Riverside Renaissance - Limerick’s revitalised waterfront adds a new zest to the city centre, which already boasts top of the range restaurants, lively pubs and a busy shopping thoroughfare.
Limerick has also set out its stall to become an Irish street food capital following the wonderful addition of the Limerick Street Food market on Harvey’s Quay boardwalk. Locals and visitors can enjoy a delicious al fresco dining experience every Wednesday when some of the world’s best loved street foods are available to enjoy along a stunning riverside setting
Top Dining - Limerick has a huge range of eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. Some of the country’s top restaurants are located in Limerick including the awarding winning Mustard Seed restaurant and hotel in Ballingarry and 1826 in Adare – the only restaurant to ever awarded best restaurant in Limerick and Munster for three years in a row.
Sport - Limerick is very much recognised as a capital of sport. Its love of rugby is world renowned and Limerick is very proud of Thomond Park; the home of Munster Rugby and the spiritual home of Irish rugby.
Limerick also has the 50,000 capacity Gaelic Grounds, which is home to the county’s other great sporting passions, hurling and Gaelic football.
Other top of the range sporting facilities are available at the University Sports Arena which has Ireland’s largest sports complex and a 50m Olympic sized swimming pool, and Limerick Racecourse and Greyhound Stadium.
Outdoor Pursuits - Limerick is a playground for outdoor pursuits, where you can sample everything from kayaking on the River Shannon, mountain biking on the longest trail network of its kind, angling in plentiful waters, walking on the Great Southern Greenway and golfing on premium championship courses.
Retail - Limerick is teeming with glossy shops and high street stores, while pedestrian plazas are lined with colourful independent boutiques and prime shopping opportunities. A number of shopping malls can also be found on the outskirts of the city. The retail sector is bolstered by a vibrant café, pub and casual dining scene.
Festive Fun - Limerick’s May bank holiday weekend celebration Riverfest is a mecca for families, foodies, fun runners and water sports enthusiasts attracting 50,000 to the region. Other popular Limerick festivals include: the Pig ‘n Porter Tag Rugby Festival; The Foynes Air Show; Eigse Michael Hartnett Poetry, Arts and Literary Festival; Limerick Choral Festival; The Fresh Film Festival, and The Richard Harris International Film Festival.