IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things will be held at the University of Limerick, Ireland
The riverside city of Limerick is located in the heart of the Mid-West of Ireland on the picturesque River Shannon. Conquered by the Vikings in the 9th century, modern Limerick is a bustling and vibrant city with a historic city centre. Ancient buildings such as King John’s Castle and St Mary’s Cathedral sit alongside beautiful Georgian architecture and are juxtaposed with modern architecture to provide a city of contrasts.
The city has a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as museums, art galleries and theatres. Limerick is known for its sporting prowess, and its passion for sports such as rugby and the traditional Irish game of Hurling (the fastest field game in the world).
Ireland is known for its warm and friendly welcome, and Limerick is no exception to this rule. We hope to offer the delegates of the 5th IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things the traditional Irish welcome.
The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Limerick, located on the outskirts of Limerick City. The University has a beautiful riverside Campus of over 133 hectares with the majestic River Shannon at its center.
University of Limerick, http://www.ece.ul.ie/conference-location
Arriving by Plane to Shannon Airport
The closest international airport to Limerick is Shannon International Airport. The airport code is SNN.
Airport Taxi from Shannon Airport
The airport cab desk, located in the arrivals hall, will organize an airport cab for you, where ever 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 (0)61 471538; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the airport cab website.
Exact fares are subject to agreement between the customer and driver. It is recommended that this is done prior to the commencement of the journey. Taxis to the city or University cost about €50-60. You can share a taxi with other delegates arriving.
Bus from Shannon Airport
You must take one bus to get from Shannon Airport to Limerick City Centre, and a further bus out to Castletroy (if you are staying in a Castletroy located hotel). The buses are run by Bus Eireann.
For all city centre hotels and the Greenhills Hotel, you must take Bus 343 from “Shannon Airport Arrivals Terminal”. This bus stops outside the Greenhills Hotel and then continues into Limerick City to the William Street stop for Strand, Clayton, George and Savoy Hotels. For the Maldron and Southcourt Hotels, you will need to take a taxi from a Limerick City taxi rank to the hotel. For all Castletroy hotels (Castletroy Park and Kilmurry Lodge), you should then get off the 343 bus and then take the Bus 304 from “William St (Superdrug Pharmacy)” to the relevant stop for your hotel. Please ask your driver and they will let you know when you reach your stop.
You can buy your ticket on the bus.
Arriving by Plane to Dublin Airport
You can also fly to Dublin Airport, which is approximately 200 kilometers from the University of Limerick. The airport code is DUB. You are responsible for your own travel from Dublin Airport to Limerick University.
Bus from Dublin Airport
There are a number of bus companies which travel directly to Limerick from Dublin airport. The most convenient (and quickest) is Dublin Coach (www.dublincoach.ie) as this bus stops at the University of Limerick. This service operates to and from Dublin Airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although services between the hours of midnight and 4.30AM are infrequent. You can get a bus at Zone 2 in the airport for €5 then a quick and easy change at the Red Cow stop to the Dublin Coach service travelling to Limerick (€10). This bus stops at the University of Limerick (for Castletroy Hotels – Castletroy Park and Kilmurry Lodge) and at Limerick City Arthurs Quay (for the city centre hotels of Strand, Clayton, George and Savoy). You will need to take a taxi from the City Centre to the Greenhills, Maldron and Southcourt Hotels. You can buy tickets online and see timetables here. “Starting from…” = Dublin – Dublin airport, “Going to…” Your destination”. You will take the N7 bus from Dublin Airport and then will have to change at the Red Cow (Luas) stop for the M7 Service to UL. The same bus company runs both busses, so they will wait for the arrivals before departing.
Another bus company is Eireagle (Dublin Airport – Limerick: The Hurlers, Castletroy): Direct (The hurlers is approximately a 10 minute walk from UL). Eireagle offer 8 coaches daily from Dublin Airport to Limerick City. Prices start from €24 per person one-way. Please see the following link for further information www.eireagle.com.
Sightseeing Tours in Limerick, Ireland
Find tours and activities around Limerick. This site gives visitor attractions including King John’s Castle, the Hunt Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick City Gallery of Art and many others.
In terms of day trips from Limerick to Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dingle etc, see prices and offerings.