The Clare Street campus is home to our internationally renowned Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD), a vibrant, living “canvas” for the creation, display and celebration of the artistic talents of our students. It has an award winning reputation, including our Fashion Department listed in the top 50 worldwide, and cutting-edge creative technologies for student learning.
LSAD is one of the most significant providers of art and design education in Ireland. Students learn from leading art and design practitioners; can access excellent workshop, studio and exhibition facilities and where their education is informed by the latest developments in the wider world of art and design.
LSAD is located in the significant cultural quarter of Limerick, a city with its own unique character. As well as world-leading facilities and technical support to underpin our academic teaching, LSAD boasts a rich cultural offering of exhibitions, talks, lecture series by artists, curators, writers and critics alike. It is equipped with state of the art bespoke studios, workshops and technical spaces that have been designed particularly for LSAD students. This campus adds an additional dimension to the College's cultural offer, with opportunities for collaborations, exhibitions and events.
The historic Clare Street campus is located close to the Hunt Museum, St. Mary Cathedral and King John’s Castle on Kings Island. The Limerick School of Art & Design has had its roots in Clare Street since 1995.