Top Five Lifestyle Reasons Why Limerick is Now a Location of Choice for Job Seekers

Limerick City

1. Plentiful Job Opportunities – Job opportunities are on the rise in Limerick in many sectors, and at all levels. This is great news for job seekers who may have had to relocate previously to other parts of Ireland in the last few years when the recession hit, and would now like the opportunity to move back to their hometown. The unemployment rate in Ireland has reduced to 6.6% in February 2017 from 8.4% in February 2016.

University of Limerick crest

2. Educational Facilities – Limerick takes pride in the education facilities it provides. It is home to one of Ireland’s top universities – the University of Limerick. The University of Limerick provides its students with a great variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to choose from and has a booming employment rate for graduates that is 20% higher than the other six Universities in Ireland.


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3. City of Culture – The people of Limerick are now creating a more vibrant culture in the city with continuous improvements to the cities social and cultural amenities through expansion, development and regeneration. This is all part of the “Limerick 2020 campaign” to be recognised as a European Capital of Culture in 2020. Exciting upcoming events and things to do can be found on


Thomond Park, Limerick


4. Sporting Facilities – Limerick has extensive sporting facilities. Thomond Park is the home ground of Munster Rugby which is one of the most famous rugby clubs in the world. Other well-known sporting facilities include the Gaelic Grounds which is the main GAA stadium in Limerick city, home to several hurling and football teams. If you are interested in racing you could also take a trip to Limerick Greyhound Stadium for a great atmosphere and top class greyhound racing, or alternatively go to Limerick Racecourse if you enjoy Horse Racing and a great social outing.


King John's Castle, Limerick

5. Things to do – If you are looking for something to do in Limerick there are plenty of attractions including a visit to King Johns Castle, the Treaty Stone in Limerick or Lough Gur, an ancient lakeside dwelling in County Limerick. If you are interested in local history, go to Curragh Chase Forrest Park, or go to Ballyhoura walking trails if you are interested in walking or hiking. Limerick also has a bustling nightlife with many famous bars and clubs such as Nancy Blakes, Flannery’s Bar and The Icon Nightclub. There are also a great variety of restaurants which you can review on trip advisor

Limerick is a great city to live and work in – check out some of the jobs we are recruiting for in Limerick here.

Chloe Sheehan, Recruitment Consultant







Chloe Sheehan
Recruitment Consultant
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group