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Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

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Limerick Campus:

Medical Centre is CLOSED on Thursday and Friday (27th and 28th October) 

Location: T.3.07

Opening Hours:

8:30 am-4 pm (Monday to Thursday)

8:30 am – 3 pm (Friday)

Contact: 061-204 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

College Nurses: Annemaree Coady

Covid Isolation Manager: Bernie Sheehan

Contact Bernie: (086) 066 4917

Appointments can be arranged by telephone: at +353 61 204343 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If all the appointments are filled at the MIC Medical Centre, a doctor will see MIC students in the nearby Ashdown Medical Centre for a fee of €30 with their MIC student card. Call + 353 61 301200 for an appointment there.

Fees: There is a charge of €10 (payable by card only). There is no charge for Medical Card/GP Visit Card and European Health insurance Card holders (please bring your EHIC card).

Weekend and After Hours

Weekend and after-hours services are not provided by MIC Medical Centre. However, Dr James Fehily, Ashdown Medical Centre, will see students out of hours in an emergency (contact +353 61 301200).

Alternatively, students can call Shannondoc on + 353 (0)818 123500 or +353 61 459500.

Urgent attention/emergencies

Students who need urgent medical treatment should proceed to the A&E Dept. at University Hospital Limerick, Tel: +353 61 301111 (24hr cover) or to St John’s Hospital, Tel: +353 61 415822 (8 am-6 pm Monday to Friday).

In an emergency, dial 999 or 112.

EU Students: You will need to bring your European Health Insurance Card when attending the doctor/hospital.

GP listings for Limerick

If out-of-hours, please telephone ShannonDoc at +353 818 123500

Students who need urgent medical treatment should proceed to the A&E Dept. at University Hospital Limerick, Tel: +353 61 301111 (24hr cover) or to St John’s Hospital, Tel: +353 61 415822 (8 am-6 pm Monday to Friday).

Thurles Campus:

A GP Service is available for MIC Thurles students with Dr Liam Collins at The Surgery, Fianna Road, Thurles by contacting +353 504 21155. There is a €10 charge for an appointment for a MIC student.

GP listings for Tipperary

If out-of-hours, please telephone ShannonDoc at +353 818 123500.

The Academic Learning Centre offers the following services:

  • One-to-one academic support and tutoring: Students are welcome to call to the ALC for one-to-one advice on aspects of learning at third level. The ALC team is available to advise on essay writing (independent and confidential advice is given on how to improve the structure and writing style of essays and essay planning), study skills, time management and exam techniques.
  • The ALC offers subject-specific support in areas of critical need, namely Gaeilge and Mathematics.
  • Pre-exam planning: The ALC offers help in planning individual study programmes, especially in the lead up to exams. This helps students make the most of their time and assist in future study planning.
  • The Academic Learning Centre Handbook. This comprehensive handbook is available here and includes chapters on study skills, academic reading, time-management, structuring essays, referencing academic essays (Harvard and Footnoting systems) and preparing for exams.

The ALC is also concerned with encouraging mature learners, whose educational experiences and opportunities in their earlier years may have been limited, to consider returning to education by promoting the various access routes available to them and providing both the Pre-University Programme (PUP) and the Foundation Certificate for Mature Learnersconsidering embarking on third level education. These programmes are delivered on a part-time basis to facilitate those who wish to sample university-level education but who are in employment, and/or have families and other care responsibilities.
 

MIC Limerick

  • To make an appointment with the ALC, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • To make an appointment for the Maths Support Unit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • To enquire about Gaeilge or IT support classes, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
     

MIC Thurles

  • The ALC Thurles is located in room 204 and is available on Mondays from 10am-5pm. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.
  • Gaeilge Support Thurles is also available in room 203 on Mondays from 10am-4pm. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.
  • To make an appointment for the Maths Support Unit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Maths support is available on campus on Thursdays, 11am -5pm

 

 

MIC Limerick

Our team of counsellors are available to offer you support, online or in-person, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm. The Counselling Service is located in rooms T311 & T312 on the third floor of the TARA building along the corridor from the Medical Centre.

1. By calling to ‘Drop-In’:

Drop-In is an hour set aside daily where you can call up to the Counselling Service without an appointment to meet  one of the counsellors  for an informal chat and arrange subsequent sessions if needed. 

Drop-In is 11.30 am-1pm, Monday to Friday in rooms  T311/ T312 

2. By Email: If you are not on campus or this drop-in time doesn’t suit your timetable you can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a time for an initial meeting on campus or via TEAMS.

