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FidgetFeet and Munster Rugby for UL Open Days 2017

Pictured at the UL open Days 2017 was Caitlin O Hanlon, Valerie Meanie and Anna O Riordan from Colaiste Iosaef Community College, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Photo: Oisin McHugh/ True Media.

FidgetFeet and Munster Rugby for UL Open Days 2017

More than 10,000 young people from around the country are expected to have attended the 2017 University of Limerick Open Days which took place on campus yesterday and today, Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20. This year’s open days was the university’s most ambitious one yet, featuring crane-suspended acrobatics and a meet and greet with Munster Rugby players.

“We look forward to welcoming second-level students from around the country to the University of Limerick to showcase our wonderful campus and the fantastic programmes we offer. Students, teachers, and parents are all invited to attend these open days to get a real sense of the UL experience: fun; opportunity; friendship; and, learning, and we hope to see many of them back again in September 2018 as they start their university journey,” said University of Limerick President Dr Des Fitzgerald.

UL Open Days 2017

Pictured at the University of Limerick open day were Cat Ryan, Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre and Jennifer de Brun performing for students visiting UL. Photo: Oisin McHugh True Media

Across the two days, renowned aerial dance theatre company FidgetFeet performed jaw-dropping feats from a 100-metre high crane while on Thursday Munster Rugby displayed their skills at the UL Sport Arena.

The UL open days 2017 featured presentations and demonstrations on all courses on offer at UL, information stands for each course, general information on admissions, fees, scholarships, access, careers and CoOp work experience and tours of our campus village accommodation.

UL has the largest ERASMUS + programme in Ireland with 300 partner universities all over the world. UL also has one of the largest work-placement programmes in Europe, with about 2,000 students placed on CoOp every year. 

FidgetFeet performances took place between 11 am and 1 pm on Thursday and Friday. A display by Munster Rugby took place on Thursday, at 11 am at the UL Sport Arena. The first talks started at 10 am with the final presentations at 2 pm. 

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