Located in George's Quay is the Downtown Centre. Established in 2007, the Downtown Centre is an information, guidance and support centre for adults (aged 18+) who are interested in progressing to higher education. Situated in Limerick City Centre, it is a joint initiative of the Shannon Consortium Partners:
- University of Limerick (UL)
- Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
- Mary Immaculate College (MIC)
- The Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT)
The City of Limerick VEC, County Limerick VEC and the Limerick Local Employment Service are also members of the Centre’s Steering Committee and support the work of the Centre. The City of Limerick VEC Adult Education Service is a delivery partner of the Shannon Consortium for its Certificate in General Studies.