Book hotels in Limerick to stake your place in one of Ireland's liveliest cities...
Ireland's City of Culture for 2014, the popularity of Limerick will continue to grow and the treasures of the city will shine a little brighter thanks to renewed interest stirred by this prestigious title. There are certainly plenty of treasures to discover. King John's Castle is a celebrated local landmark, while the Shannon provides plenty of river-side fun and a heap of beauty spots. There are a handful of interesting museums, a shopping scene worth saving for, and the nightlife of Limerick is legendary. Whether you're after youthful and modern pubs, bars and clubs, or you fancy a spot of traditional music, song and good company, your ideal evening is easy to find in this convivial city.
Sport plays a huge part in Limerick life too. Thomond Park stadium is the home of Munster Rugby, among other teams. Get yourself along to a match to feel the electric atmosphere. Limerick Racecourse, or Greenmount Park, captures the Irish passion for horse racing.
The city is more than 1,000 years old, so while the history books have a lot to reveal about life on the banks of the Shannon, the stories come to life at various attractions, such as St Mary's Cathedral and the medieval quarter. It's also easy to discover the charms of rural Ireland, as the magnificent vistas of County Limerick sprawl away from the city. There are farms to visit, nature trails to plod along, and mountains to climb if you really want to get your heart racing during a break in Limerick. Car hire is a great idea in Ireland. It's easy and convenient to get around by car, though public transport around the mid-west of Ireland is also good.