Prison Education

Education services are provided in Portlaoise and Midlands Prisons by LOETB. Literacy, numeracy and general basic education provision is the priority and broad programmes of education are made available which generally follow an further education approach. Programmes are adapted to take account of the diversity of the prisoner population and the complex nature of prison life. Junior and Leaving Certificate courses, and QQI programmes from Level 1 to 6 are available.


Midlands Prison Education Centre Portlaoise Prison Education Centre


Deirdre Dowling

Supervising Teacher

David Higgins

Supervising Teacher


Midlands Prison Education Centre,
Dublin Road, Portlaoise
Portlaoise Prison Education Centre, 
Dublin Road, Portlaoise


(057) 86 72171 (057) 86 21318



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