Limerick Info

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.

Keep up to date on the latest events happening in the city at www.limerick.ie

 

Where to Find...


• Banks

There is an ATM here on campus, as well as in many of the local shops which gives students an accessible way of withdrawing money. All the main banks are located on O’Connell Street in the city. (AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, KBC, Permanent TSB)

 

• Book shops

O’Mahony’s bookshop on O’Connell Street is great for stocking college textbooks and there is also an Eason’s  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.

 

• Citizens Information

Located on Catherine Street, they will help you with advice from housing rights to workers' rights. 

 

• Computer Repairs

Copy That 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 reasonable price. 

 

• Garage

The nearest to Mary I is the Henry Street Motors (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 available to Mary I students and MISU will happily organise an appointment for you should you require.

 

• 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.

 

• Pharmacy

Ashdown Pharmacy is the closest pharmacy to the college and operates special deals for Mary I students. You will find them across the road from the Tailteann building in the Ashdown Centre. O Sullivan’s Pharmacy is located on O Connell Avenue they open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 6.30pm and 9.30am – 5.30pm Saturdays. Their branch on Sarsfield Street opens until 11pm every night.

 

• 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

We offer a full print service at MISU during office hours, simply email your documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will let you know when to pick up your documents. Outside of office hours or over the weekend, Copy That! on Henry Street is ideal if you need to get something printed. They offer good student rates.

 

• Restaurants

There are a variety of restaurants and takeaways around the town to suit a student budget;Dolans, Marco Polo, Milanos in the Crescent, Green Yard, Lana, Jasmine Palace and the Peony Court, Coqbull, Texas Steakout as well as all the ol’ reliable takeaways Supermacs, Dominos Pizza, Four Star Pizza and much more.

 

• 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 . We also recommend that you download the “Free Now” app as their location based pick up service is very handy.

 

• 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 www.buseireann.ie and search for City Services.
The busses you should get to know are listed below:

 

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

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