The Official Guide to Limerick, Ireland
A great place to live, work and visit!

50 Things to Do

1. Explore Limerick’s most iconic landmark, King John’s Castle

Visitors of all ages will find something to inspire and excite them at King John’s Castle.

Categories: Historic Limerick

2. See the internationally important collection of art and artefacts at the Hunt Museum

Exhibiting one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats.

Categories: Museums, Attractions/Activities

3. Brush up on your rugby knowledge at Thomond Park Stadium

Experience the proud history and heritage of Munster Rugby at Thomond Park Stadium's spectacular interactive museum. or follow in the footsteps of Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic stadium.

4. Visit the absorbing Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Housed in the original terminal building in County Limerick, the museum recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945.

5. Uncover Limerick’s intriguing past at the Limerick Museum

The Limerick Museum's displays illustrate the long and varied history of Limerick City and the surrounding area. 

Categories: Museums

6. Take in a Sporting Event

Did you know that Limerick is often referred to as "Ireland’s Sporting Capital"? The City was awarded the coveted European City of Sport title back in 2011. Make sure to take in a sporting event while you’re here!

Categories: Sport

7. Check out Limerick’s Legendary Nightlife Scene

Whether it’s a Guinness, a Cosmopolitan or a cold beer, you’ll find plenty of stylish bars, cosy pubs and happening nightclubs in Limerick to suit your tastes.

Categories: Pubs

8. Get on your bike at Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails

These trails are the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland and provide many options for off-road cycling in the mountains.

9. Join in on the Festival Fun!

Limerick puts on a compelling menu of festivals and events each year! 

Categories: Festival/Special Event

10. Take the Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour

This tour is based on Frank McCourt’s best-selling memoir of his childhood in 1930s Limerick.

Categories: Tours

11. Learn even more about the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Angela's Ashes

The Frank McCourt Museum is a memorial to one of Limerick's greatest authors.

Categories: Museums

12. Explore the hidden histories of Neolithic Lough Gur

You will be captivated by the beauty, charm and tranquillity of this ancient place. The visitor centre tells the story of Pre-Celtic Ireland dating back to 3000 BC.

Categories: Attractions/Activities

13. Browse around Limerick’s famous Milk Market

Here you’ll discover the very best of fresh, natural produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit & vegetables, to delicious healthy breads and fresh pressed juices.

Categories: Top Picks, Food & Drink, Market/Fair

14. Visit Limerick’s oldest building still in daily use, the 11th Century St. Mary’s Cathedral

Most noteworthy relics of the past, within the ancient Cathedral, are the ancient altar stone used when Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral and the splendidly carved misericords in the choir.

Categories: Churches & Settlements

15. Get some retail therapy!

Check out Limerick’s many colourful independent boutiques and high street stores.

Categories: Shopping

16. Take in a round of golf

Limerick boasts a number of award winning, lush green courses.

17. Get back to nature at one of Limerick's visitor farms

Both kids and adults alike are sure to love Limerick’s Visitor Farms where a huge range of exotic, farm and domestic animals can be seen.

18. Make sure to Catch a Gig when you’re in town!

Limerick is the home town of the world famous Cranberries and home to a foot stomping live music scene.

19.Wander around Munster’s largest Shopping Centre, The Crescent Shopping Centre

The Crescent Shopping Centre is Ireland's biggest and most successful shopping complex outside of Dublin.

Categories: Shopping

20. Have a tipple at an Irish Whiskey tasting

Michael Flannerys Pub has the largest Irish Whiskey collection in the Mid West and is the ideal place to enjoy an Irish Whiskey tasting.

Categories: Food & Drink

21. Enjoy an evening of cultural enlightenment at one of Limerick’s great entertainment venues

University Concert Hall, 69 O'Connell, Dolans Warehouse, the Lime Tree Theatre and Friars Gate Theatre are just some of the venues offering a varied calendar of events all year round here in Limerick!

Categories: Concert

22. Try your luck at a night at the Dogs

Go greyhound racing every Friday & Saturday night in Limerick City. 

Categories: Greyhound Racing

23. View some fine Irish and International art at the Limerick City Gallery of Art

LCGA is home to an important collection of Irish paintings and also holds the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing and exhibits a wide range of artists, local, national and international.

Categories: Art Gallery

24. Visit Ireland’s Prettiest Village - Adare, County Limerick

Adare is known as Ireland’s prettiest village. Among the many gems in the village are Desmond Castle, The Franciscan Priory, the Trinitarian Priory and Augustinian Priory.

Categories: County Limerick

25. Try your luck at the tote at Limerick Racecourse

With all the benefits of a 21st century venue, Limerick Racecourse has combined the elements of a rich history of horseracing with top-class modern facilities to bring you a meeting place of unparalleled standards.

Categories: Horse Racing

26. Get Theatrical!

Enjoy some top class theatrical productions.

