|Gurteen College opened in 1947. The college is centrally located and situated just off the N52, 12km from Birr, Co Offaly, and 25km from Nenagh, Co Tipperary.|
There are 90 single bedrooms with further accommodation available in Gurteen House.
Recreational facilities at the college include an outdoor heated swimming pool, pitches for hurling, football and rugby, floodlit tennis and basketball courts, sports hall, full sized snooker table, TVs and DVD.
The IT centre has 15 state of the art computers with access to e-mail, internet and a wide range of multi-media software.
The college farms over 380 hectares. There are 95 Pedigree Fresian cows producing 600,000 litres of milk. Some 50% of the cows are served by AI. The rest are served by the Limousin stock bull.
There are 50 suckler cows supplying Charolais cross calves to a 200 head beef unit. Various finishing systems including bull beef are demonstrated to the students.
The college has 650 Suffolk cross ewes which are mostly lambed mid-season. These are mated to Suffolk, Texel and Charollais rams.
There are 100 hectares in tillage crops including barley, fodder beet, maize, oats and wheat.
The facilities include 45 loose boxes, tack room, indoor and outdoor arenas. Cross country course (1.5 miles), feed room.
All horses are used as a teaching resource for both the Higher Certificate in Business in Equine Studies and the Bachelor of Business in Equine Studies courses, which are run in conjunction with Athlone IT.
Some of the college horses compete in team showjumping, eventing and dressage.
Young horses are either sold as foals or trained and brought on by students for sale at a later stage.