College Facilities - Thurles
Welcome to Mary I Students' Union
Giving you a voice, helping you to use it
Enriching your college experience!

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College GP: 


Dr. Liam Collins, Fianna Road Thurles

Call: 0504 21155


Opening Hours:


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 09.00 - 12.00 & 15.00 - 16.45
Wednesday 09.00 – 11.15 another doctor will be on call on Wednesday afternoon




MIC Medical Centre visits cost €10

Out of hours service (weekends and after 6pm)

Students who need to see a doctor out of hours (after 6pm and at weekends) should contact Shannon Doc on 1850 212999
Students who need urgent medical attention should proceed to the Casualty Department at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel which provides 24-hour cover. Contact 052 6177000.
In the event of a medical emergency out-of-hours, please contact 999 and ask for ambulance services.



Support is provided for many issues, such as:


  • Stress, Panic/anxiety attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Exam stress
  • Depression
  • Sexual/emotional/physical abuse
  • Bullying and many others


The counsellor is there for students who would like to talk in an informal, relaxed setting. This service is confidential.


More details on who to contact and how to make an appointment will be available at the start of the semester.




The Access Office supports students through their college years and provides information and advice on access issues.


Contact: Paula Hourigan 

Location: P124

Call Paula: 0504-20535

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There are many supports offered by the Access and Disability Office to assist students. It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive  and other services and supports will be considered on an individual basis. 

  • Pre-entry advice and information
  • Liaising with academic and administrative departments
  • Financial assistance
  • Special accommodation for exams and disability supports
  • Drop-in support


Prospective students from under-represented groups in third level, including socioeconomically disadvantaged students, students with a disability, mature students, minority groups, are encouraged to contact the Access/Disability Officer to become familiar with the supports available.


The Student Welfare Fund (SWF)

 The Access/Disability Office administers the Student Welfare Fund which is an emergency discretionary fund is used to assist students at Mary Immaculate College. The fund originates directly from MISU and resources are targeted at those students most in need, on a once-off basis each year, subject to the availability of funding. Students who apply to the fund are assessed on an individual and confidential basis.


Application Procedure

Students are advised to meet with the Access/Disability Officer in the first instance. She will discuss the student’s need for financial assistance in the strictest of confidence. This may involve making a referral to other services within the College or linking with external agencies, as appropriate. She may also outline the application procedure and assist students in completing the SWF application form.

Students are required to return their completed application form directly to the Access/Disability Officer and must provide supporting documentation along with their application to verify their financial situation and requirements. Examples of other supporting documentation that may be required include the following:


Demand Notice

Receipts for expenditure incurred (e.g. medical emergencies)

Proof of Income e.g. confirmation of student grant, social welfare statements, pay slips/P.60 (if applicable)

Proof of Income for Parents/Spouse (if applicable).

Recent Bank Statement (which includes transactions for two calendar months).


When to Apply

This depends on a student’s individual circumstances if they feel they are in a crisis or emergency situation at any time during the academic year.


Categories of Funding

Funding is available under the following category;

Exceptional circumstances


Circumstances that may require emergency funding e.g. changes in circumstances or unforeseen difficulties during the academic year.

For further Information: Dee Kennelly, General Manager, Mary I Students’ Union (MISU), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The college chaplain Fr. Joe Walsh is available on campus during the week and is usually present in the refectory during these times


Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11am - 2.30pm 

          (also some Wednesdays he will be on campus from 11am - 2.30pm)


Contact Fr. Joe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 086-7714888


The role of the chaplain:

  • Supports students during times of bereavement, illness, and during occasions of personal or family upheaval.
  • Regular drop in service for a chat (if you would like to talk with him privately please let him know).
  • Provides religious services and opportunities for faith information
  • Available for emergency contact

O'Dwyer Library, St Patrick's College Thurles.


Opening hours (in semester):

Mon – Fri: 9am – 9pm
Sat: 12pm – 3pm

In order to borrow from the library you will need a valid college ID card.


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
Number of library books/items allowed


Borrower Type

 Number of Items

 Loan Period


3 General Lending item
1 One day loan (DVDs)
2 Four hour loans

1 or 2 Weeks
1 Day
4 Hours

Keep in Mind

You’ll be landed with a fine if you take out books for longer than what it says on the labels at the side of the book.

General Lending (2 week loans): 20c per day late
4 Hour Loans: €1 per hour late
One Day Loans: €1 per day late

Make note because you can’t graduate with unpaid library fines!


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 10 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..