UL Activity Centre
Just a short trip from the Limerick City Hotel you will find the University of Limerick Activity Centre which is located near the picturesque town of Killaloe in East Clare on the sheltered shores of Lough Derg. ULAC offers a perfect location for all your outdoor needs whether you are with a group of friends or family it is guaranteed to get your competitive streak out and keep the little ones active in fun surroundings.
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick was established back in 1972 as NIHE, becoming the University of Limerick in 1989.
The University is situated on a riverside campus on the River Shannon, with outstanding facilities in education, recreation and research. The University of Limerick campus is located 5km from Limerick City, 20km from Shannon Airport and just 10 minutes from the Limerick City Hotel.
A multi-purpose sports facility based on the University grounds, The University Arena indoor facility caters for all sports requirements on campus. The Arena now also hosts Irelands largest multi purpose synthetic grass, fully floodlit, all weather park. Containing 2 full sized soccer pitches, 1 rugby pitch and a full sized GAA pitch, this facility in Limerick has to be seen to be believed.
Not only does it cater for University requirements but for any sports team or corporate group looking for training, bonding sessions or activity weekends.
Activities included at the University of Limerick Activity Centre
Take to the water in a dinghy sailing boat! Enjoy learning under the eye of an experienced instructor who will guide you from total beginner to advanced expert! Our 07 fleet is made up of the RS Visions and Feva's and our brand new Phileas Ludic day sailing boat. Using the ISA syllabus you will enjoy the learning experience in total safety.
With both closed cockpits and sit on top kayaks experience what it is like to see some of Lough Derg by kayak. We can teach participants basic introduction strokes right up to more advanced techniques needed for tackling white water. We’ll also throw in a kayak game or two just for the fun.
Or open boating as it’s also known is a little more relaxed than Kayaking with usually 2/3 to a boat. The Open / Canadian canoe is immediately distinguishable from a kayak because it is paddled using a single bladed paddle. On a relaxing open boat trip you will get to visit some of the many islands surrounding the beautiful waters of Lough Derg and all with company.
Windsurfing at ULAC is suitable for all levels; using the progressive ‘Go Windsurfing’ Scheme participants will learn all the skills they require at a pace that suits them. With our modern equipment and under the guidance of our enthusiastic staff we will have you gliding effortlessly over the water before you know it!
ULAC is home to Munster’s First High Ropes Course. The course is a series of physical adventure challenges requiring a combination of teamwork skills and individual commitment. This aerial obstacle course consists of six individual elements that focus on the individual achievements of participants as they challenge themselves. Physical Safety is ensured through the use of a belay system with ropes, carabineers, harnesses and specialised hardware. With the reassurance of our professionally trained facilitators, every event is about perceived versus actual risk, thus emphasising our policy of ‘Challenge by Choice’.
To compliment our already impressive high ropes structure we are now introducing this new Challenge course. This course is designed to compliment our existing high ropes course and provide exciting low level challenges to develop team work or just for fun. The course comprises of a variety of challenges some of which test the individual while others require team skills.
Discover more about yourself and your team-mates while at the same time learning the advantages of planning, co-operation, motivation, support and determination. These tasks will challenge participants both physically and mentally. Most attributes of a successful team will be called upon and one thing is for sure participants will be tested
The Archery at ULAC takes place in our outdoor range, clients can compete in individual or team events. Competitions can vary from achieving highest score to knockout games and challenges. Archery is a fun activity which involves minimum physical effort but requires co-ordination, balance and a steady hand. The archery challenge is guaranteed to test clients both physically and mentally, in a fun but engaging environment.
Stag/Hen, Activity Weekends
If you are organising a stag or hen weekend Limerick City Hotel and the University of Limerick Activity Centre is the perfect combination. What better way to remember the fun times than scaling the heights of High Rope Course or blasting across Lough Derg on a windsurfing board. Giving your entire group something to talk about later that night over dinner and drinks at the new McGettigan’s Bar located at the Limerick City Hotel in the heart of Limerick City.
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