Education and Talent

Limerick offers superb skills and qualifications for years to come. Gain from an exceptional talent pool, fed by a steady pipeline of fresh, new skills. You won’t be surprised that UNESCO recognises Limerick as a City of Learning.

Limerick Student City Tus LSAD

The city has three major higher education institutions where US-style campuses and grading systems are common. Degree-level courses concentrate on employability and the needs of business with many qualifications awarded across IT, life sciences, business, creative and media, engineering and technology.

Limerick Student City

Student Population

Limerick has a 34,000 student population, including international students from more than 100 countries. Extend the catchment to that 90minute radius of Limerick and student numbers reach 100,000.

Limerick Student City

Highly successful

University of Limerick offers Ireland’s only immersive software engineering degree for developers – a fast-growing requirement. UL’s graduate employment rate is 15% above the national average. More than 96% of Technological University of the Shannon’s graduates (including the Limerick School of Art & Design) are in employment or further study, with 50% working in the Mid-West. Around 40% of professional teachers in Ireland have studied at Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College. In addition, it has one of Ireland’s highest student retention rates.

LIT Dr Marie Walsh

The skills you need

Limerick’s third-level institutions consistently share research and knowledge. They also collaborate closely with other state providers, business and industry to ensure graduate skills continue to match employers’ changing needs. This has prompted two pioneering partnerships to promote retraining and ongoing education – Limerick for IT and Explore Engineering.

Limerick City The Buttery. Photo: Alan Place


Limerick’s Third Level students are among Europe’s most youthful. An educated, English-speaking population, in which around 50% are aged under 35. That’s sustainability for you.

Education in Limerick

Excellence starts early

We have among the country’s top-rated secondary and national schools. We also have cutting edge vocational training, skills acquisition and apprenticeship courses.