Top Choice Museum in Limerick City

Hunt Museum

Although named for its benefactors, this museum is also a treasure hunt. Visitors are encouraged to open drawers and otherwise poke around the finest collection of Bronze Age, Iron Age, medieval and modern art treas…
Top Choice Castle in Limerick City

King John's Castle

An obdurate and brooding Norman mass over the River Shannon, the vast curtain walls and towers of Limerick's showpiece castle are best viewed from the west bank of the water. Built on the orders of King John of Engl…
Top Choice Gallery in Limerick City

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick's excellent gallery adjoins the peaceful People's Park, at the heart of Georgian Limerick. Among its permanent collection of traditional paintings from the last 300 years are works by Sean Keating and Jack …
Top Choice Historic Site in Cashel

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most spectacular archaeological sites, a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops, rising from a grassy plain and bristling with ancient fortifications. Sturdy wall…
Top Choice Historic Site in Cahir

Cahir Castle

Cahir's awesome castle enjoys a river-island site with moat, massive walls, turrets and keep, stalwart defences, mullioned windows, vast fireplaces and dungeons. Founded by Conor O'Brien in 1142, it's one of Ireland…
Palace in Limerick City

Bishop's Palace

The 18th-century Bishop’s Palace is before the Thomond Bridge.
Museum in Limerick City

Limerick City Museum

This small and modest museum has exhibits on Limerick silverwork and Limerick's lace manufacturing, with some elegant examples including a baby's blouse. There are also exhibits relating to local history, including …
Cathedral in Limerick City

St Mary's Cathedral

Limerick's ancient cathedral was founded in 1168 by Donal Mór O'Brien, king of Munster. Parts of the 12th-century Romanesque western doorway, nave and aisles survive, and there are splendid 15th-century black-oak mi…
Museum in Cashel

Bolton Library

This forbidding 1836 stone building houses a splendid 18th-century collection of books, maps and manuscripts from the dawn of printing onwards, with works by writers from Chaucer to Swift.
Heritage Centre in Cashel

Brú Ború

The privately run heritage and cultural centre is next to the car park below the Rock of Cashel, and offers absorbing insights into Irish traditional music, dance and song. The centre's main attraction, the Sounds o…