Attractions

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…
Castle in Adare

Adare Castle

Dating from around 1200, this picturesque Norman ruin changed hands several times before being entirely wrecked by Cromwell's troops in 1657, by which time its strategic importance had slipped away. Highlights inclu…
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…
Ruins in Adare

Franciscan Friary

The ruins of this friary, founded by the Earl of Kildare in 1464, stand serenely in the middle of Adare Golf Club beside the River Maigue. Public access is assured, but let them know at the clubhouse that you intend…
Stadium in Limerick City

Thomond Park Stadium

From 1995 until 2007, the Munster province rugby team was undefeated in this legendary stadium; it was also the venue for their famous victories over New Zealand's All Blacks in 1978 and 2016. Tours of the hallowed …
Museum in County Limerick

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

From 1939 to 1945 Foynes enjoyed a brief moment of glory and glamour as the landing place for the flying boats that linked North America with the British Isles. Huge Pan Am clippers – you can explore a replica after…
Museum in Lough Gur

Lough Gur Heritage Centre

This thatched replica of a neolithic hut contains a helpful information desk and good exhibits on prehistoric monuments and settlements in the surrounding area, plus a small museum displaying neolithic artefacts and…
Archaeological Site in Lough Gur

Grange Stone Circle

This stone circle, known as the Lios, is a superb 4000-year-old circular enclosure made up of 113 embanked upright stones, the largest prehistoric circle of its kind in Ireland. It's a 3km walk or drive southwest of…