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Limerick, sitting on the banks of the River Shannon, is Ireland’s first ever City of Culture. Best known as the city of Frank McCourt's "Angela’s Ashes", the Limerick of today is peppered with galleries amidst elegantly crumbling Georgian architecture. The city of rugby also has a thriving street art scene, a lively festival schedule, and a crossroads tailor-made for foodies in the Milk Market.

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Excite all your senses at The Milk Market

In an old stone building that was once a corn market, Saturday mornings become the best time to capture the fusion of flavours, music and nice banter. With its grand new canopy, it’s a place buzzing with activity that gives the opportunity to savour the best pastries of the city and to buy the local artisan's works.
Adresse: Cornmarket Row, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 214782

Enjoy the finest art by the likes of Jack B. Yeats and Seán Keating

Make your way into the Limerick City Gallery to find a superb collection of Irish painting. The selection is quite vast, but among the works that should not be missed are "Chairoplanes", Jack B. Yeats’s portrayal of an amusement ride, and Seán Keating's "Simple Folk".
Adresse: Rutland Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 312833

Sit at the same school desk as Limerick’s most famous writer's

Even though he was born in Brooklyn, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt was educated in Limerick and wrote the book "Angela’s Ashes", which is about his childhood in both cities. His old school is now a museum, and a classroom from the 1930s is stored inside.
Adresse: Hartstonge Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 87 3735015

Recite or listen to poetry at the White House

In the White House, the city’s oldest pub,The Irish President Michael D. Higgins has recited his poetry. Nowadays everyone can do the same with their own works, while free snacks are served for those who listen.
Adresse: O'Connell Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 412377

Discover Thomond Park's place in the world of rugby

A tour of Thomond Park stadium where Munster beat the All Blacks 12-0 in 1978 is a great place to visit if you're either a rugby fan or just want to experience the city's sporting culture. Tours that go through areas that can be seen only by players and a museum are also available.
Adresse: Thomond Park, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 421109

Canon Sheehan Loop

A journey through mythic, Hobbit-esque landscapes, the Canon Sheehan Loop is a verdant green trail on the border with Cork. Wander impish woodlands in a haze of wildflowers and natural forestry. Stop to admire the "mass rock" - used as an altar for outdoor Catholic masses in the 17th century. The trail is 7.6km and suitable for all skill levels.
Adresse: Glenanaar Forest Car Park, Ballyguyroe North

King John’s Castle

This 13th century Castle is located on King’s Island, at the centre of what was once a medieval town. Admire panoramic views of the surrounding city and take a walk on the battlement to spot excavated pre-Norman houses and fortifications.
Adresse: Nicholas Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 711222
Åpningstider: October–March: Mon–Sun 9.30am–5pm April–September: Mon–Sun 9.30am–6pm

Hunt Museum

Housed in the Palladian Custom House, the Hunt Museum holds the finest collection of bronze age, celtic and medieval treasures outside Dublin. Ancient Irish metalwork, European works of art, and a selection of 20th-century European and Irish paintings, including works by Jack B. Yeats, are on view. If you would like to take a break there is a café overlooking the river.
Adresse: Rutland Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 312833
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm Sun 2pm–5pm

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Founded in the 12th century on a hill on King’s Island, this site was originally a palace belonging to one of the kings of Munster, Donal Mor O’Brien. In 1172 he donated it for use as a church. The building contains the original Romanesque doorway and clerestory, as well as several features added in the 15th century.
Adresse: Bridge Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 310293

Angela’s Ashes Walking Tour

This guided tour presents the Limerick City locations described in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Angela’s Ashes,” by Frank McCourt. Tours depart from the Limerick Tourist Office in Arthur's Quay.
Adresse: Arthur's Quay, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 317522

The Treaty Stone

The Treaty Stone stands across Thomond Bridge, on the opposite bank of the River Shannon from King John’s Castle. It is a commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Limerick in 1691, which was drafted following two sieges that took place in the city.
Adresse: Thomond Bridge, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 317522

Limerick City Gallery Of Art (lCGA)

