical, Physoc Players, Printing, House, Festival of New Music, (Associative) Progressive Democrats, Psychological, Rock, Nostalgia Society, Science Fiction, Sign Language, Singers, Sinn Fein, Socialist Party Society, Socialist Worker, Student to Student, Network, Suas, Theological Society, Therapy, Traditional Irish, Music, Trinity Arts Festival 2008, (Associative) Trinity Arts Workshop, Trinity FM, Trinity Saint, Vincent de Paul Society Trinity Volunteer Opportunities Forum, (Associative), Visual, Arts, Werner, Chemical Society, Yoga, Zoological.


UCD Chamber Choir, An Cumann Gaelach, Chess Club, Arts Postgraduate Students Assoc., Civil Engineering Society, Chemical Society, Computer Science Society, Christian Union, Comedy Society, Drama Soc, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, ELSA, Engineering Society, English Literary Society, Film Society, French Society, Forestry Society, Games Society, German Society, Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club, Hellenic Society, International Students Society, Islamic Society, Juggling Society, Kevin, Barry, Cumann (Fianna Fail), Law Society, L & H Society, LGB Society, Mathematical Society, Mature Students’ Society, Mechanical Engineering Society, Medical Society, NetSoc, Newman, Society Outreach Society, Politics Society, Philosophy Society, Photographic Society, Psychology Society, Physiology Society, Racing Club, Retrospective Society, Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, Soccer Supporters Society, Staff, Golf Society, St. Vincent de Paul, World Aid Society, Young Fine Gael.


Canoe Club,  Drama,  Film Society,  An Chuallacht,  Judo Club,  Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered Society,  Swimming Club, Mathematics Society,  UCC Squash Club,  Athletics Club,  Paragliding Club,  Sub-Aqua Club,  Volleyball Club,  UCC WarpCon,  Surgeon, Noonan Society,  UCC Men’s Hockey Club,  UCC Rowing Club, Kung Fu Club, Orienteering Club,  UCC Aikido Club,  UCC Rugby Football Club,  Basketball Club, Tae Kwon Do Club,  UCC AFC,  UCC Photo Soc,  Mountaineering Club, UCC Tennis Club, UCC Choral Society, Entrepreneurship Society,  UCC Sailing Club, One World Society,  Physics Society,  International Students Society,  Chess Club,  Trampolining Club  Irish Traditional Music Society,  UCC Badminton Club,  UCC Gaelic Football Club,  Table Tennis Club,  Equestrian Club,  Medieval and Renaissance Society,  Medical Society, Folklore Ethnology and Celtic Civilisation Society,  Ladies Hockey Club,  Students’ Union, Residence and Student Activities,  Office of Student Health and Counselling,  Kendo Club,  Fencing Club,  Cumann Dramaiochta, E O Murchu,  Science Fiction Society,  Societies Guild,  St Vincent de Paul Society,  Chinese Students and Scholars Association,  Kick Boxing Club, UCC  Young Fine Gael,  Medical Students Group,  Ultimate Frisbee Club,  Scientific Training by Assignment for Research Students  Genetics Society,  Student Counselling and Development,  Kitesurfing Club,  DJ Society,  Paintball Club,  French Society,  Commerce Society,  Handball Club,  Nursing Society,  University XPress,  Karate Club,  UCC Greens,  Simon Society,  Self Help Society,  UCC Poker Society,  UCC Cycling Club,  Postgraduate Society,  Historical Society,  International Relations Society,  Capriccio Society,  Psychological Society,  SUAS Society,  Mature Students Society,  Dental Society,  Baha’i Cultural Society,  Surgical Society,  Wushu Club,  Law Society,  Boxing Club,  Classics Society, Students for Life Society,  MotorCycle Club,  Irish Army Reserve Club,  Surfing Club,  Science Society,  Robert Sung,  Juggling and Acrobalance Club,  Dance Club,  Iona Society,  Ogra Fianna Fail.


