ECSM Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECSM 2018 Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location


Limerick Institute of Technology
Moylish Park
Ireland.  V94 EC5T

+353 61 293000

Conference Location


University Information

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institute of higher education in Limerick, a modern urban city in the Mid-West region of Ireland and is one of 13 such institutes in the country. LIT is one of the largest of these, with more than 6500 students and 600 staff. The Institute has five campuses and learning centres in the region. The main campus is located at Moylish Park on the north side of Limerick City, with two additional campuses in the city centre, two campuses in the Co Tipperary towns of Thurles and Clonmel, and a Learning Centre in Ennis in Co Clare.

LIT offers courses at Level 6 (certificate) through to Level 10 (PhD) whilst also catering for craft and trade apprentices and adult and continuing education. LIT has a distinctive approach to teaching and learning known as the Active Learning philosophy. Whatever discipline area is offered, the core methodology is active and practical, focusing on lab work, studio work, case studies, field visits, group assignments and more. This approach to teaching and learning is embedded in assessment strategies and campus development so that the learning environment reflects the identity of LIT.

Local Information

Limerick is a riverside city with the majestic River Shannon an integral part of its character. With a population of over 100,000, Limerick is Ireland's third largest city and its origins can be traced back some 2,000 years. Its castles, ancient walls and museums are testament to its dramatic past. It is a growing and vibrant place that combines big city amenities with an innate friendliness - a mix that guarantees an attractive and welcoming environment for visitors. The city boasts some fascinating historical sights, fashionable bars, charming old pubs, glossy shops, smart restaurants and boutique hotels. In the city centre, the medieval glories of King’s Island sit comfortably alongside modern pedestrian plazas lined with colourful boutiques, upmarket hotels, legendary pubs and nightclubs and award-winning restaurants and cafes. Limerick is a progressive and thriving city, and an attractive location for students, with some 25,000 attending the city’s three higher education institutions at any one time. A number of major corporations have substantial operations in Limerick, with the likes of Vistakon, Dell, Analog Devices, Stryker, Northern Trust, Regeneron and Uber providing substantial employment in the region. Limerick is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city, but it has often been said that perhaps its biggest attraction of all is the people themselves who are warm, witty and welcoming.

Getting to ECSM

Shannon Airport

Bus from airport to Limerick – 30 mins – approx. €10

Taxi from airport to Limerick -  20 mins – approx. €35

Conference Accommodation

We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices. The designated Conference Hotel for ECSM is Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd, Limerick V94 03F2, Ireland.  This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.

To arrange accommodation please visit: ACPI Accommodation

Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner

The Conference dinner will be a medieval banquet at the 15th Century Banratty Castle.

Your registration fee includes a place for you at the Conference dinner. You are welcome to bring a guest at the cost of £50. Please see the registration page to book a guest or contact

Key locations on Google Maps

Key locations for the 5th European Conference on Social Media - ECSM in Limerick, Ireland are shown on this google map: