Walk Limerick’s story with us - the city where the English ruled, where the Irish resisted, where the tide turned and the modern city grew.
We’ll bring you through the castles and graveyards, the cathedrals and market squares. We’ll tell you about murders, rebellions and victories, about battles, loves and losses. We’ll open up today’s streets, bridges and urban art, introduce you to the city’s quirks, secrets and personalities.
This is the oldest section of Medieval Limerick, built on King's Island and surrounded by the Shannon and Abbey Rivers.
The walls of Englishtown were built during the 12th and 13th centuries, and this area is therefor steeped in history and many landmarks from the time are still in existence, the best preserved being King John's Castle and St Mary's Cathedral
The Norman leaders at the time did not like the fact that their people were adopting the Irish customs and fashion. Thus, the native Irish were expelled from the city and formed a settlement on the southern bank of the Abbey River known as Irishtown. The walling of the city started in 1310, but it was 1495 before it was completed.
We can design tours to suit the needs of any sized group, including bespoke tours for a particular period of history, theme (ghost tours) etc.
Please contact us for details of discounts offered to groups. Phone number for Weekends/Evenings : +353 (0)860723596
Meeting Point: Bishop’s Palace, King’s Island, Limerick
English Town Walking Tours: Thursday - Sunday @ 11am
Irish Town Walking Tours: Thursday - Sunday @ 2pm