Top 5 Things To Do In Limerick
Jun 29 2018
Limerick City is small, but it has plenty of history, sporting grounds, pubs, nightclubs, and activities to keep you occupied. If you’re planning a weekend trip to Limerick City, make sure you tick the following off your “to do” list!
1. King John’s Castle
Located on the River Shannon, King John’s Castle is filled with history from the 13th Century. It’s recent renovation better demonstrates the medieval battles and much more! You can take a self-led tour and view the river from one of the best locations.
2. The Milk Market
Make sure to visit the Milk Market on Saturday. From locally produced fresh food to clothes and books, you’re sure to come across lots of impressive finds. There is always a great atmosphere when you visit Limerick’s iconic market, especially on Saturdays.
3. Thomond Park
The Thomond Park stadium is home to the iconic Munster rugby team. Not only does the stadium host rugby games, often times you will discover an occasional gig or colourful storytelling tour. Munster is at the very core of Limerick life, making this an essential stop off.
4. Lough Gur
Lakes are at the very heart of what’s great about the Irish countryside, and Lough Gur visitor centre uses that Emerald setting perfectly. As well as being a great spot for a stroll, the lakeside is home to an ancient stone circle and ample myths and legends that are thoroughly explained to visitors. Make sure you check out the ruins too.
A picture-postcard 13th Century village set against a rural river bank, Adare is a vastly underrated corner of Ireland that rarely gets more than half a page in the guidebooks. The Heritage Centre, creamery, manor and abbey make it a very worthwhile way of spending a day and give a very different sense of what Limerick is than the city itself.