Things to Do in Askeaton

A quick swim, sauna, soak in a jacuzzi, fishing, walking, cycling, or taking in the abundance of local historical attractions, are just some of Askeaton's many great activities on offer.

Things to Do in Askeaton
Great Southern Greenway, Limerick. (Pic: Marie Keating)

The ancient town of Askeaton is a popular stop for history lovers and boasts one of the most complete ruins of a Medieval Abbey in the country (Askeaton Franciscan Friary). 

A self guided tour is a great way to see the many interesting buildings around the town, all with their own unique stories to tell but if you’re interested in learning about the history of the town and its buildings, then a walking tour with Anthony Sheehy is a must. A full tour with this professor of local knowledge regaling tales of, not only the attractions, but the personalities of historic Askeaton, will take about two and half hours.

Set on the banks of the Deel River, Askeaton Playground is a lovely setting for a picnic, and is within walking distance of the historic Askeaton town centre.

Curraghchase Forest Park is a fantastic amenity for all the family to enjoy. The 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.

The Great Southern Greenway, a former railway line which stretches for 40km from Rathkeale to beyond Abbeyfeale, can be accessed at a number of points along the way and is free-of-charge to use. Visitors to Askeaton can access the Greenway in the neighbouring town of Rathkeale (10.5km).

Nearby Basecamp Adventure Park offers action packed full or half day, single or multi activity packages. Located close to Askeaton our 80-acre outdoor adventure park has been custom-designed to cater for a wide variety of groups, offering a range of activities including forest 3D archery, adult paintball, teenage paintball, splatball, survival challenges and bushcraft. 

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