An International Academic Conference Exploring the Cultural Influence of the Harry Potter Books and Films
Hosted by the University of Limerick Department of Sociology in collaboration with the UL Interaction Design Centre, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Accommodation in Limerick

Recommended Accommodation
Conference participants can reserve on-campus accommodation in Cappavilla
Village. The university campus is set within a
beautiful riverside parkland, providing a relaxed, convenient, scenic and
self-contained environment for delegates during their stay. Cappavilla Village
is an apartment style residence located on the North Campus of the University
of Limerick. Built on the highest point of the campus, the views of the
surrounding counties and the river Shannon are superb. Cappavilla is just a
stroll away from the conference venue over the magnificent Living Bridge.

Each apartment has two, four or six bedrooms and a shared, comfortable living
room and kitchen with cable television and card phones. Each bedroom has a
double bed, desk and en suite shower and toilet. Bed linen and towels are
supplied and there is a daily cleaning service. Continental breakfast is delivered
into the apartments for guests each day. Certain apartments can be reserved
for visitors requiring disabled access. The village has free adjacent parking and
delegates are welcomed at the reception on their arrival.
Cost for Single Occupancy:
  • 52 Euro Bed&Breakfast per person per night (all rooms are en-suite).
  • 47 Euro Room only per person per night (self catering is available)

Cost for Double Occupancy: 85 Euro per room Bed&Breakfast

To make a booking please contact Ms. Lisa Gibbons (Campus Life Services)
either by email at or phone at +353 61 234178

A limited number of rooms have been pre-reserved for the conference and
will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Other Accommodation options:

Near the University: 
Carlton Castletroy Park Hotel **** (10 mins walk)
Travelodge Castletroy *** (15 mins walk)

In the City Centre (bus or car travel to the conference required):
Absolute Hotel **** (10 mins walk to bus stop)

The Pier Hotel *** (5 mins walk from bus stop)
The Pier Hotel Limerick offers conference delegates a special rate of 49€ per
person per night B&B. The Pier Hotel Limerick is located in the heart of
Limerick City centre beside Sarsfield Bridge, overlooking the River Shannon.
The newly refurbished hotel has 55 ensuite bedrooms and the popular Pier
One Bar and Restaurant. All 55 ensuite bedrooms have facilities including: free
WiFi internet access, toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and
flat-screen TVs.  There is also limited free parking available on site. Alternative
parking is available in Harvey's Quay car park which is complimentary
overnight between 18:00 and 08:30. 
+353 (0)61 317179

Clarion Hotel **** (15 mins walk from bus stop)
The Clarion Hotel offers delegates a special rate of  €89.00 bed & breakfast
single occupancy inclusive of car parking.The ship-shaped Clarion Hotel
Limerick is one of the finest hotels in Limerick not only a breathtaking piece
of architecture, but it is also Ireland's Tallest Hotel, boasting an idyllic location
on the River Shannon waterfront in Limerick City Centre. Our 4 Star luxury
hotel accommodation includes 158 en suite bedrooms  with warm shades
mingling to create a calming environment in a contemporary fashion.  All
rooms are spacious the 4* Clarion standard facilities and complimentary high
speed internet access. 
+353 (0)61 444 144 or via email