College History


Front of CampusMary Immaculate College was established in 1898, became a recognised college of the National University of Ireland in July, 1974, and on 1st November, 1999 became academically linked with the University of Limerick.
Fewer then 300 students attended the college in the early 1990’s which is a significant difference to today when over 3,000 students are attending Mary Immaculate College.  Previously a devoted teacher training college, it diversified in 1992 to offer a Liberal Arts Degree and a Post Graduate Degree to doctoral level.   The University of Limerick is the certifying body .

Arts subjects currently offered to degree level include: English, French, Gaeilge, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Media and Communication Studies , Music, Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology & Religious Studies.

Today the college offers undergraduate programs in:
-Education
-Education and Psychology
-Liberal Arts
-Early Childhood Care and Education

Mary Immaculate also offers a number of postgraduate degrees up to and including doctorate level.
Although the population of Mary Immaculate has grown significantly in recent years and its programmes of study have progressed the same cannot be said of the college’s campus.

Mary Immaculate needs significant private funding to improve college buildings. This is desperately needed to improve facilities for our growing student population. The college needs to improve and advance and this can be only done with your help.