LCGA houses a permanent collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century art, including several paintings by Ireland’s celebrated artist Jack B. Yeats. It also hosts a range of travelling contemporary art exhibitions, as well as traditional and classical music concerts.
Adresse: Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 310633
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10am–5.30pm, Thu 10am–8pm, Fri–Sat 10am–5.30pm, Sun Noon–5.30pm

Belltable Arts Centre

Belltable is the centre of performance and visual arts for the mid-west region. It has a programme filled with theatre, dance, film, music and visual art running throughout the year. The annual Spring festival of Fringe theatre, Unfringed, brings together all manner of performances.
Adresse: 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 953400
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 12pm–5.30pm

Limerick City Museum

Located beside King John’s Castle, this museum houses a wide range of displays: from old photographs to hurling sticks, every object explores an aspect of the rich history of the city.
Adresse: Henry Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 557740
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 10am–1pm 2pm–5pm

Thomond Park Museum

Rugby fans won't want to miss this. Located in Thomond Park , this museum offers tours behind the scenes of the famous rugby stadium. On match days, visit an interactive museum in which you'll be able to test your skills in games and see more relics from Munster's history.
Adresse: Thomond Park, Limerick City
Telefon: +353 61 421109
Åpningstider: Daily starting from 9.30am

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Intrepid adventurers will delight in these stories about the brave world of transatlantic air travel. Learn the history of the flying boats in an authentic 1940's cinema featuring the award winning film 'Atlantic Conquest,' or marvel at the only Boeing B314 replica in the world. The museum also showcases the original terminal building, radio and weather room, compete with transmitters, receivers and Morse code equipment.
Adresse: Foynes, Limerick
Telefon: +353 69 65416
Åpningstider: March 15th to mid-November: Daily 9.30am–5.00pm. July to August: Daily 9.30am–6.00pm

Lough Gur Visitor Centre

Local folklore, Celtic festivals, and an audiovisual show on the geology, botany, zoology and archaeology of the region combine to showcase the ancient culture of this place. Also featured are replicas of famous finds in the area, which include Stone Age pottery, the famous Bronze Age Lough Gur Shield and the Countess of Bath's chalice and platen.
Adresse: Lough Gur, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 385386
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat–Sun Noon–4pm

Desmond Castle Adare

This 13th-century castle was erected with an ancient ring fort by the Earls of Kildare. In the rebellion of 1536, it was forfeited and granted to the Earls of Desmond who gave the castle its present name. The guided tours start from Adare Heritage Centre, where a shuttle bus will take you to the castle.
Adresse: Adare Heritage Centre, Main Street, Adare, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 396666
Åpningstider: June to September: Daily 9am–6pm

Bishops Palace - Limerick Civic Trust

Adjacent to King's John's Castle, this is the restored home of former Protestant Bishops of Limerick. The Palace has a classical facade and is related to the English Palladian style. The General Tour showcases the military memorabilia and artefacts gathered by the Carol family through the generations.
Adresse: Kings Island, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 313399
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 9am–4pm

The Buttery

Owned by a brother and sister duo, The Buttery features a menu filled with courses that take inspiration from their travels, including frittatas and homemade soups for brunch, as well as à la carte offerings for dinner. They also offer catering services for any event.
Adresse: Bedford Row, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 597668
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 8am–4pm, Thu 8am–9pm, Sat–Sun 8am–9.30pm

Copper And Spice

This restaurant beside the Mulcair River offers Indian and Thai cuisine, as well as rotating monthly specials. A great choice for those preferring a meat-free meal. Take-away and delivery also available.
Adresse: 2 Cornmarket Row, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 313 620
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 5pm–10.30pm, Sun 2pm–10pm

Freddy's Bistro

Irish and Italian cuisine, with options that include seafood and some vegetarian dishes. The chefs only use local products and organically grown vegetables. The interiors feature wood floors and furniture, as well as red brick walls.
Adresse: Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 418749
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 5.30pm–10pm, Fri–Sat 5.30pm–11pm

Bella Italia

Located in the heart of Limerick city, Bella Italia's house-made pasta and sauces can be eaten in or taken out. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate the Yogorino counter's selection of frozen yogurt, crepes and waffles.
Adresse: 43 Thomas Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 418 872
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10am–7.30pm, Thu 10am–9pm, Fri–Sat 10am–9.30pm

