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Teaching and Learning

Explore our teaching and learning spaces

This chapter will help you find your way around our Limerick and Thurles campuses. Take some time to look around our buildings and teaching spaces.

Follow our guides as they explore the Limerick campus and show you around our range of lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, computer labs and other teaching spaces.

Founded in 1898, initially as a teacher-training college, the MIC Limerick campus has come a long way since the first students stepped through its doors. MIC is now a thoroughly modern institution, delivering a variety of education and liberal arts programmes to over 5,000 students. Our teaching spaces maintain a historic charm with period buildings and fixtures, but also boast contemporary facilities like the TARA Building, Lime Tree Theatre and Tailteann Sports Complex to complement the vibrant student experience. MIC Limerick is a strong fixture in both the local community and the national educational landscape.

MIC Limerick Campus

Explore the Limerick Campus Buildings

MIC may be the oldest third-level college in Limerick, but the transformation of the campus over the last 20 years shows a drive to offer the best amenities possible. Take a look around each of the buildings on the Limerick campus.


TARA Building

Explore the TARA Building with our 360 tour and discover the state-of-the-art resources available on the Limerick campus.

Discover the TARA Building lecture theatres; the largest of which can hold up to 300 people.

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TARA Building Lecture Halls

The TARA Building is home to numerous, well equipped computer rooms. 

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TARA Building Lecture Halls

TARA houses a number of tutorial rooms, as well as simulated classrooms.

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TARA Lecture Hall

TARA Lecture Theatre T118, found within the TARA Building.

TARA Building

The four-storey TARA Building (Teaching, Recreational and Auditorium space) is the home of dozens of state-of-the-art lecture and tutorial spaces, computer labs and simulated classrooms. 


John Henry Newman Campus

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John Henry Newman

The landmark 19th century John Henry Newman building is located across from the South Circular Road entrance to the College.

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John Henry Newman Sign

The main building boasts state-of-the-art facilities that retain the unique aspects of this 19th century building.

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classroom

The John Henry Newman Campus is a dedicated site housing research and postgraduate facilities including student workspaces and seminar rooms.

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computer room

Postgraduate students enjoy personalised research supports and dedicated student workspaces.

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hall

A number of other MIC offices and services are based in the John Henry Newman (JHN) Building also.

John Henry Newman Campus

The John Henry Newman campus is home to the Research & Graduate School and a number of other MIC offices and services. 


Tailteann Sports Complex

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The Tailteann Sports Complex is where students are taught the necessary essentials of physical education.

Take a tour of our Dance Studio, where everything from dance classes to Zumba fitness classes takes place.

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The Tailteann Sports Complex boasts an indoor soccer and basketball court.

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Tailteann

The Tailteann Sports Complex is equipped to host a variety of extra-curricular activities.

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lecture hall

The Tailteann Sports Complex is where all of MIC's student graduation ceremonies take place. 

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gym

Tailteann has a well equipped gym which is open to students and staff.

Tailteann Sports Complex

Perched on the side of a full-size GAA pitch, the Tailteann Sports Complex houses a basketball court, indoor soccer courts, badminton courts, volleyball courts, table-tennis facilities, weights room, dance studios, teaching gyms and changing room facilities.


Foundation Building

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Foundation Building Front View

MIC Foundation Building, the original Mary Immaculate Building, is home to a number of student facilities, facilitating both academic and personal needs for students. 

Discover the entrance of the MIC Foundation Building and take a look around the grounds of the historic building.

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Foundation Building

The MIC Foundation Building South Circular Road entrance, as seen from the John Henry Newman Campus.

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nighttime exterior

The MIC Foundation Building is a real landmark in Limerick City and looks spectacular lit up at night.

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The first stone was laid in 1899 and it is still in full use today for teaching, office space, student accommodation, dining and even worship.

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hall

The newly refurbished MIC 'Halla' is a sizeable space with a flexible layout, and is used for teaching, performances and much more.

Foundation Building

MIC's rich history and contemporary vigour can be seen in the original main structure, the Foundation Building. The first stone was laid in 1899 and it is still in full use today for teaching, office space, student accommodation and dining.


MIC Limerick Campus Map

Browse the Limerick campus map to find out where all these buildings are located.

MIC’s Limerick Campus has undergone many changes over the years, not least in its infrastructure and campus. The College is currently engaged in a process of Campus Master Planning to map out directions in which the campus may grow in the future.


Michael Keane, Vice-President of Administration and Finance
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Teaching and Learning - MIC Thurles Campus

Explore our Thurles teaching and learning spaces

Get to know the teaching and learning spaces on the MIC Thurles campus. Philip and Ciara will show you around each room in the main building.

Established in 1837 as a second-level school, the MIC Thurles main building became a major seminary a few decades later and remained so until the early 2000s. St Patrick's College (as it was known before it was incorporated by MIC in 2016) welcomed back lay students to its first Bachelor of Arts programme in 1988 and the first BA in Education degree began in 2003. Though the campus still has its original 19th century buildings, much of the site has been completely refurbished and refitted to the highest modern standards in recent years. From the spacious, manicured grounds to the first-rate academic provision to the warm ambiance, MIC Thurles provides an ideal setting to pursue higher education.

MIC Thurles Campus

MIC Thurles Main Building

Take some time to explore the MIC Thurles campus via the 360 video tour. There are a variety of teaching spaces, offices and meeting facilities in this building.

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Thurles lecture theatres

The MIC Thurles campus has a range of high quality facilities to support the equally high standard of teaching and learning at the facility.

 

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Thurles Students in Lecture Hall

Small class sizes guarantee students an interactive and engaging learning experience.

MIC Thurles Campus

Founded in the 1830s, the main building has been expanded and modernised over the years but maintains its original character in spaces like the reception area, refectory (canteen) and many fixtures and fittings throughout.

The quality of the lectures here at MIC Thurles is amazing. The class sizes are small and the lecturers are available to answer any questions you may have.


Evan Gorrell, BA in Education, Business Studies and Accounting graduate
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