The Limerick region

A young and dynamic city that is home to some the largest international industries combined with three higher education institutes in Limerick means that industry and research can work side by side.

Limerick was voted one of the 'TOP 10 PLACES TO INVEST IN EUROPE'- 6th Global Best to Invest Report, Site Selection Magazine- with growth in new facilities, capital investment and job creation, as well as business costs, economic strength, infrastructure; regulatory burden; and tax rates all taken into account.

The Shannon Region is one of outstanding natural beauty and is an excellent base for exploring many of the well-known sights of the west of Ireland. Delegates can avail of the opportunity to venture to the nearby Burren in Co. Clare, and visit the splendid Cliffs of Moher, or perhaps surf world renowned waves in Lahinch, and discover Ireland’s cultural past.

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The “Wow” Factor

Limerick and the  Shannon Region is famous for being the home of High Kings, castles and the Cliffs of Moher, ideally positioned in the southwest to be your gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. Conference delegates are sure to be wowed; uninterrupted vistas, tourist hotspots, bucket list locations and some of the best food and drink in Ireland.

The People

Céad Míle Fáilte: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes. The Irish are natural hosts, and it is without a doubt the people of Limerick that will make your stay unforgettable. You will not just be hosted by the conference organisers, you will be looked after by each individual you meet throughout your stay; from the smiling airport security staff checking your passport to the taxi drivers who make sure you arrive quickly, safely and on time to all your activities before finally, they wave you goodbye at the airport inviting you to come back again.

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The Place

Limerick City is a thriving urban area with an eclectic mix of past and present. Explore age old castles, walk along the banks of the famous Shannon River, immerse yourself in the local art scene with mini glass making workshops, or grab an easel and enjoy an afternoon of watercolour painting overlooking Peoples Park in Limerick’s Georgian Quarter. Dive head first into modern life in Limerick by enjoying afternoon tea in the city centre, sipping on a Guinness by an open fire or shopping till you drop in the fashion quarter. Easily walkable and simple to navigate, be sure to build in lots of rest stops in some of the local cafés and enjoy the coffee culture.

Our Neighbours

In neighbouring County Clare you can find Medieval Banquets, a thriving traditional music scene. Some of the most iconic landmarks on the island of Ireland, The Burren and The Cliffs of Moher, are all on our doorstep. The Burren’s karst stone landscape covers over 300km, fascinating geologists from all over the world. The rugged, lunar like territory carved into the Irish landscape by the  glacial activity in the ice age, which began over 1 million years ago is home to a unique variety of alpine and Mediterranean plants and flowers that have flourished in this diverse environment.  This space is not just famous for its natural beauty. You can also find megalithic tombs, Celtic crosses, a ruined Cistercian Abbey and more than sixty wedge tombs here.

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Get Wild

Ireland’s Shannon Region sits along the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest European coastal drive, exposes you up to life on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Experience the outdoors like never before, mountain biking, surfing, horse-riding, famous links golf courses and breath-taking views and meet those who are making craft beers, smoked salmon, seaweed beauty products and much more from the land around them.

Optional day tours offered to delegates could include:

  • Cliffs of Moher [approx. cost €45]
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk park [approx. cost €30]

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Social Activities

In addition to the conference-related social events, we suggest you discover Ireland’s main social attractions, restaurants and pubs. As local residents, we suggest various local pubs and restaurants in the Limerick area.

Public Houses:

  • Dolan’s (Dock Road, Limerick): Traditional Irish Music every night.
  • Nancy Blake’s (Denmark Street, Limerick): Traditional Irish Music on Tuesdays.
  • The White House (O’Connell Street, Limerick).
  • Locke Bar & Restaurant (Georges Quay, Limerick).
  • The Curragower Bar & Restaurant (Clancy Strand, Limerick).
  • South’s (O’Connell Avenue, Limerick) mentioned in Angela’s Ashes; Watch a rugby match.
  • The Black Swan (Annacotty, 5 mins. drive): Traditional Irish Music on Fridays.
  • The Hurlers (Dublin Road, Castletroy).

Restaurants: 

  • ​Freddy’s Bistro (Theatre Lane, Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick). 
  •  Locke Bar & Restaurant (Georges Quay, Limerick). 
  • The French Table (Georges Quay, Limerick).
  • Bobby Byrnes (O’Connell Street, Limerick). 
  • The Cornstore (Thomas Street, Limerick).
  • The Mogul Emperor (Henry Street, Limerick). 
  • Dolan’s (Dock Road, Limerick). 
  • Gallagher’s Seafood Restaurant (Bunratty, 15mins drive). 
  • Durty Nelly’s (Bunratty, 15mins. drive). 
  • Goosers Eating House (in Ballina, 30 mins. drive).
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