Limerick Institute of Technology

Year of foundation: 1852
Approx. number of students: approx. 6,900
MCI partner since: 2019

The City

Limerick is an Irish city located at the head of the Shannon Estuary where the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The historic core of the city is located on King's Island, which is bounded by the Shannon and the Abbey River. With its population of approx. 94,000 inhabitants Limerick is the fourth most populous city on the island of Ireland.
Limerick City is a main tourist destination with attractions of architectural and historical note in the city centre such as the Limerick City Museum, the King John's Castle, the St Mary's Cathedral and Georgian houses and gardens.

The University

The Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has a student population of approx. 6,000 and is a centre for undergraduate and postgraduate education in business, engineering, information technology, humanities, science and art education. The main campus is located at Moylish Park, about 3 kilometres north-west of the city centre. LIT was originally established in 1852 as a School of Ornamental Art. After several transitions and expansions with regards to content, organization and infrastructure it finally became the Limerick Institute of Technology in 1997. The Institute has a strong sporting ethos and a strong focus on business incubation, having operations in several enterprise centres such as The National Franchise Centre; Croom Community Enterprise Centre; Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre (TCEC); The Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre (HEAC). LIT is also home to the Millennium Theatre, a northside venue for shows and concerts.