Aikido American Football Archery Athletics,Badminton Basketball Men Basketball Women Camogie Canoe Caving Cricket Cycling Equestrian Fencing Gaelic Club Women Golf Gymnastics & Trampolining Handball Hockey (Men & Women’s) Hurling Judo Karate Kenpo Kick Boxing Kung Fu Martial Arts Olympic Handball Orienteering Pool & Snooker Rock Climbing Rugby (Men) Soccer (Men) Soccer (Women) Squash Sub Aqua Surf ‘n’ Sail Swimming/Waterpolo Table Tennis Taekwon Do Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball


At present there are 36 Clubs and 27 Societies serving the campus community.

Clubs: AikidoarcheryAthleticsAthleticsBadmintonBasketballChessGolfHurlingKarate Shotokan Kayak Kickboxing Ladies Rugby Liathróid Laimhe Men’s Rugby Mountain Bike Outdoor Pursuit Rowing Sailing Skydive UL Soccer Softball Sub Aqua Tae Kwon Do Trampoline UL Vikings Ultimate Frisbe volleyball Water Polo Windsurfing UL

Societies: Christian Union Comedy Computer Cumann Gaelach Debating Union DJ Drama Environmental Free Palestine Greens GSoc History Society Irish Peace Law Medical Society Music Soc Ógra FiannaFáil Out in UL Photographic Poker Socialist Youth S of ASVP Trad Music Young Fine Gael

NUI Galway Societies:

An Cumann Craic An Cumann Drámaíochta An Cumann Éigse agus Seanchais Animal Rights Soc Arch Soc Art Soc Bahai Biochemisty Soc Biotech Soc BizSoc Botany Soc Chemistry Soc Chess Soc Chocolate Society Choral Soc Christian Union Soc Classics Soc Coeliac Society Comedy Soc Complementary Therapy Soc Compsoc Countryside Soc Cumann de Barra Cumann Staire (Historical Studies Soc) Dansoc DJ Soc Dramsoc Ecology Soc Elec Soc Eng Soc Environmental Science FAD Soc FanSci FilmSoc French Soc G-eos Gemmological Society Geography Soc German Soc GiG Soc (Gay In Galway) Goal Soc Green Party Soc Hispanosoc Horse Racing Society Human Rights Soc ISS International Students Society Italian Soc Juggling Soc Karting Soc Labour Youth Law Soc Legion of Mary Life Society Lions Campus Lit & Deb Macra na Feirme Malaysian Society Marine Soc Maths Soc Mature Students Mediasoc Medicine Soc Microsoc Musical Society (GUMS) Music Soc Muslim Youth Soc North American Student Soc Orchestra Soc Palestine Solidarity Soc People Before Profit Philosophy Soc Photography Soc Physics Soc Poker Political Discussion Soc Postgrad Soc Presidents Award (Gaisce) Soc Psych Soc Quiz Soc RadioSoc Roots Music Collective Rotaract Soc Sinn Féin Soc Slainte Soc. Social Action Movement Soc Socialist Soc Socialist Worker Student Soc STAND Society Suas Society Trad Soc Vegie Soc Voluntary Services Abroad Soc Writers Group Soc Young Fine Gael Soc Young Progressive Democrats ZooSoc

NUI Maynooth:

There are over 70 Clubs & Societies in NUI Maynooth, catering for activities ranging from Fencing to Camogie and Juggling to Debating. All the Clubs and Societies are run by student committees and receive funding of over €200, 000 per year.

