Discover a high-quality lifestyle that’s remarkably competitive and satisfying. Who says so? Professionals who moved to the Mid-West claim to be much happier with their location; 72% have a better balance between their working and home lives*.
Enjoy life - we've more of it in Limerick. The mix of significant buy-in from employers across Limerick for blended working and strong broadband connectivity also adds to quality of life for people who live here, giving them more time for family and fun.
Among other factors, low housing costs mean that Limerick offers a higher disposable income than any other county in Ireland. House purchase prices are below the national average, while we’re the most affordable of Ireland’s four largest cities for rental. In addition, businesses can gain valuable tax advantages through Limerick’s Living City Initiative, key to regenerating historic and other buildings. No wonder Limerick is so attractive.
A ‘quiet’ city
Despite everything that goes on here, you’ll experience low traffic congestion, good public transport and an easy commute; just 24 minutes on average. Moreover, Limerick is compact and fully walkable – ideal for wellbeing.
Limerick’s diverse, cosmopolitan atmosphere (more than 150 nationalities live here and over 10% of the population comes from across the EU) means you’ll feel at home here. That extends to our lively food scene. We’ve some of the country’s top award-winning restaurants, plus a fusion of memorable international cuisine, while Limerick’s Milk Market features artisan local producers every weekend.
Fill your lungs
Limerick’s position near the Atlantic coast gives superb opportunities for invigorating outdoor adventure. We’re a Gateway City to the Wild Atlantic Way, with some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery. World-renowned and breath taking sites such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Killarney National Park, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula are within 90 minutes of the city. We’re also home to the incredible, 40km Limerick Greenway.
With a history that goes back to the Vikings (and a charter older even than London), Limerick promises so much. Take time to visit treasures such as King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Lough Gur, Foynes Flying Boat and the Maritime Museum.
Culture is everywhere, from street artists and live music to a calendar bursting with events – including up to 100 festivals a year. Ireland’s first National City of Culture, we host the country’s only biennial of contemporary art, EVA International. There are impressive venues such as University Concert Hall, Lime Tree Theatre, Belltable Theatre, Big Top and Dolan’s Warehouse.
Give it 100%
A former European City of Sport, Limerick has sport for everyone, including: Munster Rugby at the 25,000-seat Thomond Park, hurling and Gaelic football at the 44,000-capacity TUS Gaelic Grounds, Ireland’s Sport Campus’ at UL Sport, racing at Limerick Racecourse and Limerick Greyhound Stadium, golf at championship courses such Adare Manor, due to host the 2027 Ryder Cup, world class surf beaches within an hour’s drive of the city. Not active enough for you? There are more than 1,000 sports clubs to choose from.
In keeping with its location at the heart of the Golden Vale, Limerick has a rich culinary tradition, with critically acclaimed restaurants across the city and county, complete with bustling bars and nightclubs.
Even bigger and better
Limerick’s overall population is expected to increase to 300,000 by 2040, making us an even more significant commercial location. To match this growth and in parallel with environmentally-sustainable initiatives, €40 billion is due to be invested in the city region’s infrastructure and property. Public transport infrastructure will benefit from €250 million investment earlier than that, by 2030.