French Table

Gaze on to the River Shannon as you enjoy fine French wines served by the glass, carafe or bottle. Lunch and dinner offerings, including take-away options, consist of signature dishes such as soups and seafood that change daily.
Adresse: Steamboat Quay, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 609274
Åpningstider: Tue–Fri: Noon–2.30pm 6pm–9.30pm, Sun: 12.30pm–8pm

No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa

This hotel shines in summertime: the Georgian terrace opens to BBQs, cocktails parties, and events. For a local flavour, try Limerick's own Treaty City Brewing Selection and cider.
Adresse: No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 402402

Hamptons Grill

This New York style restaurant specialises mainly in grilled food: specials include BBQ ribs and chicken curry, as well as seafood options like local scallops. Pasta and rice dishes cater to vegetarians.
Adresse: Henry Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 609325
Åpningstider: Daily Noon–10.30pm

Porters Restaurant

Managed by an award-winning chef, Porters Restaurant offers both á la carte and table d’hôte menus. Main events include the daily Radisson Super Buffet Breakfast, and the 4-course Sunday Buffet Lunch.
Adresse: Radisson SAS Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 456200
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 12.30pm–2.30pm 5.45pm–9.30pm, Fri–Sat 12.30pm–2.30pm 5.45pm–10pm, Sun 1pm–2.30pm 5.45pm–10pm

The River Bistro

Located at the University of Limerick campus, near the University Concert Hall, The River Bistro offers different menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The latter involve also a pre-show offer, with a fixed price per meal, such as their sirloin steak, to be accompanied with wine, ciders and hot beverages.
Adresse: Millstream Courtyard, University of Limerick, Limerick
Telefon: +353 86 1701242

Delish Cafes

With two locations in Limerick at Castletroy and Raheen, Delish Cafe offers savoury main courses for lunch as well as sweet cakes, brownies and tarts.
Adresse: No. 6, Courtfields Shopping Centre, Limerick - Unit 1a, Castletroy Park Commerical Campus, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 300090

Hook & Ladder

Hook & Ladder is more than your average cafe: it is also a cookery school and a furniture and home accessory shop. Savour delicious coffee, local produce, and original home design. Serving breakfast, snacks and evenings meals - as well as scrumptious baked goods.
Adresse: Unit 4, Castletroy Shopping Centre, Limerick
Telefon: +353 6133 0035
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 9am–5pm

Green Onion Cafe

With colourful interiors and colourful ingredients, this cafe serves both sweet and savoury delicacies. Coffee is available to go or to enjoy in the uniquely decorated rooms - walls are decorated with palm trees in one room and graffiti in another.
Adresse: 3 Rutland Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 311889
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8am–5pm, Sat 8am–4pm, Sun 9am–4pm

Petit Paris Cafe

Enjoy breakfast or lunch at this chic cafe. Salads, sandwiches and omelettes can be paired with delicious desserts including crepes and Belgian chocolate cookies. Saturday brunch is from 9am to 1:30pm.
Adresse: 21 Henry Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 446821
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 8am–4.30pm, Thu–Fri 8am–5pm, Sat 9am–2pm

The Drawing Room at Adare Manor

Indulge in luxury at the Adare Manor Hotel. Enjoy coffee in the gilded Drawing Room, where natural light shines through the wide windows illuminating the luscious gardens. Its two fireplaces are adorned with carvings of Pegasus and decadent oak leaves.
Adresse: Adare, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 605200

The Buttery

Headed by a brother and sister duo, The Buttery's menu takes inspiration from the proprietor's travels - everything from frittatas and homemade soups to à la carte offerings for dinner. Take away is an option, and happy hour is every Friday from 3pm to 5pm.
Adresse: Bedford Row, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 597668
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 8am–4pm, Thu 8am–9pm, Sat–Sun 8am–9.30pm

Nancy Blakes

Lunch is served Monday to Friday, with a late bar 5 nights a week. Musical offerings includes traditional Irish music on Sunday, and enjoy live music on Wednesday and Thursday at "The Outback", a beer garden surrounded by a canopy.
Adresse: 19 Upper Denmark Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 416443
Åpningstider: Wed–Mon 10.15am–2pm, Sun 10.15am–12.45pm

