Travel Advice and Information

More information coming soon!

For now, find information on flying in and out of Ireland, public transportation and car share, what to wear, accommodation, and day tours and tourist destinations in Limerick.

Flying In and Out of Ireland

Shannon Airport (SNN) is the closest airport and has more flights during the summer months than the winter months. There are buses and taxis (~€40) to Limerick city from Shannon.

Bus from Shannon Airport to Limerick City. (You’ll have to take a different bus to get to UL)

Alternatively, you can find more routes, sometimes cheaper, in and out of Dublin Airport (DUB), but then you will have to travel by bus to Limerick City. Depending on the bus, the rate is around €20 and can go to UL or just the city centre. These buses are here:

Dublin Coach: Route 726: N7 service, changing bus at the Red Cow LUAS stop to the Route 300: M7 service

Eireagle: Faster, fewer stops, not bus changes, but runs less frequently

There are no trains from Dublin Airport to Limerick, but there is one from Dublin City Centre to Limerick City Centre. Buses are cheaper and faster, though.

Public Transportation and Car Share

Events will be held at the University of Limerick and Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (formerly Limerick Institute of Technology). There are a number of services between UL and the city centre, and one route from the city centreu to TUS. Limerick buses are very, very unreliable, so we recommend hiring a car.

The routes between UL and the City Centre are Bus Eireann route 304, or Dublin Coach 307 and 308 routes

The routes between TUS (formerly LIT) and the City Centre are Bus Eireann route 302.

If you would like to share a car with someone else to reduce costs, email with subject ICMC Car Share. We will make a Google spreadsheet with your name and email, travel dates, and driving licence, and when the conference nears, we will share it so that all can reach each other.

What to Wear

Weather in Ireland is unpredictable. It tends to be mild, so don’t expect to have extremes of temperature, but most people will find summer in Ireland to be rather chilly. Bring lots of layers you can add or remove depending on the temperatures, especially water resistant layers. Umbrellas work when the rain isn’t coming sideways, which happens less frequently in summer. An Australian once said that summer in Ireland is like winter in Perth.


There will be on-campus accommodation (en-suite bedrooms), which will be available for booking when you register here:

You may also find loads of hotels in Limerick City. Some of them are:

The Travelodge Castletroy has limited rooms at the ICMC rate. You must book by phone and say you are calling for the ICMC rate. It is €150/night on weekends and €99/night weekdays.

You may actually find some charming B&Bs in the area, but expect to need a car to travel easily between locations.


If you’re coming to the southwest of Ireland, you may check out these very interesting bus tours and destinations. Spend some time here before or after the conference. There are day tours and loads of things in or near Limerick City.

Paddywagon Tours

Cliffs of Moher Tour from Limerick

  • Depart Limerick at 9.15am
  • The tour includes a 1.5 hour stop at the Cliffs of Moher
  • A stop in Doolin and the Burren and a photo stop in Bunratty Castle
  • The tour finishes at approx. 4pm
  • The cost is €35 per person

Ring of Kerry Tour from Limerick

  • Depart Limerick at 8am
  • The tour includes stops at Killorglin, Dingle Bay, Waterville, Sneem, Killarney National Park, Torc Waterfall and Killarney 
  • The tour arrives back to Limerick at approx. 7.30pm
  • The cost is €45 per person

Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher Explorer Tour from Limerick

  • Depart Limerick at 8.30am
  • Arrive at Doolin Pier at 10.45am
  • You’ll have 5 hours to enjoy Doolin and walk the 8km cliff path to the Cliffs of Moher visitors centre
  • The coach and driver will meet you at the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre for a return transfer back to Limerick 
  • The tour arrives back at approx 6.30pm
  • The cost is €35 per person

Aran Islands & Cliffs Of Moher Day Tour, Including Cliffs Of Moher Cruise from Limerick

  • Depart Limerick at 8.30am 
  • Arrive at Doolin Pier at 10.45am 
  • The ferry departs Doolin at 11am for Inisheer where you will have 2 hours to explore the island 
  • 13.45 depart Inisheer, arrive back in Doolin at 15.00 
  • 15.30 arrive at the Cliffs of Moher where you will have 1 hour to explore the visitors centre 
  • 16.30 return transfer back to Limerick 
  • The cost is €60 per person

King John’s Castle

  • Open 10:00 to 17:00
  • Book online for 10% discount

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

  • Large park with re-creations of Irish homes of different styles, old school house and pub, manicured garden, and Irish animals
  • Castle tour with entertaining evening banquet
  • Folk Park: 9:30-17:30
  • Medieval Banquet in Bunratty Castle
  • Durty Nellie’s pub next door

Treaty City Brewery Tour

See Limerick’s local brewery, and don’t forget to try Treaty City at the pub. Use code ICMC2022 for a 10% discount when booking the tour.