Creative and media is a buzz area for Limerick after a decade in which it has enjoyed an explosion of activity.
The epicentre of this is the region’s emergence as a hub for film and television production thanks to the presence of Troy Studios, which is Ireland’s largest production studio, in the National Technology Park. This has given rise to a vibrant film production ecosystem across the region, with well over 1,000 people now employed in the space at peak activity.
The sector is supported by the Regional Film Development Uplift, offering a premium tax credit up to 37 per cent, and driven by a rich bank of related study opportunities at the city’s three third-level institutions.
The Creative Media landscape in Limerick is also underpinned by vibrant traditional and new media offering, from long established and valued local print and online news & sports media providers as well as local and regional radio stations. Limerick’s significance in the national context is also reflected by the basing here of regional correspondents for three national TV stations – RTE, TG4 and Virgin Media - and is also the home of Lyric FM, the national classical music and arts radio station.