Limerick City 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 poke around the finest collection of Bronze Age, Iron Age, medieval and modern ar…
Top Choice Castle in Limerick City

King John's Castle

An obdurate and brooding Norman mass looming 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 ma…
Gallery in Limerick City

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick's art 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. Temporary …
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 …
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 Limerick City

Frank McCourt Museum

This museum dedicated to Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, can be found in his former school building in Limerick's Georgian quarter. The museum contains a re-creation of a 1930s classroom and of the McCourt …
Park in Limerick City

People's Park

This lovely wooded park in Pery Sq at the heart of Georgian Limerick is an excellent place for collapsing onto the grass with a chunky novel when the sun pops out. Check out the restored 19th-century red-and-white d…
Palace in Limerick City

Bishop's Palace

The 18th-century Bishop’s Palace was once home to the city's Protestant bishops, and now houses the offices of Limerick Civic Trust, a conservation body that offers walking tours (11am and 2pm weekdays) of the city'…
Monument in Limerick City

Daniel O'Connell Monument

This bronze statue of Daniel O'Connell, depicting the hero of Catholic emancipation as a Roman senator complete with toga, was unveiled in 1857. It stands upon a granite plinth amid the Georgian elegance of the Cres…
Monument in Limerick City

Treaty Stone

The Treaty Stone marks the spot on the west bank of the River Shannon where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691, guaranteeing religious freedom for Catholics.