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Limerick Institute of Technology is home to over 6,500 students across five vibrant campuses in Limerick City, Thurles, Clonmel and Ennis and offers a lively and enjoyable student experience. Our new Coonagh campus in Limerick will open in 2019 to cater for our expanding student population and will be a focused on the teaching of Engineering disciplines.

As a student in LIT, you will enjoy a supportive and rewarding college journey. Each of our campuses is a community of learners, where you can get to know your classmates and lecturers in a relaxed and positive environment.

Thurles is a vibrant town and is a great, central location in which to live and study. Well serviced by the Irish Rail network and growing its reputation as a college town, Thurles has many cultural and recreational facilities, from the Source Arts Centre and Theatre to a well-equipped leisure centre, multiscreen cinema complex, a modern shopping centre, and the renowned Semple Stadium, the spiritual home of hurling, situated a stone’s throw from the LIT Thurles Campus.
In Liberty Square is Hayes Hotel, which held the first historic meeting of the GAA in 1884 and to this day remains a popular meeting point for the thousands of GAA followers that descend on Thurles each summer to cheer on their respective counties! Féile – the most celebrated of Irish music festivals and as synonomous with Thurles as the GAA, was resurrected in 2018, and following its successful re-birth looks set to get Semple Stadium rocking on an annual basis!
A student centred and friendly campus environment, LIT Thurles incorporates a 200 seater conference centre, lecture theatres, computer suites, science laboratories and specialist games development labs. Thurles campus also boasts the cutting-edge LIT SportsLab, a world standard sports strength and conditioning facility. Among the facilities available in the 2,000 sq. metre facility are a 45m six land spring track specifically designed to improve speed, a Paralympic area, cable machines, a range of sport technology systems, including micro electro mechanical systems and GPS systems; Olympic lifting platforms: functional screening kits; weights and the full range of exercise machines. The superb facility is designed to support students enrolled on our sports programmes, as well as college teams. LIT’s sports programme lecturing team organise regular Sports Development Workshops for school groups, covering topics such as speed testing, fundamental movement and sport psychology. The SportsLab is also used by professional athletes, GAA county underage development squads and elite inter-county GAA teams.
Further sport developments are planned, including a new, indoor clay court tennis facility and additional GAA facilities.
The Undergraduate Programmes available in LIT Thurles include:
Level 8 Programmes
• Social Care Work
• Early Childhood Education & Care
• Business
• Sports Strength & Conditioning
• Environmental Science & Climate
• Environmental Science & Agriculture
• Games Design & Development
• Cyber Security & Data Analytics

Level 7 Programmes
• Early Childhood Education & Care
• Business
• Sports Strength & Conditioning
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Science & Agriculture

Just a few of the many great reasons to choose LIT Thurles:
Just some of the many great reasons to choose LIT….
Active learning. Students learn by doing at LIT. We combine practice with theory offering students an experiential model of learning. This equips you with essential skills you can take into your chosen career.
Small class sizes. As a student in LIT, you will not get lost in the crowd. Our small class sizes allow for great participation and discussion in lectures.
Access to lecturers. All LIT campuses are a tight knit community of learners where students have easy access to lecturers whether you meet them on the corridors, in the canteen, or for scheduled meetings, which are easy to organise.
Employable. LIT graduates are highly employable. Not only will you graduate from LIT with a recognised degree relevant to your field of study but thanks to our practical approach to learning, you will also possess the necessary skills and experience employers look for.
Supportive. LIT provides an extensive range of support services for students, designed to help you to reach your full potential and enjoy your college experience in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our ‘Engage’ programme for incoming first year students gives you the tools you need to successfully navigate college life. During the first weeks of term, our Student Leaders are on-hand each day to provide advice while you find your feet and give you all the important information you need about campus life, clubs and societies and how to access supports.
Affordable. The cost of student living in Limerick and in our regional campus towns is lower than many other cities, with most student accommodation located within easy walking distance of our campuses. Whether you commute to college or live in one of our campus locations, the lower student living costs means you’ll have more disposable income and less financial pressure.

Keep in touch with us across our social media platforms or visit our dedicated CAO Hub: cao.lit.ie

The following events are scheduled for LIT Thurles for the 2019/2020 academic year:
• Computing Explore Days October & December 2019
• Science Week @ LIT Thurles 10th – 17th November 2019
• Sports Performance Workshops 15th November 2019
• OPEN DAY 23rd November 2019
• Games Fleadh 2020 4th March 2020
• ICT in Education Conference 25th April 2020
• SciFest 2020 May 2020

Further events may be added during the year. See cao.lit.ie for more information.

For further information on how to apply to LIT Thurles contact:
Admissions Office, LIT Thurles Campus, Nenagh Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Tel: 0504 28072 Email: tippadmissions@lit.ie

LIT SportsLab

The LIT Thurles campus includes the cutting-edge LIT SportsLab, a world standard sports strength and conditioning complex. Among the facilities available in the 2,000 sq. metre facility are a 45m six land spring track specifically designed to improve speed, a Paralympic area, cable machines, a range of sport technology systems, including micro electro mechanical systems and GPS systems; Olympic lifting platforms: functional screening kits; weights and the full range of exercise machines. The superb facility is designed to support students enrolled on our sports programmes, as well as college teams. LIT’s sports programme lecturing team organise regular Sports Development Workshops for school groups, covering topics such as speed testing, fundamental movement and sport psychology. The SportsLab is also used by professional athletes, GAA county underage development squads and elite inter-county GAA teams.

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