Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland and the regional capital of the mid-west of Ireland with a population of 160,000.
Limerick City lies on a strategic position along the Midwest corridor of Ireland bordered by County Tipperary to the east, County Cork to the south, County Kerry to the west and County Clare to the north. Limerick is located approximately 100km north of Cork City (N20), 200km south west of Dublin (M7) and 100km south of Galway City (M18).
Limerick City benefits from excellent connectivity with the M7 motorway giving easy access to Dublin (2 hours), the M18 motorway giving access to Galway (1 hour) and the N20 giving access to Cork City (2 hours). The Motorway network which links Limerick City to Dublin/Cork/Shannon and Galway is located within 1km of Limerick Enterprise Development Park. Frequent rail services provide connections from Limerick (Colbert
Station) to Dublin (Heuston Station) with a fastest journey time of 2 hours.
The principal Airport for the region is Shannon International Airport which is located at Shannon 24 km north of Limerick City. Limerick is connected to Shannon by high quality dual carriageway with a 15 minute travel time by car from Limerick City. Shannon
International Airport provides flights from the region to Irish Airports, Mainland Europe, the UK, and transatlantic services with passenger numbers in excess of 1.75 million in 2017.
Limerick has seen major investment in recent years with the city fast becoming a hub for international companies in the financial, science and technology sectors. Limerick was ranked within the top 10 city’s to invest in Europe
(2016/2017 FDI Magazine published by FDI intelligence). Limerick is home to 3 third level institutions University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College producing approximately 6,000 graduates annually. University of Limerick offers a range of programmes up to doctorate and post doctorate levels in the disciplines of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Science and Engineering.
Limerick has seen a number of high profile companies both locate and expand operations within the Limerick Area in recent years including; Virgin Media, Northern Trust, Cook Medical, Icon, Uber, Dell, Regeneron, Glass Lewis, Viagogo, BD and Johnson & Johnson.