The Glen Tavern

Run by the Callanan family for generations, this tavern's menu features specials like The Glen Ploughman’s Lunch and Traditional Irish Stew. Watch sport events like rugby and soccer, enjoy weekly live music by local artists, and make good use of the pool table.
Adresse: 1-2 Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 411380
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 9.30am–23.30pm, Fri 9.30am–00.30am, Sat 10.30–00.30am, Sun 12.30–23pm

Dolan's Pub and Restaurant

This live music venue hosts events with national and international musicians, as well as comedy acts.
Adresse: 4 St. Alphonsus Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 314 483
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri noon–late, Sat–Sun 10am–late

The Locke Bar

This award-winning pub at the point of confluence between the Abbey River and River Shannon is one of Limerick´s oldest, dating back to 1724. Featuring an outdoor area, the Locke is known for its Ocean Fresh Seafood Menu and daily specials. Traditional Irish Music & Dance event daily from 9pm to 11pm.
Adresse: 3 George’s Quay, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 413733
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 9am–11.30pm, Fri 9am–12.30pm, Sat 10am–12.30pm, Sun 10am–11pm

Bobby Byrnes

A much-loved city centre bar since 1953, Bobby Byrnes offers food at the warmth of an open fireplace. Special events include the Twenty Thursday: order a meal for two for €20 between midday and 3pm, and Bobby's Summer Lunch: €18.95 for two courses, every Sunday from noon to 4pm.
Adresse: 3 O’Connell Avenue, Limerick City
Telefon: +353 61 316949
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8.30–9pm, Sat 9am–9pm, Sun Noon–9pm

Michael Flannery’s Pub

Since 1898, Flannery's has shared its love of Irish whiskey with visitors from near and far. Staff will suggest a drink from their "Whiskey Bible". Bar open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with breakfast and lunch served until 3pm from Monday to Saturday.
Adresse: 17 Upper Denmark Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 436677
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10am–Midnight, Thu–Sat 10am–2.30am, Sun 1pm–Midnight

O'Dwyers Bar

Since 1912, O'Dwyer's has teemed with atmosphere. With live music performances every Friday from 9pm onward, customers can savour snacks like hot chicken rolls dipped in garlic sauce.
Adresse: 88 Wolfetone Street, Limerick City
Telefon: +353 61 315072
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–1am

Irish Handcrafts

The oldest retail business on Patrick Street, Irish Handcrafts offers handmade gifts for all ages, budgets and tastes.
Adresse: Arthur's Quay Shopping Centre, 26 Patrick St, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 415504
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm

Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre

Overlooking Arthur’s Quay Park and the River Shannon, this centre is home to over three dozen shops and services, from literature by Quay Books to local garments by Irish Handcrafts. It includes three restaurants and a food court, as well as ample space for parking.
Adresse: Patrick St, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 412 462
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 10am–8pm

Cruise's Street Shopping Centre

An attractive old-world village-style mall developed from an original city street, this centre houses a large number of retail outlets offering clothing and homewares.
Adresse: Cruise's Street, Limerick

Milk Market

Old-world magic is abound at this traditional market. From local arts, crafts and speciality food to unique health and beauty products, The Milk Market has it all. Taste freshly-baked cakes while visiting the farmer's market on Saturday, or listening to live music every Friday from 12.30pm to 2pm.
Adresse: Market House, Mungret Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 214782
Åpningstider: Fri 10am–3pm, Sat 8am–3pm, Sun 11am–3pm

Lucky Lane

Described as a "covered courtyard", the Lucky Lane warehouse stocks anything you can imagine: from second-hand clothing and furniture, to books, art, and Celtic themed jewellery. This is surely the perfect place to find a unique and lasting souvenir or gift.
Adresse: 9¾ Catherine Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 89 4378240
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 10am–5pm

Limerick Animal Welfare Shop

Dogs are welcome in this thrift store. Products range from bedroom sets and sofas to musical instruments and jewellery. All the proceeds go towards maintaining a local animal sanctuary.
Adresse: 59/59a Parnell Street, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 419801
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 9.30am–4.30pm

