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Thurles

 

Welcome to Thurles! This town is steeped in history (the GAA was originally founded here) and with so much on offer to keep you busy, it is a great place to call home during your time as a student. From restaurants, pubs and clubs for nightlife and a variety of business, sports and leisure facilities to help you get away from your studies, this friendly and welcoming town will ensure you make the most of your time as an MIC student!

 

Where to find...

• Banks

Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank are in Liberty Square, a 5 minute walk from campus.


• Bookshops

There is an Eason’s bookshop in the Thurles Shopping Centre a short distance from campus (Slievenamon Road) as well as Bookworms in Parnell Street, which has tourist information, a café and even sells musical instruments!

 

• Cinema

IMC Six Screen Cinema is also in Thurles Shopping Centre.

 

• Citizens Information

Located in Croke Street, they can advise you on your rights from housing to workers' rights.

 

• Dentists

Local dentists include; Larry Burke, Cathedral Street (0504 21262), Liam Tuohy, The Mall (0504 21418), Cathal O’Donoghue, Liberty Square (0504 22028).

 

• Garda Station

Thurles Garda Station is on Slievenamon Rd, contact 0504 25100 for assistance.

 

• Hospitals

If you require urgent medical attention, the nearest hospitals are Clonmel, Accident & Emergency: 052 617 7000 (24 hour) and Nenagh, Accident & Emergency: 067 31491 (08.00-20.00)

 

• Leisure Centre

Thurles Leisure Centre is just next door to St Pat’s campus and has a special deal for MIC students for gym and pool membership. Find more details in the Sports and Fitness section of Thurles Campus life.

 

• Library

The public library is located within The Source Arts Centre, a two-minute walk from campus.

 

 

• Pharmacy

There are a number of pharmacies close by, such as Lloyd’s Pharmacy, Friar Street and Boots in Thurles Shopping Centre.

 

• Post Office

The nearest post office to campus is in Liberty Square.

 

• Printing

Stakelum Office Supplies in Parnell Street is the place to go for printing and binding off campus (0504 21888).

 

• Restaurants

There are a variety of restaurants and takeaways around the town to suit a student budget; restaurants include The Arch Bar & Restaurant, The County Bar and Ivan's Cafe @ Thurles Shopping Centre and the ol’ reliable takeaways such as Supermacs, Subway and Apache Pizza.

 

• The Source Arts Centre

This amazing facility is only a stone’s throw from campus with most productions offering student discounts. Special group rates are available if booking for more than 10 people, all you need to do is get in touch with them on 0504 90204, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just pop into them.

 

• Train station

Located in the appropriately named Railway Road, Iarnród Éireann train services operate to locations around the country from here.

 

Visit www.thurles.ie to learn more about Thurles Town!

The Main Building is the hub of lectures, services and supports on campus. You will find the following in this building:

 

Canteen/Refectory:

The Canteen is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

 

Computer Labs:

They are located next to the Library on the second floor in room 222/223. For up-to-date opening hours, please contact ICT on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Library:

The Library is mainly operating as a Click and Collect service. For more information, check out the MIC Library website https://www.mic.ul.ie/library

Opening Hours: These vary throughout the semester due to Covid-19, please see here for up-to-date Opening Hours.

In order to borrow from the library you will need a valid college ID card.
Accessing Resources Off-Campus:
If you are a registered student or staff member, it is possible to access all online information resources from home. When you click on a link to a Database or an E-Journal, a window will pop up prompting you for a user name and password, please log in using your MIC username and password.
Online Resources Available:
• Ebooks and EJournals Articles can be found through the Library’s Search All search box and E-Journals can be found on the A-Z of Journals Page – type the title of the journal in the search box
The Library Subject Guides can be found on the Library Webpage and give information on finding resources for a subject area. These 2 are particularly helpful:
• How to use Library Services - This guide covers basic library services from borrowing rules to physical and electronic resources and how to get more support.
• How to search Library Resources - This guide will help with finding information.
How to Contact:
Currently library staff are available to answer queries online. All user queries should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What's in it?

  • Books you need to reference for assignments
  • General interest books
  • Teaching resources (perfect for teaching practices)
  • Audio Visual (AV) materials section

Did you know?

• One of the services available to students is free, one-to-one tutorials on academic writing, referencing and plagiarism. These require prior booking. To find out more email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop in to the library.
• Students taking Education as a subject can also borrow 20 Primary School Textbooks from the Limerick Campus for 1 day. Other students can borrow 5 Primary School Textbooks for 1 day.
• All students can borrow in both MIC Limerick and MIC Thurles
• Periodicals, Theses and Reference books (blue dots on spine) cannot be borrowed.
• There is also a reciprocal borrowing arrangement with UL library

 

Still have questions about O’Dwyer Library?
Contact (0504)-20531 or email Librarian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Numbers to know in the Main Building:

Main Reception (0504) 20530

G4S Security (086) 7805027

MISU Office (0504) 20598

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Here you will find a guide to life outside of your studies in Mary I and in Limerick & Thurles

 

 

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