The University Of Limerick
The University campus is located on the banks of the river Shannon, at the heart of the 650-acre National Technological Park, three miles above the ancient city of Limerick. The University is composed of four constituent Faculties: the Kemmy Business School, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Education & Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. UL is also home to the Irish Academy of World Music and Dance. The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with 12,000 students and 1,313 staff. The University has a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. UL offers 72 undergraduate programmes and 103 taught postgraduate programmes across four faculties: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences; Kemmy Business School; and Science and Engineering. With the River Shannon as a unifying focal point, the University is situated on a superb 133-hectare campus. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The campus is located 5km from Limerick city and 20km from Shannon International Airport.
Limerick, with a population of about 80, 000, is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Limerick is easily accessible by air, coach or train. The city is located 20km from Shannon International Airport. Limerick is renowned as a centre of excellence for technology. It is home to the National Technology Park of Ireland and to many international electronics and other high technology firms, including for example Analogue Devices, Howmedica, Intel and Vistacon. Limerick offers its visitors an extensive range of attractions, museums and art galleries. For sporting enthusiasts Limerick offers a wide range of sports from Gaelic games such as hurling and football to Limericks favourite sport, rugby. It is also home to the National Coaching and Training Centre of Ireland and Ireland’s first 50m Olympic swimming pool.
Courses available to study abroad students may be found in the following disciplinces: Business, Education, Engineering, Equine Science, Health Science, Humanities, Irish Studies, Irish Traditional Music & Dance, Informatics, Languages, Law, Literature, Psychology, Social Sciences and Sports Sciences. For more information on courses, you will want to search for modules (courses) on the following page: Modules and Descriptions. Pick the semester you want to study, the department in which you wish to find classes, be sure to check the undergraduate box and detailed view> The detailed view will provide you with a course description.
Students enrolled in UL may choose to live on-campus in one of the five Student Villages. There are approximately 2,500 rooms available on campus managed by Plassey Campus Centre Ltd. Students also have the possibility of living off campus in shared accommodation that includes self-catering houses and apartments. Most off-campus accommodation is located within walking distance of the university campus. For more information on the students villages described below, please navigate to: University of Limerick Accommodation.
Plassey Village is a great place to make friends. The terraced houses which sleep 8 people are grouped around landscaped courtyards which help to create a cosy communal atmosphere. Shops are located only 5 minutes walk from the village and a regular bus service to the city centre operates every 20 minutes from a stop directly opposite the village.
Kilmurry Village is a complex of terraced houses in landscaped grounds close to the Sports Arena. A great place to live if you want to be on the track or in the pool before breakfast. Tennis courts and playing fields are located adjacent to this village. Houses sleep 6 and 8 students while living room/kitchens are spacious. The Village has its own convenience shop, laundrette and a large community hall.
Cappavilla is an attractive apartment style residence located on the North Campus. Built on the highest point of the campus, the views of the surrounding countryside and the river Shannon are superb. Offering 2/4/6 bedroom apartments, all ensuite, the village has its own laundrette and games room.
Thomond Village is located on the North Campus which is linked by means of a bridge across the river Shannon. Thomond Village offers 2/4/6 bedroom apartments with stunning views of the river Shannon or the Errina Canal. All bedrooms offer ensuite bathrooms.
Dromroe Village is an attractive apartment style complex, bordering a millstream and overlooking the river Shannon. It offers apartments to sleep 2/6 in large individual bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. The village has a communal hall with seminar rooms, a good convenience store, a laundrette and Ciaran’s juice bar café.
The facilities for sports at UL are state ofthe art and compare favourably with the best internationally. Membership is open to all students, who are actively encouraged to participate in sports while attending the University of Limerick. UL is the national centre for the education of teachers of Physical Education in Ireland and is also home to the Irish National Coaching and Training Centre for elite sportspeople and athletes.
The University Arena is a multi-purpose sports facility with: 50m Swimming Pool, 4 courts - offering Basketball, Volleyball and Indoor Soccer, 60m Indoor Sprint Track,
3-Lane Suspended Jogging Track, Cardio-Fitness Centre, Athletics Track, 40 acres of playing fields, Tennis courts and an Outdoor Activity Center.
Clubs and Societies
There are over 60 campus-based clubs and societies, and membership is open to all students. Joining a club or society is one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of your time at UL and to meet other students. Because many clubs and societies organize subsidized trips at weekends, it’s also a great way to see the country. Sports clubs range from archery to windsurfing and societies from debating to the International Society.