With lockdown and travel restrictions easing this summer, there is no better place to explore than Limerick city and county. Whether you are a local or tourist, Limerick has a host of sites and experiences to enjoy.
From castles and greenways to brewery tours and wild swimming, Limerick has something for everyone. Here are the Roxboro Medical Centre team’s top 10 things to do in Limerick.
1. King Johns’ Castle
King John’s Castle is a castle visit like no other in Ireland. Located in Limerick’s medieval main city, King John’s Castle offers an interactive experience full of courtyard games, re-enactments, and abseiling!
Formerly the home of Richard The Lionheart’s brother, King John’s Castle is steeped in 800 years of history and storytelling. Book online.
2. Treaty City Brewery
Did you know that Limerick has a history of brewing that dates back to the 1700s? Learn more about this while enjoying a tour of an artisan craft brewery at Treaty City Brewery, Limerick. Treaty brewery is located in a historical building that dates back 250 years.
You will see the working brewery in action on this tour as the local tipple is brewed before you. You’ll also hear from the Master Brewer, who will explain how the craft beer is made and what ingredients they use. Treaty City brewery was actually started in a two-bedroom apartment in Canada, but we’ll let them tell you about that. Book a tour.
3. Ballyhoura Country
Ballyhoura Country is an area named after the Ballyhoura Mountains and encompasses parts of Limerick, Cork and Tipperary. This is an area of outstanding beauty, not to mention endless activities for all the family. Hop on your bike and explore the off-road bike trails through Ballyhoura’s woodlands and hills. After that, immerse yourself in the ancient history of Ireland, brought to life at the Lough Gur heritage centre.
Whether you are creative, adventurous, sporty or just out for a drive, Ballyhoura country has something for you. Explore more.
4. Limerick Greenway
Limerick is home to one of Ireland’s reclaimed greenways, dedicated routes for cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy at their leisure. The Limerick Greenway is 40km long and connects the three market towns of Rathkeale, Newcastlewest and Abbeyfeale in West Limerick. Enjoy town loops of between 3km and 4.5km or choose from a selection of routes that take in Norman castles, viaducts, tunnels, medieval ruins and more! Hire a bike locally or bring your own (always wear a helmet). Plan your Limerick Greenway trip.
5. Adare Village
While in Limerick, take a trip to one of Ireland’s prettiest villages. Adare boasts some of the county’s most picturesque streets and scenes, including thatched cottages and its very own manor. Located on the banks of the River Maigue, a tributary of the River Shannon, Adare is a designated heritage town and popular tourist location. Whilst in Adare, take a relaxing stroll in Adare manor’s enchanted forest or visit the animals and birds at Stonehall Visitor Farm. Visit Adare Village.
6. Angela’s Ashes 1.5hrs Walking Tour
Angela’s Ashes is a compelling memoir written by Limerick author Frank McCourt. On the Angela’s Ashes Walking tour, you will visit the lanes and streets from Frank’s childhood, his childhood home and more. Led by an old neighbour and historian from the same road, you are bound to be moved by Frank’s story and the sites from his past. Book a tour.
7. Swim at Glin Pier
Open water swimming has become hugely popular in Ireland during the lockdown. With scenic swim sites like Glin Pier on the River Shannon, it’s no surprise so many people are taking a dip. The water at Glin Pier is tidal, and it’s a popular training spot for triathlon athletes. Swing by Glin Pier for a refreshing river swim or enjoy lunch looking out over the breathtaking scenes.
8. Curragh Chase Forest park
Just 18km from Limerick city, Curragh Chase has an impressive 300 hectares of parkland land, woodland, lakes and trails. It is the ideal location for visitors to Limerick who love a long walk in beautiful surroundings. Packed full of fascinating wildlife life and native tree specimens, Curragh Chase is the perfect place for unwinding and enjoying Ireland’s diverse flora and fauna.
9. Mungret Farmer’s Fair
One for the foodies! In a small village called Mungret, just outside Limerick, local suppliers and food artisans get together every week to sell their wares. Here you can try delicious foods and treats, all made and grown within a few miles radius. From cream cakes and handpicked berries to frozen yoghurt and sizzling hotdogs – you will be spoilt for choice. Mungret Farmers Fair is held every Sunday.
If you are out and about in Limerick county, look out for the On The Hoof Coffee Shop too. This converted horsebox serves barista coffees, teas, hot chocolate & home-baked treats.
10. Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Keeping the history of aviation and passenger travel across the North Atlantic alive, the Foynes museum is a gem. Officially opened by Maureen O’Hara in 1989, Foynes’ is packed full of relics and stories of the River Shannon’s maritime history, aviation and the invention of Irish Coffee. Not only that, but you can get up close to Maureen O’Hara’s Oscar award, a replica B314 Flying boat and try your hand at a flight simulator. Book tickets here.
Have fun, Stay Safe
When you are looking for Limerick doctors to assist you with your health, Roxboro Medical Centre is here for you.
We pride ourselves on a friendly, professional service for all the family, and we are dedicated to your good health. Get in touch with Roxboro Medical Centre Limerick on 061 312 291 or email us at email@example.com.
Dr. Lucey is a very keen sportsperson having played both Hurling and Gaelic Football with his native club Croom as well as representing Limerick from the age of 16 in 1996 up to his retirement in 2015. He represented Limerick at Senior level for 17 years with 67 championship appearances, over 30 in each code.
Following on from his interest in sport, Dr. Lucey completed a Masters in Sport & Exercise Medicine from University College Cork graduating in 2009. He is a certified provider of the EMS Swiss Dolorclast method for ESWT (extracorporeal shockwave therapy).
Dr Lucey has worked as doctor for the Limerick Senior, U21 and Minor Football teams, as well as the Limerick Minor Hurling team. He has also worked as doctor for Limerick FC for a number of years.