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LimerickIreland

The city of Limerickhugs the River Shannon as it broadens out to meet the wider sea waters of theestuary in Mid-West Ireland. Limerick has been broadening its ownhorizons in recent years with rejuvenation projects and a cultural renaissancethat have helped make it a fantastic place to explore the surrounding regionfrom.

Limerick itselfis full of historical and contemporary delights that include welcoming pubs andrestaurants, a lively music and arts scene, castles, splendid Georgianarchitecture and some wonderful walks along the coast and plenty ofopportunities to enjoy the rivers, lakes and sea that surround the city.

Limerick is thefourth largest city in Ireland, anda popular tourist destination, so it is well served by cafes, bars, pubs,restaurants and hotels.

The city centre is divided in three: there’s the historical EnglishTown, complete with atmospheric castle on the southern end of King's Island, IrishTown lining the south bank of the river and the impressive Georgianarchitecture of Newtown Perry, which can easily be distinguished by its griddednetwork of streets.

Historical LimerickFor lovers of history Limerick offers a treasure trove of places to explore. King John’s Castle is a magnificent 13th century showpiece in the centre of town. To best appreciate its imposing walls and towers you should take it all in from the west bank of the River Shannon.

The Hunt Museum is undoubtedly one of Ireland’sfinest housing the finest collection of Bronze Age, Iron Age and medievaltreasures outside of Dublin.

Just over the medieval Thomond Bridge you will find theTreaty Stone which marks the spot where the Treaty of Limerick was signed to end the war between the Jacobites and the supportersof William of Orange.

A short drive out of town will bring you to the beautifulNeolithic sites of Lough Gur and the pretty, historic village of Adare.

Cultural LimerickAs Ireland’s Cityof Culture in 2014 Limerickconfirmed its place at the forefront of the country’s music and arts scenes.Throughout the year Limerick hosts awide range of festivals, so there is always something happening. ev+a (visualarts) takes place from March to May, the LimerickInternational Music Festival (classical) is in late May, Blas (traditional music) is held inJune and July and Cuisle (poetry) inOctober.

Even when a festival isn’t taking place there are temporaryand permanent exhibitions to explore at the excellent Limerick City Gallery of Art of Art andplenty of opportunities to catch traditional music in the city itself or ashort drive away in Milltown Malbay and Doolin,both renowned for their enthusiastic support of Irish music.

Getting away from itallLimerick is alsoa great base to enjoy boat rides down the Shannon from, to fish from tranquillocations, to make trips out to the exquisitely beautiful shores of Lough Gur or to cruise down the coastand enjoy the spectacular views from the Cliffsof Moher.

With its perfect position in the middle of western Ireland Limerick is a great place to use as aspringboard to this area, but it’s an even better place to come back to timeand time again.

Where to stay in Limerick

Top hotels in Limerick

The George Limerick Hotel
The George Limerick Hotel
4 out of 5
O'Connell Street, Entrance on Shannon Street, Limerick, Limerick
The price is £72 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in Limerick City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of O'Connell Street and King John's Castle. Augustinian Church and Tait's Clock are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"The toilet facilities in the room could be in need of an update. Shower head not tall people friendly and was leaking. Staff were great little more maintenance to the room would of been better"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

The George Limerick Hotel
Travelodge Hotel Limerick Ennis Road
Travelodge Hotel Limerick Ennis Road
3 out of 5
Ennis Road Coonagh Roundabout N18, Limerick, Limerick
The price is £58 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Situated in Limerick, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Gaelic Grounds and 2.5 mi (4 km) from King John's Castle. LIT Millennium Theatre and Thomond Park are ...

3.7/5Good! (398 reviews)

"Dog friendly helpful staff very comfortable spotless & good location. Only thing was no implementation of mandatory mask wearing for guests which can be difficult to address!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Travelodge Hotel Limerick Ennis Road
Travelodge Limerick Castletroy
Travelodge Limerick Castletroy
3 out of 5
Dublin Road N7, Castletroy, Limerick, Limerick
The price is £56 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Located in the heart of Limerick, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Childers Road Retail Park and University of Limerick. King John's Castle is 2 mi (3.2 km) ...

3.6/5Good! (465 reviews)
Nice and comfortable stay

"Nice hotel very close to city centre. Room very comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Travelodge Limerick Castletroy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Limerick

Castletroy Park Hotel Suites
Castletroy Park Hotel Suites
4 out of 5
Castleroy Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Limerick, Limerick
The price is £72 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Situated in Limerick, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of University Concert Hall and University of Limerick. King John's Castle is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (167 reviews)

"Absolutely beautiful spotless and very modern room with lovely big bath and shower"…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Castletroy Park Hotel Suites
Troy Self Catering Village Limerick Ireland
Troy Self Catering Village Limerick Ireland
3 out of 5
The Groody, Castletroy, Limerick
The price is £52 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Situated in Limerick, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Concert Hall and University of Limerick. King John's Castle is 2.3 mi (3.7 ...

3.7/5Good! (31 reviews)

"Lovely big and comfy rooms. Staff are very welcoming and friendly. Perfect for students as it is close to the college and shops."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Troy Self Catering Village Limerick Ireland
The Quigley Residence
The Quigley Residence
3 out of 5
University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick

Situated in Limerick, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University Concert Hall and University of Limerick. National Technological Park and Castletroy ...

3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)
No hassle accomodation

"Pleasant surroundings, nice room, accessible shared kitchen area. Easy check in and out. A short drive from the city centre."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2018

The Quigley Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Limerick

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Dec 2019

Lovely Xmas lights

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Aug 2019

The main shopping area is much like many other cities. However the surrounding streets have lots of beautiful Georgian and Victorian buildings. Some good restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Pol

31 Jul 2019

Cosmopolitan and great food and coffee places.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Jun 2019

Mini Dublin and clearly lots being planned, everyone has a paint brush! I'd say it's a place on the up

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Jun 2019

Known as stab city, but no stabbings in the 24 hours we were there, which was nice

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

10 Jun 2019

We love the area. In the future, we will choose a nicer, cleaner hotel to stay.

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