Welcome to Limerick
Wild Atlantic Way Gateway City
At the estuary of the powerful River Shannon where the wild Atlantic waters meet the rushing river, discover Limerick, a Wild Atlantic Way Gateway City. Explore waves of history shaped by our unique Atlantic connection with the energy and excitement of our city streets. With limitless possibilities to uncover our city, county, and coastline, Limerick is the source of surprise, and the perfect base for your Wild Atlantic Way journey.
The River Shannon
Our mighty tidal river is the lifeblood of Limerick, its energy flowing through every facet of our city to offer exciting experiences from the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way. Take in panoramic views of the mighty Shannon and its influence on our city as ancient and modern, from the commanding King John’s Castle to the collections of the Hunt Museum, and the down-to-earth determination of our people.
Embrace invigorating hospitality experiences with world-class hotels ready to revive you after a day of exploration, restaurants serving the authentic fare of the lush pastures blanketing Limerick county and the maritime flavours of the Wild Atlantic Way, and our city’s vibrant nightlife and edgy music scene.
The adventure begins here!
Chase your adventurous spirit along the rugged landscapes where the water meets the coast and uncover the rural majesty of the Wild Atlantic Way that has inspired thousands of years of language, literature, music, and dance. Discover the friendly embrace of the people of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic coast, and their famous warmth and wit.
Embrace the unexpected
Embrace the unexpected with museums, castles, ports, and piers punctuating your journey. Plus, make sure to take a liberating swim, surf, or sail in the reviving Atlantic waters.
With limitless possibilities to uncover our city, county, and coastline, Limerick is the source of surprise. What will you discover?