Why Limerick?

Limerick is the mid-west capital and Ireland’s third largest city. A vibrant riverside city, Limerick is situated on the majestic river Shannon. A thriving region, Limerick is the commercial, administrative and cultural capital of Ireland’s mid-west.

Great Limerick Run. Photo: Sean Curtin

Academic excellence with internationally-rated appraisal Limerick’s highly rated academic institutions- UL, LIT, MIC and LSAD – offer student-centric, future-focused undergraduate to post-doctoral studies, with an eye on employability. Some Third Level institutions even have a US-style campus and grading system.

Affordable, caring and compact Limerick is an affordable and accessible place to live. With nearly 25,000 students making up a quarter of city’s population, it’s also young, vibrant, safe and supportive. Students find it easy to get around the compact and welcoming city, even though it’s the country’s third largest.

Fast growing, bridging two worlds Excellent employment opportunities locally, but also with an eye to the US/Canada and across the EU

Strategic, scenic and sociable Limerick is the capital of the visually striking West of Ireland, easily accessible internationally and domestically.  walkable city, with shopping, incredible food, nightlife, live music and sport.

Ballyhoura, Co. Limerick
River Shannon Kayaking