Travel Guide to Limerick City, Co. Limerick, Ireland

About Limerick City

Limerick is located on the banks of the Shannon , it is also proud of its Irish name “Luamanach” meaning an area covered with cloaks.This refers to cloaks, which were said to have been seen floating on the River Shannon after a battle. Limerick, renowned for the most famous Ardagh Chalice  that was found in a ring fort in Limerick and its abundance of castles exceeding the most in Ireland.

Limerick is an ideal base for touring places of beauty like Adare, Castleconnell and Killmallock are truly magical locations with charm.

Activities & Things To Do in Limerick City

Pony Trekking in Limerick

Take a horse trek,  an ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of Limerick. In addition professional lessons are available for beginners.

Limerick Racecourse

Limerick Race course is ideal for Horse racing enthusiasts, take a trip to Limerick race course. Hosts several events throughout the year.

Golf in Limerick City

Limerick Golf course located near the Shannon offers the best Parkland course in the country. Whether you are seasoned campaigner or a beginner, there golf academy caters for all levels of golfers. The Clubhouse stands majestically overlooking the golf course.Experience the delightful cuisine of The Fairway's Restaurant.

Fishing in Limerick City

Limerick has many beautiful shores that anglers can catch the finest salmon and trout fishing.
Limerick is great location to take a cruise or boat trip of the Shannon and experience delightful small villages and harbours along the river Shannon.

Watersports in Limerick City

Limerick has various water sports to choose from  Canoeing to surfing, scuba diving, water trails and dolphin watching on the Shannon. These are many of enjoyable water experiences Limerick has to offer surfing,kayaking, cruising, sailing, water skiing, row boating.

Concerts & Music In Limerick City

Limerick has abudance of enternaiment from Musicals, ballet, opera, drama ,trad and blues and some of the biggest names in comedy at the Limerick University Concert Hall. If you are looking for live gig venue in Limerick, visit Dolan's Warehouse famous for hosting hundreds of musicians, singers and comedians.

Things for Children To Do In Limerick

There are lots of fun playgrounds located in the city, The People's Park located in Pery Square is popular location to relax with featuring Drinking Foundation and picnic area.Take a trip to Buttercup Farm in Croom, Co. Limerick, where the family can wonder and enjoy the fun of the farm.Limerick Omniplex Cinema has stadium seating to watch the latest blockbuster Movies.

Walking In Limerick

Take a hike in Limerick's rolling landscape are home to the Mullaghareirk Mountain Range.The walks will introduce wildlife, natural springs, bird life and majestic lanscapes.

Places to Eat & Restaurants in Limerick City

There are many fine dining experiences in Limerick. Check out some of these popular Limerick restaurants:

  • The Mustard Seed
  • The Wild Geese Restaurant
  • The Mill Race Restaurant Croom Mills
  • The Old Bake House
  • Wyte's Restaurant

Place to Visit Near Limerick

Limerick has Countless Castles to visit. Limerick most famous King Johns Castle walls and towers remain today in the heart of Limerick city.Shannon has fantastic driving routes taking in the landscapes of The Golden Vale and the scenic coastline of the Shannon Estuary and the breathtaking Cliffs of Mohar. Take a short drive to Bunratty Castle  and folk park and enter the medieval 'living' village in a rural setting.Take a stroll around this charming village and capture the mood of those times.At night Dine in the Castle at the Earl's banquet at Bunratty, which brings experience of the Medieval past.

The Local History of Limerick City

The city of Limerick is a good example of one of Ireland's industrial and cultural locations. It was founded in 19th Century during the Vikings eras.In the 12th century the Normans added more notable architecture..The city grew further in the 18th Century and became rich true trade.

Exploring the area around Limerick is an absolute pleasure with so many wonderful things to do. Limerick has endless breathtaking scenic walks to offer along the Shannon region.Limerick is famous for best selling memoir book Angela's Ashes.The Angela's Ashes walk include locations from the mentioned locations in the book and many other locations.Take a trip with a difference on the shannon river on replica viking boat and experience a viking history voyage down the river.

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