The Official Guide to Limerick, Ireland
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50 Things to Do

King Johns Castle

1. Explore Limerick’s most iconic landmark, King John’s Castle

Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at the brand new visitor experience at King John’s Castle.

Categories: Historic Limerick

The Hunt Museum

2. See the internationally important collection of art and artefacts at the Hunt Museum

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.

Thomond Park Museum showcasing the proud history and heritage of Munster Rugby

3. Brush up on your rugby knowledge at Thomond Park Stadium

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 Museum, Limerick

4. Visit the absorbing Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Housed in the original terminal building in County Limerick, the museum recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945.

N69 Tour

5. Discover Limerick’s N69 Driving Route

A spectacularly scenic coastal driving route endorsed by the Lonely Planet guide.

Limerick European City of Sport

6. Take in a Sporting Event

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!

The Locke Bar Wins Best Tourist Pub Award

7. Check out Limerick’s Legendary Nightlife Scene

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.


8. Get on your bike at Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails

These trails are the largest trail network of it’s kind in Ireland and provide many options for off-road cycling in the mountains.

Riverfest Fireworks

9. Join in on the Festival Fun!

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).

Angela's Ashes Walking Tours

10. Take the Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour

This tour is based on Frank McCourt’s best-selling memoir of his childhood in 1930s Limerick.

Welcome to the Frank McCourt Museum at Leamy House, Limerick

11. Learn even more about the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela's Ashes

The Frank McCourt Museum is a memorial to one of Limerick's greatest authors.

Lough Gur Heritage Centre

12. Explore the hidden histories of Neolithic Lough Gur

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.

Shopping - Limerick Milk Market

13. Browse around Limerick’s famous Milk Market

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.

Categories: Day out in Limerick, Food & Drink, Market/Fair

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14. Visit Limerick’s oldest building still in daily use, the 11th Century St. Mary’s Cathedral

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.

Bedford Row Shopping

15. Get some retail therapy!

Check out Limerick’s many colourful independent boutiques and high street stores.

Golfing in Limerick

16. Take in a round of golf

Limerick boasts a number of award winning, lush green courses.

Stonehall Visitor Farm

17. Get back to nature at one of Limerick's visitor farms

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.

Make sure to catch a gig when you're in Limerick.

18. Make sure to Catch a Gig when you’re in town!

Limerick is the home town of the world famous Cranberries and home to a foot stomping live music scene.

Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick

19.Wander around Munster’s largest Shopping Centre, The Crescent Shopping Centre

The Crescent Shopping Centre is the biggest and most successful shopping complex outside of Dublin.

Michael Flannery's Pub Limerick

20. Whiskey Tastings

Michael Flannerys Pub has the largest Irish Whiskey collection in the Mid West and the ideal place to enjoy an Irish Whiskey tasting.

The Old Time Irish Radio Show

21. Enjoy an evening of Cultural Enlightenment at one of Limerick’s great entertainment venues

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.

A Night at The Dogs

22. A Night at The Dogs

Go Greyhound Racing Every Friday & Saturday Nights Gates open 6.30pm & First Race 7.45pm

Limerick City Gallery of Art

23. View some fine Irish and International art at the Limerick City Gallery of Art

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 Village

24. Visit "Ireland’s Prettiest Village" - Adare, County Limerick

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.

25. Try your luck at the tote at Limerick Racecourse

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.

The Return Of Set in Stone

26. Get Theatrical!

Enjoy some top class theatrical productions.

Red Viking Tours

27. Take an Open Top Bus Tour of the City

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.

Top class spa facilities

28. Rejuvenate and Unwind... a haven of tranquillity and relaxation with a luxurious pampering treatment at one of Limerick’s top class spa facilities.

Curraghchase Forest and Park

29. Follow a nature trail or visit the Arboretum at the beautiful Curraghchase Forest Park

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.

Gate Tower, Kilmallock, County Limerick

30. Visit the Medieval Walled Town of Kilmallock, County Limerick

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.

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31. Get some fresh air at the City’s award winning People’s Park

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.

Clare Glens

32. Admire the dramatic scenery of the Clare Glens near Murroe, County Limerick

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.

University Arena

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.

Delta Adventure City

34. If it's a rainy day take in a family flick at one of Limerick's Cinemas

Or you could go bowling or keep the kids entertained with a visit to an Indoor Play Area.

Limerick City Museum

35. Uncover Limerick’s intriguing past at the Jim Kemmy Limerick Museum

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.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

36. Base yourself in Limerick and take a half day or a day trip to one of the nearby attractions.

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.

Brasserie One

37. Tantalise Your Taste Buds!

Eat out in style at one of Limerick’s many award winning restaurants, bistros or cafes.

St Johns Cathedral

38. See Ireland’s largest spire at St. John’s Cathedral

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.

Glenstal Abbey

39. Enjoy a moment of peace and quiet in Glenstal Abbey

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.

Ballyhoura International Walking Festival

40. Get active and enjoy the great outdoors

There are countless walking, cycling and equestrian trails available in Limerick City and County.

Treaty Stone

41. Learn more about Limerick’s history at the Treaty Stone

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, County Limerick

42. Take a guided tour of the Medieval Village of Askeaton, County Limerick

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 in Limerick

43. Get the adrenalin pumping at one of Limerick’s Go-Karting tracks

Karting is an exciting energetic indoor or outdoor motor sport activity catering for all age groups.


44. Try Paintballing at Combat Zone in Shanagolden, County Limerick

Played over 20 acres of natural woodland, participants will be given full instructions and supervision by friendly experienced staff.

Rib Tours

45. Test you nerves and take a high speed RIB tour on Limerick’s Shannon Estuary

Experience the thrill and adventure of powerboating on the river Shannon.

Flight Simulation Experience @ Atlantic AirVenture

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.

Wax lyrical at one of Limerick’s poetry readings at the White House Pub on O’Connell Street or at the Loft Theatre at the Locke.

47. Wax lyrical at one of Limerick’s poetry readings

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.

Limerick Garden Trail

48. Get green fingered!

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.

Genealogy Workshops

49. Trace Your Roots with Limerick Genealogy

Limerick Genealogy provides a professional research service for those wishing to learn about their ancestral roots in Limerick city and county.


50. Get your skates on at Roller Jam

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.

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