48 Hours in Limerick? Explore West County Limerick

  • County Limerick

In contrast to the buzz of Limerick City, County Limerick is a place of rural charm and great beauty.

Day 1 - Discover Limerick City

Day 2 - Explore West County Limerick

Depart the City and head in the direction of the N69 (Limerick’s Coastal Route). Stop off in Kilcornan’s cluster of tourist attractions where you will find Curraghchase Forest ParkStonehall Visitor Farm and Basecamp Adventure Park.

From there carry on to the medieval town of Askeaton with its 15th Century Ruin and well-preserved Franciscan Friary.


Next stop is Foynes, whose flying boat port played an important part in international aviation history. An absorbing museum commemorates the predecessor to the modern runways of Shannon Airport in Co. Clare and the home of the Irish Coffee.

From here make your way to Newcastle West with its top visitor attraction Desmond Hall, followed by the town of Rathkeale and it’s beautiful Georgian houses with columned porticoes and ornate fanlights.

Adare, Co. Limerick

Finish up your day with a visit to Adare whose thatched cottages and medieval churches make it Ireland’s prettiest village. As in Limerick City, the County also has a flourishing restaurant scene and a wide range of top quality accommodation choices to suit all budgets.

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