Making the Move: Your Complete Checklist for Relocating to Limerick

An aerial picture of Limerick city in Ireland

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and overwhelming. On the bright side, there are new places to explore, new people to meet and new experiences to have. Before you can do any of that, you need to get settled into your new home. 

If you’re planning on moving to Limerick, Ireland, we’ve got you covered. Limerick is a beautiful city in the west of Ireland, located on the River Shannon. It’s a city with a rich history and culture, and there’s always something to do or see. 

Whether you’re moving for work or to study, you’ll find that it’s a great place to call home.

Finding a Place to Live

The first thing you need to do is to find a place to live. There are plenty of options available, depending on your budget and preferences. You can rent an apartment, a house or a room in a shared house. 

Pro Tip: You can find listings for properties to rent on websites like,, and

If you’re a student, you may want to consider living in student accommodation. There are several options available, including university-managed accommodation and private student accommodation providers. 

Pro Tip: The University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology both have on-campus accommodation available.

Food and Drink

Limerick has a vibrant food and drink scene, with plenty of options to suit all tastes and budgets. You’ll find everything from traditional Irish pubs to international restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. If you’re looking for traditional Irish food, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Locke Bar, where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness and a plate of fish and chips. 

Pro Tip: Looking for something a bit more upscale? The Copper Room is a great choice for fine dining.

Getting Around

Limerick is a relatively small city, so it’s easy to get around on foot. If you need to travel a bit further afield, you can use the bus or train. Bus Éireann operates a comprehensive bus network throughout the city and surrounding areas, while Irish Rail provides train services to other cities in Ireland.

Pro Tip: If you’re planning on driving, it’s worth noting that Limerick can be quite busy, especially during rush hour. Make sure you’re familiar with the rules of the road in Ireland before you start driving.

Parks and Recreation

Limerick has plenty of parks and green spaces where you can enjoy some fresh air and exercise. The People’s Park is a popular spot for a stroll or a picnic, while the University of Limerick has a beautiful riverside campus with plenty of green spaces.

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, you can head out to the Ballyhoura Mountains for some hiking or mountain biking.


Limerick is home to several universities and colleges, making it a popular choice for students. The University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, and Mary Immaculate College all offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields.

If you have young children, there are also plenty of excellent schools in Limerick, both primary and secondary. 

Pro Tip: You can find information about schools in the area on the Department of Education and Skills website.

Cost of Living

Summary of cost of living in Limerick:

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,857.
  • Single-person estimated monthly costs: €1,932.

Please note: These estimates are based on current data, which may have some inconsistencies. While they provide a decent estimate, please be aware that they are not completely reliable.


  • Combo meal in a fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) – €8.
  • 1 litre (1 qt.) of whole-fat milk – €1.34.
  • 12 eggs, large – €3.51.
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes – €2.09.
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes – €1.23.
  • 0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket – €2.28.
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality – €13.
  • 2 litres of Coca-Cola – €2.24.
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day – €1.44.


  • The monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in an expensive area – €1,397.
  • The monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in a normal area – €1,206.
  • Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat – €209.
  • The monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in an expensive area – €858.
  • The monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in a normal area – €685.
  • Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio – €87
  • Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) – €37.
  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, Panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) – €101.
  • Hourly rate for cleaning help – €12.


  • 1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas – €1.69
  • Monthly ticket public transport – €71
  • Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) – €21


  • Basic dinner out for two in a neighbourhood pub – €37
  • 1 cocktail drink in the downtown club – €10
  • Cappuccino in ex-pat area of the city – €3.23
  • 1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) – €5.89
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) – €0.30
  • 1 month of gym membership in the business district – €47
  • 1 packet of Marlboro cigarettes – €12


There’s always something to do in Limerick. 

  • You can catch a show at the Lime Tree Theatre, which hosts a variety of performances throughout the year. 
  • The Limerick City Gallery of Art is also worth a visit, with a collection of contemporary art from both Irish and international artists.
  • If you’re a sports fan, you can catch a game of rugby at Thomond Park, home of the Munster Rugby team.
  • If you’re looking for a night out, there are plenty of pubs and clubs in the city centre to choose from.

Storage Solutions

If you need some extra space to store your belongings, especially if you’re downsizing or moving from another country. At StorageWise Limerick, we offer a range of secure and affordable storage solutions to meet your needs. 

Our state-of-the-art facility is located just a short drive from Limerick city centre, and we offer flexible lease options to suit your requirements.


Moving to Limerick is an exciting adventure, and with a little bit of planning, you can make the transition to your new home as smooth as possible. From finding a place to live to exploring the city’s food and drink scene, there’s plenty to look forward to in Limerick.

And if you need some extra space to store your belongings, get in touch with StorageWise. Our team of experts is always on hand to help you find the perfect storage solution for your needs. Ready to start your new adventure? Contact us today to learn more about our storage solutions!

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