Student Life

Discover student life at MIC

Enriching the whole person is part of our mission at MIC, and students are encouraged to immerse themselves in student life to get a good balance between college work and recreational time.

MIC has two campuses, one in Limerick City and another in Thurles town, Co. Tipperary. Explore both campuses with our tour guides to get a sense of what each one has to offer.

Students automatically become members of MISU upon enrolment at MIC. In this video, James and Aisling show you around the Students' Union offices on the Limerick campus.

Explore the Students' Union via the 360 video.

Four female and one male student are pictured chatting outside the MISU offices.

The MISU sabbatical officers are available to answer student queries. Their offices are located on the ground floor of the TARA Building.

Four female students are pictured in a office with a desk and two large green and pink bean bags

MISU are active on the MIC Thurles campus and have their own dedicated Students' Union officers.


MISU has great merchandise that can be picked up from the MISU Information and Services Desk on the MIC Limerick campus.

A male and female student are pictured queuing in a shop. There is also a woman standing at a counter behind a glass screen.

Located in the TARA Building you will find An Siopa, which is run by MISU. Here you can grab a coffee or a snack, as well as stationary supplies. 


The ATM can be found just outside the MISU offices on the Limerick campus.

Mary I Students' Union - MISU

The Students' Union is all about giving our students a voice, helping them to use it, and enriching the college experience. Explore the Students' Union and discover the benefits of having a Students' Union for all MIC students.

We take great pride in our wide selection of clubs and societies available for students to join.

Meet some of the students from MIC clubs and societies as they share what they love about being involved.

MIC Clubs & Societies

Each year new clubs and societies are formed by students themselves. Whatever you're interested in from hiking to drama there is a club or a society for you!


Wired FM is your student radio station. 

A community station designed to cater for the third-level students of Limerick, Wired FM is always looking for volunteers who want to try their hand at student broadcasting.

MIC has a vibrant tradition in the performance and visual arts.  We strive to enrich the lives of students and staff through introducing art into the surroundings, hosting cultural events and fostering an atmosphere where the community can express itself.

Professor Eugene Wall, President of MIC

Seirbhís thábhachtach eile i gCMgS is ea Oifigeach na Gaeilge a fheidhmíonn mar áisitheoir agus mar thacaíocht d’fhoireann agus do mhic léinn uile CMgS maidir le cur chun cinn agus le húsáid na Gaeilge i suíomh neamh-acadúil. Ní amháin go dtacaíonn ár nOifigeach Gaeilge, An Dr Caitríona Breathnach, le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge ar fud an dá champas ach soláthraíonn sí comhairle agus cúnamh don gColáiste freisin maidir lena oibleagáidí faoi Acht na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2003 maidir le seirbhísí Gaeilge a sholáthar don phobal. I rith na bliana acadúla tugann An Dr Breathnach cabhair don fhoireann le saincheisteanna teanga mar aon le himeachtaí a eagrú a chuireann an teanga chun cinn agus spreagfaimis gach mac léinn a bheith páirteach iontu beag beann ar a leibhéal Gaeilge. Ina measc seo tá imeachtaí sóisialta do mhic léinn (ócáidí Chumann Gaelach gan Smál mar shampla) agus don fhoireann (ceardlanna éagsúla agus, ar ndóigh, buaicphointe na féilire, Seachtain na Gaeilge). Feidhmíonn An Seomra Caidrimh ar champas CMgS Luimnigh mar phointe fócasach go leor de na gníomhaíochtaí seo.

Irish ethos

Tá an Ghaeilge fós beo beathaíoch mar theanga phobail in Éirinn.  Déanann CMgS a dhícheall úsáid agus feasacht na Gaeilge inár bpobal a mhéadú.

MIC has a strong sporting tradition, with sport and recreation playing an important role in the lives of our students.

Ciara Cregan, MIC Sports Officer

MIC has a proud sporting history. Students and alumni have represented club, county and country in various sports including GAA, rugby, athletics, handball, soccer, rowing and more. MIC has had outstanding victories in sport in the past few years. Many current and past students are playing at county level in Gaelic games and individuals are excelling in a number of sports at national and international level, including Róisín Upton (Irish Olympian hockey player, pictured), Ciara Griffin (Ireland women's rugby), and Amy O’Donoghue (middle-distance runner for Ireland), to name but a few. The MIC senior hurling team has won the Fitzgibbon Cup, the trophy for the premier hurling championship among higher education institutions in Ireland, twice. Our senior ladies football team has also won the coveted Giles Cup three times, most recently in 2022. 

MIC is delighted to offer a number of sporting scholarships, bursaries and awards in recognition of the sporting excellence amongst our students including:

  • MIC Elite Sports Scholarships

  • MIC CAO Points Concession Scheme

  • MIC GPA Scholarships

  • MIC GAA Bursaries

  • Rachel Kenneally Memorial Award

Roisin Upton MIC
Limerick City

Limerick City

MIC Limerick’s leafy 25-acre campus is located within 10 minutes walking distance of the social and cultural buzz of Limerick City centre. Situated in the southern suburbs of the city, the campus has easy access to all cultural and social amenities, as well as the main rail and bus terminus.

Limerick City, with a population of just over 80,000, is Ireland's third largest city. The city is vibrant and bustling, and is noted for its warm and friendly people. It really can offer you the complete student experience. 

Thurles Town

Thurles Town

MIC Thurles is located in the heart of Thurles - a vibrant and prosperous town located on the banks of the River Suir in County Tipperary. Thurles has excellent transport links, and is a thriving hub of shops, businesses and cultural attractions, making it a great town to live and study in.

Thurles is a great place to live, study, work and visit. With a population of over 8,000 people the town, and its environs, offers students great facilities and a varied cultural and social scene.