Limerick is the mid-west capital and Ireland’s third largest city. A vibrant riverside city, Limerick is situated on the majestic river Shannon – the longest river in Ireland and Great Britain. Limerick has a natural hinterland of half a million people living within an hour’s drive of the city centre.
A thriving region Limerick is the commercial, administrative and cultural capital of Ireland’s mid-west.
Limerick’s excellent road and rail network reflects the region’s accessibility. Six national roads converge on Limerick city and its environs. Following the opening of the Limerick Tunnel, the road network around Limerick is now connected in a southern bypass of the city.
Dublin is just a two hour drive by motorway and Limerick is less than two hours from Ireland’s other main urban centres. Cork and Galway are just a 90 minute drive from Limerick. The journey to Galway is soon to be shortened with the completion of a new motorway in 2017.
Limerick is equally well served by public transportation connections. There are hourly direct bus and train services to Dublin, Cork, Galway and all of Ireland’s main urban centres.