College Facilities - Limerick
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The following are some of the services available in the TARA Building. A number of the Student Support Services are also located in TARA – further information on these services and their locations can be found in the Student Supports Section!


The Central ForumTARA Building

This is known to students as the “TARA STEPS”. Students use the forum year round as a place to sit down for a bite to eat or a cup of tea or coffee between classes. The Forum is a hub for college activities throughout the year, from gigs & sessions to the weekly Farmers markers, presentations and even awards ceremonies. The Forum will serve to be a great meeting point for you and your friends during your time here at MIC Limerick.


The Lounge

If you’re looking for somewhere to just sit down and take a break between classes, the lounge is the place to go. With comfy couches, pool table, vending machines, Wi-Fi, and a television, it’s a great spot to relax and catch up with friends.  


an Siopa

an Siopa is a commercial service of the Students’ Union. It’s located at the bottom of the Tara steps and offers tea and coffee, hot & cold food, college and everyday supplies at student friendly prices.
an Siopa opens during term time.

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 8.00pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm


The Lime Tree Theatre

Box Office Opening Times:

Monday – Friday 2pm – 5.30pm | Lime Tree Theatre

Monday – Friday 12pm – 5.30pm | City Centre Box Office  69 O’Connell Street

Box Office: (061) 953400  |

The Lime Tree Theatre is a state-of-the-art 510 seat theatre, situated right on the MIC campus. If you are a student and finances are tight the Lime Tree Theatre has a pay what you can student offer just for you; Stand-By tickets are available for lots of shows during the college year, you decide what to pay and we can offer tickets to interested MIC students (limited tickets available)!

If you are a student with a passion for the arts, do not pass up on the opportunity to see a variety of shows, which take place in the Theatre throughout the year.

 Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland have a branch on campus and it is located on the ground floor of the TARA Building. Opening hours for the branch are:

  • Monday 10:30am to 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:30am to 3:30pm
  • Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Friday 10:30am to 3:30pm


Student Support Services

Medical Centre, Chaplaincy, Student Parent Support Service and Counselling are located in TARA. More information on these services is located here


Numbers to Know in TARA

  • Students’ Union:                             061 400013
  • Security:                                       061 774736
  • Lime Tree Box Office:                       061- 953400
  • Medical Centre:                               061 204343
  • Chaplaincy:                                    061 204399
  • Student Parent Support Service:        061-204347
  • Counselling:                                    061 204919/ 061 204948
  • Bank of Ireland                                 07662 40583