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Graduation 2023

MIC Graduation Ceremonies took place on Thursday 26 & Friday 27 October 2023 for all graduates. Graduation Ceremonies 2023 were live-streamed so that families, friends and staff could view the ceremonies.

There were jubilant scenes at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) as almost 2,000 graduates were conferred with academic awards across the College’s 30+ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts. For more about Graduation 2023, click here.

Nora Burke, awarded a College Gold Medal, with her BA CATS classmate, Nigel Shinnors
Nora Burke, awarded a College Gold Medal, with her BA CATS classmate, Nigel Shinnors.
Dr Cillian Brennan, awarded a Doctorate for his research into PE is also a Clare Senior footballer
Dr Cillian Brennan, awarded a Doctorate for his research into PE is also a Clare Senior footballer.
Róisín Byrne, newly conferred Maths & Gaeilge post-primary teacher, and double award-winner
Róisín Byrne, newly conferred Maths & Gaeilge post-primary teacher, and double award-winner.
Professor Eugene Wall, President of MIC with Sarah Gillane, Bachelor of Arts graduate
Professor Eugene Wall, President of MIC with Sarah Gillane, Bachelor of Arts graduate.
Grace Grant, awarded a Graduate Diploma in Special Education with Olivia, Jenny and Michael Grant.
Grace Grant, awarded a Graduate Diploma in Special Education with Olivia, Jenny and Michael Grant.

See the MIC Graduation 2023 video below:

MIC Graduation 2023 David Chisanga, MISU Vice-President, jumping for joy
MIC Graduation 2023
Three days of MIC Graduation ceremonies saw almost 2,000 graduates conferred across 30+ programmes

LINC Graduation 2023

MIC's annual Graduation Ceremony for LINC (Certificate in Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years) took place on Saturday 21 October, 2023 in the Lime Tree Theatre in the Tara building.

The LINC Programme ceremony was live-streamed so that families, friends and staff could view the ceremony.

Click here to watch the 2023 LINC Graduation ceremony.

Registration for LINC Graduation 2023 is now closed.

Each graduand who will be attending their conferring ceremony is entitled to up to a maximum of three guest invitations, depending on availability, for the LINC (Certificate in Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years) conferring ceremony, which takes place on Saturday 21 October, 2023. It will not be possible to admit anyone without an official invitation. 

Please note that once the venue has reached capacity having an invitation will not guarantee entry to the Lime Tree Theatre and your guests will be seated in an adjacent venue, T118 in the Tara building, where the proceedings can be viewed on screen.

To ensure the comfort of families, children and other guests, it will also be necessary to seat parents with young children (under 8) in T118 which is adjacent to the Lime Tree Theatre. It is not necessary to have an invitation to gain entry to this venue.

Further information to follow.

Academic robes can be hired from Phelan Conan Ltd.

For further details, please visit www.phelanconan.com.

Representatives of Phelan Conan will be located in T107 in the Tara building to issue pre-booked robes.

  • It is your responsibility to book your robe. You should ensure that you do so by midnight Wednesday 18 October 2023. You will not be able to pre-book after this date.
  • The cost of hiring a set of robes is €43 for pre-booked robes (which is strongly recommended) or €45 on the day.

Robe Collection & Drop-off Times

Saturday 21 October, 8.30am – 10.30am

All robes must be returned to T107 in the Tara building by 2pm on Saturday 21 October.

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D Secure Password during the credit card payment process on www.phelanconan.com, Phelan Conan staff can no longer take bookings over the phone.

This has been created to protect your payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password, you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process.

If you experience any further problems with this process, please contact your bank.

You will be required to be present in the appropriate academic dress and seated in the correct place at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony.

For further details please see the website www.phelanconan.com.

Lafayette Photography is the official photographer for Mary Immaculate College who is authorised to take photographs on the day of graduation.

It is strongly advised to pre-book your photography online as early as possible. Online booking will close at 12 noon the day before your graduation day. There will be no payments accepted on the day of your graduation and all the bookings must be pre-ordered.

Lafayette Photography will send you your order receipt via email and you can present the QR code to Lafayette Photography staff on the day of your graduation.

Studios will be open on Saturday 21 October 2023 from 9am, until approximately 90 mins after the ceremony has concluded. It is important that you check in with Lafayette Photography registration desk to collect your docket first. You will then be directed to the assigned studio. Details of the packages available can be seen on the Lafayette Photography website.

Lafayette Photography is the official certificate framing provider for Mary Immaculate College. The certificate frames may be booked online by visiting the frame shop 

If you have any difficulties booking your photographs, please check the FAQ section of the Lafayette Photography website.

