Mary Immaculate College, the University of Limerick and many primary and secondary schools in Limerick will be closed tomorrow due to the Status Red weather alert announced as Storm Ophelia approaches.
The alert will take effect from 9am tomorrow Monday October 16.
The announcement to close UL was made through social media today.
The University of Limerick will be CLOSED tomorrow as a result of a red status storm warning
— UniversityofLimerick (@UL) October 15, 2017
All on campus-residents at UL will be instructed to stay indoors for the duration of the storm and will be supported by security teams tomorrow.
Flood defences have been put in place on the banks of the River Shannon through the UL campus as a preventative measure.
The full list of school closures icnludes:
University of Limerick
Mary Immaculate College,
Limerick College of Further Education
Ardscoil Rís, North Circular Road
Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally
Colaiste Chiarian, Croom
St Mary’s NS, Croom
Salesian College, Pallaskenry
Limerick residents are being advised to bring pets indoors, prepare for a power outage and look out for elderly neighbours.