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The Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel

Henry Street, Limerick 99999

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (400 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O'Connell Street and St. Mary's Cathedral …

£73
Absolute Hotel Limerick
Absolute Hotel Limerick

Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (834 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of King John's Castle and Hunt Museu …

£79
Greenhills Hotel
Greenhills Hotel

Ennis Road, Limerick

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (194 reviews)

Situated in Limerick, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Gaelic Grounds and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Treaty Stone and King …

£67
Apartment - Heart of Limerick City
Apartment - Heart of Limerick City

Riverpoint Bishops Quay, Limerick

Situated in Limerick, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of O'Connell Street and St. Mary's Cathedral. The Treaty Ston …

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Kilmurry Lodge Hotel
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

Dublin Road, Limerick V94 WTC9

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (235 reviews)

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

£47
Cappavilla Conference Apartments
Cappavilla Conference Apartments

University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated in Limerick, this apartment is 0 mi (0 km) from University Concert Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Castletroy Golf …

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Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel
Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel

Knockanes Adare Limerick, Adare

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (172 reviews)

This family-friendly Adare hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Adare Golf Club, Old Trinitarian Abbey, and Adare Augustinian Friar …

£77
Dunraven Arms Hotel
Dunraven Arms Hotel

Main Street, Adare

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (269 reviews)

This family-friendly Adare hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Trinitarian Abbey and Adare Augustinian Friary. Adare Gol …

£95
Carrygerry Country House
Carrygerry Country House

Nr Shannon Airport, Shannon

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (239 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this romantic guesthouse is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Skycourt Shopping Centre and within 6 mi (10 km …

£70
The Killaloe Hotel & Spa
The Killaloe Hotel & Spa

Kincora Harbour, Killaloe

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beal Boru and Tobermurragh. St Moluas Church and Killalo …

£84
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Pocket Guide: Limerick Gaelic Grounds Hotels

The Limerick GAA Gaelic Grounds is a stadium for amateur sports in Limerick, both football and hurling, located on Ennis Road - a 10-minute drive or half-hour walk from Limerick city. There are lots of accommodation options in the area to cater for sporting activities - mostly budget hotels and B&Bs, as well as conferencing and leisure facilities. Limerick has a rich sporting history and several favourite players were born there, such as GAA footballer John Galvin. It was named European City of Sport in 2011, which has brought a sense of pride to the city and increased its sporting heritage.

The Gaelic Athletic Association

The GAA or Cumann Luthchleas Gael is Ireland’s largest volunteer-led community and sporting organisation, and well known around the world for its achievements in promoting amateur Gaelic sports such as football, handball, hurling, rounders, women’s football and camogie. It has been based at Croke Park in Dublin since 1908 and there are clubs located around Ireland in 32 counties.

History of Limerick’s Gaelic Grounds

The GAA Club is a large stadium established in 1926 which has seen several upgrades to improve its facilities. It was originally a 12 acre farm that was bought for sporting purposes and is now the largest capacity stadium in the mid-west of Ireland. Home to the GAA teams for football and hurling in Limerick it is worth a visit for a fun atmosphere and to get a sense of the Irish people’s love of their sporting personalities.

In 2004, it had its largest upgrade with a new 12,000 capacity stand and two new terraces, and has since had a new floodlight facility, ticket office and dressing rooms. It can now seat up to 49,500 visitors although it’s done much more unofficially (the gates were broken down in 1961 and 10,000 spectators piled in to see the Munster hurling final between Cork and Tipperary). Thankfully security and ticketing procedures are a bit tighter these days although there’s still plenty of atmosphere on match days. If you’re into sport it’s a must visit when you come to Limerick.

Adventure Sports Breaks in Limerick County

Limerick city is high on the sporting agenda and has several stadiums, parks and training grounds for rugby, golf, football, horse racing and greyhound racing. Check out Thomond Park for rugby, Limerick Races at Greenmount Park, and the Delta Dome for soccer. Limerick is a great city for exploring on foot, with various guided tours and off-track walking trails around the river into the countryside of neighbouring counties as well as green areas like People’s Park and Arthur’s Quay Park. You can also do water sports, mountain biking, paintballing and go-karting.

The adventure sports hotels (three and four star) in Limerick are clustered around Ennis Road close to the GAA stadium, Castletroy Golf Club, Castleconnell and Adare, with its championship golf club and five star hotel. They will be up on the latest matches and may sell tickets as well as offering additional leisure facilities like mountain biking and maps for hiking trails. You will find budget accommodation in the student villages slightly out of the city centre, which also have sporting grounds available for use and plenty of green parks nearby.

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