Excellent college. It has a great reputation internationally and I have convinced 2 others in my family to go UL, I was that satisfied with my experiences there!
Area of Study
I studied Civil Eng. I graduated a the wrong time as it was at the height of the recession. But the quality of the course itself is very good.
The campus itself is vast and well laid out. All the facilities you'll need are on or right beside the campus.
There is loads of student accommodation. My recommendation for someone starting in first year would be Cappavilla. Its in the north of the campus.
The student union are very proactive and organise loads of events throughout the year.
UL has state of the art facilities, I'd be surprised if any other Uni in Ireland has better.