Limerick is the first Irish City of Culture for 2014. It is a vibrant city for culture and entertainment; home to professional artistic groups with numerous festivals, galleries, theatres, museums and libraries.
These include the Hunt Museum, the state of the art University Concert Hall and the Millennium Theatre at Limerick Institute of Technology.
The Limerick College of Art and Design is renowned for producing top class graduates in the field of art and other creative fields. Limerick's social life is richly catered for with an abundance of award-winning restaurants.
By night many traditional pubs around Limerick ring to the sound of Irish music and dance. Clubs, pubs and nightclubs are plentiful in a city where social interaction is at the heart of its nightlife.