Locals refer to Limerick as being ‘Ireland’s most beautiful city’. The city is enriched with so much heritage and pride. Limerick isn’t only known for being home to Munster Rugby but also a number of iconic locations, imprinted in history.
King Johns Castle
Located on King’s Island, this site dates back to 922 when the Vikings lived and ruled the Irish shores in numbers. The castle was built on the orders of King John himself in 1200, and till this day is one of the best preserved Norman castles in Europe. This attraction brings many visitors into this beautiful city and is located just north of the River Shannon in Limerick city.
Lough Gur Visitor Centre
This visitor centre offers a perfect retreat in itself. Situated just off lake Lough Gur, this tourist attraction is Ireland’s most important archaeological site which shows sings of every age since Neolithic times. The furthest signs of life pre-date 3,000BC. This visitor centre is located in Ballyhoura area, just 2 kilometres from Limerick City.
Hunt Museum is no ordinary museum; it holds a personal collection donated by the Hunt family and is one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of antiques and art. All exhibits within the Hunt Museum date from Neolithic times to the 20th Century. The museum provides many activities such as tours around the museum, arts and crafts classes, lectures, kid’s activities and more. The museum is located in Limerick’s city centre, within walking distance from Clayton Hotel Limerick.
If you love adventure, then Ballyhoura mountains offer the country’s largest trail network of its kind in Ireland. It includes 98 kilometres of trails including forest road climbs, twisted tracks, boardwalks, tight turns and rocky bits that are guaranteed to keep you smiling. The trails range from the moderate 6km Greenwood loop to the demanding Castlepook loop, which is over 50 kilometres in length. Adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers welcome…LESS INFORMATION