Limerick

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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 Limerick

For 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 Gurand the pretty, historic village of Adare.

Cultural Limerick

As 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 itall

Limerick 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

The George Limerick Hotel
The George Limerick Hotel
4 out of 5
O'Connell Street, Entrance on Shannon Street, Limerick, Limerick, V94 FC65
The price is £106 per night from 8 Sep to 9 Sep
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Limerick. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Great hotel and location. Only bummer was no air conditioning"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

The George Limerick Hotel
Limerick Strand Hotel
Limerick Strand Hotel
4 out of 5
Ennis Road, Limerick, Limerick
The price is £121 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Limerick. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Loved this hotel with warm welcoming staff, super clean and excellent location. The bus stop to Shannon was right outside the door."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

Limerick Strand Hotel
Absolute Hotel Limerick
Absolute Hotel Limerick
4 out of 5
Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick, Limerick
The price is £118 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Limerick. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (993 reviews)
Just what we wanted
"Well situated with a short walk into the city centre. Places to eat drink and enjoy Irish dancing and music approx 8mimutes walk away. Friendly staff and good onsite parking. Comfortable bed in a quiet well ventilated room. Complimentary water. As I am a bit of a bleach freak the shower although ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

Absolute Hotel Limerick
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.
Dromroe Village University of Limerick
Dromroe Village University of Limerick
Dromroe Village University of Limerick, Limerick, Limerick, V94 T9PX
The price is £58 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this apartment in Limerick. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions University Concert Hall and Castletroy Golf Club ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Can get satisfaction
"My time in Dromroe was very satisfying. Lovely setting - pastoral - with beautiful walks. Staff were very helpful."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2022

Dromroe Village University of Limerick
Castletroy Park Hotel Suites
Castletroy Park Hotel Suites
4 out of 5
Castleroy Park Hotel, Dublin Road, Limerick, Limerick, V94 KW28
The price is £104 per night from 14 Sep to 15 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Limerick. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the comfy rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (196 reviews)
Top hotel
"The whole stay was wonderful. I was there for a wedding, the staff, the food, the accommodation was amazing. Staff were super friendly, the large bed was fantastic. Couldn’t fault anything. Would I stay here again? Absolutely 👍"

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2022

Castletroy Park Hotel Suites
Troy Self Catering Village Limerick Ireland
Troy Self Catering Village Limerick Ireland
3 out of 5
The Groody, Castletroy, Limerick, V94 PK66
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Limerick. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall ...
3.7/5 Good! (34 reviews)
4 stars service at very competitive rates
"I use to travel both, business and leisure on"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2021

Troy Self Catering Village Limerick Ireland
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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