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About The Galligan College

Careena and Lorraine Galligan

Established in 1976, the Galligan Beauty College is Ireland’s longest owner-established third level beauty college. We deliver progressive, innovative professional beauty courses, with a reputation for creating the next-generation of top Irish beauty professionals.

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 in excellence in training is maintained.

Over the years the Galligan Beauty 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.

41 year history featured on TV

In a feature item on grooming, beauty and fitness.

RTE Nationwide meets Kay Galligan – founder and CEO, reflecting on 41 years of The Galligan College  Hair • Beauty Therapy

The Team & Lecturers

I loved every minute of my time at The Galligan beauty college. The support given to each & every student by our teachers was fantastic. Their passion, skill & knowledge in the world of beauty & well being inspired me to work as hard as I could to ensure great results.

Jo Nugent Doyle

CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Course

Studying in The Galligan College has played such a huge role in where I am in my career. The standard of training is so high it instills standards in you as a therapist before you even start working in the industry. I believe it has shaped the way I am and how I work as a therapist.


Cidesco Beauty Therapy Course

In November 2008 I graduated from the Galligan Beauty College. I completed a full 9 month course at this college leading to be certified by ITEC, CIBTAC AND CIDESCO, during my time here I found the course very interesting and the teaching staff were so professional.

Caroline Thompson

Cidesco Beauty Therapy Course

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