There are many things to do in Limerick that can render your trip to this city a fulfilling one. The city is strewn with some attractive Georgian buildings that add to its charm. Limerick surprises everyone at every nook and corner. Ranging from modern to entertainment, from scenic natural sights to historic ones, Limerick abounds in many attractions. Some of the most important tourist attractions in Limerick are: King John’s castle, St. Mary’s cathedral, St. John's Square and Cathedral,Limerick City Gallery of Art and People’s Park.
While you are here, do have a look at Glenstal Abbey, Lough Gur Prehistoric Site,Adare & Adare Manor, Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
For those who want to experience some fun and excitement can visit the Limerick Racecourse for a distinct time. For shopping, you can visit Mill market where you can buy everything from gift articles, artefacts to meats, cheeses, wines, fruits, vegetables, seafood, dairy products and more! The best way to get the feel of the city is to take a Limerick city walking tour and understand the city from its buildings and landmarks to streets and corners.
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What to Do in and around Limerick
Enjoy 43 best Limerick attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ireland
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
Although establishments date back to 922 AD, the catsle was built in the 13th century on the orders of King John. A pristine and strategic location, the castle was built on an Island off the coast of Limerick. in 1194, the Anglo-Normans finally captured the area in 1195 under John, Lord of Ireland. In 1197, local legend claims Limerick was given its first charter and its first Mayor, Adam Sarvant.
The rustic but durable architecture of the castle.
Serene panoramic view of the city.
Tourists love to spend their whole day here admiring the view from the castle and exploring one of the best maintained castles in the whole of Ireland.
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Rutland Street, Limerick, Ireland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Initially established as a personal collection, the 2000-plus items are from the private collection of the late John and Gertrude Hunt. Originally located at the University of Limerick the museum was later moved to its own premises in the Customs House of Limerick. One of the most lenient museums in the whole of Ireland you are allowed to open drawer and touch some of the artefacts.
A coin said to be from the collection of coins given to Judas to betray Jesus.
Picasso Paintings and articles
Paintings by Renoir
The Hunt Museum is known for its brilliant collection and is a global name for historians and archaeologists worldwide.
Tourists love to spend a whole afternoon at the museum.
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Lough Gur, Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Nestled close to Lough Gur, the heritage centre is an all-activity ground for tourists. The serene lake with its beautiful view is a home away from home for any nature and history lover.
Historic Museum: Includes stone-age, bronze age, iron age, early Christian period and medieval and post medieval artefacts.
Tours: Including guided tour of the whole premises, walking tour, personal guiding tour, group tour and school tours.
Rambling House: These free sessions offer the best music, song and storytelling experience. A favourite among children, enjoy the session while tasting some of the best sample home-made brown bread, tea and scones.
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Greenmount Park, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick, Ireland
The perfect spot for horse-race lovers, the Limerick racecourse is a delight to spend a sunny day at. They have the best facilities and amenities offers in racecourses all over Ireland. Located 6 kilometres south of Limerick City, the racecourse is nothing short of an adrenaline rush.
Panoramic Restaurant: To have a fine dining experience while watching horse-races.
Private suites for stag and hen parties or just a nice day to spend time with your close friends.
The perfect spot for the elite tourist- this is a perfect spot if you are visiting Limerick for a special occasion or just don’t mind cashing on that credit card.
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Cratloe Road, Limerick, Ireland
The Thomond Park stadium is as good as a place of worship for Rugby fanatics in limerick. Rugby is a religion here and the Thomond park is nothing short of an experience during one of the regular matches.
A home-stadium for many US artists like Bob Dylan and Pink to add to a long list, the stadium is popular for its thunderous noises during events. The stadium is functional since the 1940s and is etched with history on every brick it holds.
Tourists love to take a tour here to get more intimate with a place that demands so much of respect.
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Hartstonge Street, Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Frank McCourt Museum is located on the Hratstonge street, in the heart of Limerick City. Dedicated to the famous Pulitzer Prize winner, Frank McCourt Museum is sure to scratch the curious bone in you.
Replica school house
Rooms with 'Little Italy'
The museum breathes life into the author’s famous work – “Angela’s Ashes’.Fans, tourists and locals love to visit the museum to get more familiar with the story behind the genius.
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The Milk Market, Cornmarket Row, Limerick City
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
The Mill market is a stop-market where you can buy everything from gift articles, artefacts to meats, cheeses, wines, fruits, vegetables, seafood, dairy products and more!
The market houses some of the best events like meditation and Tai Chi camps, live concerts, workshops and a sea of other events throughout the year.
Visitors love to visit the Mill Market to spend their mornings doing something fun and exploring the cultural and gourmet facets of Ireland. The place is a must-visit if you want to experience the trending essence of Irish culture, arts and food.
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O' Connell Street | Brown Thomas Department Store, Limerick, Ireland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Limerick City Walking Tour is truly the best way to fathom Limerick through its troubled past to its present day tourist hub. The tour covers all the major attractions as well as the spots which are easily ignored by tourists- making the experience an intimate one.
They arrange 2 tours:
Limerick City Tour
Angela’s Ashes Tour
The guides are a treat to take a walk with. The storytelling is impeccable while the general vibe of the places only adds to its eccentric charm. Tourists highly recommend the city tour if you don’t have enough time on your hands to explore the whole of the city.
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3/4 Dock Road, Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland
05:00 am - 11:59 pm
One of the most famous pubs in the whole of Ireland, Dolan’s Pub is known for housing some of the bets artists internationally like Villagers, Rodriquez and Gabriella, Hawk, Paul Brady- to name a few. The pub is always swarming with music enthusiasts and is known for their sold-our live performances.
The place has a palatable food menu including breakfast, finger-foods and pre-gigs menu while the DJ nights are sure to make you show-off those moves!
Visitors love to spend a whole evening here relishing in the music while enjoying some of the best drinks, food and ambience in Limerick.
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17 Upper Denmark Street, Limerick, Ireland
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
One of the biggest and most popular pubs in Limerick, Flannery’s Bar is located on Denmark Street. The pub has 3 bars and a front deck which overlooks a courtyard.
The owner- Micheal Flannery is a treat to share a pint with while the staff is friendly. The pub itself has a friendly, cosy vibe with a distinct old-world charm. The wooden bar and roofing with metal embellishments and raw brick interiors is sure to take you back in time.
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44 Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ireland
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Based on one of the most iconic books written by an Irish author- Angela’s Ashes, ‘Angela’s She’s Walking Tour’ is an experience in itself. The tour covers all the places mentioned in the book, giving a first-hand experience of how the author- Frank McCourt envisaged 1930s Limerick .Even though some of the places in the novel no longer exist, the places that do- like the Catholic Church is sure to invoke all the stories that the book proffers.
For visitors who have not yet read the book, the tour is sure to make you!