Enjoy a scenic county that’s full of surprises.
Enjoy top golf and excellent horseracing
An award-winning garden with all sorts of plants from roses to vegetables spread over an acre, and divided and linked by curved paths and pretty borders.
Get close to nature in this wild and unspoiled forest park.
Limerick County Golf and Country Club plays host to the fantastic 2006 Wild Geese Golf Tournament, which is played at three of the best courses in the area – Dromoland Castle, Limerick Golf Club and Limerick County.
There’s top racing on offer in Limerick, right throughout the year. Try the Guinness Christmas Racing Festival for spectacular action.
Try the spectacular Ballyhoura Way, which is part of the 90km O’Sullivan Beara Trail and stretches from North Cork to County Tipperary taking in glens, forest and beautiful stretches of countryside along the way.
Fun tops the bill in County Limerick with wonderful farms and a Peter Pan-style adventure.
Buttercup offers a wonderful way for kids to experience farm life first hand with a large selection of farm animals, a playground, picnic area and horse and cart riding.
During the late thirties and early forties, Foynes was the pivotal point for air traffic between North America and Europe. Believe it or not, Irish coffee was invented here!
Entertain the wee ones with this action-packed indoor play center that’s packed with slides, rope bridges, log climbs and ball ponds.
Culture & Festivals
Soak up Limerick’s rich history and culture
Situated in one of Ireland's prettiest villages, the Adare Heritage Centre covers the area’s unique history from 1233 to the present day. Told through realistic model enactments, the centre also provides audio-visuals in French, Italian, German, Irish and English.
A fascinating museum with models of Kilmallock, including an intriguing 16th-century walled town, and other local historical and archeological artifacts.
Discover the history and variety of Ireland’s most famous instrument, or pluck up the courage and learn to play yourself. The centre hosts year-round activities including harp workshops, summer schools, music therapy and harp tuition.
Eating, Drinking & Luxury
From indulgent manors to exceptional organic dinners.
Indulge your decadent side with a stay at this 18th century manor set on 840 acres of beautifully manicured French formal gardens. Accommodation is opulent and the facilities are first class with a championship golf course, luxurious spa and candlelit fine dining.
Glin Castle, home of the Knight of Glin and his wife Madam FitzGerald, stands on the banks of the River Shannon amidst a 500-acre demesne. The castle is open to visitors from March to November and is a spectacular place to stay with seriously luxurious rooms and an authentic castle atmosphere.
Non-residents are welcome for dinner at this atmospheric spot that serves up delicious organic food in a restaurant that overflows with character.
Things don’t get much prettier than this – The Wild Geese is housed within a gorgeous little cottage in one of Ireland’s prettiest villages. But it’s not all appearances; it is renowned for fine dining, an excellent wine list and professional service.
Gay & Lesbian
Limerick’s gay scene may be small but it’s got stacks of atmosphere.
Gay friendly disco bar every Friday and Saturday night.
Bi-monthly club organized by the people that do Alternative Miss Limerick.
Twice-weekly gay and lesbian night.
Enjoy local crafts in one if Ireland’s prettiest towns
Local crafts and jewellery, as well as a selection of original paintings.
County Limerick will keep you busy with pretty towns and ancient history.
Famed for being a regular winner of Ireland’s Tidy Towns competition, Adare is a picture-postcard village with traditional thatched cottages, Tudor-style houses and pretty gardens. Situated beside the River Maguire, there’s a lot to do including golfing, fishing, a heritage center, and the nearby 19th century Croom Mills.
If you want a taste of Ireland’s ancient history, then this is the place to get it. Located on an original Celtic settlement, the park contains 12 recreated and authentic features from the country’s past.
Nestled among the hills of southeast Limerick, Lough Gur is one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites. The interpretative center tells the story of pre-Celtic Ireland dating back to 3000 BC, and includes a slide show, exhibition models and interpretative panel.