University of Limerick (UL) is a parkland campus spanning 138 hectares, situated right on the River Shannon and 4km from Limerick city.
UL has often been called ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’, with its...
Limerick City, located 2.5 hours from Dublin in the south-west of Ireland is an ancient city where the River Shannon meets the Wild Atlantic Way. Limerick is one of the oldest Viking cities in Europe and is home to a multitude of historical and cultural treasures.
It was founded by Viking settlers in 812, though there is evidence of human settlement as early as 150AD. Since then it has been an important player in Irish and British history throughout the ages, from the Normans, to the Civil wars of the 17th Century.
Today it is a lively city which is proud of its past and mix of various architectural styles. There is a huge array of cultural activities and places to visit, and the majority of it can all be done on foot. From the imposing King John’s Castle to art galleries, markets and museums. Take a medieval walking trail or a tour which follows the haunts of Angela’s Ashes author Frank McCourt.
Limerick is also known as Sports City and is considered to be the sporting capital of Ireland, with excellent facilities and passionate followers of all sporting activities.
Limerick has an ideal location only a few hours’ drive to Dublin, Galway and Cork, making it possible for day trips to all of Ireland’s main cities, including the capital Dublin.