ITT Plans To Move Out Of South Campus And Up To Dromtacker

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The entrance to the IT Tralee south campus at Clash.

THERE are plans to sell the IT Tralee South Campus in Clash and move students up to their north base in Dromtacker.

In a presentation to Kerry County Council on Monday, President of the ITT, Dr Oliver Murphy revealed that the integration of all facilities was their objective and that the plan is to sell the south campus to generate income to fund the move.

It is hoped to get this plan realised in the next four to five years. Around 1,000 students out of the student body of 3,000, now use the Clash premises but they can be facilitated in the north campus in the future.

The north campus consists of 60 acres and the south campus 9.4 acres. The ITT has plans to grow student numbers and it’s not possible to extend facilities in Clash, so a move north is the only option.

Work on the €15m Kerry Sports Academy – a project in partnership with Kerry GAA and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann –  is set to get underway at the north campus in September with a forecasted 18 month build period. It is envisaged the Health and Leisure programmes currently in the south campus will be moved there.

The college is revising its master plan for the north campus to identify the space requirement needed for the complete move from Clash. They are also getting a valuation on the south campus, with the objective to sell to fund getting the facilities in place for the move.


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