Venue and Travel Infromation
Limerick is the gateway to Ireland's scenic West. An ancient city, with a charter predating that of London, Limerick epitomises Ireland's industrial and cultural renaissance. An economy that has grown at an average of 7% per annum for over 5 years, driven in large part by the IT sector, has resulted in a reinvigorated social and cultural scene that has, nonetheless, lost none of its traditional spontaneity and charm. You have to look very hard to find traces of 'Angela's Ashes'.
The city of Limerick boasts galleries, theatre, excellent restaurants and a world class museum housed in the restored Custom House. King John's Castle bestrides the Shannon at one of its many bridges while St Mary's Cathedral is a small scale gothic masterpiece dating from the 12th century.
Above all, Limerick is a haven for Irish traditional music and you can find a lively 'session' on any night of the week.
Limerick is the heart of the Shannon region. A short drive takes you to the wonders of the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher or the beauty of Galway Bay. An additional short boat trip reaches the Aran Islands, last outpost of Europe and a stronghold of the Irish (Gaelic) language. To the east is the Shannon river and its hills and lakes; to the south lies Kerry and the legendary beauty of Dingle and Killarney. There are organised tours or you can drive yourself along winding country roads.
The University of Limerick has played a major part in Ireland and Limerick's rebirth. Set on a magnificent parkland campus beside the Shannon, the University is the centrepiece of the National Technological Park. The workshop venue is the University of Limerick's Engineering Research Building, the newest addition to the UL campus, which houses research groups, faculty offices, lecture theatres and display areas. For sports fans the University Sports Arena provides excellent facilities for swimming, tennis, squash, weights, running and quiet riverside jogging. Other essential services are also on hand, including banks, shops, restaurants and, of course, a pub.
The Engineering Research Building is the latest addition to the UL campus, located between the Foundation Building and Plassey House, and flanked by the Millstream.
|25- Engineering Research Building ||13- Plassey House |
|14- Foundation Building/Concert Hall ||18- Dromroe Village |
|12- Main Building ||15- Glucksman Library |
|17- Computer Science Building ||11- Student Centre/ The Stables |
|3- University Arena ||19- Schumann Building |
The best way to reach the University of Limerick is to fly to Shannon Airport, located 20km north of Limerick City. Scheduled flights arrive daily at Shannon from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and several US locations providing a convenient hub facility. There are also regular flights connecting Shannon to Dublin Airport.
The main airlines serving Shannon Airport are:
A bus service is available from Shannon Airport to Limerick City Centre.
A taxi desk and car rental facilities are located in the arrivals hall at ShannonAirport.
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
The University of Limerick is located about 7km from Limerick City Centre, off the N7 road to Dublin
Accommodation and Registration
Registration to the workshop is free thanks to the support of Convivio. Due to budget limitations, attendance to the event is limited to paper authors.
Accommodation for participants is available at Dromroe Village, superbly located within the UL campus between the Shannon River and the workshop venue. Cost: 44 Euro Bed&Breakfast per person per night (all rooms are en-suite).
Contact us to receive a registration form.
Last update: June 8th 2005