Brown Thomas

The Brown Thomas store at O'Connell street stocks iconic brands for men, women, and children, as well as classy homewares. Stop for lunch at the chic Brown Thomas Restaurant.
Adresse: 14-16 O'Connell Street Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 417222
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 9.30am–6pm, Thu–Fri 9.30am–6pm, Sat 9am–6.30pm, Sun Noon–6pm

Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport is located approximately 15 miles north of Limerick City. There are direct year round services to and from many destinations in the UK and Europe. There are also regular international flights from the USA and other worldwide destinations. There is a regular bus service from the airport to the bus station in Limerick city centre. Buses from the airport start at 6:45am and run approximately every half hour. The first bus from the bus station to the airport leaves at 5:20am. A detailed timetable is available from the Bus Eireann ( Taxis are available at the 24-hour taxi desk in the arrivals hall and cost approximately €30 to Limerick city centre. Vehicle Hire is readily available but advance reservation is recommended particularly during main holiday periods. If you are intending to hire a vehicle please ensure you have a current driving licence.
Adresse: Shannon Airport, Limerick
Telefon: +353 61 471538

Best Time to Visit

The busiest time of year for Limerick's tourism is during the months of July and August, in which the weather is warm and appropriate for a bath. Always expect some rain however, as Limerick's weather is quick to change. Otherwise, the least expensive and crowded seasons for visiting are fall and winter, which are also characterised by a higher chance of rain and humidity, as well as lower temperatures.

Emergency Services

In Ireland the general Emergency Telephone number is 999 or 112 – no coins required in telephone coin boxes. These numbers will alert the appropriate service – Fire, Gardaí (Police), Lifeboat, Coastal, Mountain and Cave Rescue Services

Health and Medical Treatment

EU Citizens are entitled to free hospital treatment in a public ward and should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (which replaced the old E111 form) prior to departure. For further details see Private medical insurance is advised for Visitors from non-EU countries.

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) and Switzerland can enter Ireland without a visa. Citizens of a further 56 countries, including many in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and more are also visa-exempt. A short-stay visa waiver programme allows visitors of certain nationalities to enter Ireland visa-free if they are in possession of a UK type "C" visa, and have gone through initial immigration clearance in the UK. Holders of a Residence Card of a family member of a Union citizen, or of a red United Nations laissez-passer also enjoy a visa exemption. For those who do need a visa, one should be applied for in advance via an Irish embassy or consulate closest to them. Some nationalities also require a transit visa, even if they do not plan to leave the airport en route to their final destination. Check whether you need a visa, and what prerequisites and fees may apply:


Smoking is not permitted anywhere indoors in Ireland, except in hotel rooms and private accommodation.

Currency, Bank Hours and Credit Cards

The unit of currency in the Republic of Ireland is the Euro. One euro consists of 100 cents. notes are €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500. Coins are 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2. Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm. Each bank has one later opening day per week. Bureau de Change facilities as well as ATM machines are available at most banks. Money transfers can be organised through Western Union Money Transfer. MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards are widely accepted in Ireland.


If you intend to rent a car when you’re in Ireland, make sure to familiarise yourself with the Irish road rules. In particular pay attention to the speed limits: 120km on motorways; 100km on national roads; 80km on regional and local roads; 50km in a built-up area.

Public Transport

Buses are convenient and affordable to use in Limerick. For information on bus times, tickets and prices go to For information on rail services go to
Telefon: +353 61 313333


Taxis and Hackney Cabs are available in Limerick. Taxis can be hailed down in the street, but Hackney Cabs must be booked from offices. Costs are measured by distance, taxis have a metre. If you have to be somewhere at a particular time, it is wise to book in advance as offices can be quite busy. All hotels will have a local taxi number.


An Post is Ireland’s national postal service provider. Generally, Post Offices are open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday-Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. In larger towns, the Saturday opening may be extended. For more information visit


Country Code: 353 Area Code: 61


The standard voltage in the Republic of Ireland is 220 volts. Plugs are 3-pin flat, therefore adapters are required for 2-pin appliances. En-suite bathroom shaving points normally have 110 and 240 volt outlets.