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Limerick City Hotel
Limerick City Hotel

Lower Mallow Street, Limerick

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3.7 out of 5 (604 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Frank McCourt Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral, and The …

£58
The Pier Hotel
The Pier Hotel

Sarsfield Street, Limerick V94 E6HD

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (242 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arthur's Quay Park, The Treaty Stone, and St. …

£50
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa

1 Pery Square, Georgian Quarter, Limerick

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (157 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Limerick City Gallery of Art, St. Mary's Cathedral, …

£147
Castletroy Park Hotel
Castletroy Park Hotel

Dublin Road, Limerick

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (329 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from University Concert Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Mary's …

£83
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

Dublin Road, Limerick V94 WTC9

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (209 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of National Technological Park, Castletro …

£55
Castle Oaks House Hotel
Castle Oaks House Hotel

Castleconnell Village, Castleconnell

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3.9 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Set in Castleconnell, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of National Technological Park, Castletroy Golf Club, …

£74
Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel
Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel

Knockanes Adare Limerick, Adare

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4.3 out of 5 (155 reviews)

This family-friendly Adare hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Adare Golf Club and Adare Heritage Centre. Cresent Shopping Centr …

£78
Carrigane House
Carrigane House

Rienroe, Adare

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4.5 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated in Adare, this bed & breakfast is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Adare Golf Club and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Adare Heritage Centr …

£61
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre
The Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre

Near Killaloe, Ballina

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (35 reviews)

This family-friendly Ballina hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of St. Flannan's Cathedra …

£93
Whitethorn Lodge
Whitethorn Lodge

1 Shannon View, Ballina

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Ballina, this townhouse accommodation is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Flannan's Cathedral, St Moluas Church, and …

£63
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Pocket Guide: Limerick Angela's Ashes Walking Tour Hotels

For a cultural mini break in Limerick where you can enjoy attractions such as the Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour it’s best to base yourself in the city centre, where there are many hotels to accommodate your needs be it a budget two star stay, a luxury four or five star break or one of many boutique independent hotels that feel like a home from home. Most of the cultural attractions in Limerick are around the city centre and this is also where many of the hotels are based - around the main shopping areas like O’Connell Street, in quays overlooking the River Shannon and around the Georgian Quarter, Grove Island and the Milk Market. Limerick is a city for walkers and there are plenty of bars and cafes to take refreshment between visits.

A Taste of Literary Ireland

The Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour is a two-hour tour which starts from the Limerick Tourist Office on Arthur’s Quay. It takes place daily in the afternoon and must be booked in advance at the tourist office. Angela’s Ashes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Irish writer Frank McCourt, which was written in 1996. It is his well-loved memoir of a life of poverty growing up in the slums of Limerick before the war, his teenage years in Brooklyn, NY, and life in Limerick as an adult. The book explores his family’s struggles with alcohol, money and work. Frank McCourt wrote two sequels to the book and a film was also made starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle. There is a small museum in his memory in the town centre which has been lovingly recreated by a local artist.

A Walking Tour of Limerick city

The walking tour lasts for two hours and takes you around the main locations mentioned in the book (they are not all there anymore), but that’s made clear at the start of the tour and the guide is lively, funny and informative. It will give you a deeper sense of the city and some historical perspective of the Irish struggles. It explores places like Leamy House, the school Frank attended until he was 14, the St Vincent de Paul Charity House, South’s Pub, various churches and takes you around Arthur’s Quay, the Shannon, Barrack Hill, Windmill Street and Parnell Street. It gives you a good overview of historic Georgian Limerick as you can see offices and houses overlooking St John’s Cathedral.

Historic Hotels in Limerick city

There are a handful of historic or boutique independent hotels in Limerick, which will add to the ambience of a literary visit. Some are based within a mile of the Frank McCourt Museum so you can learn more about Angela’s Ashes and literary Ireland. Many of the hotels are also close to historic sites in area - the Georgian Quarter, St Mary’s Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John’s Castle. From your base you can walk to all of the key attractions - library, art galleries, museums and there are plenty of Wi-Fi cafes, bars and restaurants to explore.

There is no shortage of quirky and historical accommodation in Limerick city to enhance a cultural visit. Try a townhouse style hotel in the historic Georgian Quarter, a modern hotel on the quays overlooking the riverside for inspiring views or a more affordable break in one of the suburban hotels around the city’s main parks and educational institutes in Castletroy and north Limerick.

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