Sports and Recreation

Limerick City Council oversees a range of sporting facilities. These facilities are aimed at providing opportunities for recreation for all, and charges, where applicable, are constructed to avoid exclusion.

Swimming Pools

Grove Island Leisure Centre,

Tel:     (061) 350221
Fax: (061) 356958


There are some 30 playing pitches throughout the city which are provided for use to the various sporting organisations, e.g. for rugby, soccer and gaelic games.


Rathbane Golf Course



TEL:       (061) 313655



Rathbane Golf Course is a new parkland course, built on 125 acres, with modern sand-based greens. It is situated within the city suburbs, with panoramic views of the local countryside. This is Limerick's first municipal golf course with "pay as you play" in operation. A management company currently operates the course on behalf of the City Council. Players can avail of professional tuition and motorised caddy-hire at the golf course.

Rathbane Golf Club was awarded the provincial title “Munster Club of the Year” in 2005 by the Golfing Union of Ireland. This award was in recognition of improvements to the course and the commitment of both the management and the club to Junior golf (Rathbane is affiliated to “The First Tee” junior golf programme).

Services and Facilities provided

  • Managing the timesheet & all golfing activities
  • Customer Service
  • Golf Shop & Café/Snack Shop
  • Grounds and Greens-keeping services
  • Promotion, Marketing, Administration & Financial back-up services
  • Security & Ranger Services

Limerick City Sports Partnership

Getting Limerick Active

Limerick City Sports Partnership was established in 2002 under the direction of the Irish Sports Council to plan, lead and coordinate the development of sport and physical activity in Limerick. Limerick City Sports  Partnership is run on a daily basis by a sports coordinator, an administrator and team of sports development officers, and governed by a board of directors. The key aim of the Limerick City Sports Partnership is to increase participation in sport and physical activity at a local level including amongst those who volunteer in support of such participation.  Areas of work include:

- Enhanced planning of sport at local level

- Increased levels of local participation, especially amongst specific target groups such as older people, girls and women, people with disabilities, unemployed people and those who live in identified disadvantaged communities

 - Enhanced local coach deployment

- Club development

 - Volunteer training

 - Local directories of sports bodies and facilities

 - Better use of existing facilities

 - Clear priorities for local facility provision and improvement, with related quality management initiatives

 - School/club/community and possibly school National Governing Body of Sport links

- Local sports events


For further details please contact:

Limerick City Sports Partnership

Phone: +353 61 333600

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Limerick City Sports Partnership
Limerick City Sports Partnership
University Arena
University of Limerick

Limerick and Environs Sports & Recreation Policy Framework Plan 

A recreational needs study has been undertaken by Cunnane Stratton Reynolds, Town Planning & Landscape Architecture, Dublin.

The study area covers Limerick City and extends into Counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.

The purpose of the study is to assess existing facilities and current demands, consult with various bodies on requirements, assess future needs and identify the mechanism for provision, through policies and actions, for future active and passive recreation provision and management. The study will result in a strategic action plan covering ten years, with three/five year targets.

Double-click below to read a summary of the consitions of use of the Mounte Kennett Skate Park 

Mount Kennett Skate Park (1,333 Kb)  

This is a reproduction of the abbreviated rules sign at Mount Kennett Skate Park 

(20101231 pog)

Last update:22/08/2013