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College Office Opening Hours | Parking | Student Support | Canteen Facilities | Course Refunds        

College Office Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 9.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Closed from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Appointment should be made to college staff through email to ensure proper contact Reception Contact Details: Tel: 01 8040201   Email: botanic.college@teagasc.ie

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Botanic Gardens there are no car parking facilities for students within the confines of The National Botanic Gardens.
The public car park is solely for the use of visitors to the gardens. Local on street parking is limited and pay and display is in operation. Students are encouraged to use public transport, cycle or source other parking in the surrounding area.

Ashtown campus - Provides free parking for students in designated parking area.

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Student Support
Each college has an access/disability officer who can assess the learning support requirements of learners with recognised special needs or disabilities. Where appropriate and feasible Teagasc will provide reasonable accommodation to assist our learners. For queries regarding additional support contact: Deirdre Walsh on deirdre.walsh@teagasc.ie

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Canteen Facilities
There is a restaurant and student canteen facility in both the Botanic Gardens and Ashtown campus. A Discount for students of 25% is provided to all students that use these facilities. Students will need to present ID card.

Whilst attending the restaurant, please ensure that footwear is clean from mud. Please use the blue foot covers available. These can be found at entry to College building and in restaurant in Botanics and at the entrance of the conference centre in Ashtown.

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Course Refunds
Refund of fees can only be requested up to one month from start of college year i.e. start date 30th of August refund is only allowed up to 30th of September.

A student can only be considered for a refund on fee if they have a specific reason such as serious illness.

If you would like to request a refund on fees you must contact in writing via email to John Mulhern (Principal) john.mulhern@teagasc.ie and cc’d to botanic.college@teagasc.ie stating the reason why this refund is needed.

Please note an administration charge will be deducted from Student Refunds of €50 part time component courses at Level 5 or Level 6. For full time Level 5 and Level 6 €100 will be deducted.

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