Limerick City

The International Rugby Experience is a world class visitor centre in the heart of Limerick City with market-leading architectural work by the world-renowned Niall McLaughlin Architects. The seven-storey building is one of the most exciting designs ever proposed for Limerick city.

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World renowned architect, Niall McLaughlin brings his vision to Limerick.

Architect Niall McLaughlin commented on the design of the building: “The new building sits on the edge of a conservation area within Limerick’s Georgian Quarter. On such a tight urban site, the challenge lay in creating a building with capacity for the intended use but that sits comfortably in the context of the finer grain of the Georgian Quarter.”

“The design approach was to consider this as a special civic building rather than a townhouse and the architectural proposals were developed through research into historic civic buildings set in Georgian streetscapes. We are looking forward to seeing our creation come to life during the building phase and can’t wait for the wider public to catch a glimpse of this unique structure.”

Aside from the celebration of rugby union, the finished project will include spaces for the community to enjoy and for local businesses to meet. The top floor will provide stunning views of Limerick city, featuring a grand public hall at the top with 360-degree views of Limerick City and the neighbouring countryside. 

New addition to Limerick city centre to complement the broad tourism offering Limerick already exhibits.

Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland and capital of the mid-west with the Shannon river acting as a stunning backdrop. The vibrant city offers a broad range of things to see and do including major tourist attractions, sporting events, concerts, cultural and arts festivals, shopping and delightful places to sleep, eat and drink. The International Rugby Experience complements the broad tourism offering which Limerick City has to offer ranging from heritage and historic to futuristic and interactive.

The wider Limerick region complements and contrasts that with areas of outstanding natural beauty and charming towns and villages, each with their own unique character. There are numerous options for active and adventure holidaying with options for stunning golf courses, trail walking, mountain biking and numerous other activities all within easy reach.

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