Things to do in Limerick... Other than The Limerick Tour
Updated: Jun 15, 2020
1. Kayaking with Get West
Easily one of the best views of Limerick city is from the river Shannon, and Paul Austin of www.getwest.ie is about the best person to get you out on it! Kayaks are available for groups or individuals.
2. The Thomond Park Rugby Museum
Limerick is the self proclaimed capital of Irish rugby, and our rugby stadium Thomond Park is world renowned. The museum there brings to life this iconic sports ground and all of the legendary games that have taken place here. Check out www.thomondpark.ie
3. Frank McCourt Museum
Those who are fans of the Pulitzer Prize winning book Angelas Ashes will love this place. It is set in the former Leamys school which was attended by Frank McCourt. The Tudor style building is stunning and also features a recreation of the apartment that McCourt grew up in.
4. The Milk Market
If you happen to be in Limerick on the weekend then you absolutely must check out the bustling city centre Milk Market. Have a coffee and chat with the locals, and if feeling peckish there is a huge selection of cheeses, crepes, fish, pastries and Middle Eastern foods.
Curraghchase Forest Park is a natural reserve that surrounds the former home of poet Aubrey De Vere. The gardens and lakes are stunning and its a great place for wildlife and bird watching.
6. St Johns Cathedral
Perhaps one of our more understated cathedrals! This was designed by renowned English architect Philip Charles Hardwick and was built in the 1800's. It boasts the highest steeple in Ireland and is stunning on the inside.
7. University of Limerick
UL is one of Irelands finest campuses. It has grown considerably over the last few decades and now spans across the counties of both Limerick and Clare. It boasts impressive architecture and sculptures from all over the world and is home to over 15,000 students from all over the world. www.ul.ie
8. Dolans Warehouse
Dolans Warehouse is Limericks longest running music venue and has been voted the countries finest venue several years in a row. They boast a great food menu in their restaurant but you really want to go there to see the world class music acts they book. From Shane McGowan to Kasabian and Mumford & Sons, everyone who is anyone has graced that stage! Check out the listings at www.dolans.ie
9. Guinness in O'Sheas Bar of Ballysimon
This place is about as authentic as they get. Its run by a Limerick family who are dedicated to keeping it completely and utterly unspoiled. Its as close to an Irish bar of the 1950's as is humanly possible! No T.V., no music, just one beer and Guinness on tap. And the Guinness there is about the best you will get anywhere in the world. 10. Afternoon Tea in Adare Manor
The newly refurbished Adare Manor is the stuff of fairytale. Adare is a small village situated about 20 minutes outside of Limerick, and the Manor is the jewel in its crown. It is a 5 star resort boasting one of the finest golf courses in the world. Afternoon Tea in the gallery there might set you back a few quid but you will be savoring cakes and buns from one of the worlds best pastry chefs, not to mention the surroundings of stained glass and ancient wood carvings!