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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. Out back is a vast covered drinking zone that often features live music or televised matches.
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 Market in Limerick City

Milk Market

Pick from organic produce and local foods like cheese at the traditional food market held in Limerick's old market buildings, or browse its produce and craft shops. Traditional live music regularly takes place here.
Top Choice International in Limerick City


Bathed in dark-chocolate hues with background soft ambient music and overseen by busy staff, this international restaurant is a smart choice. There's an eclectic but populist choice on the menu, from Thai curry to b…
Pub in Limerick City


Frank McCourt's father knocked 'em back here and the Angela's Ashes connection is given a run for its money – even the toilets are named Frank and Angela. Check out the fabulous interior.
Concert Venue in Limerick City

University Concert Hall

Permanent home of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, with regular concerts from visiting acts, plus opera, drama, comedy and dance. The campus is 4.5km east of the city.
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 …