Live it up in Limerick
Who says you can’t have it all? Travel to Limerick, Ireland and experience all of life’s pleasures from breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities to historical sites, arts and culture. Check out some of the popular attractions in Limerick.
King John’s Castle
King John’s Castle is a must see in Limerick. Situated on the river, the castle makes a picturesque setting where you can learn about the city’s long history. Inside the recently restored section, you can see films and rooms that are set up with displays to show you what daily life was like centuries ago in Limerick. Although much of the original castle is in ruins, you can tour the towers and the courtyard and see old weapons, tools and more.
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick is well worth a visit. In addition to admiring the attractive architecture, you can also feast your eyes on the university’s extensive art collections of water colors, medical art, Irish American art and more. Enjoy a music, orchestra or dance performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Stretching across the River Shannon, the campus offers scenic river paths for walking and cycling. Additionally, the university offers an activity center to the public with adventurous activities like sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, Dragon Boat racing, and archery and rope obstacle courses.
Whether you’re a racing fan or just curious, the Limerick Racecourse offers a good day out. You can watch a thrilling horse race in this track situated amid stunning landscapes. Children can have fun with the bouncy castle, slides, and pony rides. Additionally, you can dine in the lovely Panoramic Restaurant. If visiting in the summer, you can enjoy live music after the races.
When visiting Limerick, you can’t miss out on the Milk Market. Open year round in the city center near many hotel accommodations, this market features a wide variety of stalls where you are sure to find a bargain among the likes of fresh produce, seafood, meats, baked goods, crafts, flowers, dairy products and much more.
Spend the day checking out all the treasures housed in the Hunt Museum, from antiquities to fine art. See the likes of artifacts from ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilizations as well as Irish archaeological objects from Neolithic flints to a Bronze Age shield and a 9th century Christian cross. Admire a variety of fine arts of silver, glass ceramics, paintings and more.
Ballyhoura Country Walking Trails
Ballyhoura Country Walking Trails is a paradise for nature lovers. Arrange a whole day here, or several days, basking in the glorious scenery. Walk, cycle or mountain bike along trails of peaceful woodlands, or across meadows dotted with old stone walls. Climb rugged mountains or meander over trickling streams, and around ancient ruins. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you will find trails to suit your level of fitness.
Excited to visit Limerick? Check out online deals today to get the most out of your money and your visit. No matter what season you wish to visit Limerick, you can expect comfortable temperatures, but be sure to bring an umbrella as it does shower frequently here.