Limerick is home to a unique bus service called Concert Travel - it goes straight to big concerts and festivals. It is very handy and much cheaper than trains or staying overnight.
I went to Electric Picnic with them in September - it fast fast, comfortable, no one drinking on the bus or anything and the staff were great.
Bus Eireann carries over 19 million people annually on city services and town services. They operate city services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford, and town services in Athlone, Drogheda, Dundalk, Navan and Sligo.
The following info is of Bus numbers which will take you around the city to various locations. Please note that the main areas to get on these busses are at Brown Thomas on O'Connell street and Boyd's on William Street. If you have any trouble finding either location just ask a local (they will be glad to assist you)
This information is correct as of December 04.
301&307 Greenfields to O'Malley Park/Shannon Banks
301 City Centre to Greenfields
301 Shannon Banks to Greenfields
301 City Centre to Shannon Banks
302&308 University to Caherdavin/Raheen
302&308 William Street to University
302 Caherdavin to University
302 City Centre to Caherdavin
306 Craeval Park to O'Malley Park
306 City Centre to Craeval Park
303 Carew Park to Ballynanty Beg
303 City Centre to Carew Park
303 Ballynanty Beg to Carew Park
303 City Centre to Ballynanty Beg
308&304 Raheen to University/Pineview
308&304 City Centre to Raheen
304 Pineview to Raheen
304 City Centre to Pineview
305 Coonagh Roundabout to O'Malley Park
305 City Centre to Coonagh Roundabout
306&307 O'Malley Park to Craeval/Greenfields/Coonagh
306&307 City Centre to O'Malley Park
309 St Mary's Park to Lynwood Park
309 City Centre to St Mary's Park
309 Lynwood Park to St Mary's Park
309 City Centre to Lynwood Park
The most convenient way to get around Limerick is by bus. There are Bus Eirrean stops all over the place, but the key bus stop for UL students is on Roches street. The stop outside of Brown Thomas will take you to Raheel.
The fare is 1.20 euro per trip, except for the rare "eurobus" which goes to and from the University.
The bus schedules are not reliable, so feel free to ask the people around for specific information about what bus goes where.
Plenty of taxis are around and at reasonable prices, one place to call is:
Castletroy Taxi: 061 332 266
The main shopping center is down O'Connell street between William and Roches Streets. There is also a pedestrian shopping area. In the city center you will find Penney's, Roches, Dunnes, Argos, as well as the other little shops that are so fun to go in.
The cheapest way to get around the city is by bus. Most, if not even all, busses depart from William Street which is a side street of O'Connell Street; just a stone's throw away from Brown Thomas department store (that's also where you get out of the bus if you arrive downtown from the suburbs).
Another option is taking a taxi. A taxi drive from the city centre to Castletroy for example costs about 6-8 Euro, it pretty much depends on the taxi driver! However there are also taxi companies which have fixed prices.
Local bus services are quite alright, they are mainly cross-city services, that go throgh either O'Connell St or William St in the city centre. The city centre is pretty compact, you could easily walk it. Only for amenities like the University of Limerick or Limerick Insitute of Technology, the Regional Hospital might you require a bus from the centre.
Same place station by bus and train.
large front square and car's parking space.
two star level railway hotel in front station.