Five Unique Ways to Explore Limerick

  • Limerick Walking Tours

Not only does Limerick boast a variety of attractions, but also an assortment of ways to explore the sights!

1. Walk and talk with a local guide!

Lace up your walking shoes and hit the road with local guide Declan who will captivate you with stories of Limerick’s past and present!

Experience the architecture, history and folklore of our riverside city on a walking tour of the Georgian Quarter or Medieval Quarter!

Tours start at The Hunt Museum. Dates and times are flexible to suit you! €10 for the tour / €12 for the tour and entry to the Hunt Museum. More info here.

Limerick Walking Tours
Visitors from Australia, France and Germany on a recent walking tour at the Richard Harris statue

2. Adventure on the river!

Take in the city from a different perspective - in a kayak on the majestic River Shannon! The fun, guided tours are suitable for beginners and include history and fun facts about Limerick as your guide will bring to life over 800 years of dramatic local history! Limerick is spoiled for choice with two kayak tour operators, Nevsail and Get West.

Limerick Kayaking

3. Your carriage awaits!

Experience a private sightseeing tour with a difference - in a beautiful horse drawn carriage! 

Once aboard the luxurious weatherproof carriage, your personal guide and famous Irish Gypsy horses will show you around the many wonderful historical sites and beautiful scenery our proud city has to offer!

Limerick Carriage Tours offer a choice of pick up and drop off locations throughout the city centre. Prices and contact details here.

Limerick Carriage Tours

4. Sit back and relax on an open-top bus tour!

Hop on the Red Viking open-top tour bus and enjoy live commentary as you ride through the city! 

The fun, educational and friendly tour departs from Arthur's Quay Park every day from April to October taking in all of the city’s main historical landmarks and sites including St. Mary's CathedralKing John's Castle and the Georgian Quarter! More info here.

Red Viking Tours

5. On yer bike!

Unleash your inner adventurer and explore County Limerick's Ballyhoura region! 

The Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park has 98km of scenic trails taking in forest road climbs, tight twisty singletrack, and technical rocky bits, guaranteed to exhilarate! Bike rental is available in the area. More info here

Ballyhoura, Co.Limerick

Or if you'd prefer something a little less strenuous, rent a Coca-Cola Zero Bike and sight-see in style! 

Bike stations are located throughout the city at convenient locations close to tourist attractions including King John's Castle, the Treaty Stone, the Milk Market, and Pery's Square (People's Park). More info here.

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