University Boathouse Facility


The University of Limerick plays a unique role in Irish Sport. This includes responsibilities for the provision of teaching and research programmes in physical education and sports science. Currently there are 600 full-time students enrolled in such programmes. In addition to its national role, the University is responsible for providing a sports environment to the 12,500 student body and staff on campus and the general sporting public in the region.

University Arena

The University Arena is a multi-purpose sports facility catering for the expanding national sports responsibilities the University enjoys. This large indoor facility completes the total package of sports available on campus for all user groups.

University Boathouse

The Boat House is a new addition to the University of Limerick. The culmination of a project that was first discussed vis-á-vis the Students Union back in 1998 came to fruition on September the 30th 2009. The UL Boathouse was a unique project generated within the Clubs & Societies body of the University of Limerick Students Union. This is a superb sporting addition to the campus infrastructure which now houses the Rowing, Kayak, Mountain Bike and Sub Aqua Clubs respectively.

Visit The Boathouse website for more information

Coaching Ireland

Coaching Ireland has the lead role in the development of coaching in Ireland on an all island basis. We will highlight the importance of quality coaching in developing our athletes and providing opportunities for participants. The main objectives of Coaching Ireland are:

  • Raise the standard, status and profile of coaching in Ireland to provide performers and participants with the best quality coaching through their involvement in sport
  • Lead the development of coaching in Ireland through the implementation of a quality coach and tutor education and support programme
  • Work in partnership with NGBs and the wider sporting sector on an all island basis

Visit the Coaching Ireland website for more information

UL Activity Centre

Situated on the sheltered shores of Lough Derg and nestled at the foot of Crag Hill is the purpose built University of Limerick Activity Centre. In operation for over a decade, ULAC provides an excellent year round service to the general public. Our high quality adventure based programmes and a varied client base is a testament to our true dedication to excellence.

ULAC offers a perfect location for all your outdoor adventure needs. All of our activities are within close proximity so no long bus journeys from the centre to the activities; you can get straight from the water to a hot shower.

To complement our up to date equipment we employ very experienced and qualified staff who are experts in their fields and use safe, modern and exciting teaching and instructing methods.

All of this of course offered at very competitive rates, but to truly understand our dedication to excellence you have got to come visit us!

Visit the University of Limerick Activity Centre website for more information

UL Sports Clubs

Sports Clubs are a fundamental part of the University scene here in Ireland and UL is no different. There are currently 35 active Sports Clubs in UL. As a 10,000+ campus, Clubs & Societies is the largest collection of voluntary run recreational and leisure activities under the one umbrella group on the University of Limerick campus. There is a huge variety of sports clubs on campus and their organisation is administered by the University of Limerick Students Union.

Visit the Clubs & Societies website for more information.

Swim Ireland High Performance Centre

Swim Ireland's first ever High Performance Centre (HPC-UL) is based in the University Arena and offers competitive swimmers the chance to develop to international level. The swimmers are coached full time by Swim Ireland's High Performance Coach Ronald Claes. Further, they are supported through a science team consisting of a Medical Officer, physiologist, psychologist, physiotherapist, dietician and race analyst.

More information about the High Performance Centre UL