UL campus information

University of Limerick


The University is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 133 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The University of Limerick campus is located 5km from Limerick City. The University is a smarter travel campus: with the support of Limerick Smarter Travel, the University is committed to the promotion of sustainable modes of transport including walking.

The University is home to the National Self Portrait Collection and the Watercolour Society of Ireland. Located mainly in the Foundation Building and Plassey House, these collections can be viewed during office hours.

Explore the campus

Take a relaxing walk/cycle around our beautiful campus which nestles on the banks of the river Shannon. Stroll over the spectacular Living Bridge and enjoy the river views and natural habitat. A network of over 14km interconnecting pathways and trails provides the leisure walker with ample opportunity to engage with and experience the landscape and environment of the campus. Pathways north and south of the river make their way through riparian meadow and woodland while expansive views of the river can be had from the Living Bridge and the University Bridges.

The Living Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge in Ireland has become an iconic feature of the campus. It consists of seven 50 metre spans on which are located four sheltered platforms. These are designed as resting or refuge places for walkers, for social gatherings, informal classes or music or dance performances making it a veritable living bridge. The bridge curves over the river reflecting the flow of the river itself. Consequently and unusually, the end of the bridge is not in sight when you step onto it. The bridge is particularly beautiful at night when illuminated by various colour schemes.

UL has a map app which works with Google Maps. Download links below:

University Arena

The University of Limerick plays a unique role in sport. UL sport’s magnificent facilities, including an Olympic standard swimming pool, a well equipped gym, four multipurpose courts, a 60m indoor sprint track and a 225m jogging track which with outdoor pitches, courts, a running track and the Boathouse, all contribute to UL’s designation as Ireland’s Sports Campus. The facilities are open to the public.


Visitor Centre

Located in the Student Courtyard, the Visitor Centre provides a warm welcome to the University and displays information on campus facilities. A short informative video gives an overview of the University. Visitors may also purchase University branded merchandise along with an attractive selection of local craft items.

The Student Courtyard, colloquially known as The Stables is set in the original stables of Plassey House. The courtyard offers restaurants and bars, a bank, retail outlets and the Contemplative Centre.


Visit the UL Farmers’ Market

Every Tuesday is ‘Market Day’ at UL. Local producers offer an array of produce from noon to 5.30pm in the Student Centre Courtyard.


UL to city centre Riverbank Walk

You can now travel the more than three-kilometre route from the University of Limerick right into the heart of the city centre or Corbally along the scenic River Shannon and the canal. It travels from the UL Boat House to the Guinness Bridge in the city centre.


Important information: We would like to advise visitors that clamping is in operation on campus at University of Limerick. If you are unable to park in reserved parking areas, we strongly advise visitors to park in free open car parks or in pay car parks. Vehicles parked in undesignated areas, campus roads or in areas causing an obstruction to emergency or service vehicles will be clamped.

Open free car parking and pay car parking
If you are attending an event at the university or you wish to explore our beautiful campus, you can park in free open car parking as shown on our map at the Foundation Building (1), University Arena (10) Schuman Building (2) and the North Bank Car Park (15).
If spaces are unavailable, you can avail of pay car parking areas to the front of the Student Centre(11) or the Western Car park (13) located near Dromroe Village. Parking in paid car parks is charged at a flat rate of €3.00 per day.