About The Academy of Grinds Dublin

The Academy of Grinds is a Dublin grind school that delivers Junior and Leaving Certificate weekly grinds. It prides itself in employing the best teachers in their subjects that have a proven past record of delivering top results.

Our classes are taking place on the DCU campus, however we are a private company. The Academy of Grinds is not affiliated with DCU, we are just incredibly privileged to be able to host our grinds in a world class university setting.   

Our philosophy is simple; employ the highest quality teachers, deliver the highest quality classes in the highest quality facilities, supply the highest quality notes complimented by the highest quality administration, always striving to continuously lead and stay ahead.

The Academy of Grinds takes pride in delivering a 5 star service to our students and parents. Our students are viewed as our family and we will get them fully prepared and confident for their state examinations, to help give them the start in life that they both deserve and desire. 

Our Goal

The Academy of Grinds has one main goal – To enable students to get top results with the best toolset available.

Who we are

The Managing Director of the Academy of Grinds is Mr Patrick Flanagan, originally from County Sligo and living in Dublin for the past 13 years. He is a huge advocate for educating young people, having worked in the area of educating and developing young people for the past 10 years.

Mr. Flanagan is no stranger to education holding two primary degrees in the fields of engineering and medical devices from NUI Galway and NCI all enhanced with an honours Master's degree in Business Administration.

Academia is in Patricks' DNA as he comes from a family where education is deemed the foundation for success. From the beginning, Patrick learned the importance of a strong education with his father having graduated from UCD and NUI Galway as a secondary school teacher and all Patrick’s siblings graduating from Ireland’s top universities namely DCU, UCD, NUI Galway, University of Ulster and Queens University, Belfast having achieved honours  and first in class Masters degrees in their varying fields of study.

Patrick is a member of the NUI Galway Alumni and he understands the importance of education and the opportunities it will create for our young people.

Patrick is available to parents and students should they need assistance or have any questions they would like to discuss.

Patrick operates an ‘open door policy’ approach and he is always willing to help and enjoys meeting students and parents.

Our teachers are renowned experts in their fields, currently teaching in Irish secondary schools. They are all masters of their subjects with extensive knowledge of the state examinations, the marking schemes and the curriculum. They have all been carefully selected to teach in The Academy of Grinds.


For more on our teachers please refer to the section about ‘our teachers’.

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Administration office: The Academy of Grinds, Innovation Centre, First Floor, Civic Centre, Dublin 9, D09 C8P5 

TEL: (01) 557-3049  |  info@theacademyofgrinds.com