There will also be press photographers hired by MIC, wearing official badges, at the conferring days as well as photographers taking photos on behalf of local media outlets. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please make this clear to them. 

Graduands in the need of special accommodations who are attending the conferring ceremony are requested to contact Graduation@mic.ul.ie prior to Thursday 12 October, 2023.

Due to the limited parking facilities on the grounds and the large numbers attending, it would be in your own interest to make alternative parking arrangements. Once parking has reached full capacity on the College grounds, no additional cars will be allowed on campus. Please ensure that you allow yourself adequate time in order that you are seated in the conferring venue 30 minutes in advance of your ceremony.

Graduation Ceremonies 2023

MIC's annual Graduation Ceremonies took place on Thursday 26 & Friday 27 October 2023. Graduation Ceremonies 2023 were live-streamed so that families, friends and staff could view the ceremony.

Due to the limited parking facilities on campus grounds and the large numbers attending conferring ceremonies, on-campus parking spaces will be at a premium throughout Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October.

As a result MIC has organised a FREE Park & Ride Facility with an overspill facility located at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium (Greenpark, Dock Road, Limerick, V94 Y17X). A complimentary shuttle service will be in place for those parking at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium, with buses departing every 15 to 20 minutes to and from the MIC Limerick Campus. In order to plan your timely arrival please note that the journey from the Greyhound Stadium to the College will take approximately 8 minutes (subject to traffic).

Thursday 26 October 2023 - 2 Ceremonies 

Times: 10.30am & 3pm

Car Park at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium will open at 8.15am and closes at 8.30pm. 

Shuttle bus will depart from the Greyhound Stadium every 15 to 20 minutes, or earlier if the bus is full, with the last shuttle bus departing MIC at 7.30pm.

Friday 27 October 2023 - 2 Ceremonies

Times: 10am & 3pm

Car Park at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium opens at 8.15am and closes at 8.30pm. 

Shuttle bus will depart from the Greyhound Stadium every 15 to 20 minutes, or earlier if the bus is full, with the last shuttle bus departing MIC at 7.30pm.

The Graduation Ball 2023 takes place on Saturday 28 October 2023 at the Strand Hotel, Limerick. Drinks reception at 7pm followed by meal at 8pm sharp.

MIC Graduation ceremonies will take place over Thursday 26 & Friday 27 October. There will be 2 ceremonies on each day.

Registration for Graduation 2023 is now closed.  

Please note, if your guests are attending with a child/children under the age of 6, they will not be seated in the main venue (TN.3), but instead in TN.1, where they will be able to view the livestream on a big screen. Guests will enter via a different entrance.

Further Information to follow.

The graduand does not need a ticket. Please note that once the venue has reached capacity having an invitation will not guarantee entry to the conferring hall (TN3) and your guests will be seated in an adjacent venue (TN1).          

It will not be possible to admit anyone to the main conferring hall without an official invitation. 

Those arriving earliest will be seated in the main conferring venue (TN3). Individuals arriving after the main venue has reached capacity will be required to sit in an adjacent venue (TN1) where the proceedings can be viewed on a screen. Guests without invitations will also be accommodated in this venue. To ensure the comfort of families, children and other guests, it will also be necessary to seat parents with young children (under 8) in TN1.

Due to the large number of people to be accommodated and stringent fire safety regulations, additional invitations will not be available.

All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-maker, Phelan Conan Limited before Midnight Sunday 22 October 2023.

Robes may be pre-booked online at www.phelanconan.com.

The pre-paid hire fee is €43 or Pay on the Day hire fee is €45*.

*Please note - The Pay on the Day hire fee can be made by scanning our QR code on the day. Cash will not be accepted.

 

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process on https://www.phelanconan.com  Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process.  If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact your bank.

 

Robe Collection & Drop-off Times

Robes can be collected from the Student Lounge in the Tara Building at the below dates and times, it is strongly advised to collect the evening prior to your ceremony to ensure you have sufficient time on the day of your ceremony.

 

For those attending the Thursday 26 October 10.30am ceremony

  • Collect robes on Wednesday 25 Oct between 4pm – 8pm OR Thursday 26 Oct between 8am – 10am      

 

For those attending the Thursday 26 October 3pm ceremony

  • Wednesday 25 October between 4pm – 8pm OR Thursday 26 October between 11am – 2.30pm 

 

For those attending the Friday 27 October 10am ceremony

  • Thursday 26 October between 3.30pm – 6.30pm OR Friday 27 October between 8am – 9.30am 

 

For those attending the Friday 27 October 3pm ceremony

  • Thursday 26 October between 3.30pm – 6.30pm OR Friday 27 October between 10.30am – 2.30pm 

 

All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan in the Student Lounge, Tara Building by 6.30pm on the day of your ceremony.

