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Limerick City

Limerick City and surrounding area is steeped in history with the likes of the medeivel village of Adare and its pretty thatched cottages and Adare Castle, King John Castle in Limerick City a fine example of a 13th century castle. The Hunt Museum is a private collection of art and antiquities donated by John and Gertrude Hunt who collected pieces from around the four corners of the world. The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is dedicated to recalling that historic time from 1939 to 1945, when Foynes, Ireland, became the centre of the aviation world.

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

During the 1930s and early 1940s, the port of Foynes was the fulcrum point for air traffic between the United States and Europe. The famous flying boats were frequent visitors, carrying passengers who ranged from celebrities to refugees. The Foynes museum recalls the era with a comprehensive range of exhibits and graphic illustrations. It also includes a 1940s style cinema, the original terminal building through which many VIPs passed, war years' radio and the weather room. Irish coffee was "invented" here in 1943. There is also a coffee shop and souvenir shop on the premises.

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum is home to one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities. Generously donated to the 'people of Ireland' by John and Gertrude Hunt who collected pieces from the four corners of the world. The Collection reflects our Celtic past as well as masterworks by Da Vinci, Yeats and Renoir. The elegant eighteenth century Custom House provides an ideal setting for an enjoyable visit, our riverside restaurant looks out over the Curragour Falls and the museums gift shop showcases a wide range of local and international crafts and gifts.

Limerick Golf

Limerick County Golf & Country Club

Limerick County Golf & Country Club is the most comprehensive golf and accommodation complex in Southwest Ireland, featuring a championship-quality 18-hole golf course, a luxurious Clubhouse, 4-star holiday villa accommodation, extensive practice facilities and golf tuition with a team of PGA professionals.

Limerick Agricultural Show

Limerick Agricultural Show held at Limerick Racecourse in August is a large agricultural show in the Munster area. It has a large number of trade stands with displays ranging from show jumping for horse and ponies, Farrier displays, Cookery demonstrations, Pet corner, Flower displays and more. Kate O'Brien Weekend held in February is a celebration of the life and works by Kate O'Brien, an Limerick born author of the 1800's. Some of her work includes her first best seller, Without My Cloak, and later The Ante Room, That Lady, The Land of Spices and The Last of Summer.

Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Lough Gur Visitor Centre is an area of important archaeological significance, detailing how Celtic settlers of Ireland farmed and lived in this peaceful valley, and is located 11 miles to the south east of Limerick city centre near Bruff, a magical place of megalith tombs, crannogs, castles, stone circles and ancient sites and where Lough Gur Storytelling Festival is held in October. Looking for somewhere to enjoy a stroll Glin Castle stands in a 500 acre wooded demesne on the banks of the River Shannon. Also talk a walk through Ballyhourigan and Ballinboola Woods. For those who are interested in Horse Racing in Limerick go along to Limerick Racecourse, Greenmount Park, Patrickswell for some live action.

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See & Do in Limerick

  • Limerick Beaches Beaches
    Some of the best beaches in Ireland are in County Limerick.
  • Limerick Castles &  Heritage Castles & Heritage
    Castles, forts and heritage sites in County Limerick.
  • Limerick Golf Courses Limerick Golf Courses
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  • Limerick Horse Riding Horse Riding
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  • Limerick Parks & Gardens Limerick Parks & Gardens
    So many Parks & Gardens to choose from in County Limerick.
  • Limerick Pubs Pubs
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  • Limerick Restaurants Limerick Restaurants
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  • Limerick Visitor Attractions Visitor Attractions
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  • Limerick Walks Walks
    Loop walks, forest walks, way marked walks, and beach walks.

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Getting Around Limerick

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