Pallaskenry Agricultural College
Pallaskenry College is located 16km to the west of Limerick City adjacent to the picturesque Shannon Estuary. It is situated on a 210 hectare estate of lush “golden vale” farmland.
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The Salesian Agricultural College has been involved in agricultural education since 1922. Courses are offered in both Agriculture and Farm Machinery/Mechanisation. These programmes are run in partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology, Teagasc, QQI, City and Guilds, FÁS and the ETB.
The college has excellent teaching and recreational facilities. An Information Technology Centre contains 40 computers with internet and email access. There are also a range of engineering/machinery workshops to facilitate the delivery of the colleges specialised machinery programmes. Recreational facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, an all-weather soccer pitch, football/hurling pitches and a games room. Full-time recreational students are accommodated in high quality, newly renovated single and double rooms.
The College Farm
The dairy herd is one of the largest in the agricultural college sector. There is a 300 cow high EBI dairy herd. The herd is entirely spring calving and the aim is to produce high yields of milk solids, primarily from grazed grass. The cows are milked in a 24 unit milking parlour. A new high index maternal suckler cow herd is being established on the college in partnership with ICBF and Teagasc. There is also a sheep flock of 150 March lambing ewes.
Derek O’Donoghue, Principal
Salesian Agricultural College,
Phone: 061 393100