 

You will be required to be present in the appropriate academic dress and seated in the correct place at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony.

For further details please see the website www.phelanconan.com.

Lafayette Photography is the official photographer for Mary Immaculate College who is authorised to take photographs on the day of graduation.

It is strongly advisable to pre-book your photography online, as early as possible, at Lafayette Photography website. Online booking will close at 12 noon the day before your graduation day. On the day bookings can be made using your mobile phone and the Lafayette team will be onsite to assist with bookings. Cash payments can also be made on the day.

Lafayette Photography will send you your order receipt via email and you can present the QR code to Lafayette Photography staff on the day of your graduation. There will be multiple photography studios in operation in the Tara building for the duration of the various ceremonies.

Studios will be open on Thursday 26 October 2023 from 8am, and from 8am on Friday 27 October. It is important that you check in with Lafayette Photography Registration Desk in Room T212 on the second floor of the Tara building and collect your docket first. You will then be directed to the assigned studio. Details of the packages available can be seen on the Lafayette Photography website.

Lafayette Photography is the official certificate framing provider for Mary Immaculate College. The certificate frames may be purchased on the day from Lafayette who will have a desk onsite with a selection of frames to choose from or alternatively they may be booked online by visiting the frame shop.  

If you have any difficulties booking your photographs, please check the FAQ section of the Lafayette Photography website.

There will also be press photographers hired by MIC, wearing official badges, at the conferring days as well as photographers taking photos on behalf of local media outlets. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please make this clear to them. 

Graduands in the need of special accommodations who are attending the conferring ceremonies are requested to contact Graduation@mic.ul.ie prior to Wednesday 20 October 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

All information relating to your Graduation is available from the website. Should you have any further queries, please email Graduation@mic.ul.ie.

Registration for Graduation 2023 is now closed.

If you are unable to attend your conferring ceremony, you will be able to inform the college of this via online registration and you will be conferred in absentia. Your parchment will be posted to you at your college-registered home address unless otherwise requested. You can request it to be sent to an address other than your college-registered home address by emailing Graduation@mic.ul.ie. Please provide your full name, ID number and programme in the email.

The names of Graduands who are not in attendance may or may not be called out depending on the circumstances

Unfortunately, conferrings cannot be deferred.

Your parchment will be presented to you at the Graduation Ceremony or posted to you at your college-registered home address unless otherwise requested.

Yes. If you wish to receive your parchment as Gaeilge, that is possible.

If the Gaeilge parchment is requested in addition to an English parchment there will be a charge of €60.

Please email Graduation@mic.ul.ie to request same.

As well as your own choice of clothing, you are required to wear academic dress.

Academic robes may be hired from Phelan Conan. For further details, please see www.phelanconan.com, email info@phelanconan.com or phone +353 1 4295300.

On a typical year, you are required to be present in the appropriate academic dress and seated in your correct place 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony.

Each ceremony can be of different duration. However, the average duration of a ceremony is typically 2 hours.

You will be informed of this. Ceremonies will be also live-streamed so that families, friends and staff may view the relevant ceremony.

Yes. Anyone in the need of special accommodations can contact Graduation@mic.ul.ie prior to events in order that we may ensure your comfort and your enjoyment of the ceremony.

Yes. Lafayette Photography is the official Graduation photographer for Mary Immaculate College. For further details, please visit www.lafayette.ie.

Due to the limited parking facilities on the grounds and the large numbers attending, it would be in your own interest to make alternative parking arrangements. Once parking has reached full capacity on the College grounds, no additional cars will be allowed on campus. Please ensure that you allow yourself adequate time in order that you are seated in the conferring venue 30 minutes in advance of your ceremony.

  • There will be no access to the College through the main gate on South Circular Road.
  • Entry to the campus will be from the entrance on Ashbourne Avenue (opposite Ashdown Centre).
  • Limited disc parking is available on the South Circular Road, directly outside the main College gates.
  • Summerville Avenue will be a one-way system (no access from the Dock Road to South Circular Road via Summerville Avenue). Gardaí will be towing away illegally parked cars.
  • You are advised not to leave items of value in your cars while attending the Graduation ceremonies. 

More information will be available ahead of ceremonies.

Congratulations on your achievement and enjoy your conferring day!

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