Growing Up in Ireland

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children and young people in Ireland.  The study is nationally representative with over 20,000 cohort members. It is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

Children launching GUI reports at annual GUI conference 2018
About Growing Up in Ireland

The study follows the progress of two cohorts: Cohort ’98 (the ‘Child Cohort’) who were aged 9 years at first interview in 2007 and Cohort ’08 (the Infant Cohort) who were just 9 months in the first wave in 2008. 

Roderic O'Gorman
Growing Up in Ireland at the ESRI

The ESRI is the lead contractor for the Growing Up in Ireland study in partnership with TCD. All operations are run from the ESRI

Upcoming Growing Up in Ireland Events

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Details on past Growing Up in Ireland conferences can be found on the official study website at