Welcome to Counties Limerick & Tipperary
From marching ditties to rhyming puns, the names Tipperary and Limerick are part of the lexicon, but both are relatively unexplored by visitors.County Limerick is closely tied to its namesake city, which has a history as dramatic as Ireland's. In a nation of hard knocks, it seems to have had more than its fair share. The city's streets have tangible links to the past and a gritty, honest vibrancy, and treasures... Read More
Top experiences in Counties Limerick & Tipperary
Counties Limerick & Tipperary activities
Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Limerick
Depart Limerick in the morning and travel west to the Atlantic coast, arriving at this wonder of nature in by the early afternoon. The tour will stop en route at a hub of traditional music in Ireland, Doolin in County Clare, and a delicious traditional Irish lunch and pint of Guinness on Ireland's famous western shore. From here the tour will head along the incredible coast of limestone rock. You will also have a chance to sample the "lunar landscape" of the Burren to see the only place on earth where Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean flora grow together. There may be 28 different types of orchid flowering in season if you time your visit correctly.The tour will then arrive at the main attraction, the Cliffs of Moher, where there will be a chance to enjoy a short walk along the cliffs. You will experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Aran Islands as you enjoy free admission to the Atlantic Edge Exhibition and famous Visitor Centre.You will also experience the set of the movies “Princess Bride” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” There will be plenty of chances to take photos along the way, including at the traditional fishing village of Kinvara and the 15th-century Bunratty Castle, which will surely be a memorable record of an unforgettable day.Return to Limerick in late afternoon.
Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Limerick
At 9:30am, you'll meet your private guide and driver in front of your Limerick hotel. Before you've even left the city, the driver will already be telling stories about the city itself, included the history of King John's castle and how the city was once walled. Having left the heart of Limerick behind, you'll pass through small, traditional villages like Corofin and Kilfenora, as well as the outskirts of Lisdoonvarna, which is famously known for its match-making festival that takes place each September. Your first stop will be at The Burren, a landscape of limestone karst formations that is home to many of western Ireland's most rare species of plants. Continue the drive to the town of Doolin, a small village that's great for lunch and a taste of "Dooliner" beer. From here you'll head to the Cliffs of Moher, and there's also the option to see the cliffs by taking a boat from Doolin. These cliffs consume over five miles (seven kilometers) of coastline, and stretch to heights over 700 feet as they rise straight up from the sea. Enjoy the spectacular views and walkways surrounding the Cliffs of Moher, where the view looks out toward the Aran Islands and the Atlantic horizon beyond. On the drive back toward Limerick you can choose to make a stop at Bunratty Castle—a large castle in County Clare that was built in the 15th century. Or, if you'd rather stop for souvenirs and spend the afternoon shopping, your guide can offer to make a stop at Blarney Woolen Mills. After a full day of experiencing the villages and sights, your tour finishes back at the door of your Limerick accommodation.
Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
Join the Earl of Thomond for a glorious banquet at this majestic 15th century Bunratty Castle. The Earl’s Butler welcomes guests from the four corners of the world toasting an era of great Irish taste with excellent food, fine wine, and honey mead.When you arrive at Bunratty Medieval Castle Banquet, a kilted piper plays a tune of welcome. You will ascend the Castle steps crossing over the drawbridge to the 'Bite of Friendship' offered by one of the Hostesses.Upon entering the Great Hall resplendent with tapestries and furniture of the 16th Century, savor a goblet of Mead while mingling with the Ladies of the Castle. The Castle’s history is related followed by a medieval Madrigal. Witness the crowning of the Earl & Lady before descending to the Banquet Hall where bench seating, candle-lights, and long oak tables reflect the Banqueting style of the medieval era. While partaking of a sumptuous four course dinner with fine wines, delight to the dulcet tones of the Ladies of the Castle accompanied by Irish Harp and Fiddle. The Butler seeks the Lords approval for all dishes brought before him. However, a scoundrel is revealed who must be brought before the Earl who decides his fate. The 35-minute spectacle which follows dinner is a superb selection of Irish medieval and traditional songs and instrumental music. The entire evening lasts two and a half hours.
Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Limerick
The tour begins passing through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival. This is one of the oldest festivals in the world, where a goat is crowned king of the village. The tour continues on along to Dingle Bay where you will have the chance to enjoy spectacular views. Visit the famous Inch beach and possibly even the Blasket Islands.After visiting the Dingle Peninsula, the tour will continue to the picturesque village of Waterville, which overlooks Ballinskelligs bay, made famous by the Skellig Rocks' early Christian monastery. Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville so much that he was such a regular visitor and Waterville unveiled a statue in his honor in 1998. After Waterville, you will visit the charming and colorful village of Sneem. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, Sneem village is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare bay.After Sneem village, the tour will visit one of the most famous National Parks in the world, Killarney National Park, where you will enjoy magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley from the stops at Molls Gap and Ladies View (Leprechaun Crossing).The tour will conclude with a visit to the famous Torc waterfall, an 59-foot high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. A the end of the tour, you will make your way back to Limerick.
Dingle Peninsula Tour from Limerick
The tour begins with a first stop at the famous Inch beach, a beach of outstanding natural beauty and one of the most picturesque beaches in Ireland. Then continue on a drive of Slea Head, where you will marvel at the landscape of the Atlantic Coast as you travel on this spectacular road hugging the western shoreline. Sit back and relax, admiring views of the Blasket Islands and maybe even see the "Sleeping Giant." You will also stop at one of the most beautiful villages in Ireland - Dingle. Dingle town is truly the heart and soul of the Dingle Peninsula. The tour will depart from Limerick City and travel via the charming village of Adare down through the mountains to County Kerry. You make a stop in the wonderful town of Killarney, the most well known town in Co. Kerry, as you make our way towards the Dingle Peninsula You will next take a stop at Inch Beach, one of Ireland's most famous beaches and the home of a surf school. Experience the stunning views of Ireland's Atlantic Coast as you walk along this world famous beach. Next, you will drive around Slea Head, the most Westerly drive in Europe. From there, the tour will continue to travel along the Atlantic Coast with stops for photos at the most dramatic locations On a clear day, you will enjoy superb views of the Blasket Islands. Your guide will explain how the Island's people had to leave their Island home and move to the mainland. Following a chance to grab refreshments (own expense), you will make your way back to Limerick, arriving at approximately 7:30pm depending on traffic, after a magical day on the Dingle Peninsula.
Our Story The company was founded in July 2015 by Mike Jones. Mike had spent the previous 20+ years travelling the globe enjoying incredible adventures with small groups of friends, family or solo. While sea kayaking around Ireland in 2012 he began to consider how he could share the experience of travelling and exploring some of the magical sights in this special little country. It took 3 years to come up with a plan and make the leap from a full time job to creating the business. Mike is passionate about kayaking and adventure so it is no surprise that he specializes in guided kayaking tours in his adopted hometown of Killaloe in Co. Clare. This little fledgling company has big ambition and over the coming years will be expanding from the current range of trips to offer some incredible expeditions and adventures on the inland waterways of Ireland.