Christmas Car Parking

Limerick City centre on-street parking from 50c for 30 minutes or €1 an hour is one of the cheapest in the country with 3,500 spaces available via the free Limerick e-Parking app, e-Parking local number +353 61 303093 and the E-Parking website,

Christmas Parking in Limerick

Park and Stride

In total, Limerick City & County Council will be providing approximately 300 free car parking spaces to the public. The Park & Stride initiative is in keeping with objectives of Healthy Limerick in promoting active travel for the public. The Council are encouraging the public to be active this Christmas and walk the last 5-10 minutes of their journey to shop in the city centre.

Where: Cleeve’s, O’Callaghan Strand
Dates: Friday 6th - Tuesday 31st Dec 2019
Times: 9am – 9pm

Limerick City & County Council will provide approximately 220 free car parking spaces to the public at the Council owned Cleeve’s site from Friday 6th December.

The free parking will be made available to the public throughout the Christmas period up until and including New Year’s Eve. The car park will open at 9am and close at 9pm. 

The Cleeve’s site, located adjacent to Shannon Bridge and accessed from the Condell Road, will be available to the public free of charge. The public will be provided with two car parks where security will be provided.

Where: Limerick City and Council Car Park, access via Nicholas Street
Dates: 7th & 8th | 14th & 15th | 21st, 22nd & 24th December 2019
Times: 9am - 9pm

Limerick City & County Council will also be making available the staff car park behind City Hall for free weekend parking for three weekends in December. 

The car park will be available on 7th/8th December, 14th/15th December and 21st/22nd December 2019 from 9am to 9pm and also Christmas Eve.

Where: Irish Rail Depot, Roxboro Road
Dates: 7th & 8th | 14th - 24th December 2019
Times: 9am - 9pm    

A third site for Park and Stride has been made available by Irish Rail on the Roxboro Road. Irish Rail in association with the Council are providing free parking from 9am to 9pm on 7th and 8th December and also from 14th to 24th December (9am-9pm) including Christmas Eve.

The public can park their cars free of charge where security will be provided during these periods.

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Park and Ride

Limerick City and County Council have also secured Park and Ride sites for the three weekends in the run up to the Christmas period. See details of relevant bus services here.

Where: The South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout
Dates: 7th & 8th | 14th & 15th | 21st & 22nd Dec 2019
Times: 9am - 9pm

The South Court Hotel in Raheen are making their lower car park (in front of the conference centre) available to the public free of charge on 7th/8th December, 14th/15th December and 21st/22nd December 2019 from 9am to 9pm. 

The public will be able to park their cars at the hotel and take public transport at Raheen roundabout to the city centre.

Where: University of Limerick, Castletroy 
Dates: 7th & 8th | 14th & 15th | 21st & 22nd Dec 2019
Times: 9am - 9pm

The University of Limerick is also making their car park adjacent to the Stables available to the public on the 7th/8th December, 14th/15th December and 21st/22nd December 2019 from 9am to 9pm. The public can park their cars and take public transport to the city centre from The Stables. 

The public can park their cars and take public transport to the city centre.

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City Centre On-Street Parking

FREE ON-STREET PARKING after 5.30pm daily | Always free on Sundays

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Bus Services

Christmas Shopping in Limerick ….Take the hassle out of travel by taking the bus.

Leave the car at home this festive season and travel into and around Limerick city on public transport.

Bus Éireann

High frequency routes include the 301 from Westbury and Father Russell Road, Route 302 from Caherdavin and Route 304/304A from the Castletroy and Raheen areas into Limerick City Centre. City routes around Limerick serve hospitals, colleges and the main Shopping Centres such as the Crescent and Childers Road. Bus Éireann operate eight buses per hour between the city centre and the Crescent Shopping Centre, while a 15 minute frequency operates between the City Centre and the Childers Road, Parkway and Castletroy shopping areas of the city.

Customers can now access Real Time Information either through a phone app or at or, this information allows customers to plan their journey more efficiently by accurately displaying when exactly their bus is due to arrive at a particular bus stop. In addition to this a number of bus stops in Limerick City also have Real Time Passenger Information signs which accurately counts a buses arrivals in real time.

When travelling around Limerick make sure you use your Leap card with discounts of up to 30% on single city trips - reducing a city journey from €2.30 to €1.61.

For more information on Bus Éireann services visit

Dublin Coach

Dublin Coach has recently doubled the frequency of the 307/308 Limerick City services, resulting in a departure from the University of Limerick to Limerick City Centre approximately every 15 minutes.

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Parking in Abbeyfeale, Kilmallock, & Newcastle West

  • First hour is always free during the hours of 9:30am and 5:30pm
  • From 7th to 31st December there will be an additional 2 Hours Free On-Street Parking after 2.30pm
  • On-street parking is always free after 5.30pm

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