Support Services in MIC

There are several support services available in MIC which offer you support, advice and guidance to help you face any challenges you may encounter during your time as a student.

‘Giving you a voice, helping you to use it, enriching your college experience’

MISU provides support, representation and services to its members who are the students of MIC. MISU represents the student body in negotiations with college staff and management and with other organisations on a local, national and international level. Students are represented by the elected Mary I Students’.

Mary I Students’ Union aims to:

Give students a say in their own student/ college life

Protect and represent students in academic and non-academic matters

Create a positive college experience for students

Help new students integrate into college life

Facilitate extra-curricular activities for students

Contact the SU on:

Tel: 061-400013

Fax: 061-400022



Or call into the MISU office on the ground floor of the Tara Building.

Mary Immaculate College provides a professional, on-campus Counselling Service available to all students, free of charge. This service provides all students with the opportunity to talk in a confidential setting about any issues which she or he may not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else. A counselling relationship is one of warmth and safety, where a student feels supported and listened to.

Support is provided for many issues, such as:

Stress, Panic/anxiety attacks, Crisis pregnancy, Eating disorders, Bereavement, Exam stress, Post-abortion, Depression, Relationships, Sexual/emotional/physical abuse, Gender issues, Bullying, Confidence/ self-esteem issues, Feeling suicidal, Family Issues, Addictive behaviours, and others.

You can contact the Service directly in the following ways:

1. By calling to ‘Drop-In.’ Drop-In is an hour set aside daily where you can call to one of the counsellors, for an informal chat or to make an appointment.

Drop-In is 11am – 12pm Monday-Friday @ at T.3.11 or T.3.12.

2. You can email the counsellors at or

3. Phone Brid at 204948 or Nessa at 204919.

The counsellors are available at the times advertised on their notice board in the Information Alley. For more information please click here.

The Medical Centre provides an emergency triage service for MIC student’s on-campus. We offer a private and confidential service weekdays during term time. It is a triage service for acute illnesses only. Students are advised to register with a local GP for the duration of their stay in Limerick. A list of local GPs is available from Student Union.

  • Located in Room T.3.07 on the third floor of the TARA building. Telephone 061 204343
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
  • To make a doctor’s appointment- student must meet with a nurse between 10am and 12pm.
  • Doctors’ appointments are in the afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
  • There is a charge of €10 for students
  • Doctor’s appointment cannot be made over the telephone

Out of Hours Service

Weekend and afterhours service is not provided by MIC Medical Centre. Students who need to see a doctor out of hours should contact Shannon Doc on 1850212999. This is a GP service which covers Limerick and surrounding areas.

Students who need urgent medical attention should proceed to the Casualty Department at the University Hospital Limerick which provide 24hour cover. Telephone 061 301111. Alternatively, St John’s Hospital opens 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday each week. Telephone 061 462222


The College welcomes students of all faiths and none. The facilities of the College chaplaincy service are available to all students. The Chaplaincy Team strives to promote the spiritual and psycho/social development of the entire College community, staff and students. The team facilitates the discussion of social, spiritual and theological issues. It is possible to discuss issues of concern in confidence. The College Chaplain provides religious services, according to the Roman Catholic rite, in the College Chapel. Arrangements are in place to provide services for non Catholic Students. The Chaplaincy service strives to support students during times of bereavement, illness and during occasions of personal or family upheaval. We also honour students’ joys and celebrations.

The Chaplaincy hospitality room G.14 is open – 5.00.p.m.
Tel (061) 204339 or you can email

For more information please click here.

Student Welfare Officer

Phone: 061-774737



Student Counselling Service

Phone: 204948