Categories: Theatre

27. Take an Open Top Bus Tour of the City

This fun, educational and friendly tour departs from the Limerick Tourist Information Office in the centre of the city every day from March till late in the year taking in all of the city’s main historical landmarks and sites.

Categories: Tours

28. Rejuvenate and Unwind... a haven of tranquillity and relaxation with a luxurious pampering treatment at one of Limerick’s top class spa facilities.

Categories: Spa/Health Centre

29. Follow a nature trail or visit the Arboretum at the beautiful Curraghchase Forest Park

This park covers 313 hectares of mixed woodlands, park land and lakes which together provide a rich habitat for a diverse range of animals and plants.

Categories: Forest Parks

30. Visit the Medieval Walled Town of Kilmallock, County Limerick

Kilmallock is an important Norman town and was at the centre of Ireland’s political development from the 13th through to the 17th centuries, a history that is evident through the rich architectural heritage that is the town’s national monuments.

Categories: County Limerick

31. Get some fresh air at the City’s award winning People’s Park

The People’s Park, located in Limerick's Georgian Pery's Square, is the principal park in the city and the only park in Ireland to hold a prestigious Green Flag.

Categories: Parks

32. Admire the dramatic scenery of the Clare Glens near Murroe, County Limerick

Located just outside the city of Limerick, the beautiful Clare Glens is an extremely picturesque location, which has become very popular due to its natural beauty.

Categories: Walking

33. Take a dip in the Olympic sized pool or enjoy the other state of the art sporting facilities at the University Arena

The University Arena is Ireland's largest indoor sports facility and home to the national 50 metre pool.

Categories: Sport

34. If it's a rainy day take in a family flick at one of Limerick's cinemas

Or you could go bowling or keep the kids entertained with a visit to an indoor play area!


35. Discover Limerick’s N69 Driving Route

A spectacularly scenic coastal driving route endorsed by the Lonely Planet guide.

36. Take a day trip to one of Limerick's nearby attractions

Nearby attractions include Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Birr Castle, Fota Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Dolphin Watching and Lough Derg.

37. Tantalise Your Taste Buds!

Eat out in style at one of Limerick’s many award winning restaurants, bistros or cafes.

Categories: Food & Drink

38. See one of Ireland’s largest spires at St. John’s Cathedral

St John's Cathedral has one of the highest spires in Ireland at 265 feet and 9 
inches from the base of the tower to the top of the Cross. The Cathedral is an example of Victorian Gothic design. The tower tapers into a spire at 163 feet high.

Categories: Churches & Settlements

39. Enjoy a moment of peace and quiet in Glenstal Abbey

Visitors can walk in the extensive grounds and in the 17th century terrace garden, participate in the community’s worship or visit the Icon Chapel and browse in the Abbey Book and Gift Shop.

40. Get active and enjoy the great outdoors

There are countless walking, cycling and equestrian trails available in Limerick City and County.


41. Learn more about Limerick’s history at the Treaty Stone

It was on this rock that the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691, marking the surrender of the city to William of Orange.

Categories: Historic Limerick

42. Take a guided tour of the Medieval village of Askeaton, County Limerick

Askeaton was once a stronghold of the Munster Geraldines, the Anglo-Norman Earls of Desmond. Today, the impressive ruins of Askeaton Castle dominate the town.

Categories: Historic Limerick, County Limerick

43. Get the adrenalin pumping at one of Limerick’s Go-Karting tracks

Karting is an exciting energetic indoor or outdoor motor sport activity catering for all age groups.

Categories: Karting

44. Get your adrenaline pumping at Basecamp Adventure Park

Ireland's newest and most exciting outdoor activity centre including forest 3D archery, paintball, splatball, survival challenges and bushcraft. 

Categories: Adventure

45. Test your nerves and take a high speed RIB tour on Limerick’s Shannon Estuary

Experience the thrill and adventure of powerboating on the river Shannon.

Categories: Water Sports

46. Indulge your curiosity and passion for flight with a flight simulation experience at Atlantic AirVenture

Experience flight from the Captains seat as Pilot in Command of one of the most successful aircraft ever produced, the Boeing 737.

Categories: Adventure

47. Wax lyrical at one of Limerick’s poetry readings

Limerick is the birthplace of the famous five line bawdy 'limerick' verse and the tradition of poetry is alive and well in the Whitehouse Bar and the Loft Venue in Limerick.

Categories: Poetry

48. Get green fingered!

Wonder through Limerick's peaceful gardens, many of which have won National Awards and have featured in gardening magazines.

Categories: Gardens

49. Trace Your Roots with Limerick Genealogy

Limerick Genealogy provides a professional research service for those wishing to learn about their ancestral roots in Limerick city and county.

50. Get your skates on at Roller Jam

Everyone can enjoy this family friendly and fun-packed roller disco. So whether you're an absolute beginner, pro skater, or maybe just looking for a different spin on a good family time, come down to the custom built venue!


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