- Explore Limerick
Renowned for the breathtaking beauty of its lush green countryside and its vibrant riverside city, Limerick’s location offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a quality of life where city and country living co-exist harmoniously.
Designated European City of Sport 2011 and National City of Culture 2014, Limerick is continuously changing yet quietly constant and will captivate your senses as you uncover its buzzing social scene, fantastic festivals and its abundance of eclectic shops.
The city is liveable with quality affordable and available housing stock, which offers easy access to both coast and country.
There are over 100 top attractions in the Limerick region for visitors to explore. From river or lake side activities to forest walks, mountain bike treks and medieval castles the region has it all. Among the most popular visitor attractions are: King John’s Castle, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, The Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Thomond Park Rugby Museum, The Hunt Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick City Gallery of Art, The Frank McCourt Museum, Ballyhoura Walks and Mountain Bike trails, Curraghchase Forest Park, The Great Southern Trail and the new City Centre to UL Walk and Cycleway.
Aside from its world famous golf course the West Limerick village of Adare is renowned as Ireland’s prettiest village. The picture postcard setting is home to a range of beautiful restaurants and boutiques housed in thatched roof cottages.
Visitors are also charmed by the Tudor style houses, beautiful gardens and medieval churches located beside the river Maigue. Another picturesque village is Killaloe which lies on the southern tip of the beautiful lake of Lough Derg, 18 miles North West of Limerick city.
Killaloe is the busiest fishing and boating centre in the Shannon region. The village was established during the 12th century by the High King of Ireland, Brian Boru, and has huge historical significance - at one stage, it was even considered the capital of Ireland!
Nestled in the Ballyhoura moutains, Ardpatrick is a gem waiting to be discovered; ideal for the nature lover and adventurer.
Gateway to Beauty
A major attraction for people living and working in Limerick is its accessibility to some breath-taking natural beauty spots, from the majestic River Shannon, to the stunning Lough Gur, with its captivating scenery and folklore, along with a wealth of archaeology and history dating back to Stone Age times.
Limerick is also a key gateway city to some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Europe; most notably the Wild Atlantic Way, which includes the world famous Burren and Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare and other stunning Atlantic coastal scenery.
The spectacular Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry are also nearby and Connemara National Park is located further up the west coast.
Limerick is less than an hour from some of Ireland’s most beautiful sandy beaches. Kilkee and Lahinch in Co Clare offer world class surfing facilities. Ballybunion in Co Kerry and Lahinch boast golf courses that rank among the world’s top links courses. The superb Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort is located just 15 minutes from Limerick city centre and has attracted some of the world’s top golfers and is widely tipped to host the Ryder Cup over the coming years.