Getting to the University of Limerick
The closest airport to the UL is Shannon (36 km from the campus). It has connections to 8 airports in the UK (including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, and Edinburgh), 13 airports in the continental Europe (including Frankfurt, Barcelona-Reus, and Warsaw), and 5 airports in the USA/Canada (including New York, Boston, and Toronto).
Travelling to UL from Shannon airport
By taxi: The airport taxi desk is located in the arrivals hall. The cost of a trip to the campus ~ €55 (covers all passengers in the car).
By bus: Take a bus to Limerick city centre (~ €7 one-way), then a second bus to the UL (~ €2 one-way). Timetables and tickets at http://www.buseireann.ie.
You might also consider travelling to Limerick through Dublin, which is situated 200 km away from the UL and has connections to all major cities in the world. It is also worthy of spending several days in it, either before or after the conference: you will have a chance to visit Dublinia, the James Joyce Museum, find out the secret recipe of Guinness and the difference between Scottish whisky and Irish whiskEy.
Travelling to UL from Dublin airport
By bus: The most frequent bus service from Dublin Airport to the UL is Dublin Coach: departs every 30 minutes, 1 change (at “Red Cow”), total travel time ~ 2.5 hours, €15/€30 one-way/round-trip. You can also use J.J.Kavanagh or Eir Eagle (the latter is the quickest of the three services, but runs only 10 buses per day and they stop at “The Hurlers” – i.e., in a 20 minutes’ walk from the UL). Dublin Coach and J.J.Kavanagh have also direct services to the UL from Dublin city centre.
By train: This option implies taking bus/taxi from the airport into Dublin city centre and another bus/taxi from Limerick city centre to the UL, and so is much more inconvenient than travelling by bus.