As soon as I had the opportunity to I steered my studies towards computers and programming. So after Lycée I spent 2 years in Université Savoie Mt Blanc in Annecy for a DUT INFO.
These years were probably the most efficiently I ever learned in a school environment and people there were amazing! I still talk every day with friends I made then. I don't want to disparage IT Tallaght but this university offered a much better education in the same time frame (and this was confirmed to me by people in Ireland who did their first 2 years there).
Here is the diploma.Home