Conclave Survival Guide

Welcome to the Conclave 2017 Survival Guide. Below we have put together all the information we think you will need to have a great time at Conclave & in Limerick this weekend. This covers everything from accommodation, to food, to travel, & also so useful numbers to boot. We would like to thank each of the businesses below for supporting Conclave over the years & providing great hospitality for the gamers that have visited them. 



Courtbrack Accommodation (update for 2018)

Courtbrack Accommodation will be open for group and walk-in business from 21st May to the 12th August  2018, they cater for budget / student groups, sports teams, cyclists etc; groups of all sizes from student groups to senior citizens.

Their accommodation includes 85 Bedrooms (69 Singles, 12 Twins and 4 Four bed Rooms) 109 Bed spaces.

Courtbrack Accommodation is a Student accommodation complex owned and managed by Mary Immaculate College Limerick, they are situated on Shannon/ Galway side of Limerick on the Dock Road. Courtbrack offers safe and secure Accommodation for Students from September to May each Year and then they offer safe and secure Budget Accommodation during the Summer Months.

Courtbrack is just off Campus which is a twenty minute walk to Limerick City centre with the following Facilities:-

The Rates for your attendees if they book with us directly will be €25 per person per Night including the light continental Breakfast and use of our facilities. They also offer family friendly private corridor’s on request to suit your requirements.

They are in an excellent location to act as a base for groups that want to Visit Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John’s castle, the Burren, The cliffs of Moher, the Ailwee Caves, the Hunt Museum and the list goes on.

They have excellent rates available on request these rates are based on the size of the group and number of nights involved and include linen, towels and a self-service continental breakfast. Packages including breakfast and dinner can be put together to suit all budgets.

Their rates also include the use of their facilities:

  • 85 Bedrooms (69 Singles, 12 Twins and 4 Four bed Rooms)109 Bed spaces
  • 24/7 Reception and tourist information
  • Fully equipped self-catering kitchen
  • Self-service Laundry
  • Private Parking
  • WIFI in all areas and an Internet Room
  • T.V. Room
  • All Night Security / security cameras
  • Housekeeping service
  • Private family friendly ensuite corridor's
  • Nearby shops, bars and restaurants

Courtbrack Accommodation, 
Courtbrack Avenue, 
South Circular Road, 
Limerick, Ireland

Tel.: 061 302500



Thomond Village

Old Cratloe Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 NN6E

 Phone: (061) 324622




The George Boutique Hotel

O'Connel Street Limerick

Fresh locally sourced food with a great variety between dinner and lunch menus.

Located in the heart of the city.  



The Absolute Hotel 

Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick

Phone(061) 463 600






The Pier Hotel

Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick

Phone(061) 317 179





The Strand Hotel

Ennis Rd, Limerick, V94 03F2

Phone(061) 421 800





Ashgrove House B&B

2 minutes walk from Thomond Park

42 Rossroe Ave, Caherdavin, Ennis Road, Limerick City.

TEL: 00353 (0) 876695289


Clifton House B&B

Ennis Road, Limerick City

Phone(061) 451 166


Woodfield House Hotel

Ennis Road, Limerick

Phone(061) 453 022




Limerick is served by all major bus and rail networks and the international airport, so getting to limerick should not be a problem.

A quick heads-up: Irish Rail have announced that they are undergoing a major re-signalling project at Limerick & bus transfers will operate on all train services to/from Limerick’s Colbert Station from the evening of the 4th June to 25th June inclusive. Hopefully this won't inconvenience anyone too much. Follow the link below to see Irish Rail's webpage on the work:

For those of you who have arrived in our City the following bus schedule should be helpful (The blue line gets you to our venue Thomond Park). For those of you travelling nationally & internationally there is a national bus & train timetable below:

For those of you international Travellers here is the bus timetable to and from Shannon.


Here is a a list of taxi services available in the city

Fixed Price Taxis        


Limerick City Cabs


Munster Cabs


Swift Taxis Ltd


Shannon Car Hire Location Details:

Hertz Desk

Arrivals Hall,
Shannon Airport,
County Clare
Telephone: +353 (0)61 471369
Fax: +353 (0)61 361191


Enterprise Rent-A-Car Details:


Ground Floor, Terminal Building
Shannon Airport, County Clare
Telephone: +353 (061) 319 200


Upper William Street 14, Limerick, 


Food Glorious Food

Limerick is well provided food and catering, I’m sure if people take a stroll they will be spoiled for choice however we have included some places to eat in the City for those of you who want to sit down and have a really nice meal in the right atmosphere or just fancy some pizza and chips.

