Limerick is situated in the mid-west of Ireland 25km from Shannon International Airport.

By Air

The best way to reach Limerick is to fly to Shannon Airport, located 20km north of Limerick City. Scheduled flights arrive daily at Shannon from several European and US locations providing a convenient hub facility.
The main airlines serving Shannon Airport are:

For a full list of flights reaching Shannon, please consult the airport website
A bus service is available from Shannon Airport to Limerick City Centre (train and bus station).
A taxi desk and car rental facilities are located in the arrivals hall at Shannon Airport.

For delegates arriving at Dublin Airport, Limerick is serviced by regular train and bus services originating from Dublin city centre.

By Train or Bus from Dublin

For information on train schedules from Dublin to Limerick, please check out the Irish Rail website
For information on bus schedules from Dublin to Limerick, please check out the  Bus Eireann website

By Boat

There are three main ferry companies which service Ireland
by Dublin Port ( from Holyhead, Liverpool Douglas)

by Irish Ferries (from Pembroke, Holyhead, Cherbourg, Roscoff)

by FerryView (from Pembroke, Holyhead, Liverpool, Swansea)

Visa Requirements

Check if you need a visa in the list of countries on the web site of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Applications must normally be made through the Irish Embassy or Consulate in the applicant's country of permanent residence and applicants may be required to attend for personal interview. If there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in the applicant's country of permanent residence the application may be made through any Irish Embassy or Consulate through the applicant's reference in Ireland or directed by post to the Visa Office, Department of Foreign Affairs, 69-71 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone +353 1 478 08221Applicants should apply at least three weeks (five weeks by post) in advance of the intended date of departure for Ireland.The granting of an Irish visa is, in effect, only a form of pre-entry clearance. It does not grant permission to enter Ireland. Immigration Officers have authority to grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry. They should therefore carry with them, for possible presentation to Immigration Officers, the originals or copies of the documents submitted with their applications.Visa applicants require a valid visa each time they enter the State, including entry via the UK. This also applies to persons who have current permission to reside in the State.A visa does not grant permission to stay in Ireland. The date of validity shown on the visa indicates only the date before which it must be presented to an Immigration Officer. The length of stay is decided by an Immigration Officer at the port of entry. Irish law does not provide for a permanent residence visa.A visa holder who remains in the State longer than the permitted period and/or who submitted false or misleading information in support of his/her application may become liable for prosecution and/or subject to deportation.Travel tickets should not be booked or paid for by applicants until their applications have been approved.Visas for Ireland Information



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