Things to see and do - Limerick
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Limerick Travel guide
Limerick : Michelin's recommendations
Situated on the River Shannon, Limerick, the fourth largest city in Ireland, is the administrative and commercial heart of the mid-west. The historic centre, known as English Town or King's Island, with its numerous examples of medieval architecture, stands on the north bank of the River Abbey, a tributary of the Shannon. The district known as Irish Town has developed on the south bank. Eamon De Valera (1882-1975), former president of the Republic, was a native of Limerick.
Tourist attractions Limerick : Things to see and do
This former 18C customs house displays the remarkable collection of John and Gertrude Hunt, experts in religious and medieval art. Among the masterpieces is a carved wood sculpture of Apollo god of the arts, a little equestrian bronze attributed to L..
A notable example of fortified Norman architecture, King John's Castle was built between 1200 and 1216, and guards Thomond Bridge on the east bank of the River Shannon. It has no keep. However, massive round towers reinforce the gate and the curtain ..
The oldest building in Limerick, the Anglican Cathedral was built in 1168 by a King of Munster, Dónall Mòr O'Brien, on King's Island in the River Shannon. Parts of the king's palace have been incorporated in the original church (formerly cruciform) b..
Ennis Road IRL - Limerick
Situated in the heart of Limerick, the 4-star award-winning Limerick Strand Hotel is next to the River Shannon. The luxurious hotel offers spacious rooms, a steam room, and 2 hot tubs. Shannon Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Featuring large king-..
Steamboat Quay IRL - Limerick .
In Limerick city centre, this modern Clarion Hotel is Ireland's tallest hotel and it offers stylish rooms with views of the River Shannon. Guests have free use of the luxury health club. Sanovitae Health & Fitness Club features a modern, fully equip..
Ennis Road IRL - Limerick .
This family-run hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Limerick City, 12 miles from Shannon Airport. There is a pool and hot tub, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Bedrooms at Greenhills Hotel Limerick all feature a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee-making fa..
Sir Harry's Mall IRL - Limerick
Main St IRL - Adare
This pretty little thatched cottage was built in 1826; inside it's cosy and characterful, with a wood burning stove and a rustic feel. Interesting, attractively presented dishes use well-sourced ingredients and have subtle modern touches. It's owned ..
Henry St. IRL - Limerick
19 Thomas St IRL - Limerick
Head past the bar and up to the larger, more comfortable first floor restaurant to enjoy carefully prepared, traditional cooking. Dry aged Irish steaks form the core of the menu; seafood also plays a part - and a cocktail is a must!
Ennis Rd. IRL - Limerick
Stylish, modern hotel restaurant with smartly laid tables and river views. The experienced chef name-checks local producers on the menu; dishes are traditional and provide plenty of choice. There's also a good value early bird selection.
Pery Sq IRL - Limerick
A relaxed modern bistro on the first floor of a hotel in the Georgian quarter; its name comes from the type of window often found in houses of this era. Contemporary styling, with a feature wall of pictures and mirrors. Wide-ranging menus.
Main St IRL - Adare
Named after the nearby river, this is a traditional hotel dining room with a formal feel and professional service. Menus focus on Irish produce and are firmly rooted in tradition; a trolley features, offering prime roast rib of beef.