Mary Immaculate College has seen many changes since its establishment in 1898 but none so dramatic as the physical transformation that has taken place in the past decade.

Tailteann, an impressive state-of-the-art sports facility was completed in 2007, it won the ‘Best Leisure Building Award’ in the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards in 2008, and following the completion of the second campus building Teamhair/TARA on the 25 acre campus, it was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen in 2010.

The multipurpose facility contains three halls, two of which are used for preparing teachers of physical education and the third which is dedicated to exams and recreational sport.  The new gym can seat up to 1,200 which includes 520 electronically controlled seats and is used for graduation ceremonies.

The construction of the new multipurpose physical education facility has been made possible from government funding but the college hopes to develop and renovate other areas of the college and private funding is very much required.  This new facility was the college’s first step towards modernisation and progress in 25 years and we very much hope to continue with this development.