Active Adventure in Limerick

  • Group of friends cycling in the woods at Ballyhoura Forest Park, County Limerick

Chase your adventurous spirit and prepare to play in Limerick! Ride the white waters of the River Shannon, experience the thrill of mountain biking in the Ballyhouras, take on Ireland’s tallest climbing wall or escape to the tranquil trails of the Treaty County. Unleash the energy and let the adventure begin here!

Energetic City Escapades

Let Limerick City energise you on a sightseeing tour with a difference! Set against the backdrop of the mighty River Shannon, its energy flows through the city offering exciting water-based experiences for explorers. Conveniently located in the heart of the city centre, Nevsail Watersports hosts adventure activities for all ages with their fun-filled kayak and boat tours. Whether you’re learning the ropes or have already perfected your paddle, just go with the flow and experience the city sights from a whole new perspective!

Nevsail Kayak Tours

Let the good times roll with positive vibes and great music at RollerJam, a fun-packed roller disco with a supersized skating floor, guaranteed to keep the blood pumping and the energy levels high! 

On your marks, get set, go-kart! Live life in the fast lane and jostle for pole position at one of Limerick’s exhilarating indoor racing tracks for an unforgettable, adrenaline pumping experience! 

Energetic bunnies can unleash their energy and bounce on down to JumpLanes Trampoline Park, have a tee-rifficly fun time at Jurassic Parrr Mini Golf or strike it lucky at Ireland’s only UV Bowling experience, all based in Arena 5, Limerick’s biggest family entertainment centre, mere minutes from the city centre.

Take to the water and deep dive into a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool at the University of Limerick’s Sport Arena, and, with pay as you go options available, you don’t need to splash out on annual membership to enjoy! 


Active Country Adventures

Embrace the unexpected on Limerick Greenway, a 40km path that offers an authentic experience of rural Ireland for walkers, runners and cyclists alike. Following the old Limerick to Kerry railway line, the route weaves its way through West Limerick’s traditional agricultural landscape linking the bustling towns of Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale, with plenty of hidden gems to explore along the way.

Limerick Greenway. Photo: Sean Curtin

Quench your thirst for speed at the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails, the most extensive bike trail network of its kind in Ireland. Leap over rocks, weave through trees, take on twists and turns and end your day feeling exhilarated and euphoric!

Group of friends cycling in the woods at Ballyhoura Forest Park, County Limerick

If you’re after an epic day out with a difference, look no further than Basecamp Action Adventure Park. Located deep in the woods in the heart of County Limerick, this 80-acre park has plenty of action packed activities to keep you busy! Pummel your pals with paintballs, master the perfect shot at 3D forest archery, or battle it out to become the ultimate splatball champion!

Family enjoying archery activity in a forest in County Limerick

Escape to the lush green landscape of Curraghchase Forest Park where rolling parkland, woodlands and lakes await. With walking trails to suit all levels, plenty of picturesque picnic spots and two playgrounds, it is ideal for little explorers! While there, discover the excitement of orienteering, an outdoor sport that will exercise both mind and body, with specially created “Wheel-O” wheelchair courses for adventure seekers with limited mobility. 

Curraghchase Forest Park, Co. Limerick. Photo: Paul Corey

Saddle up and canter through the countryside with Ballyhoura Horse Trekking.  Enjoy a horseback expedition through the forests and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Ballyhoura and Galtee Mountain ranges. Discover neigh-bouring equestrian centres here

Ballyhoura Horse Riding

There is ample adventure to be had exploring Limerick on foot. Walkers are spoilt for choice with Limerick’s gently undulating countryside from scenic lakeshore trails at Lough Gur to sweeping coastal walks along the Shannon Estuary Way, while the city’s riverside routes and urban trails allow locals and visitors to soak up the sights and sounds and get a real sense of the city. Mini explorers can experience the city in a fun-filled way by seeking out iconic landmarks while out and about on the Limerick City scavenger hunt!  

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Treaty Stone Limerick. Photo Piotr Machowczyk