MIC Thurles

 Monday-Friday: Fiona O'Dwyer
 +353 504 32033 / +353 87 9088710
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Are you unsafe or in a Suicidal Crisis/Emergency out of hours?

It is very important that you keep yourself safe so, if you feel increasingly at risk please reach out to gain support and contact immediately:

  • Your GP
  • Free TextMIC to 50808 (Text 50808 is a 24/7 Crisis Text Line where you can engage via text with a trained volunteer)
  • Pieta House: Freephone 1800 247 247 or Text HELP to 5144
  • If your life is in imminent danger, please call 999.

Other supports include:

  • Shannondoc: 0818 123 500
  • A&E dept.for mental health crisis: 061 301 111
  • The Samaritans: (Free-call) 116 123
  • AWARE: 1800 804 848
  • Rape Crisis: 1800 311 511

 

Confidentiality

The Counselling Service operates within the terms of confidentiality as laid down by accredited professional associations (IACP, IAHIP, ICP). This means that nothing you talk about is disclosed to anyone outside of the service/supervision process without your expressed permission, except in exceptional circumstances regarding safety/at risk situations, the disclosure of on-going or past child abuse, or if records are subpoenaed by law.

 

Community, Mental Health Courses & Resources

Togetherall is a safe, anonymous, online  community for mental health support. It is a place to express yourself and support each other. You will have access to  a range of different courses on topics of concern such as anxiety, procrastination, self-harm, problems sleeping etc. There are assessment tools and articles to help you understand how you are feeling and techniques to help you manage your mental health.

Togetherall is free to all MIC Students. Just register with your academic email: 

https://togetherall.com/

Day One

We provide many resources on health to both staff and students, and the office holds a wide selection of health and wellbeing material, which we make available as teaching practice aids and as general information sources.

We run different awareness days, programmes, and workshops during the year. We provide confidential one-to-one support and advice on lifestyle change in the form of brief interventions. We can also refer you to relevant services in the community.

The Healthy Campus Office is located in G06, situated on the ground floor of the Foundation Building, and its opening hours are 9.30 am-4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information, please see our Instagram page or Twitter feed.

 
 
Health Promotion Coordinator
 
 Valerie Coonerty
 
Phone: 061 774756
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Fr Michael WallChaplain (Limerick Campus)

Fr. Michael Wall 

The chaplaincy team are here to help any member of the college community to grow and develop to their full potential and enjoy their years in college.

  • Provides religious services and opportunities for faith information 
  • Provide services for non-Catholic Students (everyone is welcome).
  • Supports students during times of bereavement, illness and during occasions of personal or family upheaval
  • Fosters social justice and provides opportunities for Volunteer work.


This semester, 2 students will be completing their Co-Op year in the Chaplaincy and are working alongside with Fr. Michael Wall.

Contact: 061-204339/ 061-204331 
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Fr Michael Wall(the chaplain) is available almost 24/7 on his mobile 086 2550436

The chaplaincy team is here to help any member of the college community to grow and develop to their full potential and enjoy their years in college. The chaplaincy service is here to serve people of all faiths and none. 

This year Ciara Maxwell and David Egan will be completing their Co-Op placement in the Chaplaincy Service during the autumn semester and Kate Hogan will be completing her Co-Op placement in the Chaplaincy Service during the spring semester. These are 3rd year B.A. students who will be working alongside Fr. Michael Wall as part of the chaplaincy team. 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation, access to the chaplaincy office/hospitality room may be limited, however Ciara, David and Kate will be operating zoom drop-in sessions, taking phone calls, answering e-mails and maintaining a presence of social media. Do link up with them

Location: Chaplaincy T. 1.08 (Near the Lime tree box office in Tara)

Other chaplaincy venues on campus: The College Chapel, a symbol free meditation room (G33b), The Meditation room behind chapel and the Chaplain’s Office G.48. They are worth a visit

Three dates for your diary 

Mass to open the College year:  Wednesday October 7th 2021 @ 4.00.p.m.

Remembrance Mass    Thursday November 25th 2021 @ 7.00.p.m

College Foundation Day: the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of B.V.M; December 8th 2021

 

Chaplain (Thurles Campus)

Fr. Joe Walsh

 The role of the Chaplaincy service is to provide a supportive environment that fosters a spirit of inclusiveness on campus.

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

If you wish to chat privately with Fr. Joe please let him know.

 Hours:

 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (and some Wednesdays) 11am - 2.30pm 

 

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