Family Friendly Rathkeale

There is a lot on offer for families visiting Rathkeale town and the surrounding area.

Alan and Lisa Ruttle with their children Sarah (10), Emma Noreen (5) and Will (2) at Barnagh on the Limerick Greenway. Photo: Seán Curtin, True Media.

Rathkeale is the starting point for the 40km Limerick Greenway which begins at the Irish Palatine Museum, crosses the River Deel and follows the path of the old railway line from Limerick to Tralee. It connects the towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, providing a safe, clean, aesthetic and enjoyable place for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and ages to visit and use.

West Limerick is a popular spot for game and coarse fishing enthusiasts. Rathkeale, situated on the River Deel, is a popular brown trout fishing spot with a number of angling clubs operating in the area.

Moanwing Garden, open May to September, is a prize winning garden with a pool, pergola and arches covered with roses, clematis, jasmine and a topiary section called 'Animal Farm'. With hidden gems like a vegetable plot and an orchard full of various kinds of vegetables and fruit, this garden is definitely worth a visit.

Rathkeale has community organisations and sports clubs to suit everybody, from boxing to beekeeping, a brass band or the community arts group, soccer, GAA or athletics clubs, to name but a few.

The Community Playground at St. Mary's Park has a large range of state of the art play facilities for children of all ages including children with disabilities.

Whether you're looking for DVDs or the latest best-seller, health or business information, Rathkeale Library has something to entertain all of the family.

For a full list of family friendly attractions click here.