Thomond Park: Snack Bar Menu

  • Tea/Coffee - €2.50
  • Freshly Baked Scone with Butter & Jam - €2.00
  • Homemade Soup & brown bread - €4.50
  • Selection of Sandwiches - €3.50
  • Soup & Sandwich Deal - €7.50
  • Plain Fries - €4.00
  • Chicken Goujons & Fries - €8.00
  • Mineral - €2.50
  • Chocolate Bar - €1.50
  • Packet of Crisps - €1.50
  • Muffins - €2.50


Opening Hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 12:30p.m. to 10p.m.
  • Sunday: 1p.m. to 9p.m.
  • Bank Holidays: 4p.m. to 8p.m.

109, O'Connell St, Limerick

The Jasmine Palace group introduces its new dining concept: Chocolat Restaurant.

Designed for the busy lifestyle of a city, Chocolat restaurant adds to the centre of Limerick the ideal venue for a corporate lunch, a savory afternoon break or a successful party.

Our menu, composed by several connoisseurs from various culinary traditions, spreads the colours of the world on its gastronomic creations.

Ph.: 061 609 709




Donkey Ford's

Church Street
Cathedral Square

Limericks most famous chipper has been dishing up quality food for near a century. Ask anyone in Limerick or their mother and father and they will tell you about Donkeys.

Don't miss an opportunity to taste arguably the best fish and chips in the country and take in a piece of local history at the same time.

My own recommendation is the battered sausages.



35 O'Connell Street
Highly recommended resteraunt specializing in delicious  Japanese food. Definitely a place to hit for you sushi fans.


Texas Steak Out

116 O'Connell Street
Limerick City
(061 414440)

The Texas Steak Out Restaurant was established almost 21 years ago and since its opening has remained one of the top Favourites on the Limerick dining scene.
At the “Steakout” we cater for all varied tastes… Not just for the Meat lovers.
We also have an excellent choice Of Chicken, Vegetarian and Fish dishes. And then there is our Mexican menu


Jet's Pizza Limerick

16 John Street, Co. Limerick, Limerick

(061) 590 100



Mother Mac's

Mother Macs Public House is one of limericks most iconic buildings located on High Street and upper Denmark street.  The building itself know locally as the round house dates to 1787 (first reference in historical documents) but the exact age of the building is uncertain.   The pub has become renowned for it large selection of craft beer  both on draught and capped. It offers rotational craft taps, guest taps, specials and a large selection of capped (bottled) beers.

Mother Macs Public House | 8/9 High Street | Limerick | Ireland

@mothermacspub | +353 (0)61 414900


Nancy Blakes

19 Upper Denmark st Limerick Co. Limerick
Limerick city centre (Limerick city)

061 - 416443

Nancy Blakes is the place to go, Conclave and the Gathering have always been supporters and likewise they have showed great support towards us, Gamer friendly environment, and is sure to please any visiting the city or locals a like.



Curragower Seafood Bar

Clancys Strand, Limerick - just 10 minutes walk from Thomond Park

Phone(061) 321 788





The Moose Bar

8 Cathedral Place, Limerick City

(061) 418 927

Set in the historic surroundings of John's Gate, site of the infamous breach of John's Gate during the Siege of Limerick, where the women of Limerick are reputed to have saved the city in battle. If you would like to meet some of these women, they can be found serving behind the bar of The Moose with smiles, advice & a platter of Ham & Cheese.

The Moose has hosted many guest at both Conclave & The Gathering over the years & is one of those few pubs in Limerick that servers a perfect pint of Guinness. If you are in the vicinity of The Gathering be sure to drop in for a pint. 




Tom Collins

34 Cecil Street

Limerick City


Staffed by one of our very own Gamers, TC is another gamer friendly old style Limerick bar of which very few exist in the country now. Another great experience if you are a visitor to conclave and fancy a good night out this is a great place to start.




Essential Numbers

Thomond Park

Cratloe Rd, Limerick

(061) 421 100


Regional Hospital 

Dooradoyle, Limerick, Co. Limerick

(061) 301111

Henry Street Garda Station

Henry St, Limerick 



Central Call Centre.
St. Camillus Hospital.
Shelbourne Road.
County Limerick.

Office Hours Monday - Friday.
                         9:00am - 18:00pm

If you have an urgent medical problem outside of surgery hours, please phone the Lo-call number.. 1850212999


O'Sullivan's Pharmacy Group
Sarsfield Street: T/F: 061 413 808
Late Night Opening 7 Days a Week
Mon-Sun: 10am to 11pm