Connect Thurles

Our Town, Your Opportunity

LIT Tipperary

LIT Thurles is dedicated to providing high-quality education through practical, career-oriented programmes across a broad range of subjects.

MIC, St. Patricks College

Mary Immaculate College recently incorporated with St. Patricks College. As well as offering a number of full time academic courses, the campus serves as a centre for theological, pastoral and spiritual renewal in the region.

Tipperary Technology Park

The Tipperary technology park located in Bawntameena, Nenagh Road, Thurles, heralds a new era for industry in North Tipperary and Thurles.

LIT / Setanta College Sports Lab

LIT’s Thurles Campus houses our elite, state-of-the-art sports strength and conditioning facility, the ‘SportsLab’.

The Source Arts Centre

The Source Arts Centre opened its doors on 2nd October 2006 and has firmly established itself as one of the best live venues in the heart of the country.


About Thurles

Thurles is the principal town of mid Tipperary with a population of approximately 8000 and a catchment population of over 60,000 within a 30 minute drive.

Doing Business in Thurles

The town is serviced by all the leading financial institutions as well as all the other ancillary services that would be expected in a modern progressive town.

Education in Thurles

Our town has two Third Level colleges, LIT Tipperary & MIC, St. Patricks College. We also have four secondary schools (including two boarding schools), four primary schools.

LIT Tipperary

LIT has two campuses located in Co. Tipperary, in Thurles and Clonmel, both of which are dedicated to providing high-quality education through practical, career-oriented programmes across a broad range of subjects. The campuses are experiencing a period of exciting change, growth and development. Student numbers are growing rapidly, creating a lively and rewarding campus experience.

There are a wide range of programmes at Higher Certificate, Degree and Honours Degree levels in Accountancy, Business, Sports Strength and Conditioning, Marketing with Languages, Computing, Computer Services, Games Design, Software Development and Smart Energy Systems.

MIC, St. Patricks College

From 2002 to 2005 the campus underwent a massive re-generation and has been completely refurbished and refitted to the highest modern standards. As well as offering a number of full time academic courses, the campus serves as a centre for theological, pastoral and spiritual renewal in the region.

MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles has excellent educational, catering and recreational facilities. The spacious and properly maintained grounds, ample parking and strategic location provide an ideal setting to pursue higher education.


Catchment Population


Third Level Colleges

Thurles Technology Park

A thriving commercial and business centre, Thurles is a fantastic place in which to live and work, nestling in Suir river valley, bounded by the Silvermines Mountains and the rolling Slievedaragh Hills.

Many local, national and multinational companies have made their homes in Tipperary Technology Park which provides them with all the communication links, infrastructure, accessibility and advanced business facilities they need to make this a local centre of business innovation and excellence.


Located in the heart of County Tipperary, Thurles town has a population of over 8,000, with approximately 96,000  people living in the catchment area within a one hour commuting distance. It is the principal town of North Tipperary and is within easy access of all major towns and cities.

Benefits to businesses operating in a world class location

Thurles is a central location to operate business with Arterial Routes linking all major Cities and Airports.

Key Infrastructure

  • High Speed Fibre Network Available
  • Main Line rail link
  • GAA Stadium (second largest in Ireland)
  • Town Park with linkages to town centre
  • Childrens Playground & Skate Park
  • Broad range of property solutions
  • Unlimited Lean Water supply
  • Leisure Centre located adjecent to town park
  • Arts Centre and Library
  • Access to large workforce, within 1 hour a population of 1.8m

Access to Educated Workforce

  • Two 3rd level institutions.
  • 10,000 Tipperary Graduates each year
  • 70,000 3rd Level Students



Living and working in Thurles is more affordable than many larger towns and cities. Property prices are lower and rental accommodation is much less expensive than in the cities and there is generally very good availability of properties for sale and to let.



Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre is the perfect location for new and expanding businesses in Tipperary. The centre is a collaborative development between Thurles Chamber of Commerce and Limerick Institute of Technology.



Thurles was awarded the prestigious title of European Town of Sport in 2012, becoming the first town in Ireland to achieve such a designation.Following a successful submission from Shannon Development, North Tipperary County Council, LIT Tipperary and North Tipperary Sports Partnership.

Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre

The Centre provides a modern, well-equipped and conveniently located range of faciliies for the entrepreneurs of the area. The development of the Enterprise Centre was funded by Thurles Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Ireland, Limerick Institute of Technology, North Tipperary County Enterprise Board, North Tipperary County Council and Thurles Town Council.




GAA Stadium, Race Track, Studs, Championship Golf Course and more.



A wealth of clubs, societies and cultural amenities on your doorstep.



Quality housing & a broad range of educational facilities from preschool creches, primary / secondary / third level.

Want more information?
Contact us today!

Connect Thurles Action Plan,
Thurles Chamber of Commerce,
TCEC Building,
LIT Campus
Co. Tipperary

Phone: 0504-60061   –  Fax :0504-49170

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