There once was an Irish city… You might think "naughty poem" when you hear the word Limerick, but in truth the city inspires so much more than just knowing giggles. Medieval castles and churches give the city a grand feel, while the pubs crawl with lively locals and students who are all craving just one more pint of Guinness. The Hunt Museum boasts a collection of pieces from history's most important and influential artists, while the Foynes Flying Boat Museum will marvel visitors of all ages with its whimsical flying machines.
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4.5 based on 275 reviews
I spent a week on the campus of the University as part of a world music conference.
This campus is among the most beautiful and well designed architecturally I have encountered. Traditional buildings, contemporary designs, and nature itself combine to make this a unique venue and an attraction on its own.The River Shannon meanders through campus adding a bucolic touch.
In essence, the university is a village on its own right--numerous restaurants, shops, banks and even a travel agency. The entry to the campus is through a beautifully maintained green space providing a peaceful walk to the main campus.
The University of Limerick also has a growing international reputation for excellence in several fields including education and world music.
4.5 based on 284 reviews
Find out all about the hallowed turf which has seen so many Munster Rugby victories!! Visit Thomond Park for a full Museum and Stadium tour. Family and Group rates apply. Stand Up And Fight
4.5 based on 457 reviews
Lough Gur Heritage Centre is a community run tourist attraction telling the story of 6,000 years of habitation in the Lough Gur area. From Neolithic house sites to medieval Castles Lough Gur has monuments from every era and the heritage centre ensures that visitors get the history/folklore and archaeology of the area from trained guides.The Centre also houses a retail space where take away tea/coffee, minerals, ice-cream and chocolate are available for purchase as are books and merchandise of the area.Summer opening hours are 10 to 5pm Monday to Friday and 12 to 6pm Saturday and Sunday from March to October and every Sunday during winter hours.The centre is staffed by volunteers and all monies raised goes back into community initiatives at Lough Gur.
This attraction isn't too big, but I'm sure that you could spend there much longer than we did, if go and see all the points map shows you. We did this little walk close by, and there really was beautiful views for the lake. Weather was wet and path was quite slippery, especially when heading down.
You do get audio guide for the walk from the visitor center, if you're interested. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Visitor center itself is very small but well designed and there is plenty of information, but not too much. This wasn't my favorite places in Ireland, but well worth the stop when passing by.
4.5 based on 228 reviews
A must if you have read the book . Interesting insight into the way of life . Local people are not happy with Frank Mc Court description of the way of life at the time . They maintain there was more solidarity and friendliness between locals ! I agree this seems likely but the book reads better if it is abject poverty !
Small museum can visit it in an hour . Steep stairs to access the exhibits !
4.5 based on 236 reviews
An outdoor flea market selling everything from produce to secondhand jewelry.
Milk Market was top on my list when visiting Limerick end of July '17 and I was not disappointed. One of the biggest weekend market of this always fascinating country was the covered variety of delicacies: fresh breads, mushroom stalls, a must dive into amazing herbal cheeses and a must buy also the Irish Dillisk seaweed. A place to discover, encounter new and enjoy known and loved food. And: it doesn't always need to be beer in the Guiness fridge...
4.5 based on 2 reviews
This newly renovated 13th-century castle is open for tours.
This is quite a complete castle in terms of its defences and there are interactive exhibits explaining the history of both the castle and the city of Limerick. Interesting and big enough to stroll around for an hour or two although can be done much quicker.
4.5 based on 596 reviews
The Hunt Museum houses 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.
It is like travelling back in time, a long time back. The museum is well laid out where you start at the top and work your way down to the basement. Great variety of collectables and a great insight into a private collection. Entrance is free on a Sunday
4.5 based on 110 reviews
A pretty public park featuring a zoo.
Have visited here regularly and it is always interesting and changing. The flowers and shrubs are always well maintained.
It is easy to get around with an excellent Art Gallery and coffee shop on the edge of the park.
The playground is well maintained and has excellent facilities for children. Well worth a visit.
4.5 based on 103 reviews
A nice place to visit here on a summers day. Spent some time here with the family and a nice place to spend a couple of hours with a picnic or whatever.
4.5 based on 400 reviews
Saint Mary's Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Limerick and stands in the heart of the medieval city, looking over the majestic River Shannon. Originally the Royal Palace for the Kings of Thomond it was gifted to the church in 1168. It is a living church where worship is offered daily, as it has been for the last 850 years. Please come and visit us at Saint Mary's Cathedral. You will be most welcome !
The Cathedral is a very impressive building with lovely stained glass windows. It is filled with interesting pieces of history and artifacts, all have ajoining information boards. Definitely worth a visit. The two ladies at the desk were extremely kind and helpful, they took the time to give us lots of recommendations on places of interest and bars & restaurants in the area.
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