New home for Limerick’s Griffith College

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Griffith College is to relocate to the former HSI building on Quinlian Street
Griffith College has announced that it is to move its campus to the bulding which which was formerly used by HSI Limerick Business School premises on Quinlan Street,

Griffith College has announced that it is to move its campus to the bulding which which was formerly used by HSI

Limerick Business School premises on Quinlan Street,

The new state of the art premises will allow Griffith College Limerick to extend its current student offering by introducing a higher number of places on each course as well as adding a number of new Hetac and Fetac-certified courses to its portfolio..

Griffith Collge says it hopes to relocate all of its students and staff from its current campus on Upper William Street over the next three months.

Founded by Nora McNamara in 1951, HSI Limerick Business School ceased operations in 2011 following 60 years of delivering training and education in the city.

The iconic facility on Quinlan Street is twice the size of Griffith College’s current campus and offers a more central location and a cutting edge teaching environment.

“We have outgrown our premises on Upper William Street and our relocation represents an increase in capacity for us. It allows us greater scope in the range of courses we can provide and the number of people we can accommodate,” said Kevin O’Sullivan, head of Griffith College’s Limerick campus.

“The old part of the building has been developed over the years as a bespoke educational facility and we have plans to improve it further. The new Nora McNamara building offers us state of the art facilities,” he added.

The former HSI building is regarded by many as a landmark in Limerick city and forever known as ‘Mrs Macs’ by the many thousands of students who passed through there over its long history.

“Griffith College will now carry on that tradition with our high level degree courses along with the professional and vocational training programmes we will continue to offer,” said Kevin O’Sullivan.