A historic city at the heart of Ireland’s Shannon Region, Limerick has become a key destination for meetings, events and sports tournaments. From top-of-the-range conference facilities to an array of exciting options for corporate away days and incentives, Limerick’s got the lot. Here are 10 reasons to host your meeting or event in the city.
Limerick is home to European operations of over 100 multinational companies, such as Uber, Dell, WP Engine, Regeneron Biopharma, Ethicon Biosurgery, and Johnson & Johnson. Their presence has helped give rise to a vibrant, multicultural city.
Limerick is a connected city on every level: it’s just 25 minutes’ drive from Shannon international airport which has full US customs pre-clearance and regular daily flights to the US, UK and Europe. A modern road network and rail infrastructure links Limerick to all major cities in Ireland. What’s more, the connections go from the physical to the virtual: Limerick now offers free street Wi-Fi, and most leading venues offer free Wi-Fi too.
Limerick is a university city and a knowledge hub. Thanks to the three world-class academic institutions based in the city and hinterland, there’s a local and diverse talent pool that has attracted a lot of foreign direct investment into the region. The breadth of expertise also means there are lots of local ambassadors willing to help bring international conferences to the region.
4 Stay in style
You’re never short of things to do and see, or places to stay in Limerick. For entertainment and history, there’s Thomond Park or King John’s castle in the heart of the city. Treat delegates to top-class hotels and venues during their stay. The city offers hospitality options to suit all tastes and budgets.
5 Dine on
Limerick has a wide selection of pubs and restaurants, to give your guests a true flavour of Ireland – choose from fresh seafood, authentic Irish pub grub, or top-quality artisan fare.
6 The Wild Atlantic Way
In Limerick, you’re in close proximity to the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, stretching some two and a half thousand kilometres down Ireland’s western seaboard.
7 Shannon River
The majestic Shannon flows right through city and connects it to the wider Shannon region – all with a myriad range of activities within easy access of the city, from kayaking to zorbing.
8 Sporting excellence
If sports are your thing, you’ve come to the right place. Munster Rugby playing at Thomond Park is an experience not to be missed. Why not take in an Irish Gaelic football or hurling match at the Gaelic Grounds? If watersports are your thing, try sailing out of Foynes Yacht Club. The University of Limerick has some of the best training facilities in the country – perfect for conditioning work or pre-season training.
Boutiques, malls and outlets are on your delegates’ doorsteps in Limerick, offering everything from designer labels to high street bargains. They can round out their stay with a trip to Limerick Fashion Quarter or pick up a gift at a nearby department store.
10 Friendly people
Limerick is a warm, welcoming city, renowned for its sporting and historic culture. Visitors are guaranteed to receive the ‘céad míle fáilte’, or hundred thousand welcomes.