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Where to go in Limerick? Limerick is a thriving city situated on the mighty River Shannon in the Mid West region of Ireland. Limerick is regarded as the cultural, economic and educational heart of this region of the country. Limerick is a centre of educational and business excellence with a vibrant multicultural population, a flourishing cultural life and a reputation for sporting excellence in the fields of rugby, rowing, boxing and horse racing.


Hotels & Accommodation

Limerick and its surrounding areas offer smart, comfortable, elegant and top-of-the-range hotels, B&Bs and accommodations to suit every need. For city breaks, romantic getaways, conferences or weekend trips, Limerick is a great place to stay.
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Wining & Dining

Limerick offers a great choice of restaurants, bistros and cafés to sate the appetite of food enthusiasts from around the world; from hearty pub-food to home-grown Irish cooking and culturally diverse ethnic food, there is an abundance of places to choose from. In addition to the food options, Limerick also offers plenty of stylish bars and comfortable pubs to suit all tastes, whether it’s a Guinness, a cocktail or a cold beer.
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Bakery Cafés/Bakeries:

Cafés in the City:


Ice Cream/ Juice/ Shakes:

Traditional Chippers




Nightlife in Limerick is wild and vibrant. From late evenings until the early hours of the morning there are as many pubs and clubs, and late night cafes in Limerick as there are days in the year, so whatever your taste; be it rock, pop, country or just somewhere to sit and talk to your friends there is a place for you.
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Pubs and Clubs




Get ready for a retail experience that will excite you – Limerick is a sophisticated, chic and buzzing shopping destination whether you’re looking for cutting-edge fashion or traditional crafts. Whether it is a leisurely stroll through the Milk Market or something, in particular, you are after Limerick has shops to suit all tastes and budgets.
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Chill out, de-stress and refresh the body, soul and mind in one of Limerick’s many beauty treatment centres.
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Limerick has endless visitor attractions, activities and events to keep children entertained. Here are suggestions for fun-packed and vibrant family activities that only Limerick can provide. All activities are suitable for the entire family- not just for the kids!!
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Fun Centres

Family Support




Limerick is the cultural capital of the Mid West region and the National City of Culture for 2014. It is a vibrant city for culture and entertainment; home to the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and other professional artistic groups with numerous festivals, galleries, theatres, museums and libraries. These include the historic Belltable Arts Centre, the state of the art University Concert Hall and the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology.
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Here are the venues available in Limerick to see live bands, theatre productions, orchestras, plays, concerts and much more.

Local History / Museums

Limerick has a vast and interesting history that is chronicled in local websites and museums throughout the city.

Art Galleries





As a student, you will find that Limerick is a vibrant, young city that bustles as the commercial capital of the region. Almost half the city’s population is under 30 and you can study almost any discipline at the many public and private educational institutions in Limerick. The most well known are the University of Limerick and the Limerick Institute of Technology. Limerick is a popular choice for Irish and international students who enjoy learning while experiencing a vibrant community in a city with a rich and cultural history.
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Further Education

There are two colleges of further education for post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses in Limerick.

Formerly Limerick Senior College is a long-established, state-funded and administered further education college. LCFE offers Further Education courses (PLC) in a variety of disciplines and caters for over 1200 full-time and 3000 part-time learners. It is situated in the South-East of the city, a short distance from the city centre.

An established college of Further Education, which provide courses that satisfy market demand for skilled personnel.

Stage Schools

For over twenty years Limerick-based SPOTLIGHT STAGE SCHOOL has been nurturing the artistic talent of countless young people from all over the mid-west region, and it is recognised today as one of Munster’s premier training grounds for the next generation of actors and performers.

Learning Support 

The Further Education and Training (FET) Division within the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) is the leading provider of Further Education and Training in Limerick and Clare.



Travel & Transport

Whether you are travelling to or from Limerick getting here has never been easier, whether by bus, plane, train, car or even by boat.
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As a Pedestrian

Getting around Limerick by foot is an enjoyable and convenient experience. A Tourist Trail runs throughout the city, highlighting most of Limerick’s main attractions.


Taxis can usually be located outside of Colbert Station, at hotels, or on Thomas, Cecil or O’ Connell Streets.
Taxi companies serving the area include:

  • Economy Taxis:

Shannon Street
(061) 411422

  • Fixed Price Taxis:

Shannon Street
(061) 311211

  • Top Cabs:

Wickham Street
(061) 417417

  • Unicabs:

Dublin Road
(061) 414444

  • Treaty Cabs:

Davis Street
(061) 415566



Shannon International Airport is situated 24 km from Limerick city and connects the city and region with national and international destinations


Road & Rail


By Car

Reach Limerick via the N7 from the north and east, the N20, N21, N24 and N69 from the south, and the N18 from the north and west.

Car Rental Companies




A warm welcome awaits sports enthusiasts of all descriptions to the Limerick. Throughout the year visitors can experience the passion of a Rugby match in Thomond Park, the thrill of a race meeting in Dog track and, the excitement of a Gaelic or soccer match or the splendour of one of our many Golf Courses.
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A warm welcome awaits sports enthusiasts of all descriptions to the Limerick. Throughout the year visitors can experience the passion of a Rugby match in Thomond Park, the thrill of a race meeting in Dog track and, the excitement of a Gaelic or soccer match or the splendour of one of our many Golf Courses.

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