Lilly Limerick

For more than 145 years, Lilly has united caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world, bringing life-changing medicines to patients who need them and giving back to communities.

Lilly is investing over $500 million in a brand-new manufacturing facility in Limerick, Ireland, marking Lilly’s fifth manufacturing site in Europe. Upon completion, the company’s total investment in the site will be approximately $1 billion. The Limerick manufacturing site will be a fully integrated digital site with the latest machine automation, manufacturing execution, and data technologies designed to ensure product and data quality.

The integrated design will enable manufacturing excellence for the production and delivery of quality medicine. The new facility will also bring 300 new permanent jobs and expand Lilly’s manufacturing network for biologic active ingredients.

Lilly Limerick Groundbreaking Event - March 2023

Economic Investment


Approximately $1 billion invested by Lilly

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300 new jobs once fully operational


1,200 construction jobs

Since 1978 Lilly has had a growing presence in Ireland, employing 3,000 people at its three sites at Kinsale, Little Island, County Cork and Limerick. The close links that have been fostered between the life sciences industry, communities, and universities with strong science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) programs in Limerick and across the country, made Limerick the ideal location for Lilly’s new facility.

Lilly Limerick Vision to Reality