Thomond College of Education, Limerick

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Thomond College of Education, Limerick
Coláiste Oideachais Thuamhurnhan, Luimneach
Active 1973–1991
Location Limerick , Ireland
Campus Urban
Nickname Thomond
Affiliations NUI
University of Limerick
Website University of Limerick, Physical Education Dept.
TCPE students playing camogie, c. 1976 Thomond College of Physical Education students - Camogie (9524285054).jpg
TCPE students playing camogie, c. 1976

Thomond College of Education, Limerick (Coláiste Oideachais Thuamhurnhan, Luimneach in Irish) was established in 1973 in Limerick, Ireland as the National College of Physical Education to train physical education teachers. The college was renamed to Thomond College of Education in 1975 when subjects other than physical education were added. These included metalwork, rural science and woodwork.

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The college was located on the same campus as National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick (now University of Limerick) in Plassey, Limerick on a separate site purchased in 1971 for the college.

Plassey, County Limerick

Plassey is an area of Limerick City, about 5km upstream on the River Shannon from Limerick City centre. It is located near the suburbs of Castletroy and Monaleen. The University of Limerick has its main campus in the area, which is the site of Plassey House, a country house that serves as the University's administrative centre. The University's other main campus is located across the River Shannon, with the two campuses connected by two bridges.

During 1976 and 1977 the college was a recognised college of the National University of Ireland. After this the college was accredited by the National Council for Educational Awards for the remainder of its existence.

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The college was placed on a statutory basis in 1980.

In 1991 the college was dissolved and integrated into the University of Limerick, and now forms the Department of Educational and Professional Studies at the university.

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