5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Limerick

It would be dismissive to write article upon article & ignore one of our most popular services. Whether it be Raheen or Hurlers Cross in Castletroy, our customers just can’t get enough of Limerick.

So what better way to keep customers informed than filling a page of all the wild & wonderful things to do, all within close proximity of the City.

1 King John’s Castle

Starting from Sarsfield Bridge, a leisurely 15-minute walk takes visitors to King John’s Castle, arguably the city’s most photographed attraction. En-route, with short detours, are the Hunt and Limerick City Museums. The 13th-century castle stands to the right of Thomond Bridge and rises imposingly above the Shannon. The pentagonal fortress, with a main block, three round corner towers, a bastion, and a two-story gatehouse has been thoroughly restored and is the historic jewel in Limerick’s crown. Parts of the complex now serve as exhibition rooms.

Hours: Open year round April-September 9.30am-5.30pm, Oct-March 9.30am-4.30pm

Admission: Adults €10, children 0-5yrs free, 6-16yrs €8, seniors €9.45, family €30(2 adults & up to 6 children)

Address: Nicholas Street, Limerick

2 St. Mary’s Cathedral

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St. Mary’s Cathedral is one of Ireland’s secluded jewels. A place of worship has occupied this site since 1168. The West Doorway (originally the entrance to the former Royal Palace) dates from the 12th century and it’s claimed that marks on the surrounding stonework were made by defenders of the city sharpening their swords during various sieges. A stroll through the interior takes visitors through a timeline dating from the early medieval ages to the present day.

Admission: €2 per person

Address: Bridge Street, Limerick

3. Limerick City Gallery of Art

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The Limerick City Gallery of Art is housed in the 1906 Romanesque Carnegie Building. The building was funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) and was originally called The Carnegie Free Library and Museum. It’s now one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries and displays an impressive collection of Irish 18th to 21st century art.

Hours: Open daily, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-5.30pm, Tuesday 11am-5.30pm, Thursday 10am-8.30pm, Saturday 10am-5.00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm – 5.00pm

Admission: free

Address: Carnegie Building, Perry Square, Limerick

 

4. Thomond Park Stadium

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From 1995 until 2007, the Munster province rugby team was undefeated in this legendary stadium; it was also the venue for their famous victories over New Zealand’s All Blacks in 1978 and 2016. Tours of the hallowed ground include the dressing rooms, dugouts and pitch, and its memorabilia-filled museum. It’s an easy 1km walk northwest of the centre along High St.

The museum is open on match days from 2½ hours before kick-off (adult/child €5/3).

Limerick Milk Market

Discover the best of local, fresh produce at the Limerick Milk Market – a haven for foodies!

With a guaranteed lively atmosphere on a Saturday morning, the market boasts a variety of stallholders selling produce from great farmhouse cheeses and chutneys, just-caught fish and artisan meats, organic fruit and vegetables, to delicious healthy bread and fresh pressed juices!

Entry to the weather proof market is free.

Conclusion

So there you have it, we somehow managed to squeeze five of the finer things to do in Limerick into a few short paragraphs. Fear not, we aim to have more Limerick focused articles to come in the near future.