If you're in Newcastle West for a weekend away or looking to shop till you drop, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment, food and retail therapy alike!
Newcastle West is one of five access points to the Limerick Greenway - carving a 40km path through the local countryside, the Limerick Greenway offers an authentic experience of rural Ireland for cyclists, runners and walkers. Following the old Limerick to Kerry railway line, the Greenway seamlessly links the West Limerick landscape with bustling towns and villages and some of the country’s most historic sites.
The 4 star Longcourt House Hotel is an ideal place to base yourself and is conveniently located at the entrance to the town and just a 5 minute walk to the town centre. Or you could choose from the many family-run local B&Bs who promise a warm Irish welcome in comfortable surroundings.
If golf is your thing then don’t miss out on the beautiful but challenging parkland course at Newcastle West Golf Club or you could start the day with a dip in the pool at West Limerick Sports Complex. If running is your thing then the local Park Run in the Demesne is a must and takes place every Saturday morning.
Ladies are spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping in Newcastle West with the town boasting some of the most renowned boutiques in the country. Ela Maria's is well known for its exclusive brands from the world's top designers while Kimono was awarded Best Boutique Outside Dublin in the Image Boutique Awards 2018! The nearby G Boutique also boasts a coffee bar and there are so many other boutiques to cater for all types of wardrobe and occasion.
For lunch why not try the All Ireland Award winning seafood chowder served with their famous Guinness, mixed seeds and walnut homemade bread in Dan Cronin's Bar & Bistro or a sumptuous lunch and glass of wine in Chaser's Bar & Bistro in the Longcourt House Hotel.
If you're feeling like being pampered there are a great selection of hair and beauty salons based in the town, or Reva's Spa in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare is located just a twenty minute drive away.
If you’re looking for something to get the heart racing then the nearby Basecamp Adventure Park in Shanagolden is about a 15 minute drive and offers a wide range of activities including Forest Archery, Paintball, Splatball and Bushcraft.
When it comes to dinner time you will be spoiled for choice with the huge range of dining options available in the town. From innovative dishes with locally sourced ingredients to restaurants focusing on a wide range of international cuisine everyones tastes and budgets are catered for.
There’s also no shortage of cosy spots for that post dinner tipple. From public houses that have been a feature of the town for a century or more to bars featuring live music or late bars to dance the night away!