Travel & Accommodation


The conference organisers are delighted to announce that we can offer some free accommodation to those in financial need for the duration of the conference. If you wish to apply for this, please send an email to with your details, affiliation (if any) and a brief outline of the reasons why you need this support (the description should be no more than 200 words).

On Campus, Ensuite Accommodation at the University of Limerick 
All six and four bedroomed apartments are located on the beautiful parkland campus of the University of Limerick, with the River Shannon at its heart, and are within easy walking distance of all conference facilities. The University campus is located just 4kms from Limerick City, and is close to transport links.
All apartments are furnished to the highest standard and offer the following:
• A shared, fully fitted kitchen, and a comfortable lounge area, with cable television
• All bedrooms have en-suite facilities (i.e. each bedroom has its own private shower and toilet facilities)
• Daily Continental Breakfast is provided for guests
• Apartments are provided for people with impaired mobility
• Electric Heating in each bedroom/apartment
• All rooms have high speed, wireless internet access
• Prepaid card telephone in each apartment
• Secure key card entry to each apartment and room
• Free car parking
• Resident village team on site and dedicated accommodation reception for guests to check in
To book, please follow this link: , delegates should choose their dates of arrival and departure and then put the code BALLAD16 in the promotional code box, to gain the rate of €49.00 B&B pppn.

There are also a number of local hotels available: 

4 star – Castletroy Park Hotel 

This hotel is located outside the main entrance to the University of Limerick

Book directly with the hotel by e-mail or phone/
Tel: +353 61 335566 or email
3 star – Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

1 mile approx (1.5km) from University of Limerick
Dublin Road, Castletroy, Limerick
Book directly with the hotel by e-mail or phone.
Tel: +353 61 331133 Ext 1 or email

The city of Limerick also offers a wide range of other accommodations if you prefer to stay further from campus. Buses and taxis provide convenient access to the city and the campus.

Should you require any additional information, please contact Limerick Travel at
Telephone       +353 61 204432
Fax                  +353 61 416336

Information on Limerick City

Founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago, the City of Limerick is magnificently sited on one of Europe’s finest rivers, the Shannon. In 1197, the City was granted a charter by John, Earl of Morton who later became King of England. He was responsible for the subsequent building of King John’s Castle in 1210. Today, it is viewed as one of the finest examples of fortified Norman architecture in Ireland. Presently, the castle is home to a major interpretative centre.

Other important city landmarks include the Treaty Stone where the treaty ending the siege of 1691 was reputedly signed, St Mary’s Cathedral (c. 1194), which incorporates elements of both Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles and the much later St. John’s Cathedral completed in 1859 which is a fine example of Gothic architecture. The City is home to several important museums and galleries including Limerick City Museum, the Hunt Museum, and the City Art Gallery. The City Museum is dedicated to presenting the city through the ages, from the Stone Age to the recent past. The Hunt Museum, located in the Customs House, is based upon an extremely impressive collection of antiques and fine objects that were bequeath to the State by the Hunt Family. Limerick is an ideal base from which to explore both the South and the West Coast of Ireland.  Limerick has a long list of attractions and exciting activities for people of all ages and interests.

Limerick is also the gateway to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes, a landscape on the edge of Europe that has shaped the development of its people, communities and settlements, a landscape that has inspired its own particular language, literature, art, song and dance. It’s a place of many natural features – seascapes, sea-life, cliffs, mountains, glens, loughs, trails and pathways. It’s a place to experience nature at its wildest, a place to explore the history of the Gaels and their religion; a place to experience great events, great food and drink, great music and the craic.

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Should you require any additional information, please contact Limerick Travel at
Telephone       +353 61 204432
Fax                  +353 61 416336

or contact the Tourist Information Centre, located on O’Connell Street in the city centre. The centre is open all year round, Monday – Saturday and is the ideal starting point for visitors to the city. Telephone: +353 61 317 522.


Location and airports

The University of Limerick is located 4kms from Limerick city. Shannon Airport, located 30kms from the University of Limerick services many destinations throughout Europe and the US. Please see Shannon Airport Website for further information

Getting to Limerick from Shannon Airport

To get to the University of Limerick Campus from Shannon Airport, you may travel by car, taxi, or bus. This link takes you to the map with directions to the campus:

The airport cab desk, located in Shannon Airport arrivals hall, will organise an airport cab for you, wherever you need to go. It is open for all arriving flights. If you wish to book in advance you can contact the desk directly: Tel: +353 61 471538 or visit the airport cab website at


The approximate cab fare is €45 (includes all passengers in the taxi).

The bus fare from Shannon airport is €5 one-way with a private coach company (JJ Kavanagh), which drops passengers at the entrance to the UL Campus (25-minute walk to the Cappavilla Village Apartments) or the Stables (a 20-minute walk to the Cappavilla Village Apartments). See for further information.

The public bus service with Bus Eireann is more expensive and runs from Shannon airport to Limerick City (€8.40 one-way, €13.20 round-trip), with a second bus (€2 one way) from the city centre to the UL.

