Limerick Atlantic Edge, European Embrace
At the edge of the Shannon where the river meets the ocean, there is a city on an island - Limerick, where our city's edge has been shaped and built as much by the stong Atlantic winds as by the tough trials of our glorious history.
Limerick sits in a most enviable position, possessing some of the best connections across Ireland and beyond to Continental Europe, the USA and the across the globe. But our geographical location presents as more than a mere grid reference on a map. Limerick offers energy, excitement, grit and limitless possibilities.
Looking out across the Atlantic, the Americas are just five hours away. And it is also an integral part of Europe, with its millennia of rich history. This dual aspect has informed the character of the place. A rich combination of the verve that built America and the openness, experience and cultural appeal of Europe.
Limerick boasts a rich history, sporting heritage and a vibrant foodie and cultural scene. From King John’s Castle to Thomond Park to The Milk Market, the city has something to offer for every visitor.
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Limerick - Atlantic Edge, European Emrace invites you to come to visit, enjoy, live & work here!
We encourage all visitors to discover all Limerick has to offer!
A gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way from a humble city whose identity is forged by European history, culture and art. Limerick is on the edge of nature while acting as a stage for street artists, live music and a calendar of cultural events.
The start of the Great Southern Greenway trail to the coast through some of Ireland's most beautiful countryside and rural villages. Limerick is the home of water-based adventures, outdoor exploration and something to suit everyone.
Our welcoming, family-friendly city is full of art, music and easy-going people while being home to a glorious food scene, weekly street markets, restaurants and pubs, coming together to show a combination of innovation and tradition.
Do Business in Limerick
Limerick is for the young and talented, Europes most youthful, educated and English-speaking population with nearly 50% of the populous under the age of 35. Education is at the forefront and Limerick's catchment area holds ten of thousands University and Collge Students.
Our city is highly connected in Europe, a location that is unique in being as close to the EU as it is to the Americas.
With a low laying outlay and plenty of room to expand, bringing high-quality office spaces and high yet affordable quality of life and a perfect work/life balance. All this is backed by resourced stakeholder support across the entire region. Extremely true when you compare Limerick to other cities in Ireland and over Western Europe.
Our location is home to some of the world's most forward-thinking, established companies including Dell, Northern Trust, Johnson & Johnson, GE, Regeneron, Viagogo and Uber. Limerick was also named a European City of the Future by the Financial Times in 2018
Learn in Limerick
Easily accessible both internationally and domestically, Limerick is the capital of the beautiful West of Ireland. A walkable city, with incredible food, nightlife, sporting clubs, live music and shopping centres.
Limerick is an affordable place to live in. With almost 25,000 students making up a quarter of the city's population, it is young, vibrant, exciting and fun. Safety is a first, with support available in all aspects. Students will find it easy to navigate across the compact and inviting city centre with a perfect grid formation, really something to be experienced.
Playing host to some of the most highly rated educational institutions such as UL, LIT, MIC and LSAD. Offering a student-focused, forward-thinking environment with aspirations for all levels from Undergraduate to Post-Doctoral studies with an eye on future employment. Some colleges have even adapted a grading and campus-style similar to the USA.
Limerick has excellent employment opportunities locally, nationally and also has great connections with US/Canada and all across the EU.