Open Days at Limerick Institute of Technology

Open Days at Limerick Institute of Technology


An artist’s impression of the new LIT campus at Coonagh

Second level students attending this year’s Open Days at Limerick Institute of Technology will be among the first to be educated at the institute’s planned engineering-focussed campus at Coonagh.

The Open Days, which take place on Thursday and Friday, October 19 and 20, will allow potential students the opportunity to see first hand all that Ireland’s fastest growing third level college has to offer.

With the new Coonagh campus expected to be operational in time for the 2018/19 academic year, LIT will be bringing a new emphasis to engineering careers during this two day event.

Visiting students will also hear from college lecturers, who will provide tailor made talks throughout the day in their specialised areas including interior design, fine art, engineering, property, law, quantity surveying and marketing.

Beginning at 9.30am and running until 2.30pm over the two days in the Moylish and Clare Street Campuses in Limerick, the Limerick Open Days are an ideal opportunity for students to visit the college’s campuses, sample its state-of-the-art facilities first-hand and gain further information on the wide diversity of programmes available at LIT’s five state of the art campuses.

The reality of life at LIT and the real possibilities after graduation are also accessible through the college’s new Augmented Reality Prospectus 2018 App.

The prospectus not only details the 120 plus programmes at the five campuses in Limerick, Thurles and Clonmel, but provides embedded graduate testimonial videos, attesting to a lively and enjoyable student experience leading to full employment and career advancement.

LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “LIT is a third level institution that encourages and celebrates the curiosity, creativity and capabilities of our staff and students. Our graduates go on to excel in their chosen fields, be it science, arts, engineering, sociology or hospitality. A very small sample of these graduates feature in our augmented prospectus this year, and can explain better than I the benefits of studying at LIT.

“And while our graduates continue to develop their careers, our current students are continuously making new discoveries, creating new art, and enhancing their academic careers through scholarships abroad, including the Fulbright Scholarship,” he added.

“Limerick Institute of Technology is among the most vibrant and connected institutions in Ireland. We pride ourselves in our 6,900 students being known by their names and not by a number, and we look forward to welcoming the class of 2018 to our Open Days this October, and to be part of our ever expanding LIT family next September,” concluded Prof Cunnane.

Check LIT Website and LIT Prospectus 2018 for more information or follow LIT on Facebookon Twitter @LimerickIT and instagram.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.