50 Things to Do
King John's Castle Re-opens on 28th June 2013!! Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle.
Exhibiting one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats.
Experience the proud history and heritage of Munster Rugby at Thomond Park Stadium's spectacular interactive museum or follow in the footsteps of Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Stadium.
Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
A spectacularly scenic coastal driving route endorsed by the Lonely Planet guide.
Did you know that Limerick is often referred to as "Ireland’s Sporting Capital"? The City was awarded the coveted European City of Sport title in 2011. Make sure to take in a Sporting Event (GAA, Rugby, Soccer etc.) while you’re here!
Whether it’s a Guinness, a Cosmopolitan or a cold beer, you’ll find plenty of stylish bars, cosy pubs and happening nightclubs in Limerick to suit your tastes.
These trails are the largest trail network of it’s kind in Ireland and provide many options for off-road cycling in the mountains.
Limerick puts on a compelling menu of Festivals and Events each year. Upcoming festivals not to be missed include the Pig n' Porter Tag Rugby Festival (15th-17th July) and the Irish Festival of Speed (31st July).
This tour is based on Frank McCourt’s best-selling memoir of his childhood in 1930s Limerick.
The Frank McCourt Museum is a memorial to one of Limerick's greatest authors.
You will be captivated by the beauty, charm and tranquillity of this ancient place. The visitor centre tells the story of Pre-Celtic Ireland dating back to 3000 BC.
Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.
Most noteworthy relics of the past, within the ancient Cathedral, are the ancient altar stone used when Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral and the splendidly carved misericords in the choir.
Check out Limerick’s many colourful independent boutiques and high street stores.
Limerick boasts a number of award winning, lush green courses.
Both kids and adults alike are sure to love Limerick’s Visitor Farms where a huge range of exotic, farm and domestic animals can be seen.
Limerick is the home town of the world famous Cranberries and home to a foot stomping live music scene.
The Crescent Shopping Centre is the biggest and most successful shopping complex outside of Dublin.
Michael Flannerys Pub has the largest Irish Whiskey collection in the Mid West and the ideal place to enjoy an Irish Whiskey tasting.
University Concert Hall, the Belltable Arts Centre, Dolans Warehouse or the Loft Theatre at The Locke offer a varied calendary of events all year round.
Go Greyhound Racing Every Friday & Saturday Nights Gates open 6.30pm & First Race 7.45pm
LCGA is home to an important collection of Irish paintings and also holds the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing and exhibits a wide range of artists, local, national and international.
Adare is known as Ireland’s prettiest village. Among the many gems in the village are Desmond Castle, The Franciscan Priory, the Trinitarian Priory and Augustinian Priory.
With all the benefits of a 21st century venue, Limerick racecourse has combined the elements of a rich history of horseracing with top-class modern facilities to bring you a meeting place of unparalleled standards.
Enjoy some top class theatrical productions.
This fun, educational and friendly tour departs from Bank Place in the centre of the city every day from March till late in the year taking in all of the city’s main historical landmarks and sites.
..in a haven of tranquillity and relaxation with a luxurious pampering treatment at one of Limerick’s top class spa facilities.
This park covers 313 hectares of mixed woodlands, park land and lakes which together provide a rich habitat for a diverse range of animals and plants.
Kilmallock is an important Norman town and was at the centre of Ireland’s political development from the 13th through to the 17th centuries, a history that is evident through the rich architectural heritage that is the town’s national monuments.
The People’s Park, in Pery Square, is the principal park in Limerick City and the only park in Ireland to hold a prestigious Green Flag.
Located just outside the city of Limerick is the beautiful Clare Glens, an extremely picturesque location, which has become very popular due to its natural beauty.
33. Take a dip in the Olympic sized pool or enjoy the other state of the art sporting facilities at the University Arena
The University Arena is Ireland's largest indoor sports facility and home to the national 50 metre pool.
Or you could go bowling or keep the kids entertained with a visit to an Indoor Play Area.
The Jim Kemmy Municipal Museum won the first Gulbenkian Award in 1992. Its comprehensive displays illustrate the long and varied history of Limerick City and its surrounding area.
Nearby attractions include Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Birr Castle, Fota Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Dolphin Watching and Lough Derg.
Eat out in style at one of Limerick’s many award winning restaurants, bistros or cafes.
St John's Cathedral has the highest spire in Ireland at 308 feet and 3 inches from the base of the tower to the top of the Cross. The Cathedral is an example of Victorian Gothic design. The tower tapers into a spire at 163 feet high.
Visitors can walk in the extensive grounds and in the seventeenth-century terrace garden, participate in the community’s worship or visit the Icon Chapel and browse in the Abbey Book and Gift Shop.
There are countless walking, cycling and equestrian trails available in Limerick City and County.
It was on this rock that the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691, marking the surrender of the city to William of Orange.
Askeaton was once a stronghold of the Munster Geraldines, the Anglo-Norman Earls of Desmond. Today, the impressive ruins of Askeaton Castle dominate the town.
Karting is an exciting energetic indoor or outdoor motor sport activity catering for all age groups.
Played over 20 acres of natural woodland, participants will be given full instructions and supervision by friendly experienced staff.
Experience the thrill and adventure of powerboating on the river Shannon.
46. Indulge your curiosity and passion for flight with a flight simulation experience at Atlantic AirVenture
Experience flight from the Captains seat as Pilot in Command of one of the most successful aircraft ever produced, the Boeing 737.
Limerick is the birthplace of the famous 5 line bawdy 'limerick' verse and the tradition of poetry is alive and well in the Whitehouse Bar and the Loft Venue in Limerick.
Take in the Limerick Garden trail, containing 6 of the best gardens in the region, many of which have won National Awards and have featured in gardening magazines.
Limerick Genealogy provides a professional research service for those wishing to learn about their ancestral roots in Limerick city and county.
Everyone can enjoy this family friendly and fun-packed roller disco. So whether you´re an absolute beginner, pro skater, or maybe just looking for a different spin on a good family time, come down to the new custom built venue.