Top things to do

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 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


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 Pub in Limerick City

Nancy Blake's

There's sawdust on the floor and peat on the fire in the cosy front bar of this wonderful old pub, but be sure to head out the back to enjoy a vast covered drinking zone that often features live music or televised s…
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…
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 …
Pub in Limerick City

White House

A 200-year-old classic right in the city centre, this corner pub is Limerick's oldest bar and, despite recent renovations, retains a traditional ambience.
International in Limerick City


Bathed in dark-chocolate hues with soft ambient music, this international restaurant is a smart choice. Cocktails are inventive and generous, and there's an eclectic, populist choice on the menu, from Thai curry to …