Things to do in Limerick – Above is just a taste of what the city has to offer!
New to Treaty City? Here are some things to do in Limerick!
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald
New to Limerick and not sure on what to do or where to go? Don’t worry, we’ve arranged a list of ways for you to spend your time in Treaty City!
King John’s Castle
King John’s Castle is a must-see for anyone spending time in Limerick. The castle was built in 1200 on the remains of a Viking settlement that dates back to 922. The castle is one of the best-preserved castles in Europe that is home to a visitors centre and exhibitions with 3D models, computer touch scenes, and many other interactive activities. The castle also offers spectacular views of Limerick and the River Shannon.
Three Bridges Walk
The Three Bridges Walk is a brilliant way to get yourself familiar with the city. The 3.6km walk starts at Arthur’s Quay Park and brings you along the banks of the river past some of Limerick’s most iconic landmarks such as the Treaty Stone, King John’s Castle, and statues to commemorate Limerick’s finest.
When walking around the city, it’s hard to miss the impressive display of street art decorating the walls of buildings and ESB boxes. Many of these colourful works have been facilitated by Draw Out, who brings the best street artist from around the world to Limerick to transform empty spaces into bold examples of the most innovative and contemporary Urban Art.
The Milk Market is Ireland’s oldest weekly market and has been running for over 150 years. There, you can find an array of homemade and artisan goods. On Fridays, you can find the Food Fashion Fusion Market, which offers a range of meat, dairy products, freshly-baked goods, vintage clothes, and much more. Saturday offers a Farmers Market and Street Food, where you can find organic fruit and veg, juices, as well as sandwiches, pastries, coffees, and more from food vendors. The market ends on Sunday’s Patchwork Market, where anything goes! There’s a wide variety of food, crafts, fashion, and well-being exercise classes, making it the perfect way to end the week.
Thomond Park offers both stadium tours where fans can go to areas only accessible to players and officials on match days, giving you the full Munster player experience, as well as the Thomond Park Museum. The museum has interactive displays which showcase the heritage and history of Munster Rugby, as well as memorabilia like the ball from the 1978 victory against the All Blacks and the 2006 Heineken Cup Trophy. Needless to say, a visit to Thomond Park is a must for any rugby fan!
The Hunt Museum is home to one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiques, some dating all the way back to the Neolithic Age. There are also fascinating artifacts from Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Olmec civilisation on display, as well as a collection of Irish archaeological material. The items on display at the museum reflect the diverse taste and interests of the founders, John and Gertrude Hunt. After immersing yourself in history, you can take a while to reflect at the Hunt Café, which offers a wide range of dishes.
As if these wonderful spots weren’t enough, there is always a show on at the BellTable, Lime Tree Theatre, and University Concert Hall, so make sure to take a look at their websites to see what’s on!
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