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One of the many advantages of the Irish Skipper Expo 2022 venue at the UL Sport Arena in Limerick is its accessibility from all corners of Ireland, making it the perfect location to stage this flagship event for the Irish fishing industry.

With motorway access from Tuam to Limerick, visitors and exhibitors from Greencastle can reach UL Sport Arena in under 5 hours. More importantly, the venue’s location, on the outskirts of Limerick, means that all those traveling will avoid inner city congestion and delays.

The move to UL Sport Arena shortens the journey time for those attending the event from other main ports in Ireland. For example, those traveling from Wexford or Howth can reach the venue in just over 2 ½ hours. The journey time from Dingle is also cut considerably and visitors can now reach the Expo in approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, while the journey from Rossaveel takes just over 2 hours.

                        

For international travellers, Shannon airport is just 26km from Limerick, with excellent bus and taxi services available throughout the day, allowing for access to the venue in 35 minutes. Those arriving by ferry or plane into Dublin or Cork, have the option of train, bus, car hire or taxi services that can take them directly to the venue.

       

UL Sport arena has numerous hotels situated close to the venue itself, such as the Castletroy Park Hotel and Kilmurry Lodge.  The venue itself offers many other benefits, including onsite catering and bar facilities, and car parking space. Furthermore, the UL Sport Arena holds all the exhibitors in one spacious hall, providing a much better overall visitor experience, that exemplifies the professionalism of the industry. A large outside display area located adjacent to the visitor entrance also offers an opportunity to showcase much larger products and boats.

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for expo organiser, Mara Media, said: “We were delighted with the new venue in 2022. It showcased the Irish industry in a professional manner and allowed for purposeful business discussions to take place. It also offer offers many benefits for both exhibitors and visitors, including its accessibility. The 2023 expo will be a great place to do business, which is especially important because of the challenging recent period we have all faced. It will also provide the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise, located a short five minute walk from the Kilmurry Hotel, which will host our show reception on Friday 24th February.”