A Local’s Guide to Limerick: A Weekend in Limerick

So you’ve landed in Ireland, you’ve explored Dublin and you’ve experienced the Wild Atlantic Way; what now? How about exploring a compact coastal city in Ireland, full to the brim of history and stunning sights? Well, let us introduce you to Limerick – an Irish city with revolutionary history.
Read our local’s guide to Limerick and see how best to spend a weekend there:

Visit King John’s Castle

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This 13th century fortress on the banks of the Shannon River is jam-packed with medieval history; from battles and sieges to inter-kingdom trade.

King John’s castle boasts a newly renovated interactive display as well as a self-led tour for you to explore at your own pace.

Home to one of the best views of the Shannon River you’ll find, King John’s castle is a site not to be missed during your trip to Limerick.

See a rugby game at Thomond Park

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The popular rugby team who represent Ireland’s south province: Munster, play a majority of their games at Thomond Park.

If you’re lucky enough to be around whilst a rugby game is on – try your best to get a pair of tickets! If not, plenty of storytelling tours as well as gigs take place in this must-see stadium.

Experience the hustle and bustle of the Milk Market

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If the name doesn’t give it away, this was once purely a market for milk. Now, the iconic Milk Market, located in the heart of Limerick city, is full of great local produce; with food, pastries, fashion, flowers and crafts on offer.

This all-weather, year-round market space makes it into the local’s guide to Limerick for the unique experience it provides to both visitors and locals alike.

Grab a drink in Dolan’s

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The home of a variety of live music, Dolan’s Traditional Irish Pub is a popular spot to visit during a weekend in Limerick.

From touring bands to quiet trad sessions – this is a great spot to grab a delicious pint of Guinness and experience the true Irish pub experience.

Discover Limerick’s unique history at The Hunt Museum

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The Hunt Museum displays one of the largest private collections in Ireland. The history of Limerick can be discovered in abundance in this ever-changing museum.

Make sure to check out the tribal drinking horns and the Celtic cross carvings – both are must-sees!

Are you tempted to discover all that Limerick has to offer after reading our ‘A Local’s Guide to Limerick: A Weekend in Limerick’ blog?

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