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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
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Limerick
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Limerick

Steamboat Quay, Limerick V94 H6HN

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (368 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 …

£69
Maldron Hotel Limerick
Maldron Hotel Limerick

Southern Ring Road, Limerick 0

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (707 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roxboro Shopping Centre, People's Park, and Limerick City Galler …

£57
Travelodge Hotel Limerick Ennis Road
Travelodge Hotel Limerick Ennis Road

Ennis Road Coonagh Roundabout N18, Limerick

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (257 reviews)

Situated in Limerick, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Gaelic Grounds and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Treaty Stone and King …

£46
Great National South Court Hotel
Great National South Court Hotel

Raheen Roundabout, Limerick V94 E77X

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

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Cresent Shopping Centre, Frank …

£63
University Of Limerick Villages
University Of Limerick Villages

University Of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick

Situated in Limerick, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from University Concert Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Mary's Cathedral …

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

Knockanes Adare Limerick, Adare

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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
Elm House
Elm House

Mondellihy, Adare

3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Adare, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Adare Golf Club, Old Trinitarian Abbey, and Adare Augustinia …

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Castleview House B&B
Castleview House B&B

Clonshire, Adare

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Old Augustinian Friary, Adare Augustinian Friary, …

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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 …

£71
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Pocket Guide: Limerick Limerick City Gallery of Art Hotels

Limerick city centre is where you’ll find most of the main cultural attractions including the Hunt Museum, Lime Tree Theatre and Limerick City Gallery of Art, a contemporary Irish gallery and museum which is run by the city council. On the same street you’ll find a spa townhouse hotel and there are several boutique hotels, three to five star rated, in the surrounding streets. Staying in the centre of Limerick means you’re well placed to walk to all the main attractions, you can shop until you drop in O’Connell Street and the Milk Market and enjoy a siesta before you go out again for dinner, drinks and night-time entertainment.

Cultural Breaks in Limerick City

Limerick City Gallery of Art is the largest contemporary art gallery in mid-west Ireland and located in a Romanesque Carnegie building in Pery Square, the city’s pretty Georgian Quarter. The building was constructed in 1906 and was originally a museum and Carnegie library funded by Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), before being taken over in 1936 by a group of prominent Limerick people and expanded to become the museum you see today. In 1985, it took over the entire Carnegie building and now hosts a permanent collection of over 831 local and international works from the 18th to 21st century, as well as the National Collection of Contemporary Drawing and the Michael O’Connor International Poster Collection.

Modern Art in Limerick City

The gallery has recently undergone a makeover with a new glass-walled sculpture gallery that overlooks People’s Park and a social space and cafe called Zest to encourage conversations around art. It is a beautiful gallery of architectural and social importance with a strong emphasis on education, talks and workshops throughout the year. Open daily, it’s also free to enter as it is funded by the city council and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. It has ever-changing exhibitions with work by artists including Sean Keating, Paul Henry, Sir William Orpen, John Shinnors, Jack Yeats and Grace Henry.

Arts Festivals in Limerick City

Every two years the gallery hosts a biennial called EV+A (Exhibition of Visual Arts) which involves selected local artists who exhibit their work around the gallery and city centre. The aim is to educate and share art among the people and it programmes an educational range of events for all of the family to complement the main exhibitions each season. It’s an exciting time for the city and gives locals a chance to express themselves as people of “a vivid imagination”, as Sean Keating famously described them. EV+A is a popular event on the cultural calendar so it’s worth planning your accommodation well in advance if you plan to see it.

There is a good choice of boutique, three to five star hotels and Georgian townhouse style accommodation in and around Pery Square and the Georgian Quarter. From there you can explore the various art galleries, museums, churches, theatres and parks and shop for something unusual in the independent boutiques off O’Connell Street.

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