Ireland, Limerick

Limerick University

Bachelor, MBA

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Kemmy Business School in Limerick, Ireland, is the business school of the University of Limerick and as such is one of the colleges of the university.

As a leading Irish Business School in a public university system, KBS is committed to excellence in teaching, and to fostering knowledge and understanding of business and society within a diverse, research active and socially engaged environment.

The Country

Ireland is an island in theNorth Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of theBritish Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth. Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, especially in the fields of literature. Alongside mainstream Western culture, a strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music, and the Irish language. The culture of the island also shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.

The city

Plassey is an area of Limerick City about 5 km upstream on the River Shannon from Limerick City centre. It is located near the suburbs of Castletroy and Monaleen. The University of Limerick has its main campus in the area, which is the site of its Plassey House administrative centre. The University’s other main campus is located across the River Shannon with the 2 campuses connected by 2 bridges. The area is not to be confused with the Plassey estate in County Clare owned by Robert Clive. Both were named after the Battle of Plassey 1757, part of the British Conquest of India.

Student life

An international focus in all relevant areas of KBS activities is one of the major goals of the KBS strategic plan. This recognizes the growing dependence of our students, in particular, and of Irish society, in general, on international linkages. More of our students now seek employment in other countries than did so in the past, and those who secure employment in Ireland will be increasingly dependent on international business. Furthermore, the number of international students on our programs continues to grow. Our responsibility as global citizens requires a new international focus. KBS support this by internationalizing all relevant aspects of our activities.


Plassey Village is located at the main entrance at the Univeristy of Limerick. Plassey is a great place to make friends especially in first year as the houses mainly sleep 8 people. There are also 4-bedroom houses, ideal for postgraduate and senior students. Terraced houses are grouped around landscaped courtyards which help to create a cosy communal atmosphere. Shops are located very close to the village and a regular bus service to Limerick operates every 20 minutes from a stop directly opposite the village.

Travel Opportunities

King John’s Castle is a 13th-century castle located on King’s Island in Limerick, Ireland, next to the River Shannon. Although the site dates back to 922 when the Vikings lived on the Island, the castle itself was built on the orders of King John in 1200. One of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe, the walls, towers and fortifications remain today and are visitor attractions. The remains of a Viking settlement were uncovered during archaeological excavations at the site in 1900.