Culture & Community in Limerick
By coming to LIT, you will be among some 20,000 third level students in Limerick who are valued for their contribution to making the city the exciting, spirited and energetic place that it is. As a student you will discover that Limerick is a vibrant, young city that bustles as the commercial capital of the region.
Limerick has something to offer everybody thanks to its many cultural, historical, architectural, sporting, shopping and business activities. With almost 50 per cent of Limerick’s population under the age of 30, it is fast becoming a vibrant, living, cosmopolitan city. In the past decade Limerick has gone through a huge redevelopment drive that has transformed the city. Defined by the great river Shannon, the city has an attractive and modern urban centre with boutiques, cafés, and great off the beaten path shops, and a nightlife that will take you into the wee hours of the morning!
As cultural centres go, Limerick has a reputation that cannot easily be matched elsewhere. It is home to the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Hunt Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, the World Music Centre, Lyric FM, and LIT’s own Wired FM. Theatre and entertainment venues include the LIT Millennium Theatre, University of Limerick Concert Hall, Dolan’s Warehouse and multi-screen cinemas throughout the city. Located in LIT’s City Centre Clare St Campus is the Limerick School of Art and Design, and the LSAD Church Gallery is well worth a visit. Also many of our students and graduates are involved in the Creative Limerick initiative in alternative art spaces and galleries including the well regarded Ormston House, Faber Studios and Occupy Space.
Limerick is rightly famed as the sporting capital of Ireland. Here, sport transcends all class boundaries and ‘the docker and the doctor compete in the field of sport on an equal footing’.
Limerick's love of rugby is world renowned and it is home to the iconic Thomond Park Stadium. Situated next to the LIT's Moylish Park Campus, Thomond Park has been the scene of many memorable Munster Rugby clashes. Our passionate Munster rugby supporters have been described as among the best fans in the world.
Gaelic football, hurling, golf, horse-racing, walking and cycling are also particularly popular pursuits in Limerick.
Nestled in between Thomand Park and the Limerick Gaelic Grounds LIT is in the heart of sporting Limerick.