Limerick Institute of Technology confirms plans for new Ennis campus

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Limerick Institute of Technology confirms plans for new Ennis campus

Pictured at the site of the new LIT Ennis campus in Bindon Street, Ennis, are Jimmy Browne,Carmel Greene, Clare Colleran Molloy, Pat Dowling, Professor Vincent Cunnane, Michael Begley

LIMERICK Institute of Technology has confirmed its plans to open a new campus in Ennis on foot of a proposed capital investment. 

This Tuesday, LIT confirmed it intends to open a new facility on Bindon Street in Ennis following a proposed capital investment of €750,000 by Clare County Council.

The new development will join current LIT campuses at Clonmel and Thurles in Tipperary, Moylish and Clare Street in Limerick City and a new engineering campus currently under development at Coonagh in Limerick.

“We are delighted to be able to progress our plans in Ennis,” LIT president Professor Vincent Cunnane said. 

“We intend to provide an expanded level of daytime undergraduate education through the CAO, as well as opening up the possibility of new evening courses and professional education.” 

A total of six degree programmes, including social care, early childhood care and education, and marketing and management, are now available through the CAO at at LIT in Ennis for next September. 

Possibilities for evening and professional learning will also be opened up. 

“Crucially, by allowing us to broaden our offering, this new facility adds to the educational options available to people locally, while at the same time enabling us to respond to the needs of business and industry in Clare,” Prof Cunnane said. 

“Our model is based on partnership, and we have successfully worked in partnership with Clare County Council to source the new campus building on Bindon Street.” 

“That approach will anchor our expansion in Ennis, as well as further collaboration with LCETB and other stakeholders,” he added.