Limerick City Services

Limerick City Service

Bus Éireann operates a city bus service in Limerick that connects the community with hospitals, schools, shopping and tourist attractions.

Hospitals

The Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Croom, Co Limerick is the biggest hospital in Limerick. It is easy to get to with Bus Éireann. 

St John’s Hospital on St John’s Square can also be accessed. Barrington Hospital on George’s Quay in Limerick City offers a wide range of medical services and specialises in orthopedics.

You can also chose to attend University Maternity Hospital on Henry Street in the centre of Limerick.

Shopping

Limerick City has a great selection of small family-run shops, stylish boutiques and modern department stores.

Retail centres in the city include the Arthur’s Quay shopping centre, the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle which is the largest shopping centre outside Dublin, and the Parkway Shopping Centre on the Dublin Road.

At Limerick Milk Market (open to 3pm each day) you can purchase a range of organic and artisan food products. 

Universities and Third level Colleges

University College Limerick is an established third level institute on the banks of the River Shannon. UCL currently has in excess of 11,000 full-time undergraduate students and 1,500 part-time students. It also runs graduate and postgraduate courses.

Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College is a Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts offering a wide range of programmes in education and the Arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It has over 3,000 students.

Limerick College of Further Education offers post leaving certificate further education programmes and professional qualifications in a variety of disciplines. It caters for approximately 1,200 full-time and 3000 part-time learners. Its campuses are in the South-East of the city on Mulgrave Street and also in Cappamore, East Limerick.

Tourist Attractions

King John’s Castle is a 13th-century structure located on King's Island next to the River Shannon in Limerick City Centre.  The castle has an interpretative centre which offers an interactive learning experience with guides wearing full costume.
Founded in 1168, St Mary’s Cathedral on Bridge Street in Limerick is the oldest and most historic buildings in Limerick and no trip to the city is complete without a visit.  

Make sure to check out Limerick Museum, located in City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick. Founded in 1906, it houses a wide range of historic artefacts and documents which tell the story of the city.

The Hunt Museum is also well worth a visit. Established to house a collection of approximately 2,000 works of art and antiquities collected by London art dealers John and Gertrude Hunt in their lifetime, there are year-round exhibitions, an attractive gift shop and a coffee shop on site.

Events

Limerick Literary Festival
Don’t miss the Limerick Literary Festival taking place this year from February 26 to 28. With a range of talks and readings by top authors, workshops for writers and literary walks this is a great event for anyone who loves a good book.

The Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance
The Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance takes place at the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick. Expect tons of trad sessions and dancing like you’ve never seen before.

Horse Racing at Limerick Race Course
Head to Limerick Race Course for a great day out with all the family. Whether it's a family occasion, a corporate event, or you're a serious punter looking for a great day's racing. Get there with Bus Eireann route 320 or 321.   

Airport

Shannon Airport
Travelling to or from Shannon Airport from Limerick City? The City services buses connect to Bus Éireann routes 343 or 51 both of which will bring you directly to Shannon Airport.  Located off the west coast of Ireland, Shannon Airport is a small but popular airport located 90kms south of Galway. It caters for flights from all over the world including transatlantic journeys and it acts as a gateway for American planes travelling to Europe and on to the Middle East. The Bus Éireann bus stop is located immediately outside Shannon Airport terminal building.

Timetable No.Route
301 Fr Russell Rd – Regional Hospital – City Centre – Westbury
302 City Centre - LIT – Caherdavin
303 O'Malley Park - City Centre – Pineview
304 University - City Centre - Regional Hospital – Ballycummin
304A Raheen – Station – University – Monaleen
305 St. Mary's Park - City Centre - Lynwood Park
306 Ballynanty - City Centre - Edward St