Societies: Alt. Music Society  Amnesty Society Anthropology Society Astro2 Society Biology Society  Cards Society Chakras Society Chemistry Society  Christian Union  Ancient Classics Composers Society Cuallacht Cholmchille Dance Society  Literary & Debating Society  Deukuma Society Drama Society  Electronica society Ógra Fhianna Fáil Society  Friends of Raphaels Society French Society Games Society  Geography Society  GLB Society Global Awareness Society Gospel Choir  Young Greens Society History Society International Society  Jamming Society Jazz Soc John Paul II Theological Society Juggling Society Labour Youth Society  Maths Society Mature Students Society Media Society  Mikado Society Minds Society  Maynooth Mission Outreach Society MSPCA Society Music Society Omega Society  Philosophy Society Playdo Society  Pro-Life Society Psychology Society  Rosary Society Ógra Shinn Féin Society Socialist Party Society  Sociology Society Suas Society Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Clubs: Aikido Club Archery Club Badminton Club Basketball Club Trampoline Society Boxing Club Camogie Club Cricket Club Equestrian Club Fencing Club Gaelic Football Club Golf Club Hockey Club Hurling Club Judo Club Karate Club Kickboxing Club Kung Fu & Tai Chi Club Ladies’ Football Club Ladies’ Soccer Club MUCK – Canoe Club  Outdoor Pursuits Club Paintball Club Rowing Club Rugby Club Self-Defence Club Ski Club Snooker Club Soccer Club Surf Club Swimming & Waterpolo Club Tennis Club Volleyball Club


Artichoke ASA B. A Soc Bookfast Society Business and Entrepreneurship Society Christian Union Clinical Measurement Society CSSA Cumann Gaelach Debating Drama Drama BST Drama MJS DYS EMP Society Engineering soc Environmental health FAKE Soc Freestyle Soccer Society Game Soc Bst Geomatics Hip Hop Soc Intercambio Society Jugglers Leisure Management Logistics Mature Student Mental Planners Music Ensemble NetSoc Nutrition Paintball BST Paintball KST Pirates and wench soc Poker bst PR Reject Muzakel Sinn Fein Societies of DIT SSAT SUAS Society The Over Exposed Society Triple P Urban X Society Young Fine Gael Artflash Arts Appreciation Automative Society Bio Society Break Dance Society Carebear soc CIOBS Comedy Culinary arts Soc Dance DJ Soc Drama AST Drama KST Dramacbs Electrical Service Society EMPTY Society Environment Soc Expo soc Fashion Game Soc Ast Game Soc Kst Greenwash Home Made Soc Islamic Law LGBT Maintenance soc Media Society Movie Soc MuSoc News Society Optics Paintball Cbst Physics Society Poker Ast pokerkst Print Media Production Society Road Trip Society Socialist Workers Societies Office Student Volunteering Society SVP Transport bst TT society WAVES Young Progressive Democrats


Accountancy Arts Applied Social Studies Apprentices Business Studies Catering Chaplaincy Christian Union Computer Computer Careers Cumann Gaelach Debating Society Electronics Film/Audio Visual Green Society Horse Racing International Society Mature Students Mineral/Mining Mechanical Engineering Plastics/Polymer Poetry Postgraduate Science Software Social Studies St. Vincent de Paul Tourism Society Toxicology Uni-Slim Young Parents Group

IT Sligo:

Aikido Club Alternative Music Society Art Society Athletics Club Basketball Club Bio Pharma Society Choral Society Civil Engineering Society Community Action/SVP Computer Games Society C & S Promotion Soc Cycling Club Dance Club DISC 7 a side Discover Ireland Drama Society Environmental Society EYIE Epilepsy Society Fianna Fail Society Fine Gael Society First Aid Club GAA – Camogie GAA – Handball GAA – Hurling GAA – Freshers Football GAA – Intermediate Football GAA – Senior Football GAA – Ladies Football Golf Club Health Science Society Hill Walking Club Interior Architecture International Society Karate Club Labour Society Macra Na Feirme Motor Sport Club Olympic Handball Club Organic Society Paintball Club Photography Soc Whipper Snappers Poker Society Post Graduate Society Radio Big Fish Society Rainbow Society Rec & Leisure Club Rugby Club Samba Society-Axé Self Defence Club Sinn Fein Snooker Club Soccer Club (Women)Soccer Club (Men)Social Studies Spanish Society Sub Aqua Club Surf Club (Board Riders)Swimming & Watersafety T’ai Chi Club Tourism Society Traditional Society Triathlon Club Volleyball Club (Ladies)Volleyball Club (Men’s)Water Polo ClubWeekend SocietyWine Appreciation Soc

