The University of Limerick is set on 133 hectares of beautiful parkland, with the River Shannon as the unifying focal point.

The region has its own airport (Shannon - 30 minute drive) as well as easy transport routes (motorways) from other parts of the country (Dublin, Cork, Galway etc.). Ryanair and Aer Lingus (as well as many other carriers) offer low priced flights into Ireland.

 Flights operate to Shannon from the UK, Europe (including European hub airports) and the USA (with US Customs Pre-Clearance). Dublin Airport also offers a wide variety of destinations, also covering Asia, and is around a 2hr drive from Limerick. Cork Airport is also just a 1hr 45 min drive away.

Public transport such as trains and buses operate regularly (mostly every hour) from Dublin to Limerick. Taxis and a regular bus service operate from Shannon Airport to Limerick. Prices range from €10 return on coaches, €15.00 return on trains (all from Dublin). Local taxi prices from Shannon Airport to UL are around €45.00, and coaches from €6.00 return. Car hire is available at all airports.

If delegates are staying in on-campus accommodation, no transport will be required, as it is within walking distance of the venue


The University of Limerick is located 4kms from Limerick city. Shannon Airport, located 30kms from the University of Limerick services many destinations throughout Europe and the US. Please see the Shannon Airport website for further information.

Getting to Limerick from Shannon Airport

To get to the University of Limerick campus from Shannon Airport, you can travel by car, taxi, or bus. This link takes you to the map with directions to the campus.

Taxi: The airport taxi desk, located in Shannon Airport arrivals hall, will organise an airport taxi for you. It is open for all arriving flights. If you wish to book in advance you can contact the desk directly:
Tel: +353 61 471538 or visit the airport cab website
The approximate taxi fare is €45 (includes all passengers in the taxi).

Bus: The bus fare from Shannon Airport is €5 one-way with a private bus company (JJ Kavanagh), which drops passengers at the entrance of the UL campus (25-minute walk to the Cappavilla Village Apartments) or the Stables (a 20-minute walk to the Cappavilla Village Apartments).
See for further information.

The public bus service with Bus Eireann is more expensive and runs from Shannon Airport to Limerick City (€8.40 one-way, €13.20 round-trip), with a second bus (€2.10 one way) from the city centre to the UL.

Getting to Limerick from Dublin Airport

There are a number of commercial coaches going directly from Dublin Airport to University of Limerick.

JJ Kavanagh – The journey time is approximately 3 hours and there are 8 buses each day. Please see the following link for further information

Dublin Coach offer services from Dublin Airport to the University of Limerick and Limerick city. Coaches depart the airport every hour on the half hour with a stop at the Red Cow Luas Stop to change coach for the M7 Express Service to the University of Limerick. Prices start from €15 per person one-way. Please see the following link for further information

Eireagle offer 8 coaches daily from Dublin Airport to Limerick City. Please see the following link for further information

Getting to Limerick from Cork Airport

Citylink and Bus Eireann both offer limited services from Cork Airport to Limerick city. Please see and for further information.

Getting to Limerick by train

Irish Rail trains connect Ireland’s major cities. The train stations are accessible by bus from the major airports where you can get connecting trains around the country


On Campus ensuite accommodation at the University of Limerick, can be booked through the Conference Registration link on the Registration page of this website.  The rate is €49.00 per person, per night, Bed & Continental Breakfast:

All six and four bedroomed apartments are located on the beautiful parkland campus of the University of Limerick, with the River Shannon at its heart, and are within easy walking distance of all conference facilities. The University campus is located just 4kms from Limerick City, and is close to transport links.
All apartments are furnished to the highest standard and offer the following:

• A shared, fully fitted kitchen, and a comfortable lounge area, with cable television
• All bedrooms have en-suite facilities (i.e. each bedroom has its own private shower and toilet facilities)
• Daily Continental Breakfast is provided for guests
• Apartments are provided for people with impaired mobility
• Electric Heating in each bedroom/apartment
• All rooms have high speed, wireless internet access
• Prepaid card telephone in each apartment • Secure key card entry to each apartment and room
• Free car parking
• Resident village team on site and dedicated accommodation reception for guests to check in


On Wednesday 24th June our sightseeing tour will take us to  Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. 

Ireland's iconic Bunratty Castle is a must on your itinerary to Ireland.  Named after the river Raite which runs alongside this strategic battlement.  The spot on which this castle stands has been occupied for over 1000 years. From the Vikings to the Normans, great Irish Earls and noble Lords and Ladies. Graciously restored in the 1960's and furnished by Lord Gort's magnificent collection of medieval furniture and furnishings, this is your chance to experience a window on Ireland’s past and explore the acclaimed 15th century Bunratty Castle. 

Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting. Rural farmhouses, village shops and streets are recreated and furnished as they would have appeared at that time according to their social standing, from the poorest one roomed dwelling to Bunratty House a fine example of a Georgian residence built 1804 home of the Studdarts, the last family to occupy Bunratty Castle.

For other ideas on what to do while in Ireland visit Discover Ireland​ 


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