Limerick in the Limelight

Thursday, January 21, 2021


Limerick is traditionally a city of industry and manufacturing, a trading city. The city is located at the edge of the Golden Vale, and as such, there is a thriving Agri-Foods industry located around the region. It is also within 30 miles of the county's main strategic deepwater port (Foynes), as well as the only transatlantic airport and regional hub (Shannon).

Medicine and Big Pharma

The manufacturing and research being conducted here by industry are world-class: major Pharma and Med-Device companies like Regeron, Edward Life Sciences, and Johnson & Johnson with facilities in the region are leading the fight against Covid-19. 

Currently, there are over 4,600 people directly employed by Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies in Limerick. Plus, Limerick consistently ranks in the top 3 counties for available Pharmaceutical and MedTech jobs in Ireland.

Good news! With numerous investments being granted to build new sites, Limerick is constantly growing and offering more jobs. For example, the 2030 Plan aims to offer 12,000 new jobs within Limerick.

Tech and Transport

Meanwhile, Limerick has emerged as a major technology hub in Ireland. Companies like Jaguar Landrover are perfecting autonomous vehicles. EI is one of the world's largest manufacturers of fire detection sensor equipment. Dell EMC contributed extensively to the technological brains trust which continues to define Limerick. 

The Shannon Free Zone is a huge industrial complex which is located less than 15 miles from the college, with smaller specialised centres within the metropolitan areas. Furthermore, The National Technological Park is located 3 miles from Limerick city. It covers an area of 650 acres and is the location for 80 organisations employing over 3,000 people including Cook Medical and Vistakon.


With such a convenient location in the center of a bustling, business-focused city, our Limerick location is perfect for students to focus on their studies whilst being surrounded by hands-on industry examples. 

Our Limerick location provides the best of both worlds; a small college that will give you all the individual attention you need while surrounding you with big business in an urban industrial setting.

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