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Top Choice Historic Site in Cashel

Rock of Cashel

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

Cahir Castle

Cahir's awesome castle enjoys a river-island site with moat, massive walls, turrets and keep, mullioned windows, vast fireplaces and dungeons. Founded by Conor O'Brien in 1142, and passed to the Butler family in 137…
Top Choice Museum in Limerick City

Hunt Museum

Although named for its benefactors, this museum, opened in 1997, 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…
Top Choice Castle in Limerick City

King John's Castle

An obdurate and brooding Norman mass over the River Shannon, Limerick's showpiece castle, with its vast curtain walls and towers, was built on the orders of King John of England between 1200 and 1212. The massive tw…
Top Choice Gallery in Limerick City

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick's excellent gallery adjoins the peaceful People's Park in the heart of Georgian Limerick. Among its permanent collection of paintings from the last 300 years are works by Sean Keating and Jack B Yeats. Temp…
Top Choice Irish in County Limerick

Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The attractive village of Ballingarry is home to one of County Limerick's hidden dining gems. Produce picked fresh from this 19th-century former convent's orchards and kitchen gardens is incorporated into seasonal m…
Top Choice Cafe in Cashel

Cafe Hans

Competition for the 32 seats is fierce at this gourmet cafe run by the same family as Chez Hans next door. There's a fantastic selection of salads, open sandwiches (including succulent prawns with tangy Marie Rose s…
Top Choice Cafe in Limerick City

Hook & Ladder

A haven of understated style and a champion of local produce, this cafe set in a converted bank building epitomises Limerick's up-and-coming foodie scene. Exquisite sandwiches include Doonbeg crab with lemon mayo on…
Top Choice Irish in Limerick City

Azur

Georgian architecture meets modern design to create an elegant venue for one of Limerick's best dining experiences. Service is professional but relaxed, the wine list is exemplary, and the menu lends a continental t…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Adare

Restaurant 1826 Adare

One of Ireland's most highly regarded chefs, Wade Murphy continues to wow diners at this art-lined 1826-built thatched cottage. His passion for local seasonal produce is an essential ingredient in dishes like pan-se…