Getting to Limerick from Dublin Airport

There are a number of commercial coaches going directly from Dublin Airport to University of Limerick.

JJ Kavanagh – The journey time is approximately 3 hours and there are 8 buses each day. Please see the following link for further information

Dublincoach offer services from Dublin Airport to the University of Limerick and Limerick city. Coaches depart the airport every hour on the half hour with a stop at the Red Cow Luas Stop to change coach for the M7 Express Service to the University of Limerick. Prices start from €15 per person one way. Please see the following link for further information

eireagle offer 8 coaches daily from Dublin Airport to Limerick City. Please see the following link for further information (Please ask the driver to be left off at the Hurlers/Castletroy bus stop, as this is the closest stop to campus)

Getting to Limerick from Cork Airport

Citylink and Bus Eireann both offer limited services from Cork Airport to Limerick city. Please see and for further information.


Top Cabs: (+353) 61417417 / 061417417
Plassey Cabs (+353) 61336336 / 061336336

University of Limerick Campus 

University of Limerick Campus Map 

Helpful information 


Ireland has a temperate climate, resulting in relatively cool summers. The mean daily temperature in July is 15 – 20°C (59-69°F). It is generally quite dry in July but it is possible to experience many climate changes in one day. Rain can occur at any time, so come prepared!

Ireland is generally informal about clothes. In the more expensive hotels and restaurants most people dress formally for dinner and a jacket and tie might be required. Warm sweaters, comfortable walking shoes and rainwear are advisable throughout the year.

Credit Cards 
Credit cards are widely used in Ireland and all leading credit cards are accepted.


Like other countries in the European Union, the Republic of Ireland’s currency is the euro (€). Bills (notes) come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500 euros. You will also commonly see one and two euro coins, as well as 5-, 10-, 20-, and 50-cent coins (100 cents to the euro). Exchange rates vary daily. You can check the latest values at Frequent travellers find it most convenient to withdraw cash using ATMs, where the exchange rate is most favourable, rather than exchanging money at the airport. Confirm with your own bank that your ATM card will work. Inform them in advance of your travel plans, so that your access should be simple. Check with your bank for any cost associated with using the ATM network while in Ireland. There may be a foreign transaction fee in addition to the regular bank fee. If you want to exchange your currency in Ireland, a main bank is the best place to change currency. Bureau de change counters in banks usually offer better exchange rates—but be sure to check for local Banking Days when they will be closed.

A valid licence is required for driving in Ireland. Driving is on the left and seat belts must be worn at all times. In the Republic of Ireland the speed limits are 50km/h in built up urban areas, 80km/h on rural Regional roads (R) and Local Roads(L), 100km/h on the National Roads(N), including Dual carriageways and 120km/h on the motorways(M). The signposts denoting speed and distance are in kilometres per hour. All signposts and place names are displayed bilingually in both Irish and English.

Electricity Supply
Ireland works off a flat three-pin plug system. Electrical current is 220-240 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC). You are advised to purchase the appropriate adapters in advance. These are available at most airports.

Emergency Numbers

Republic of Ireland Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance:                  ROI Tel: 112 or 999

The fire, ambulance and police services in Ireland and Northern Ireland are all contactable via the above numbers. When calling emergency services you will be asked to provide:

  • The exact address of the incident or emergency and/or any noticeable landmarks nearby
  • Directions to the scene of the emergency
  • The telephone number you are calling from
  • Details on the incident itself, the number of persons involved, the description of any visible injuries and knowledge of any pre-existing medical conditions

Try and stay calm and listen to the call taker’s instructions. It is also important to keep your own phone on as the emergency service may need to contact you for further information.

Shops are generally open Monday to Saturday from 09.00am to 6.00pm with late night shopping until 8.00 or 9.00pm at many of the larger stores. On Sunday, many supermarkets and some of the bigger shops will open from midday until 6.00pm.


Since 2004 smoking is banned fully in the general workplace, enclosed public places, restaurants, bars, cafes, education facilities, healthcare facilities and public transport. It’s perfectly legal to smoke outdoors.

The customary tip in Ireland is 10 to 20 per cent. Many hotels and restaurants add it in the form of a service charge on the menu or bill. It’s not customary to tip in pubs unless you have table service. Tipping porters, taxi drivers, hairdressers etc is a good idea.


Vaccinations are currently not required for travel to Ireland. However, we strongly advise that you consult your GP well in advance of your departure for medical advice.

Vat Refunds

Under the Retail Export Scheme, if you live outside of the EU, you can claim back a portion of the VAT on purchases made during your stay in the Republic of Ireland. Most retailers participate in this VAT refund scheme and you can ask for a VAT refund form in the store once you’ve made your purchases.

There are three refund points in Dublin where you can reclaim your tax. You can also find refund points in and Shannon and Cork airports.


Travellers from some countries may need visas. A list of countries whose citizens need a visa to visit Ireland can be found at this link: VISA requirements

Should you require any additional information, please contact Limerick Travel at
Telephone       +353 61 204432
Fax                  +353 61 416336



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