Our Journey

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Our Journey

  • 1998

    Krups factory formally ceases operation, with a devastating impact on employment in Limerick

  • 1999

    LEDP incorporated as a charitable trust through multi-source funding

  • 2000

    Chorus (now Virgin Media Ireland) opens 60,000 sq. ft. national Customer Call Centre HQ at LEDP

  • 2000

    CERT Training Centre (now LCETB) opens 9,000 sq. ft. facility for the Hospitality Industry

  • 2002

    FÁS (now LCETB) opens 9,000 sq. ft. Carpentry Training Centre

  • 2003

    UL opens its first City Centre Facility, Access Campus to support outreach educational opportunities

  • 2005

    Opening of LEDP’s new purpose-built Family Tree Crèche


  • 2007

    Opening of a 143-room hotel and commercial retail centre on LEDP campus

  • 2008

    LEDP establishes Limerick Southside Ltd to manage community initiatives

  • 2011

    LEDP purchases Markets Field Stadium and commences refurbishment project

  • 2013

    LEDP supports the launch of Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan

  • 2013

    Brothers of Charity opens regional HQ at LEDP

  • 2014

    Irish Wheelchair Association opens new purpose-built regional HQ at LEDP

  • 2015

    Southside Child and Family Centre opens in Roxboro, supported by LEDP since 2009

  • 2015

    Markets Field refurbishment completed with UEFA Category Two stadium status

  • 2015

    LCETB opens state- of-the-art Hospitality Education and Training Centre at LEDP

  • 2016

    Commencement of the Innovation Hub, a 35,000 sq. ft enterprise space at LEDP

  • 2016

    Establishment and development of Sporting Limerick within LEDP, before divestment

  • 2017

    LCETB opens Further Education and Training Centre at LEDP’s Mulgrave St campus

  • 2020

    LEDP leads response to COVID-19 pandemic, opening Markets Field Stadium to Limerick Fire and Rescue Service

  • 2021

    Senior Men’s Soccer returns to Markets Field Stadium.

  • 2022

    LEDP open a new bespoke co-working/hotdesking space, Spark Hub, in May 2022

  • 2022

    LCETB opens state-of-the-art NZEB and Retrofitting Green Innovation Campus at LEDP

  • 2023

    LEDP launches its first Impact Fund: a supplementary instrument to support the social and socio-economic advancement of the Limerick Region’s most disadvantaged. 

  • 2023

    LEDP and the University of Limerick sign an MOU outlining their ambition to continue to provide access to education support via the ULAccessCampus partnership on Campus at LEDP.

    A new Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Professor Kerstin Mey, UL President and Niall O’Callaghan, CEO of the Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP).


  • 2024

    LEDP appoints Design Team for the development of a transformational capital project to futureproof the Campus