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University of Limerick, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish
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Our Lady Help of Christians parish was formed in 1981 to cater for the growing housing developments in the area and the expanding college campuses of the National Institute of Technology and Thomond College, which is now the University of Limerick. This parish was the first parish in Ireland to be administered by priests of the Salesian Order. The land on which the church stands was purchased from the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary at Milford House.

Before 1981, this area of Limerick city was part of the parish of Monaleen. The population of the parish is around 1,200 people, but several thousand students live in the parish during the college year.

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