Limerick Info

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Welcome to Limerick!  The people here are friendly, the food is great, the nightlife is unrivalled and above all there are lots of great things to do in your new “home” town. 

For those of you who don’t know, Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city with an urban population of close to 100,000.  During term time roughly 20,000 students bring added life to the city and its surroundings.  You will realise this once you see the sheer volume of people in the town on an average Monday or Thursday night.  Hopefully our guide to Limerick will help to give you a better idea of what’s on offer in the wonderful Treaty City.

If that is not enough Limerick is also Ireland’s City of Culture for 2014.  Hundreds of events have already taken place during the year with the latter half of the year promising to be just as busy.  All the latest listing for City of Culture can be found on or


Where to Find...

• Banks

Bank of Ireland is here on campus so it’s really easy to access and there are no queues.
All the other main banks are located on O’Connell Street in town. (AIB, Ulster Bank, KBC, Permanent TSB)


• Book shops

O’Mahony’s bookshop (061-418155) on O’Connell Street is great for stocking college textbooks and there is also an Eason’s (061-419588) just down the road.


• Bus Station/Train Station

Located on Parnell Street, you can’t miss it and it is a stone’s throw from City Campus. (061-315555).

• Citizens Information
Located on Catherine Street, it’s got everything you need to know about your rights and stuff like that. (0761-075780)


• Computer Repairs

Moviedrome in Kyle House on Henry Street (opposite the Henry Street garage) is open until 9pm every night and will repair, upgrade and remove viruses from your laptops for a good price (061-313377).


• Garage

The nearest to Mary I is the Henry Street Garage (061-411650).


Garda Station

Henry Street Garda Station (061-212400) is the main one in town; Roxboro Garda Station also serves our area (061-214340). The Community Guard is on campus in Mary I each week so check out our drop in times if you need advice.


• Pharmacy

O Sullivan’s is the nearest Pharmacy to the college. Located on O Connell Avenue they open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 6.30pm and 9.30am – 5.30pm Saturdays (061-315010). Their branch on Sarsfield Street opens until 11pm every night (061-413808).


• Library

The city Library is located in the Granary Building on Michael Street (take a right at the very end of O’Connell Street.) Limerick County Council Library can be found in Dooradoyle, next to the Crescent Shopping Centre.


• Opticians

Specsavers in the Crescent Shopping Centre (061-302120) and on Cruises Street (061-312811) in town.


• Post Office

If you are just looking to post a letter, stamps are available in An Siopa and the post box is located in the college main reception. There is a post office located down the road from the College on Henry Street (across from Subway). The GPO is on Lower Cecil Street in the city centre for all your other An Post needs.


• Printing

Moviedrome is ideal if you need to get something printed after the college closes or over the weekend. (061-313377). Moviedrome offers very good student rates.


• Tax Office

Their address is River House, Charlottes Quay (across the road from The Locke Bar) (061-212700).


• Taxi

We use Swift Taxi here at the Students’ Union. You can contact them on either 061-313131 or 061-414141


• USIT Office

Located at 51 O’Connell Street for all you need to know about J1’s, student visas and cheap trips etc. (061-415064).


• Limerick City Busses

The nearest bus stop is on O’ Connell Avenue. To get there just head straight through the John Henry Newman campus onto O Connell Avenue, as you come out the gate there is a bus stop on your left hand side which will take you into town (304 OR 304a) while the one across the road will take you towards the Crescent (304 or 304a). For further information log on to and search for City Services.
The busses you should get to know are listed below:


304a Raheen/Station/University/Monaleen Every 30mins
304 UL/ City Centre/ Bus Station/Crescent/Hospital Every 15mins