Living in Limerick

Enjoy friendships that will last a lifetime, a vibrant culture and experiences that will always stay with you. Student life in Limerick extends way beyond the lecture hall, with a huge range of activities and adventures just waiting to be discovered off campus!

Bedford Row, Limerick. Picture: Alan Place

With a history that stretches back to the Vikings, you will be surprised at how contemporary the city is. Our events calendar is packed with free events, festivals, exhibitions, live music and more. The city’s famous Milk Market along with our restaurants, bars and cafés, showcase Limerick’s cultural diversity with local and fresh cuisine suited to every taste and budget, all influenced by cultures from around the world.

“In comparison to any other city I have lived in, Limerick is by far the friendliest. The people have an energy like no other and a warmth that makes you never want to leave! The city is accessible, compact and safe. It really feels like a home away from home!” - Chloe, Fourth Year Student, Mary Immaculate College

Limerick is well known as Ireland’s Sporting Capital and it’s difficult to find a local that is not interested in sport here. Limerick is a playground for outdoor adventures with Limerick Greenway and Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails just outside the city and Europe’s finest surf beaches, a short drive away.

The pace of life is relaxed. Limerick is compact and fully walkable, with plenty of green, open spaces, low traffic congestion and good public transport – ideal for your well-being.

“When it comes to getting active and taking a break from the books, I love nothing more than putting on the trainers and taking to the many tracks and trails around Limerick with my friends. Beautiful scenery, fresh air and great chats are the order of the day!” - Wiktoria, Third Year Student, University of Limerick

You’ve probably heard about Limerick’s legendary nightlife already. From late night cafés to rocking gig venues and cosy pubs and clubs, the city is buzzing after dark. There is a different kind of energy here – from bars dedicated to vintage arcade games to one of the oldest pubs in Ireland, there’s an adventure to be found around every corner.

There’s plenty to do if you are looking for a non-drinking night out too – from top class theatre, cinema, karaoke, bowling and escape rooms, there is plenty to keep you and your new pals entertained.

“I love the atmosphere and incredible live music you get in Dolans. It is a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else!” - Michelle, Postgraduate Student, Technological University of the Shannon

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Farouk Alao from Limerick School of Art and Design. Photo: Sean Curtin