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Only a 30 minute drive from the University of Limerick,  Shannon Airport is the closest, with many routes and connections via London and other European sites. Dublin Airport is just over two hours from campus and is served by many international routes and connections.

Low-cost airline Ryan Air serves both Shannon and Dublin Airports from many European cities (be aware of their luggage allowance if transferring from an international flight!).

As always for international travel, we highly recommend that everyone secure travel insurance.

Please Be Aware: The Republic of Ireland is part of the European Union. Ireland is not part of the Schengen Area. You must have a national passport or national identity card to enter Ireland. If you are unsure of what you need to enter, please check here what you may requireNote for those travelling into Northern Ireland or on to Scotland and England, as they are part of the United Kingdom and no longer in the EU, you should check separately what you may require.

Should you require a VISA to visit Ireland, we are happy to assist with a letter outlining your visit and attendance at Annual Alumni Week—please email

NOTE: Monday is a bank holiday in Ireland. Banks will be closed. Some shops may be closed. Public transport can operate under restricted schedules or run a Sunday service, and may be crowded, please check schedules ahead. Pubs, however will be open!

Ground Transportation

From Shannon Airport:

  • Bus Éireann operates a bus from Shannon Airport to William Street every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €7 - €11 and the journey takes 44 min. Bus timetables are available here Shannon > Limerick - Route 343 

    • If continuing on by bus to UL, you must transfer to the 304-route bus; a 20 min trip from the city centre. 

    • Once in the city, you may go to a shop and purchase a Leap Card which will give you reduced rates for travel all over the country. It's a good investment if you will be using public tranportation as well before or after the event.

  • Great local taxi driver, whose name is Ger, with personal service. Please book a week in advance by text to + 353 86 847 1871 OR email Please book in advance with your flight number, time, date, number of people in your group, and a phone number including country code. Ger can accommodate small groups of up to 8 passengers, as he has a van. Payment in cash or by Revolut

  • Book a taxi approximate cost €50. 

From Dublin Airport:

  • Both bus options depart from the Coach Park Zone 16—take note  of the name of the stop at the University is quoted differently by the coach companies but both arrive to The Stables on campus at University of Limerick.
  • JJ Kavanagh brings you right on campus to the "UL Stables" stop. Book here
  • Dublin Coach (also known as The Big Green Bus) brings you right on campus to The Stables as well, but they call it the "University of Limerick" stop.
    • To get to the Coach Park from Terminal 1
      • Exit the Arrivals Hall.
      • Cross the pedestrian crossing and enter the multi-storey car park on the opposite side.
      • Walk straight through the building and exit on the other side.
      • Look for the sign saying ‘Coach Park’.
      • Proceed straight across this open area whilst keeping to the pedestrian crossings and paying attention to traffic.
      • Turn left at the footpath. The Coach Park is located around the corner to the right, behind the Chapel.
    • To get to the Coach Park from Terminal 2
      • Make your way to Terminal 1 and follow the instructions above. 

If you plan to travel in Ireland after Annual Alumni Week, and you wish to drive, we suggest renting a car for pick up at  Shannon Airport August 11th and not having it for the duration our the events—parking on campus is very limited and even at the  hotels is limited and pricey and we don’t believe you will need a car during those days.

Be careful crossing roads and streets, remember traffic travels on the left side of the road  – so look left – right & left again before you cross!

Local Bus Service to the City from Campus

The 304-route bus departs every 15 minutes from The Stables on campus—a 20 min trip to the city centre.

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