IT Blanchardstown:

COMPSOC Darts Club Radio Club Poker Club Drama Club


African Drumming Society Amnesty International Society Animé Society Architectural Technology Society Automobile Engineering Society Business & Accounting Society Chemical Engineering Society Childcare Society Choral Society Christian Union Society CIT DJ Society CIT Lions Club Society Civil & Structural Society Cork City Supporters Society Crawford New Media Society Crawford Textiles Society Crawford Yoga Society Dance Society Drama Society Electronics Society Entrepreneurial Society Floppy Soc Society Graphic Novel Society Guild Society Hot Cats Society Interior Architecture Society International Students Society Juggling Society Marine Society Mature Students Society Mechanical Engineering Society Music Society Music by Degrees Society Photographic Society Poker Society Political Society Rec Leis Society Simon Community Society Simpsons Society SUAS CIT Society

Waterford IT:

Accounting Society Architectural Society Art & Design Society Business Society Computer Society Construction Management Society Corporate Administration Engineering Society Hospitality Society Law Society Science Society Social Care Chinese Students society Christian Union Society Irish Traditional Music LGB Society Poetry & Prose Witless Gamers Sinn Fein Young Fianna Fail Young Fine Gael Young Progressive Democrats Labour Youth The Green Party

IT Carlow:

Anime Manga Art Society Best Buddies Society Cara Society Celtic Supporters Society Chess Society Computer Society DJ Society Drama Society Folk Group Fundraising Society Gaisce Horse Racing Society LGB Society Music Society Networking Paintball Society Poker Society Photography Society Sign Language Society Song Writing Society Travel Society

Dundalk IT:

Astro Soc Chess Chinese Student Society Christian Union Community Sports Leadership Debating Society DJ Club Drama Society Environmental Society French Society Film Society Gaming Society (Console) Gaming Society (PC) GLBT Go Karting Club Green Party International Students Society Irish Dancing Macra na Feirme Mature Students Society Meitheal Society (Electronics)Music Society NETSOC Ogra Sinn Fein Overcome Photographic Society Radio Society RPG Society (Role Play) Traditional Irish Music Society

IT Tralee:

Art Catering Civil Engineering Cumman Gaelach Debating Drama Environmental Film GNT Institute Choir Institute Radio Marketing & Business Mature Students Music Mentoring Political Science Young Agricultural Engineers

Letterkenny IT:

Astronomy Canoe Club Film Club Gaisce Hill-walking Law LGBT Photography Sailing Scuba Club Surf Club Motor Club Young Fine Gael


Outdoor Club Tae Kwon Do Gaming and Sci-Fi Society

IT Tallaght:

Adventure Club Aerobics/Circuit Classes Angling Athletic Club Badminton Basketball Boxing Charities Chess Society Computer Society Cumann na Gaeilge Cycling Club Dance Debating Society DJ Society Drama Society Freestyle GAA Club Golf Society Hockey Club Irish/Erasmus Cultural Society Karting KickBoxing Club Kitesurfing Club LGB Society Mature Students Society Paintball Club Pilates Pool and Snooker Club Racing Supporters Society Referees Society Rugby Society Sailing Club Snow Society Soccer Surf Club Swimming & Waterpolo Club Taekwon-Do Society Table Tennis Club Tennis Volleyball Club


Electronic Music Soccer Cabaret Free Running Film Table Tennis Break-Dance Martial Arts Acting Rambling Mature Students GAA LGBT Hockey Surfing Texas Hold’Em Juggling


Music Soc Archery club Heritage Soc Rugby Club GAA Club LGB Soc Drama Soc Cricket Club Ladies Soccer Club

Colleges evolve and expand their list of societies all the time; if you know of any developments don’t keep them to yourself! Let me know by emailing me at nicola@learningireland. ie

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