Springtime in Limerick

  • Limerick City. Photo: Paul Corey Photography

    Springtime in Limerick

Spring is the perfect time to explore Limerick - the weather is improving and our green spaces are starting to burst in to life. With a range of vibrant festivals and a rich heritage, it's time to get out and enjoy all that Limerick has to offer. Check out our seasonal round up of how to enjoy this great city and county.


Grant your little one’s wishes and head on a magical family fairy hunt at Curraghchase Forest Park. Over 300 hectares of rolling parkland and mixed woodland set the stunning backdrop for exhilarating hikes, leisurely woodland strolls and relaxing lakeside picnics. Explore the 13th Century fortress of King John’s Castle, full of interactive displays and fun for visitors of all ages. Re-imagine ancient life at Lough Gur, a 6,000 year old megalithic site and home to Ireland’s largest stone circle or check out the wide variety of rare and domestic animals at Stonehall Wildlife Park.

Make time for a mini foodie trail around Limerick, to explore our award winning cafes, bars and restaurants. Take in the iconic Milk Market, bursting with fresh, local produce and artisanal delights. Check out Treaty City Brewery, a craft brewery in Limerick’s Medieval Quarter, sample a unique tea blend at Limerick’s oldest shop, Cahill’s Tea or visit Foynes, the birthplace of the world famous Irish Coffee, best appreciated with a dollop of aviation history, at Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum.

Limerick is full of fascinating stories. Discover some of its rich history at the Limerick MuseumSt. Mary’s Cathedral, the oldest building still in daily use in Limerick, The Hunt Museum or The People’s Museum of Limerick. Fancy something more contemporary? Explore Limerick City Gallery of Art in Limerick’s leafy Georgian Quarter.

Rest and relaxation is fine, but nothing beats getting out into the fresh air! Carving a 40km path through lush countryside, Limerick Greenway offers an authentic experience of rural Ireland for cyclists, runners and walkers alike. Nestled to the east of the county, Ballyhoura Forest Park is home to the longest mountain bike trail network of its kind in Ireland.

If there is one thing this country has no shortage of it’s water, and activities such as kayaking or stand up paddle boarding on the River Shannon lets you explore Limerick’s Viking past from a truly unique perspective! Limerick’s most popular walking route ‘The Three Bridges Trail’ offers a lower-octane activity and takes in some of Limerick’s most spectacular urban art with edgy and unique designs popping up throughout the city. 

Contemporary, classic or cost-effective – Limerick’s accommodation offer is unbeatable for both range and value for money; providing the perfect opportunity to embrace Limerick’s rich cultural history, rocking nightlife, fine cuisine and buzzy vibes. From rustic retreats to family getaways and stylish city breaks - Limerick, Wild Atlantic Way Gateway City, is the ultimate destination this Spring - start planning your stay here.